Mercy Eke, Ex BBNaija housmate says, ‘I don’t feel ashame of my ‘Igbotic’ accent’

Mercy Eke, Ex BBNaija housmate says, ‘I don’t feel ashame of my ‘Igbotic’ accent’


Mercy Eke explained that she isn’t ashamed of her Igbotic accent because most people who criticize it sound terrible in their own false accents.

Mercy Chinenyenwa Eke, a former Big Brother Naija season 4 Pepper Dem reality television actress and show winner, has addressed to the accusations she receives about her accent during an interview.

Mercy Eke, a native of Nigeria’s Imo State, claims that she has never been bothered by people’s thoughts about her speech because most women with foreign accents sound terrible.

Do you expect her to form what she’s not good at when they sound like that? It’s preferable that she sounds authentic rather than cheesy with a British or American accent.

Mercy’s answer came during a recent Tea With Tay podcast conversation with podcaster Temisan Emmanuel.

“As you’re aware, you’re a babe, you came to Lagos, you have your accent, you’re still that girl right and you’re mixing in this space where all the girls are a bit expressive and you roll in a circle where everybody probably has an accent from the UK or America,” Temisan said when asked Mercy how she feels about the criticisms over her accent.

“But you still manage to shine and stand out right regardless. Don’t you ever feel intimidated by these other girls, don’t you sometimes want to try and change or pretend?”

She replied, “I’ve never felt that way. And I don’t think anybody can intimidate me with their accents. Most of these girls, apart from proper London girls, they sound horrible with their accents. They don’t know.

“Exactly, why would I want to feel intimidated when some of them can’t pronounce well while speaking.

Cutting her short, the interviewer, Temisan asked, “So, you know some of them that sound terrible?”. Mercy answered, “Yes, I’ll be like, you want it trick me with your accent. I’m in my originality. You… You can’t even… like, Majority of them, yeah”.

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