Hollywood actor, David Oyelowo may be every bit Yoruba but he obviously has a really hard time speaking the language.
While promoting his new movie ‘Gringo’, the actor sat down with co-star Charlize Theron to teach each other slang words from the Afrikaans and Yoruba languages.
Here’s how they fared in the Vanity Fair skit.
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Of course, Nigerians were bound to let him know that his effort was suspect.
According to Molara Wood, the ‘Selma’ star “murdered” the translations while Wale Gates, a UK-based comedian, said he failed to do justice to his interpretations of the Yoruba proverbs.
Anne Verona, another commenter, criticised the actor for being unable to “pronounce his surname”.