Listen to Mariah Carey droppin

Listen to Mariah Carey dropping Afrikaans and isiXhosa like it’s nothing [audio]

Usually we have a bit of a giggle at foreigners trying to speak one of South Africa’s official languages, but Mariah aced it.

Listen to Mariah Carey droppin

US pop star Mariah Carey is visiting South Africa for shows in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. She was on the KFM breakfast show yesterday and they taught her two, admittedly simple, phrases.

Without much trouble, Mariah said “Enkosi” (‘Thank you’ in isiXhosa) and also warmed up quickly to the Afrikaans phrase, “Goeie môre Wes-Kaap” (‘Good morning Western Cape’ in Afrikaans).

She drops the local languages at around 2:46.