Acquired British Accent: Hermes Replies Critics in Video, Says It Took Hard Work to Reinvent Himself

Acquired British Accent: Hermes Replies Critics in Video, Says It Took Hard Work to Reinvent Himself

  • BBNaija star Hermes sparked reactions online with a video of him speaking with a British accent
  • The video got many people asking the reality star where he got his accent in such a short time despite living in Nigeria
  • In a trending video, Hermes queried why people do not want others reinventing and building a new life for themselves
  • Hermes said he had to work hard to have the accent, given the rough background he had

Big Brother Naija ex-housemate Hermes Iyele has revealed that his acquired British accent resulted from the hard work he put in to reinvent himself.

In a viral video, Hermes said he worked so much on his talents to build himself to sound like a British person.

BBNaijs star Hermes
Hermes spoke about his accent in a video. Photo credit: @hermesiyele
Source: Instagram

The reality star said it was easy for people to drag him because they grew up among elites, but he did not have that luxury as he grew up in a slum in Lagos.

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Hermes said he had to reinvent himself, and he is proud of how good he sounds. He queried why people talk about others getting out of their horrible backgrounds and doing better but get angry when someone makes that move.

The BBNaija star trended online after a video of him complaining about his British accent and how a brand treated him at an event went viral.

Watch Hermes' reply to his critics and the first video that started the drama below:

Reactions to Hermes' video

The reality star's video got people commending him for working well on himself.

Read some comments below:


"Oga oh; this my small harmless comment Nai m @instablog9jamedia turn to big deal. Well whilst the energy of this Hate is giving. Pleaae go and watch @shutter_speed_projects YouTube channel. Let me add some sweetness into this volatile SM street. Tainz."

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"It's not that deep."


"His phonetics are in sync and do not appear forced. This guy has always spoken well; in fact, you can train yourself to speak properly with an accent. Bob's own is forced with R factor, Oloyinbo oran."


"Hermes is a true definition of never judge a book by its cover. This man right here has values and respect."


"I don’t know why most Nigerians feel offended with someone’s accent. People get paid for these accents if you don’t know."

Hermes survives a ghastly car accident earlier reported that the BBNaija star was filled with immeasurable gratitude as he thanked God for surviving a deadly motor accident on August 2, 2023.

The reality TV star took to social media to share pictures of his crushed vehicle.

While many have to confirm his present physical state, the social media influencer first thanked his creator for showing up for him.


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