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Mofe Duncan How actor learnt Hausa accent for "Sons of the Caliphate"

Mofe Duncan also spoke on his role in the new season of "Husbands of Lagos" TV series.

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Can you imagine a movie career without challenges? In an exclusive interview, Mofe Duncan spoke to Pulse Nigeria on his most challenging role yet.

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Mofe Duncan



According to the "Taste of Love" actor, he had to learn the Hausa dialect for a role in the EbonyLife TV productions "Sons of the Caliphate."

"I played a role in "Sons of the Caliphate," and I had to play a Northerner," he said.

"The producer had called me three years ago and told me about this film, and said 'dude, I advise you to start learning your Hausa.' But I'm like 'what's so difficult in that?'

"It hit me because when I got to set, we were only like two actors that didn't know how to speak Hausa properly, Patrick Doyle and myself. The entire set crew, most of the actors, were from the North.  And my character was a born and bred person in the North."

"I had a dialect coach who would follow me literally everywhere, and just talk and chat with me. I ended up getting a Hausa accent. She would just call me and converse with me in the Hausa accent. I had to speak Hausa for two months. When I left Abuja, and I came back to Lagos to shoot, I was still talking in my Hausa accent, because I had to learn it for two months."

Mofe Duncan and wife play

Mofe Duncan and wife



The actor also spoke on who has benefited most from his career as an entertainer. According to him, his beautiful Jessica Duncan has benefited most.

Duncan also spoke on his role in the upcoming second season of "Husbands of Lagos."

Duncan is popular for productions including "Taste of Love," "Edge of Paradise," "Lies Men Tell," "Romance is Overrated," "Casino," among others.

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