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22 World Famous Celebrities You Never knew Were Nigerians (With Pictures)

Nigerians are known to travel far and wide. They not only survive in whichever country they find themselves, but become successful and among the best in their fields. In the entertainment industry today, there are several famous blacks that are excellent in their arts.

People sometimes assume they are black Americans, or from other parts of Africa, but the fact remains, some of these actors and musicians are Nigerians by decent.

The most popular among them is Chiwetel Ejiofor who starred in ’12 Years A Slave’, ‘Half of A Yellow Sun,’ ‘Deadly Voyage‘, ‘Secret In Their Eyes,’ among others. Chiwetel was born and bred in the U.K by his Nigerian parents from the Igbo tribe. Some of the stars on this list were born in Nigeria and grew up abroad, while some others were born and bred outside the country, nevertheless, they have either one or both Nigerian parents. Let’s meet these stars.

1. David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo is a British actor. He has played supporting roles in the films 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' ,'Middle of Nowhere', 'Lincoln' and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in 'The Butler'. On television , he played M15 officer Danny Hunter in the British series 'Spooks'. In 2014, Oyelowo played Martin Luther King, Jr in the biographical drama film ' Selma', for which he received a Golden Globe for Best Actor. David Oyelowo is photographed at the Corinthia Hotel in central London, England.

Hollywood actor David Oyelowo was born on April 1, 1976, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, to Nigerian parents. He has featured in movies like: ‘The ButlerSmall IslandRise of the Planet of the Apes,Middle of Nowhere, Lincoln, and Blood and Oil,’ (a film about Niger-Delta, oil and militancy in Nigeria).

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