A travel blog recently shocked South Africans after publishing poll results showing that one of our languages has been voted as the second-sexiest accent in the world.
Big 7 Travel said it asked its readers from all over the world to vote for the sexiest accent and the Afrikaans accent took second place, while the Nigerians took 29th place. The Zimbabwean English use of “old-fashioned words” and “open vowels” earned it a nice 20th place.
“Afrikaans is a hugely popular accent with many people across the globe, thanks to their unique tones and Saffa slang,” says the website.
In honour of Africa Month, see if you can understand the Nigerian accent below and leave your comment on Facebook.
Di South African pipo dem bin dey enjoy Nigerian accent because of awa movies wey boku for dia domot and TV screens. One of the Ogbonge actors na John Okafor (Mr. Ibu ) and him pikin Osita Iheme (Muo) Dem talk say na dem accent make dem stars.
Check out the full list here, and the top 10 below:
1. New Zealand
2. South African/Afrikaans
9. US Southern
10. Brazilian Portuguese
Not only did our accent take second place, but our country also took fifth place as the most Instagrammable place in the world.
The Botanical Gardens in Durban and Inanda Mountain in Durban, and the Cape Point and Kloof Corner in Cape Town were some of the spots that received recognition by the website.
(Compiled by Vhahangwele Nemakonde)