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These Foreign Celebrities Are Nigerians, I Bet You Didn't Know!

Nov 28

These Foreign Celebrities Are Nigerians, I Bet You Didn't Know!

You may have seen each one of these celebs on your screen - or not. They've featured in a couple of Hollywood movies, foreign songs, or have in one way or the other, appeared on your screen - from abroad ofcourse. Well, their popularity ranges from the number of high profile movies they've featured in et al.

Well, in case you've never thought of it being the case, we're here to expose their origin and identity and bring it to your fore.

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1. Chiwetel Ejiofor

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He starred in ’12 Years A Slave’, ‘Half of A Yellow Sun,’ ‘Secret In Their Eyes,’ among others. Chiwetel was born and bred in the U.K by his Nigerian parents from the Igbo tribe.

2. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is one of Nigeria’s best world-famous celebrities. The former fashion model of Yoruba origin and Hollywood actor is best known for his roles in ‘The Mummy Returns’, ‘Pompeii,’ and in TV series ‘Lost’ and ‘Oz’.

3. Uzo Aduba Uzoamaka

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Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba is an American actress who is known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the television series ‘Orange Is the New Black’. Her parents are both Nigerians of Igbo origin.

4. Hakeem Kae-Kazim

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He was born in Lagos on October 1, 1962. He spent his early years in Nigeria before relocating to the United Kingdom with his family. His passion for acting began at an early stage in school.

Hakeem has appeared in multiple high profile movies including 'Hotel Rwanda.' Hakeem's road to stardom for many, came after he starred in the hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as Captain Jocard. He followed it with a role in the blockbuster, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

5. John Boyega

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Probably one of the well-known Nigerian Hollywood star around. Born John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega in the Peckham district of London on 17 March 1992, the Hollywood movie star kicked off his acting career at an early stage.

He is best known for playing Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019). Boyega, as he is popularly known, is one of the Hollywood-Nigerian celebrities who have become frequent visitors to Nigeria.

6. Nonso Anozie

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Nonso Anozie is an English actor of Nigerian descent. Apart from movies, he was cast to play in the TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Dracula’.

7. Zain Asher

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32-year-old Zain Ejiofor Asher is a news anchor at CNN International and is the younger sister of Hollywood actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Asher studied French and Spanish at Oxford University and also is a graduate of Journalism.

8. Wale

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Born as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin to Yoruba parents from Ogun State, Rapper Wale grew up in the USA. He is as popular in the states as he is in his home country and has done music collaborations with singers like Wizkid and Olamide.

9. Sade Adu

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The 57-years old American R&B singer and Grammy award winner, Helen Folasade Adu was born on January 16, 1959, in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. When Sade was 11 years old, she moved to Holland-on-Sea, Essex, to live with her mother.

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