Ghanaian actor and producer, Kobi Rana has clearly spelt out his rules to actors seeking to pick up roles in his movies and he placed “No Fake Accents” on top of the list.
he expressed his disgust at industry players who act speaking with foreign accents which most often than not, does not even sound original at the attempt.
In a letter he posted on his IG page to aspiring actors, he warned against the use of fake accents in Ghanaian movies.
Here’s how Kobi put it, “Dear actor who wants to be in my movies; Rule Number One – Never ever speak with an American or British accent in front of me. It is an African movie.
Speak like an African; unless the script asks for another accent. Even the highly talented British and American actor Idris Elba spoke purely African in “Beast of No Nation.
Because he knows the difference between an African movie and whatever you guys are trying to do on your screens. ‘E dey bore me chakaaaa’, especially these TV series actors.
I go sack you one time. Fake slangs s3n?”