“I get you Prof. I understood it to be the accent of the imaginary country,” commented Sipokazi Poswa-Lerot.
“Oh, I agree completely about the accent! For some reason, the actress had to change her South African accent, which is African, into something else that she and her director imagined to be an “African accent” in keeping with the “African accents” of the African American actors,” said Zakes Mda.
Zakes Mda continued: “Someone’s asking why I say it makes sense. I mean I would go along with that explanation if this was an imaginary accent for an imaginary country. But it’s a generic accent that African Americans use when they play African characters whether they’re Ugandan, Nigerian, or SAn.”
Prof. Zakes Mda also said that as most imaginative Hollywood representations of the Continent, it does have those cringe-worthy African tropes.
“As most imaginative Hollywood representations of the continent, it does have those cringe-worthy African tropes. But I went past that and allowed myself to be bedazzled by all South African contributions,” he said.
After having watched Coming 2 America, this is what Zakes Mda had to say: “Just watched Coming 2 America rehashing Coming to America. The one thing brilliant about the movie there’s a lot of South Africa illumining that screen, ranging from creations by MaXhosa to the roles of Nomzamo Mbatha and Trevor Noah to the music of Th&o, Prince Kaybee & Nasty C.”
Meanwhile, the Hollywood Reporter reports that the long-awaited sequel Coming 2 America scored the top opening weekend of any film launching on a streaming service in the past year when debuting March 5 on Amazon Prime Video, according to Screen Engine/ASI.