18 Famous Celebrities You Never Knew Were Nigerians, NO 17 Is A Grammy Award Winner


Nigerians are known to travel worldwide. They survive not only in the country they are in, but also, in the long run, famous renown personalities of the world. In the entertainment industry, there are now famous blacks who distinguish themselves in their art. Sometimes they assume they are black Americans or other parts of Africa, but some of these are actors and musicians and are Nigerians by decent. The most popular among them is Chiwetel Ejiofor, who has played in ’12 Years A Slave ‘,’ Half of a Yellow Sun ‘,’ Deadly Travel ‘,’ Secret In Yourir ‘, among others. Chiwetel was born and raised in the U.K by his Nigerian parents of the Igbo tribe. Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 years slave Some of the stars on this list were born in Nigeria and grew overseas, while others were born and raised in the country, but they have one or two Nigerian parents. Let us meet these famous celebrities all over the world

1. Wale


Born as Olubowale Victor Akintimehin to Yoruba Parents of Ogun State, He grew up in the United States. He is as popular in the countries as he is in his home country and has made music features with Nigeria singers such as Wizkid and Olamide. Music superstar Maybach Wale visited his home country in February 2016

2. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje


Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is one of the world’s best-known figures in Nigeria. The former fashion model of Yoruba origin, and Hollywood actor, is best known for his roles in ‘The Mummy Returns’, ‘Pompeii,’ ‘The Bourne Identity’, and in TV series ‘Lost’ and ‘Oz’. He was born in Washington, DC to Nigerian parents and is fluent in Yoruba, Italian and Swahili, with the exception of English.

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