Bumboclaat, Star: The Worst Jamaican Accents of 2016

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January 2, 2017

Words by Juss Kool


Jamaican culture was definitely in fashion in 2016, as artists like Drake and Rihanna took dancehall-inspired sounds to the bank, Sean Paul and Popcaan were all over the radio, and athletes like Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson cleaned up at the Summer Olympics. As we have seen before, more Jamaican-ness in the mainstream often brings more Ja-fakin-ness, and this year was no exception. In 2016, we heard all sorts of bad accents and fake patois, from unforgivable casting in TV shows to laughable music-video dialogue.

Hereโ€™s a look at some of 2016’s Worst Jamaican Accents.