Big Brother Naija ‘shine ya eyes’ former housemate and model, Hermes Iyele has a message for Filmmaker, Biodun Stephen, and others querying him over his newly acquired accent.
It was reported that the BBNaija star had via his Instagram story called out a certain bank for embarrassing him at an event. According to him, he had been invited to a bank event, only for him to get there and his name wasn’t found in the list of guests at the event and the security stopped him from entering the venue.
To make it worse, the bank organizers didn’t make a move to save his face. The reality star spoke with a different accent, which left award-winning filmmaker, Biodun Stephen perplexed.
Taking to a blog’s comment section, she questioned where his British accent was coming from.
Now replying her, Hermes stated that he reinvented himself despite coming from a slum. According to her, he put all his efforts into making himself a better person and is proud of who he has become.
“Those of you complaining about my accent, I know how much hard work I put into reinventing myself. I know exactly where I come from, to be exact, it’s a slum. Imagine the amount of hard work I put into this. I talk like this, and I am very proud of it. I can say it anywhere”.
I worked very hard to acquire my new accent — Reality TV Star Hermes tells filmmaker Biodun Stephen, others
— Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) November 5, 2023
Taking to his comment section, many praised him for his growth.
One Rooboy Way wrote, “I love the way you speak and I want to speak like this someday
One Lion Nvgup wrote, “Nothing is wrong with your accent. You are only speaking fluently, clearly, and boldly.
One Bibi Raii wrote, “Thank you for your vulnerability
One Mzz Phynest wrote, “Anybody criticizing you don’t know who Hermes is. Too original to fake a thing, it’s love darling
One Lifez Izziey wrote, “Hermes is a true definition of never judging a book by its cover. This man right here has values and respect
Recall that his colleague, Uriel had come to his defense, offering him support and sharing her perspective on Hermes’ accent.
As a British woman herself, she expressed admiration for Hermes and his energetic personality and conveyed her apologies for the unpleasant experience he faced. She went on to praise his accent and express her fondness for his energy.
Some months back, Hermes was left devasted after being harassed by the Nigerian police.
Sharing a video of Nigerian police searching his car, the dancer revealed that the unnecessary stop and search had cost him his phone worth 1.4 million naira.
Lamenting over the situation, Hermes Iyele accused the police officers of carting away his phone.