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12 Nigerians Making Waves In Hollywood

Nigerians love to claim our own.

You may call it “Famzing” but as long as you’ve got a Nigerian parent, forget it. You’re totally Nigerian and we’ve claimed you.

You may call it “Famzing” but as long as you’ve got a Nigerian parent, forget it. You’re totally Nigerian and we’ve claimed you.

And NO, you don’t get a choice in the matter. Here are 12 of our countrymen who are taking Hollywood by storm:

Chiwetel Ejiofor

This British born Nigerian actor has over 50 awards to his name. Born to Igbo parents, he has featured in many films such as Salt, Serendipity, 12 Years a Slave, Children of Men etc.

Image: Esquire UK2. Uzo Aduba

She is best known for her role as “Crazy Eyes” Warren in TV series, Orange is the New Black. This role earned her an Emmy for best supporting actress.

Image: BusinessWireDayo Okeniyi 

He is a Nigerian actor based in the U. He is best known for his roles in the Hunger Games, Good Kids, Cavemen, Terminator Genisys etc.

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Nonso Anozie

This British born Nigerian actor has been in many films. Perhaps you can recall his appearances in Cinderella, Get Santa, The Grey. He is also featured in TV series, Dracula and Game of Thrones.

Image: Adoro CinemaJohn Boyega

British born Nigerian actor, John Boyega is known for his roles in “Half of a Yellow Sun”, “Attack the Block” and “Star Wars: The force awakens.”

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Ashley Madekwe

This fashion blogger who was born to a Nigerian dad and an English mum has starred in Tv series, Revenge and Salem.

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Hakeem Kae-Kazim

This Nigerian actor is famous for his roles in the films: Hotel Rwanda, X-men Origins: Wolverine and Pirates of the Carribean: At world’s end. He has also starred in Tv series like Lost, Criminal Minds, 24 and Black Sails.

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Toks Olagundoye

Born to a Nigerian dad and a Norwegian mum, Toks Olagundoye is known for her roles in the Tv series, Castle and The Neighbours.

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Adewale Akinnuoye Agbaje

This Yoruba actor has been a very popular feature in Hollywood. He’s starred in The Mummy Returns, The Bourne Identity, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra etc. TV series Lost, Game of thrones and Oz also have him making several appearances.

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Olurotimi Akinosho

This American born Nigerian actor is known for his role in Divergent, Black Nativity etc. He also plays “Dre” in the TV series, Power.

David Oyelowo

British born Nigerian actor who is famous for his roles in the Butler, Lincoln, Selma etc.

Image: IBTimes

Carmen Ejogo

Carmen Ejogo was born to a Nigerian dad and a Scottish mum. She has starred in The purge: Anarchy, Selma etc.

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