Thursday, 17 July 2014

MEET 10 NIGERIAN HOLLYWOOD ACTS.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born on August 22, 1967 in Washington D.C..He is fluent in English, Yoruba, Swahili and Italian. His works include Lost, Bourne Identity, G.I Joe, Oz, Rise of Cobra amongst others..He is a actor with a personae that draws attention to any character he plays especially Pompeii.

If you have watched 12 Years A Slave, then, Adepero Oduye should be a familiar Hollywood face. Born to a Yoruba Family...Her works include Law and Order, Pariah amongst others and she is an award winning actress including a nomination for Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.

British Actor, Adetomiwa Edun was born in 1984 to a Nigerian Father and a half-Ghanaian, half-English Mother. His works include Law and Order, Slaves, The Hour, Passengers amongst others..and we certainly cannot forget him playing Sir Elyan in Tv Series, Merlin. He became the second black man in 2009 to play Romeo at the Globe theatre. Tomiwa is fluent in English, Yoruba and French.

Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor is a British Actor born to Nigerian Parents; His father was a doctor and his mother was a pharmacist while his sister, Zain Asher is a CNN Correspondent...Chiwetel is a great actor with years of experience and awards to follow including BAFTA Award for Best Actor. His works include Half of a Yellow Sun, 12 Years A Slave amongst others.

Hollywood Actor, David Oyelowo was born on April 1, 1976 in Oxford, England to Nigerian Parents. His works include The Butler, Small Island, Jack Reacher, The Last King of Scotland amongst others..

Hope Olaide Wilson who moved to the United States in 1996 featured in Tyler Perry-I can do bad all by myself, After the Dark and Faith and dreams amongst others...She is fluent in English, Yoruba and French..Born August 16, 1985.

Hakeem Kae-Kazim, born two years after Nigeria's freedom from the British government in Lagos State to Nigerian parents from Abeokuta..His works include Lost, Pirates of the Caribbean, At Worlds End, Criminal minds, Last Flight to Abuja amongst others and He is an ambassador for Telecoms Giant, Etisalat Nigeria.


Richard Ayoade is a British Actor born to a Nigerian Father and a Norwegian Mother..He made his Hollywood debut in 2012 after starring in the Comedy The Watch alongside Ben Stiller Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill.


British Singer, Jacob Taio Cruz (Adetayo Ayowale Onile-Ere) was born in London to a Nigerian Father and Brazilian Mother. He started writing songs at Age 12 and has gone further in life to win lots of awards including the Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards amongst others..

US Rapper, Olubowale Victor Akintimehin was born to Nigerian Parents but grew up in the United States..He is one of the top Rappers in the States and has gone further to do music with his home grown colleagues like Wizkid, Olamide..He visited Nigeria last in 2013.