22 World-Famous Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Nigerians (With Pictures)

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World-Famous Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Nigerians – We have some of the finest international superstars. There’s the rapper Wale who we wrote about here, Chiwetel Ejiofor from 12 Years a Slave, Tinie Tempah who we featured here, John Boyega from Star Wars, Uzo Aduba from Orange is the New Black, Seal the ‘Kiss from a Rose’ singer and David Oyelowo from Selma.

These are the ones we are very sure of their Nigerian root. But here are a few we know you didn’t know were Nigerian!

Meet Some World-Famous Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Nigerians


22. Tracy Ifeachor

Tracy is a British Nigerian television and theatre actress best known for playing the role of Abigail Naismith in both parts of the Doctor Who Christmas special, The End of Time.

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21. Carmen Ejogo

Carmen was born to a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother in London. Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo is a British actress and singer. She began her career as a teenager in London, hosting the Saturday Disney morning show from 1993 to 1995.

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20. Dayo Okeniyi

Dayo Okeniyi was born and raised in Lagos before the move to the United States. Oladayo A. “Dayo” Okeniyi is a Nigerian-American actor, popularly known for playing the role of Thresh in The Hunger Games and Danny Dyson in Terminator Genisys.

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