Chelsea Star, John Mikel Obi Becomes A British Citizen (Page 2)

Date: 18-01-2015 1:16 am (9 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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- Nyakinic at 18-01-2015 04:06 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: angesco on 18-01-2015 05:09 AM
"Prestigious British passport!"

I wonder when the Nigerian passport will be described in such glowing terms?
boko haram country
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- Nyakinic at 18-01-2015 04:07 PM (9 years ago)
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Abeg go Nigeria na zoo
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- zoe61 at 18-01-2015 05:38 PM (9 years ago)
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 Cool Cool
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- newsmonger at 18-01-2015 07:30 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: chiboi123 on 18-01-2015 05:56 AM
i wonder why you people are congratulating him ? if it was to be some other country they will ban him from playing for his national team, i watched his interview the other day and he was trying to speak with an accent ? When will Nigerians be Original ? Russians live in America for years and even German's or Italians but you only know  them when they speak English because they are original to their mother tongue, but any Nigeria who have the opportunity to live in such area just 3 months already forms an accent ?  his application for British citizenship simply means to me he is not proud been a Nigeria and denying his country.  hope they allow him to play for  England nation team since he is now a  British citizen. hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha 



You made some good points and observations, but with the wrong premises....What you call 'form accent' is a reality many immigrates face and many have to pay good money to Language instructors to speak that way, so that they can get a job a feed their family and survive in a foreign country. It is a very bad sight to behold when during an interview after answering the interviewer in your normal speech patter and the person say, "I do not understand what you just said, please repeat yourself".

Also, just like you detect Russians', Germans' or Italians' accents when they speak English in Nigeria, also native British people also detect the Nigeria accent, when even people like Mikel speaks with what you just called 'formed accent' but now they understand him more. Plus there places in UK where people speaks Yoruba, Ibo in the publicly and you will not even know you are in UK, you will think you are in Nigeria.

Believe me, many immigrates do not 'form accents' and many want to switch it off, when they come home or speaking with a Nigerian, but because it is learned and they are use to it, they unconsciously speak that way and they truly are not getting any feedback from the person listening to switch.

I am based in the US, when I hear a Nigeria speaks even on the phone with the US accent, I know they are from Nigeria. You cannot eliminate your accent, you can only mask them and a careful listener will detect them.
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- un9ja-9ja at 19-01-2015 12:32 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: chiboi123 on 18-01-2015 05:56 AM
i wonder why you people are congratulating him ? if it was to be some other country they will ban him from playing for his national team, i watched his interview the other day and he was trying to speak with an accent ? When will Nigerians be Original ? Russians live in America for years and even German's or Italians but you only know  them when they speak English because they are original to their mother tongue, but any Nigeria who have the opportunity to live in such area just 3 months already forms an accent ?  his application for British citizenship simply means to me he is not proud been a Nigeria and denying his country.  hope they allow him to play for  England nation team since he is now a  British citizen. hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha 


Sir, I beg to disagree with you in all ways. (1) Getting a British passport doesn't make him disrespect his Nigerian passport 'cause there's something called dual citizenship and you 're entitled to it as long as you can meet some criterias
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- un9ja-9ja at 19-01-2015 12:41 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: un9ja-9ja on 19-01-2015 12:32 AM
Sir, I beg to disagree with you in all ways. (1) Getting a British passport doesn't make him disrespect his Nigerian passport 'cause there's something called dual citizenship and you 're entitled to it as long as you can meet some criterias
(2) Someone just helped me about with my second point (concerning the issue of accent), it's very hard for citizens i,e Americans, British, French to understand an African speaking their language with an African accent thereby making one repeat oneself and causing one embarrassment.So it's better to learn to speak the language with their own accent or else communication won't be possible.
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- etiese at 19-01-2015 12:46 AM (9 years ago)
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so will he still be playing for Nigerian Team?
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- egwuevans17 at 19-01-2015 12:52 AM (9 years ago)
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Nice Idea...
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- Azubuike1 at 19-01-2015 05:30 AM (9 years ago)
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Haters should go and die. Jealousy.
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- rizzotti at 19-01-2015 05:43 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: chiboi123 on 18-01-2015 05:56 AM
i wonder why you people are congratulating him ? if it was to be some other country they will ban him from playing for his national team, i watched his interview the other day and he was trying to speak with an accent ? When will Nigerians be Original ? Russians live in America for years and even German's or Italians but you only know  them when they speak English because they are original to their mother tongue, but any Nigeria who have the opportunity to live in such area just 3 months already forms an accent ?  his application for British citizenship simply means to me he is not proud been a Nigeria and denying his country.  hope they allow him to play for  England nation team since he is now a  British citizen. hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha 


guy,,,stop the beef.is his life,thats what he wants
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- mensch at 19-01-2015 06:22 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: beneno on 18-01-2015 01:39 AM
sharp guy,him know say if him wait for Biafra nationality him go old  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
bro am an igbo man. you are very funny human being
i just can´t stop laughing hahahaha
Posted: at 19-01-2015 06:22 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mensch at 19-01-2015 06:23 AM (9 years ago)
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it is not a crime.
he is free.
Posted: at 19-01-2015 06:23 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Elvis_Robin at 19-01-2015 06:27 AM (9 years ago)
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IS A GOOD THING BETTER
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- ryan16 at 19-01-2015 07:59 AM (9 years ago)
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see the way guys they celebrate your country man don collect another country passport,shame on you all
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- ryan16 at 19-01-2015 08:06 AM (9 years ago)
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if you and i can say no to daily bread our leaders give us to destroyed the great nation nigeria,I'm very sure U.K has no natural sources more than us.
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- Nicksam at 19-01-2015 09:31 AM (9 years ago)
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CONGRATS TO HIM
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- ngfineface at 19-01-2015 10:23 AM (9 years ago)
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Oh so hin no get papers since? Wonderment Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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- saintc at 19-01-2015 10:27 AM (9 years ago)
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Chiboi, are you proud of being a Nigerian with all the things hapening ? my friend dont blame Mikel Obi, he did what he deisre to do that does not mean he still not a Nigeria citizeen every nigeria who travel out wants to get the country passport where they base as their second country , i dont know were you are presently but this question goes for you if you travel to a country like U.K wont you like to be given Britsih citizeenship?
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- sophiscation at 19-01-2015 11:20 AM (9 years ago)
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you son a bitch, your igbo brothers are making you to look like a criminal overseas?
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- SweetDaddy1 at 19-01-2015 12:18 PM (9 years ago)
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What is new about this nonsenses news.
Posted: at 19-01-2015 12:18 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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