Popular Nigerian Actor and politician, Yul Edochie, has taken to his social media pages to berate those who are always quick to mock the ‘Igbo accent’ while overlooking countries such as the Chinese and Italians that speak English with their own accents because of their skin colour.
He made a case that people from other parts of the world don’t get mocked by Nigerians for their accents because they’re “white” but when it comes down to ”An Igbo Brother” speaking, it’ll be regarded as “Igbotic.”
Read his tweet below ;
“The Chinese man speaks English with a Chinese accent.
Same with the Italian, etc.
But you’re cool with it cos they are white.
Then your Igbo brother will speak his English with Igbo accent.
And you laugh at him, ‘oh he’s too Igbotic’.
Is he supposed to be Portuguese?
Are you ok?”