According to the movie producer, there are foreigners in Nigeria that speak English with an accent, but they are not made fun of for it, whereas Nigerians make fun of themselves for doing so.
She urged Nigerians to be proud of their regional accents rather than trying to imitate others at home.
She wrote ;
To an average fool in Nigeria, “local person’ is a premium insult for someone who has a thick Nigerian accent and doesn’t follow the fashion trend.
I have seen someone who has barely left surulere, refer to another who moved from Ekiti as “local girl”.
The Indians in Anthony with heavy accent aren’t Locals. English no be their language. Neither is it ours.
Let’s stop being ignorant and embrace our Nigerian accents. It’s our identity.
We can continue the fake ‘I wanna gonna’ accent, when we travel abroad. For easier communication I guess.”
“I am a proud Nigerian local girl”
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