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Top 10 Famous Hollywood actors that are Nigerians

Nigeria is honored with a ton of ability, which most occasions isn't utilized all very well by the nation. Hollywood- the American film industry anyway is by all accounts great at utilizing Nigerian abilities to the full. Here is a rundown of the main Nigerian on-screen characters as of now assuming control over the Hollywood motion picture scene with awesome jobs and building incredible vocations in the film business.


1. John Boyega

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Conceived on March 17, 1992, John Adedayo Adegboyega , referred to professionally as John Boyega is a British performer and maker best known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film of the Star Wars arrangement and pacific rim, the uprising. Boyega was destined to Nigerian guardians Abigail and Samson in south London, and he rose to unmistakable quality in his local United Kingdom for his job as Moses in the 2011 science fiction satire film Attack the Block. He has likewise acted in Half of a Yellow Sun in 2013, four scenes of the TV arrangement 24: Live Another Day and the dramatization Imperial Dreams in 2014.

 2. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje 

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Conceived August 22 1967, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, is a British-conceived Nigerian on-screen character and was once in the past a form show. His Yoruba guardians surrendered him to child care when he was just a month and a half old. When he was eight years of age, his natural guardians took him back to Nigeria at the same time, as he was not able talk the Yoruba dialect and taboo by his folks to communicate in English, he was come back to Tilbury presently. He is best referred to for his jobs as Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns, Nykwana Wombosi in The Bourne Identity, Mr. Eko on Lost, and Simon Adebisi on Oz. 

3.  Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Chiwetel Ejiofor is a British on-screen character conceived on July 10, 1977. He enlisted at the National Youth Theater in 1995, and picked up a grant to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. At 19 he was cast by Steven Spielberg to have a supporting influence in the film Amistad as James Covey. From that point, he has proceeded to win the BAFTA Orange Rising Star Award in 2006, five Golden Globe Award designations, and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his execution in Othello in 2008. In 2008, he was granted an Officer of the OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for administrations to expressions of the human experience and has featured in various motion pictures. 

 4. Nonso Agozie

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Chukwunonso Nwachukwu Anozie is an Igbo man. He however identifies more as a British actor who has worked on stage, film, and television.Anozie was born in London, England, of Igbo Nigerian descent. He graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2002, and in the summer of the same year he played the title role in William Shakespeare's King Lear, and won the Ian Charleson Award in 2004 for his performance in Othello. He is best known for his role as Tank in RocknRolla, Seargent Dap in Ender's Game, and Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the HBO television series Game of Thrones. He came on Game of Thrones in season 2. He has acted in 15 films since 2007.  

5. Rotimi Akinosho

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Olurotimi Akinosho (born November 30, 1988), known professionally as Rotimi, is a Nigerian American actor, singer, and model. Rotimi was born in Maplewood, New Jersey, to Nigerian parents; his father an investment banker of Yoruba origin and his mother of Igbo origin,working for the government. Rotimi garnered music placement with “I’m the One” on the first episode of Boss. In 2015, American rapper and executive producer of Power, 50 Cent signed Rotimi to his label, G-Unit Records. He also released his first G-Unit single "Lotto" featuring 50 Cent. He attended Columbia High School, where he was a standout on both the varsity basketball team and the honors choir. He continued his studies at Northwestern University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Communication with a minor in Business in 2010 He is known for his role as Darius Morrison on the Starz series Boss, and currently stars as Andre Coleman on Power

 6. Hakeem Kae-Kazim

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Kae-Kazim was born ( 1st October 1962) in Lagos, Nigeria, where he spent his early years before his family re-located to London, England. His interest in acting began with school plays and The National Youth Theatre, which is when he discovered that he had "a love for theatre, for acting". He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, graduating in 1987 and was offered a space with The Royal Shakespeare Company, where he continued his classical training.he 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.  Dayo Okeniyi

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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.
Dayo was born in Jos and grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, and has four siblings. His father is a retired customs officer from Nigeria, and his mother is a literature teacher from Kenya. In 2003, he moved with his family to Indiana, United States, from Nigeria and later moved to California. He earned a bachelor's degree in visual communications at Anderson University (Indiana) in 2009.
Prior to being cast in The Hunger Games, Okeniyi worked in local theatre and in film shorts. Okeniyi starred 2014 in the drama film Endless Love, also portrayed Danny Dyson in the 2015 film Terminator Genisys and starred in the NBC series Shades of Blue

8. David Oyelowo
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David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, OBE  born 1 April 1976 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 (2016) as well as playing the role of a chess coach in Queen of Katwe (2016). He has played supporting roles in the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Lincoln (2012), Jack Reacher (2012), and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in The Butler (2013). On television, he played MI5 officer Danny Hunter on the British drama series Spooks (2002–2004). 
Oyelowo was born in Oxford, England, to Nigerian parents of Yoruba ethnicity. He was brought up as a Baptist. He grew up in Tooting Bec until he was six, when his family moved to Lagos, Nigeria, where his father Stephen worked for the national airline and mother for a railway company. David attended a "'military-style' boarding school." They returned to London when Oyelowo was fourteen, settling in Islington.
While enrolled in theatre studies at City and Islington College, his teacher suggested that he become an actor. Oyelowo enrolled for a year in an acting foundation course, at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He finished his three-year training in 1998. He also spent time with the National Youth Theatre.
 9. Ashley Madekwe
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Ashley Madekwe (born 6 December 1983) is a Nigerian English actress. She is known for her roles as call girl Bambi in the ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, social climber Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama series Revenge and the witch Tituba in the WGN America series Salem.  Madekwe was born in East London, England into an Igbo Nigerian family. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is of Swiss descent. She grew up on a south London council estate and attended The Brit School at age 14. She attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where she gained a BA in acting. While attending the school, she appeared in numerous stage productions including King Henry V as Princess Katherine and Wuthering Heights as Catherine Earnshaw.

10. Sophie Okonedo 
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(born 11 August 1968) is a Jewish-Nigerian British actress. She began her film career in the British coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels (1991) before appearing in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) and Stephen Frears's Dirty Pretty Things (2002). She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Tatiana Rusesabagina in the film Hotel Rwanda (2004). She received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the miniseries Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006) and BAFTA TV Award nominations for the drama series Criminal Justice (2009) and the television film Mrs. Mandela (2010). Her other film roles include Æon Flux (2005), Skin (2008) and The Secret Life of Bees (2008). 

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