Why don't people like Toke Makinwa? I got someone to listen to her talk and he didn't find anything wrong with her accent. I get that it's put on but if she wants to talk like that, then that's her prerogative. She doesn't sound bad, the only issue i have really is her exaggerated mouth movements when she's speaking, but then again, na she get her mouth. I just don't understand why people seem to hate her. She's alright in my book.
I guess people generally don't like the idea of people putting on fake accents and being pretentious. Madonna keeps getting subs for her british accent. The last episode of modern family i watched, mentioned madonna and her accent. I think our Nigerian accent is really nice especially when it has a certain polish to it. I remember listening to Pastor Nkechi Ene (anyone know of her) when i was in Nigeria and just loving the way she spoke. She sounded totally Nigerian but very polished and sophisticated. I loved it. Which is why even though i have been out of Nigerian for 10 years, i never consciously tried or wanted to lose my Nigerian accent. Frankly, i'm too lazy for all that. I speak, you understand me and we are good to go.
Back to the Toke hating, i heard most young people in lagos have foreign accents of some sort even those who have never left the shores of Nigeria. So if Toke who is a radio personality is trying to sound more polished and frankly succeeding (She doesn't sound British to me at all), what's the beef about? Then there's the bleaching issue.....SMH at Nigerians. I don't understand you guys sometimes sha. Unless she was Alek Wek black before, i don't see how she bleached because she still looks dark skinned to me. Besides why is that an issue and a reason to hate someone?
Anyone ever heard of the
term hate-read? I guess it's when you hate someone but still read their
blog with the intention of criticizing it. I saw it in cosmo and just
P.S. Sounding polished to me doesn't mean trying to get rid of your Nigerian accent and replacing it with some foreign accent. Think Wole Soyinka who sounds totally Nigerian, that's what i mean.
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