It's extremely difficult for African actors who have moved to AMERICA to find work. Even when casting directors insist that. The accent is not an issue, it still is a big issue.
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Stella - have you checked out the "Mastering the American Accent" webinar Jon Sperry taught for us? It's in our Education section. He's worked with everyone including Harvey Keitel and Russell Crowe.
Maybe you can beat the game by making the African accent ONE of the accents you have to offer. Study a bunch -- including the American accent...and we have few variations on the theme here, too -- New York, Southern, Texas drawl.