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I’ve Missed Out On A Lot Of Work Because Of My UK Accent – Stephanie Coker

Stephanie Coker

Stephanie Coker

Popular Nigerian media personality, Stephanie Coker has come out to respond to Nigerians who blast her accent.

The ex OAP recently revealed that it is not fake because she has always said that she spent her entire life in the UK before moving to Nigeria.

According to her, people should stop saying it is not real because it is not rocket science that staying too long in a country can change your accent.

She added that having the accent is even a disadvantage at times since she has missed out on a lot of work because of it.

Her words, “8 years later and this is still a topic. For the last time, I spent my entire life in the UK before moving to Nigeria, hence the accent. It’s not rocket science. Stop with the fake accent sh*t, it’s boring now. How hard is it to understand that Nigerians can have other accents. Miss me with the privilege talk, I have missed out on a lot of work because of my accent. There are advantages and disadvantages to everything.”

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Stephanie Coker (born Stephanie Omowunmi Eniafe Coker; 28 November 1988), is a Nigerian on-air personality and a television presenter for MTV Base Africa and Ebony Life TV. She also featured as ‘Feke’ in the popular Nigerian TV Series Tinsel. and a popular sitcom program “Hustle” as ‘Cindy’.

Coker was born in Lagos, but moved to North London, in the UK at the age of 1. She attended St Mary’s Church of England Primary school in North London, a place she described as “a really small school where Christianity was taken very seriously”. She later graduated from Brunel University with a degree in Media and Communications.

Stephanie Coker moved back to Nigeria in 2011 and got her first job with MTV Base Africa as an anchor of the countdown show “Street Request”.

On 6 December 2013, Baileys Nigeria announced Stephanie Coker and Veronica Ebie-Odeka as the hosts of the newradio show: Baileys Boutique.


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