Are South African accents sexy? Suhayl Essa weighs in on the matter on eNCA

Big 7 Travel recently revealed their top 50 ‘sexiest accents in the world’ and it looks like the New Zealand accent just ‘dethroned’ Afrikaans.

Previously, Afrikaans came in at number one according to the Irish website, Lovin IE. But, now Big 7 Travel polled their readers from across the globe to find the world’s sexiest accent for 2019.

They said:

“Here at Big 7 Travel, we’re all about inspiring people to visit somewhere new. There are almost 7,000 languages in the world, with even more varieties of accents, but which is the best?”

Here’s Dr. Suhayl Essa who’s also a comedian who gives his opinion on the matter on eNCA

The World’s Sexiest Accents, ranked:

The New Zealand accent came in first, while Afrikaans took second place.

“To a novice ear, the New Zealand accent might sound just like the Australian accent, but Big 7 Travel readers disagree. The ‘Newzild’ dialect is outrageously charming. The sexiest accent in the world? It’s official.”

About Afrikaans, the group said: “Afrikaans is a hugely popular accent with many people across the globe, thanks to their unique tones and Saffa slang.”

The ‘Jamie Dornan-esque Northern Irish accent’ came in at third place, while the ‘completely beautiful’ Italian accent came in fourth

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