#MakeYouNoForget: “So I went home and asked my mother if I could be called Zoe. I remember she was cooking, and in her Nigerian accent she said, “Why?” I said, “Nobody can pronounce it.” Without missing a beat, she said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.” - Uzo Aduba
Read the full interview here.
this reminds of the time i snapped on a coworker for not even attempting to pronounce the name of a new hire who was igbo.
just give it a try, most nigerian names are phonetical. no trick consonance thrown in to trip you up [lol]