May 21st, 2016 – Georgina Onuoha: Why I Am Yet To Lose My Nigerian Accent After Over 10 Years In America
Check out Nollywood actress Georgina Onuoha’s candid response to a question Razzle Dazzle asked her earlier in the week:
RD: You’ve not lost your Nigerian accent unlike many after 10 years of sojourn abroad
Mr Onuoha: I’m a core Nigerian girl and this is my identity, maybe because I can relate with you and I understand how I should be speaking. If I was speaking to a Caucasian you might probably not understand the way I pronounce certain words.
There’s always an identity in Nigerians that you cannot lose. I went to the U.S. as an adult in my 20s and I’m going to be 40. There’s no way I would throw my identity away because I want to start sounding like an American.
Correct Naija pikin!