Nigerian actress, media personality and skit maker, Bukunmi Adeaga-Ilori professionally known as Kiekie has sparked reactions from actor Stan Nze, skitmaker Taaoma, and others after stating that speaking one’s dialect with local accent is a flex.
The mother of one took to her Snapchat to rant, condemning those who criticize people with local accent.
Kiekie stated that one should learn to embrace their language because while English language is beautiful, dialects are even more beautiful.
Reacting in the comment section, many agreed one should learn generally accepted languages, but it shouldn’t overshadow one’s native language. See reactions and what Kiekie wrote below:
“It breaks my heart to see people not embracing or speaking their local dialect because they don’t want to be called razz or local.
I honestly can’t phantom how some Nigerians came up with the definition of razz as trashy or low class, because that’s not even the meaning of Razz!!!!
Also local is not a negative word, it simply refers to where you’re from so it’s not and cannot be an insuIt!!
Honestly, you should be proud of where you’re from.
Let’s stop wasting time on this nonsense stigmatization, while the outside world is busy learning our language and selling it back to us. It really is a shame…
English language is beautiful, but guess what’s more beautiful, your local language.
Speaking your local language with your indigenous accent and tone is major flex……”