Meet International Celebs You Didn’t Know Are Nigerians

Sometimes, we tend to watch our favourite international celebs on screen, yet we have no idea what their full names are let alone their background as most of their fans tend to identify them with their screen names.

It would be recalled we brought to you International celebs that you never knew are Yorubas.

Well now its time to feed your eyes and say ‘Wow I never knew this celeb was a Nigerian’ as we present to you more International celebs that are Nigerians and doing well in their careers.

Below are some of international celebrities with Nigerian origin you never knew.

British actress, Sophie Okonedo

British actress, Sophie Okonedo


Sophie is a British actress born to Nigerian father, Henry Okonedo and a Jewish mother, Joan nee Allman.

Popularly known for her role in top movies such as After Earth, Hotel Rwanda. She also acted in the TV series ‘Doctor Who’.

In 1991, she made her acting debut in the British drama, Young Soul Rebels.

The Award winning actress, Sophie soaring high in her career was nominated for an Oscar.

In 2010, she was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.

Sophie, a graduate of Cambridge University is single mother of one.

Ex-football player, Nnamdi Asomugha

Ex-football player, Nnamdi Asomugha

NNAMDI ASOMUGHA: Is a former American football cornerback. Born on July 6, 1981 to Nigerian parents from the Igbo tribe.

The football star, Asomugha is married to top American actress, Kerry Washington.

They welcomed their daughter in April 2014.

For many years he was frequently mentioned as one of the best shutdown corners in the National Football League. Meanwhile aside being a football player, Nnamdi is also an actor.


English rapper, Tinie Tempah

English rapper, Tinie Tempah


Tinie Tempah real names Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu is one of the top UK rappers.

Born on November 7, 1988 to Nigerian parents from Ibusa, Delta state.

Tinie Tempah began his music career in 2005 and he has since carved a niche for himself with several awards to his names.

From Brit Award, Nigeria Entertainment Awards to MOBO Awards. In 2014, he won the BET Awards for the Best International Act.

In 2013, Tinie Tempah travelled to his homeland, Nigeria, to play his first ever show in Lagos to thousands of fans.

Apparently, Tinnie Tempah has got a thing of fashion, as he is reportedly one of the most stylish men in the music industry

Welsh singer, Shirley Bassey

Welsh singer, Shirley Bassey