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African youth, understand that it is culturally inappropriate to begin any conversation ‑ text or voice ‑ without due salutation. For example, I get calls from young fellows that go like this: “Hello…Has our results been released?” Now that gets to me. That is being uncultured to say the least. In principle, I ignore or end all such conversations especially when the other fellow is persistent with this misbehaviour.
Courtesy demands that you greet, and appropriately too. ‘Hello’ and ‘Hi’ are forms of greetings as far as western nations are concerned, but by no means acceptable in African terms. And don’t tell me about globalization which is essentially westernization ‑ the sun rises from the east. Continue reading