Legal Drama

VIDEO |Are Nigerians Losing Their Mother Tongue?

If you do not speak English well, or do so with an accent and you are Nigerian, don’t be surprised if your fellow Nigerians heap insults/abuses on you. Indeed, it is no wonder that broadcasters chosen and other television personalities in Nigeria that I have heard all have one thing in common: a British or American accent. I actually find Nigerian local accents sexy, especially the Cosmopolitan non-American, non-British Lagosian accent.

Even “pesin wey never touch Yankee get accent sef.” (Persons who have never even left Nigeria have British and American accents). I don’t get this.

Hip TV takes this issue on. (Note: I address accents. The video addresses “mother tongue.”)

Watch and let me know what you think. Are Nigerians losing their mother tongue?

Cheers,
Uduak

Photocredit: Igetmouth.com

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