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Top Hollywood Actors you Didn’t Know Were Nigerians

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1. Nonso Anozie

If you are a fan of Game of Thrones, you’ll remember this guy who met the mother of dragons. He is proudly Nigerian people and has worked on stage, film, and television.

 

 

2. David Oyelowo

David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, OBE is an English actor and producer. His highest-profile role to date was as Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 biographical drama film Selma. He also took the lead role in A United Kingdom as well as playing the role of a chess coach in Queen of Katwe.

 

4. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor CBE is a British Nigerian actor. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995, and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at age 19 and three months into his course, Ejiofor was cast by Steven Spielberg to play a supporting role in the film Amistad as James Covey

Actor and star of the film “12 Years A Slave,” Chiwetel Ejiofor poses for a portrait, on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP)

 

 

5. Richard Ayoade

Richard Ellef Ayoade is a British actor, comedian, writer, director and television presenter. He is best known for his role as the socially awkward IT technician Maurice Moss in Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, for which he won the 2014 BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performance.

 

 

 

6. Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Hakeem Kae-Kazim is a British-Nigerian actor best known for his work in the Starz television series Black Sails and his portrayal of Georges Rutaganda in the 2004 drama film Hotel Rwanda.

 

 

7. Donald Adeosun Faison

Donald Adeosun Faison is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor, best known for his leading role as Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC/NBC comedy-drama Scrubs, and a minor role as Murray in the film Clueless. He also starred as Phil Chase in the TV Land sitcom The Exes

 

 

 

8. John Adedayo B. Adegboyega

John Adedayo B. Adegboyega, known professionally as John Boyega, is an English actor known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens and its 2017 sequel Star Wars: The Last Jedi, respectively the seventh and eighth films of the Star Wars series.

 


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