“I was born with it” – Nigerian student who speaks with a British accent explains (Video)
A student of the University of Benin, Edo state has gained attention after being caught on camera speaking English with a neutral British accent.
The young guy, identified as Aaron, claimed that he was born with it and that his father, a spoken English teacher, significantly impacted how he acquired the accent.
He became famous after being questioned by a female classmate who wanted to know what he thought of the female students in their department.
In a follow-up video, she questioned him about how he managed to talk so fluently while having a foreign accent.
He added that despite living in Nigeria, he often watches BBC news and British television, which has helped him perfect his use of the British accent.
After graduating, Aaron stated he is open to the possibility of working as a journalist or news reporter.
The UNIBEN student claimed that although he is capable of speaking Pidgin English, he prefers not to do so since his British accent makes it seem strange.
She requested, however, that Aaron talk to her in pidgin to demonstrate his ability to communicate.
Watch the video below,