James Entwistle in Wazobia FM studio
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US ambassador speaks Nigerian pidgin English on radio

12 February 2014 Last updated at 12:19 GMT

US ambassador to Nigeria James F Entwistle took a radio presenter by surprise in Lagos by answering a question during a live broadcast in Nigerian pidgin English.

Mr Entwistle took to the airwaves on Wazobia FM to speak about some pressing issues between the two nations. His linguistic skills were greeted with applause.

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