Famous and successful Hollywood celebrities who are Nigerians
Nigerians are super talented and can survive in any part of the world.
Anyone successful in their career is worth celebrating, including Hollywood, where we find millions of people making names for themselves through raw talent, which is the only thing that can keep one in the entertainment industry.
Amongst these successful celebrities are famous Nigerians who, against all odds, have done exceptionally well for themselves. Stars like the following :
Successful Hollywood celebrities who are Nigerians
- Uzoamaka Nwanneka Aduba
Born to Nigerian parents in Boston, United States, Uzoamaka has become one of the most popular Nigerians in Hollywood.
The talented actress has attracted two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critic Choice Television Award.
She has starred in films like “Crazy Eyes, Orange is the New Black, Showing Roots, Mrs. America, and Miss Virginia.”
- Adewale Akinnuoye – Agbaje
Born to Yoruba, Nigerian parents, Adewale has appeared in a series of blockbuster movies like “Lost, Suicide Squad, The Fix, and a guest feature in Game Of Throne.” The talented actor is gradually becoming quite popular.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor (OBE)
Born to Nigerian parents in London, Chiwetel has won two Golden Globe Awards and an Academy Award.
The talented actor has starred in several award-winning movies like “12 Years A Slave, Half of A Yellow Sun, Sherlock Gnomes, and The Man Who Harnessed the Wind “.
Due to his service to arts in the country, he was appointed “Officer of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.
- Caroline Chikezie
Born in London to Nigerian parents, Caroline Chikezie had her education within and outside Nigeria.
Her father, who owned a hospital in Nigeria, wanted her to follow the same career line, but the actress chooses a career in acting instead and doing well.
Caroline has starred in movies like “Cyber Woman, Supernatural, Torchwood, and The Passage.
- David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo (OBE)
Also born to Nigerian parents in England, David Oyewole has made a mark in Hollywood.
For his role in “Martin Luther King Jr and Selma,” the talented actor received numerous awards, including Golden Globe Award, NAACP Image Award, Critics Choice Awards, among others.
David has also been featured in the movie “Rise of the Planet of Apes, The Butler, and Les Misérables. “
- Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Hakeem Kae-Kazim was born in Lagos, Nigeria but relocated to London with his family, where he grew up.
He has starred in numerous popular films like ” Hotel Rwanda, X-men Original: Wolverine, Starz, Black Sails, and Gotham. His talent has given him positive feedback from fans.
- Yvonne Anuli Orji
Born in River State, Nigeria, Yvonne Anuli Orji relocated to the United States with her parents, where she spent most of her life.
Anuli Orji is an American actress best known for her appearance in “Insecure, which earned her a primetime Emmy Award nomination and three NAACP Image Awards.
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She also played roles in “Night School, The Virgin, and Jane.”
- John Adebayo B. Adegboyega
He is professionally known as John Boyega is an American actor and producer.
The talented Nigerian actor has made it big in Hollywood, with an appearance in films like “Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise Skywalker.”
His performance had earned him a couple of awards, like the British Academy Film Award, The Golden Globe Award, Empire Award, among others.
- Hope Olaide Wilson
Born to Nigerian parents, Hope is a talented actress who spent her whole life outside Nigeria. Olaide Wilson has starred in films like ” The Last Ship, Spencer Confidential and Solace.”
- Cynthia Onyedinmanaso Chinasaokwu Erivo
Born in London to Nigerian parents of the Igbo tribe, Cynthia gained recognition in 2015 after starring in the Broadway revival of “The Colour Purple. “
Her performance earned her a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2016. Aside from this, she has also appeared in “Widows and Bad Times at El Royals.”
- Babatunde Adetomiwa Edun
Edun rose to fame for his role as Sir Elyan in the popular TV series ‘Merlin.’ Known as Tomiwa Edun, and the Nigerian-born actor has also appeared in movies like “Bates Motel.
- Sam Adegoke
Known for his roles in “Switched at Birth, Code Black, NCIS LA, and Brooklyn nine-nine Nigerian-American actor Sam Adegoke is one actor who is exceptionally talented and very promising as well.
He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, before relocating to London, where he spent most of his life.