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10 Famous Celebrities and Actors we never knew were Nigerians


A lot of black celebrities you might’ve seen are Nigerians who nationalized in other countries.

Majority are into so many careers, and we gathered their names right here on to show you some of the world famous celebrities you never knew were Nigerians.

1. Adewale Akinnuoye-Abgaje

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje born 22 August 1967, is an English actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his roles as Lock-Nah in  Nykwana Wombosi.

2. Adetomiwa Edun

Edun was born in Lagos, Nigeria, to a Nigerian father and a half-Ghanaian, half-English mother.. Edun moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 11. He attended Eton College from the age of 13, before reading Classics at Christ’s College, Cambridge (University of Cambridge).

3. Uzo Aduba

Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba born February 10, 1981) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black , for which she won a Prime-time Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014,

4. Dayo Okeniyi

Oladayo A. “Dayo” Okeniyi (born June 14, 1988) is a Nigerian American actor, popularly known for playing the role of Thresh in The Hunger Games  and Danny Dyson in Terminator Genisys.

5. Nonso Anozie

Chukwunonso Nwachukwu “Nonso” Anozie is a British actor who has worked on stage, film, and television. He is best known for his role as Tank in RocknRolla, Seargent Dap in Ender’s Game, Abraham Kenyatta in Zoo, and Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.

6. Jidenna

Jidenna Theodore Mobisson Al-Amin was born on May 4, 1985  to Tama Mobisson, a white accountant, and Mr Oliver Mobisson, a Nigerian Igbo academic. Jidenna grew up partially in Nigeria, where his father was working as  a professor of computer science at Enugu State University Nigeria. The family moved back to the United States when Jidenna was 6 years old.

7. Wale

Wale (who is a Nigerian American) was born on on September 21, 1984 in  in Northwest, Washington.  His parents were from the Yoruba ethnic group of the southwestern Nigeria, and both of them came to the United States from Austria in 1979. Wale’s family were first began living in Northwest, Washington, D.C., and then moved to Montgomery County.

8. Caroline Chikezie

Caroline Chikezie is a British actress, best known for playing Sasha Williams in As If, Elaine Hardy in Footballers’ Wives  and the Cyberwoman in Torchwood.  Chikezie was born in England to Nigerian parents. At fourteen, Chikezie was sent to boarding school in Nigeria in an attempt to make her abandon her dreams to become an actress.

9. Richard Ayoade

Richard Ellef Ayoade  born 23 May 1977 is a British actor, comedian, writer, director and television presenter. He is best known as Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd – for which he won the 2014 BAFTA for Best Male Comedy. He is the the son of Nigerian father Layide Ade Laditi Ayoade and Norwegian mother Dagny Amalie.

10. Hope Olaide Wilson

Hope Olaide Wilson was born on August 16th 1985 in the U.K . She is an actress and a producer. She is from the Yoruba ethnic group in Nigeria.