Shola Mos-Shogbamimu Ensures Journalist Says Her Name Right

Let ‘Em Know! Internet Reacts To Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu Ensuring News Anchor Pronounces Her Name Correctly


Let 'Em Know! Internet Reacts To Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu Ensuring News Anchor Pronounces Her Name Correctly

British-Nigerian lawyer and activist Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu recently went viral over her interaction with news anchor Dawn Neesom on Jeremy Vine, a United Kingdom-based TV program.

Specifically, Mos-Shogbamimu — a guest on the series — iconically refused to start the segment until Neesom correctly pronounced her name.

In turn, people on social media began chiming in and sharing their thoughts on how Mos-Shogbamimu handled the matter.


The Attorney Demands Proper Respect: "You Will Read My Name"

In the clip, Neesom welcomes Mos-Shogbamimu to the show, though she fails to read out her full name. Neesom then asks, “How do you pronounce your name, Shola?”

In turn, the attorney prompts Neesom to “read it” and give the pronunciation another go.

“Read it, my darling. Read it.”

After the presenter fails again, Mos-Shogbamimu says, “This is terrible. Especially [while] presenting.”

She adds, “Go back and read it. Phonetically.”

Despite Neesom’s failed attempts, Mos-Shogbamimu stood firm and refused to proceed until she was properly introduced.

“You will read my name. Now say it phonetically.”

After Neesom finally pronounced her full name, the program proceeded as scheduled.

We should also add that, shortly after the incident, Mos-Shogbamimu hopped on Instagram and explained her stance.

“Say My Name — I try to teach my children to never let any situation embarrass or disrespect you about your name. Even with those you get on with.”


Users Support Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

Once the interaction began to circulate and pick up steam, people started to chime in online.

Many were absolutely here for Mos-Shogbamimu standing her ground.

It was also pointed out that, as Mos-Shogbamimu was a guest on the show, Neesom should’ve done her due diligence beforehand.

Another user commented, “Her name isn’t even hard to pronounce. See the lack of trying and then mockery?”


Others Push Back As Dawn Neesom Appears Unfazed

However, not everyone was as supportive, as others felt the situation could have been handled differently.

Despite how others felt about the interaction, Neesom appears to have laughed the matter off. She also referred to the moment as “the most fun” before remarking, “That’s what three hours of sleep does for you.”


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