Twitter reacts to Will Smith’s ‘fake’ Nigerian accent in ‘Concussion’

The recently released trailer for upcoming film ‘Concussion,’ which stars Will Smith as Nigerian-born forensic neuropathologist Bennet Omalu is a controversial one on social media.

The trailer features Smith trying out the Nigerian accent, which has been described as ‘fake’ by some Nigerians on Twitter.

While some Nigerians are of the opinion that Chinwetel Ejiofor, Segun Arinze or Jim Iyke would have been a better choice, others think Smith is the perfect cast.
What’s your take on the Will Smith Nigerian accent drama? From the positive reactions to negative ones, check out some of the hilarious reactions to actor’s ‘fake’ Nigerian accent in new movie and you can watch the trailer here Will Smith plays Nigerian-born neuropathologist in ‘Concussion’
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Directed and written by Peter Landesman, the upcoming film is based on the 2009 GQ article ‘Game Brain’ by Jeanne Marie Laskas.

‘Concussion’ stars Will Smith, Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Paul Reiser and Luke Wilson.

The film is scheduled for a December 25, 2015 opening.


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4 thoughts on “Twitter reacts to Will Smith’s ‘fake’ Nigerian accent in ‘Concussion’

  • September 4, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    It don’t matter will smith got the Nigerian accent right or wrong what matters is that the man’a story is being portrayed in a movie for everyone to see

    • September 5, 2015 at 3:18 am

      True.. but it would have been nice to see Will Smith speaks with a Nigerian accent we all relate to.

      • October 11, 2015 at 7:51 pm

        Terrible accent but, yes, it’s great that this story has been made into a film. Something Nollywood would have never done.

  • December 18, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Yeah its true Hollywood create a specific ascent for all Africans in their movie, they did not get that right


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