Tuesday, 24 November 2020

I love South African and Nigerian accents

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You hardly hear this right? Yes me too.

That's the world we created. A world where everyone says they love the same things to be politically correct but to the disadvantage of some others.

We forget the beauty of diversity.

I admired how Winston Duke successfully imitated the Nigerian accent in the Black Panther movie. He brilliantly acted M'Baku bringing back fond memories of how Nigerians end each sentence with "ooo." 

Oh, I love it!

How about how Chadwick imitated the South African accent bringing back fond memories of Madiba, the South-African Nelson Mandela. How I loved the way he said "I thank you" after each of his speeches. 

But I stand in wonderment each time at the political correctness of gushing over the British accent even from the lips of my 5-year-old niece who is yet to meet a soul with the British accent. She must have heard us older humans say it.

The rhetoric has been well established that the British accent is the nice, queenly, sophisticated accent that we all must marvel at while in reality, our preferences over accents are as diverse as we humans are.

Who told you that some accents are less than others? How did you first learn these beliefs? 

From the deepest accents in these African countries to the mild ones and then to the ones you can only hear the accents in minuscules. I love them.

Perspective.

Jumoke Eniola Odepe

Canada


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