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Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by LazyGold(m): 4:54am On May 19
The game-changing show is called Bob Hearts Abishola.

CBS has ordered seven new series for the 2019–20 season. The lineup includes Chuck Lorre's sitcom "Bob Hearts Abishola" starring Folake Olowofoyeku, Billy Gardell and Shola Adewusi.

It is a love story that sees a middle-aged compression sock businessman from Detroit, played by Gardell, fall for his cardiac nurse, a Nigerian immigrant played by Olowofoyeku.

"Undaunted by Abishola's lack of initial interest or the vast differences in their backgrounds, Bob is determined to win Abishola's heart, in this comedic examination of immigrant life in America," the plot reads.

Business Insider SSA by Pulse takes you through all the reasons to be excited about this new show. Here's why this is such a groundbreaking moment in American TV history:

A Nigerian playing a Nigerian

How many times have we winced in pain as foreign actors tried to pass off as Nigerians? From Will Smith in "Concussion" to Idris Elba in Netflix's "Turn Up Charlie", we have all had to suffer as our 'Nigerianess' went through the wringer.

This is finally about to change with this new CBS show which has a Nigerian-born actor playing a Nigerian role. She was born in Nigeria as the last child of her parents - Chief Babatunji & Chief Mrs Felicia Olowofoyeku. She has since won a Best Actress Award and, Best Actress In A Fashion Film Award.

In the trailer, we see the talented Olowofoyeku speak flawless Yoruba, the kind that will make any Nigerian parent proud.

First Nigerian family

As one of the writers on the show, Gina Yashere pointed out on Twitter, Bob Hearts Abishola shows "the first Nigerian family on an American sitcom."

Legendary writer and executive producer

The show is being written and produced by award-winning creator, executive producer and writer Chuck Lorre. He is also known as the "King of Sitcoms."

He is the brain behind all your favourite shows. The extensive list includes "Two and a Half Men," "Mike & Molly," "Mom," "Young Sheldon," "The Kominsky Method," and "The Big Bang Theory," which has been on air for 12 seasons.

With Lorre, the show stands a chance of being on air for some time.

More than one Nigerian

Bob Hearts Abishola offers a double dose of Nigerianess. Apart from the lead, Olowofoyeku, you also have Abishola's cousin, Shola Adewusi whose Nigerian accent is on point.

This game-changing show premieres sometime in September 2019.

https://www.pulse.ng/bi/lifestyle/nigerian-actress-folake-olowofoyeku-plays-lead-role-in-new-cbs-show-heres-why-this-is/nx5fvsk

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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by dominique(f): 5:24am On May 19
Do Americans still watch network shows? Netflix ti take over. I hope the shows does well sha. Just seening it's from the creator of two and half men and The big bang theory shocked. That's ratings gold in the making. Good thing Nigerians are being portrayed in a positive light unlike before

How many times have we winced in pain as foreign actors tried to pass off as Nigerians? From Will Smith in "Concussion" to Idris Elba in Netflix's "Turn Up Charlie", we have all had to suffer as our 'Nigerianess' went through the wringer.

So true. Watching Americans and Brits trying to force Nigerian accents can be very cringe worthy and tiring to watch. Even Chiwetel Ejiofor in that movie where he played a Nigerian surgeon sounded nothing like a Nigerian.

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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by LazyGold(m): 1:08pm On May 19
dominique:
Do Americans still watch network shows? Netflix ti take over. I hope the shows does well sha. Just seening it's from the creator of two and half men and The big bang theory shocked. That's ratings gold in the making. Good thing Nigerians are being portrayed in a positive light unlike before



So true. Watching Americans and Brits trying to force Nigerian accents can be very cringe worthy and tiring to watch. Even Chiwetel Ejiofor in that movie where he played a Nigerian surgeon sounded nothing like a Nigerian.
Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by Kreamie(m): 1:51pm On May 19
Hella funny show.


The accent is real!

Where she called him BOBU got me laughing.


In other words, only a Nigerian can possess a Nigerian accent as well as speak ‘Nigerian’ coherently. All these American-Nigerian wannabes can only but try. undecided

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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by tuzle(m): 1:52pm On May 19
Nothing concerns me with the topic, it been long I commented on a topic and dis was free. Men what am I even doing here
Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by Akshow: 1:52pm On May 19
Nice. Yoruba amaka grin

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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by Daviddson(m): 1:53pm On May 19
Most of the title that originally come with most threads are better than the titles you see on the front page. Yeye Nairaland.
Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by safarigirl(f): 1:53pm On May 19
Y'all just be getting the black women to fall for the least attractive white men angry


And her Nigerian accent is cringe-worthy, when they don't have us sounding South African or Kenyan, they get the most crude version of the Nigerian accent (which is usually some bottom level Yoruba accent for the UK), and pass it off as Nigerian, so that their white audience can laugh at the African accent.

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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by Mogajunior(m): 1:55pm On May 19
TRUE AFRICAN BEAUTY I MUST SAY.
Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by Toks2008(m): 1:55pm On May 19
Very interesting soap.
Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by easyfem(m): 1:58pm On May 19
Seriously she look familiar
Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by BENEAMATA: 2:04pm On May 19
This girl in the movie DEATH RACE . " drive , drive , kill kill, drive drive , kill kill ! ! "
Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by BLUEJAYY: 2:06pm On May 19
Their Nigerian accent sounds like poo to us the same way our 'fake' American accent sounds to them.

People around here who try to speak with a western accent don't know how stupid and ridiculous they sound.

People don't realize how difficult it is to speak with an entirely different accent even with professional training.

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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by eleojo23: 2:09pm On May 19
The Big Bang Theory ended... embarassed

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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by babzo(m): 2:10pm On May 19
dominique:
Do Americans still watch network shows? Netflix ti take over. I hope the shows does well sha. Just seening it's from the creator of two and half men and The big bang theory shocked. That's ratings gold in the making. Good thing Nigerians are being portrayed in a positive light unlike before



So true. Watching Americans and Brits trying to force Nigerian accents can be very cringe worthy and tiring to watch. Even Chiwetel Ejiofor in that movie where he played a Nigerian surgeon sounded nothing like a Nigerian.

Yes they still watch network shows. Network TV still has the highest views and ratings because unlike cable and streaming, ITS STILL FREE.
Thats why the biggest events like Super Bowl, the Oscars, Presidential inauguration are still on ABC, CBS. FOX snd NBC.

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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by babzo(m): 2:13pm On May 19
eleojo23:
The Big Bang Theory ended... embarassed

Everything ends. Game of Thrones ends tonight. Even the Walking Dead has lost its steam. It used to be the biggest show on Cable and the biggest event on Sunday TV, even beating Sunday Night Football

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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by Uyi168(m): 2:14pm On May 19
Afonja amaka

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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by nairalee: 2:16pm On May 19
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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by 234billionaires: 2:17pm On May 19
Gina Yashere is also a Nigerian,she's damn too funny!

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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by KushCollectible: 2:26pm On May 19
This is going to be pretty great seeing as it is from the same producer of Two and Half Men.

I recommend you watch Two and A Half Men if you need a show that is both funny and relaxing. I have the entire seasons on my Laptop. I've rewatched for almost 20 times and still don't get tired of it. It helps me relax after a tasking day work.

I saw a blog earlier today say she was faking the Nigerian accent. Like seriously?

BTW, don't let that distract you from the fact that I sell some pretty affordable GOT themed bracelet and pendant for any house you associate with.


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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by Elemosho478: 2:29pm On May 19
Yoruba to the World

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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by Houseofglam7(f): 2:30pm On May 19
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Re: Folake Olowofoyeku Plays Lead Role In New CBS Show "Bob Hearts Abishola" (Pics) by Hardetayour: 2:47pm On May 19
safarigirl:
Y'all just be getting the black women to fall for the least attractive white men angry


And her Nigerian accent is cringe-worthy, when they don't have us sounding South African or Kenyan, they get the most crude version of the Nigerian accent (which is usually some bottom level Yoruba accent for the UK), and pass it off as Nigerian, so that their white audience can laugh at the African accent.
What the Bleep are u on about. Just be happy. Aint nothing bitterness can solve.

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