Top 8 Super Stars Nigerians In Hollywood You Probably Don't Know They Were Nigerians

I have observed recently that we Nigerians likes to celebrate our own especially since some of them has started to recognize and admit their origin some of them cant even deny it if they wanted to,
the classic man jidenna using pidgin English in his latest song "LITTLE BIT MORE"so here are my list of hollywood superstars doing it real big and waving the Green White Green sky high across the continent #proudNigerian

1.JIDENNA

The classic man, Jidenna, real-named Jidenna Theodore Mobisson is a Nigerian of Igbo decent. He was born to a Nigerian father and an American mother. (Born May 4, 1985), known professionally as Jidenna, is a Nigerian-American recording artist signed to Wondaland Records. In 2015, Jidenna released two singles, "Classic Man" and "Yoga", promoting the label's compilation EP The Ephesus. His debut album, Long Live the Chief is set to be released later this fall.




Jidenna developed his personal style in college, where he learned about the power of fashion from his psychology professor Philip Zimbardo. However, he would not adopt his signature 'dandy' style until the death of his father in 2010. Jidenna describes his look as "heavily inspired by the Harlem Renaissance with hints of traditional West African design," and a "marriage of European and African aesthetics."Jidenna currently resides in East Flatbush, Brooklyn.





 2.ROTIMI

Olurotimi Akinosho better known by his stage name, Rotimi, is an American singer-songwriter, actor and model. He's best known for his role as Darius Morrison on the Starz Network's Boss, and currently stars as Dre on Power.
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.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 Communications with a minor in Business in 2010.



At his first with acting, Rotimi auditioned and subsequently got his first acting role on Boss as drug dealer Darius Morrison. Rotimi also appeared in three episodes of ABC's Betrayal.Rotimi made his silver screen debut in film Black Nativity (2013). Following this, he starred in Imperial Dreams at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival , which later won for "Best of NEXT".Rotimi next appeared in the high grossing film, Divergent (2014).
He was added to the cast of Starz' TV series Power as a series regular, in the role of "Dre", the quick-tempered young protégé of Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's character.Rotimi was also cast in a recurring role on Battle Creek as Danny.

A contemporary R&Bartist, Rotimi released two digital mixtapes, titled The Resume (March 8, 2011) and While You Wait (November 30, 2011). His videos have been featured on international and U.S. based entertainment media including MTV, MTV Base, and VH1 Soul.

Rotimi has performed on stage, opening for Jennifer Hudson, T.I., Estelle, and NERD; he also performed on BET’s show 106 and Park  and appeared in R&B singer Keyshia Cole's music video "Trust and Believe" as Cole's unfaithful boyfriend.
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.
In 2016, Rotimi released "Doin it", a single from his 5-track project, Summer Banger.
Rotimi is the lead model/spokesperson of rapper T.I.’s AKOO Clothing 2012 Spring/Summer campaign, April 2, 2012. 

3.NE-YO 

 Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1979), better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Ne-Yo gained fame for his songwriting abilities when he penned his 2004 hit "Let Me Love You" for singer Mario.


Ne-Yo was born in Camden, Arkansas. His father is of African American and Chinese descent,and his mother is African-American. Both his parents were musicians. As a young child, he was raised by his mother after she separated from his father.

In hopes of better opportunity, his mother relocated the family to Las Vegas, Nevada.While in the Las Vegas Academy, Smith adopted the stage name "GoGo" and joined an R&B group called Envy, who appeared during amateur night on Showtime at the Apollo and on the MTV's The Cut (hosted by Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes of TLC).The group disbanded in 2000, and Smith continued to write songs for other artists before starting his solo career. The stage name "Ne-Yo" was coined by Big D Evans, a producer with whom Ne-Yo once worked,because Evans claimed that Ne-Yo sees music as Neo sees the matrix.





Ne-Yo is very passionate about the arts and children, and has shown his support for Little Kids Rock by filming a PSA for the organization


4.Carmen Ejogo

Carmen was born to a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother in London. Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo is a British actress and singer. She began her career as a teenager in London, hosting the Saturday Disney morning show from 1993 to 1995.


Born on 1 January 1973 and raised in London, Ejogo is the daughter of Elizabeth (née Douglas) and Charles Ejogo. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is Scottish. During her childhood, Ejogo remembers her mother as being "a bit of a hippie". Her younger brother is also named Charles Ejogo. She attended the Oratory Primary Roman Catholic primary school in Chelsea until 1984. Then educated at Godolphin and Latymer School.


Ejogo was briefly married to hip-hop artist Tricky. In 2000, she married American actor Jeffrey Wright, whom she met while making the HBO film Boycott. They have a son (Elijah) and a daughter (Juno).Ejogo and Wright have since divorced. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. If not age difference i would marry this woman.but it aint late am still single





4.Sophie Okonedo


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

On stage, she starred as Cressida in the 1999 National Theatre production of Troilus and Cressida. She made her Broadway debut in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play and won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Ruth Younger.


Okonedo was born in London, the daughter of Joan (née Allman), a Pilates teacher, and Henry Okonedo (1939–2009), who worked for the government. Her father was Nigerian, and her mother, who is Jewish, was born in the East End. Okonedo's maternal grandparents, who spoke Yiddish, were from families that emigrated from Poland and Russia. Okonedo was raised in her mother's Jewish faith. When she was five years old, her father left the family, and she was brought up in relative poverty by her single mother ("but we always had books", she has said).



Okonedo has one daughter named Aoife, from a previous relationship. They live in Muswell Hill, London. On her heritage, Sophie says, "I feel as proud to be Jewish as I feel to be black" and calls her daughter an "Irish, Nigerian Jew".

 


5.Adetomiwa Edun


Adetomiwa Edun is a British, Nigerian and Ghanaian actor best known for his role as Sir Elyan in the television show Merlin. Edun was born in Lagos, Nigeria, to a Nigerian father and a half-Ghanaian, half-English mother He hails from Ilorin Kwara state Were the Family Name "EDUN" originates From .Edun moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 11. He attended Eton College from the age of 13, before reading Classics at Christ's College, Cambridge (University of Cambridge).In his final year at Christ's College, he won the dissertation prize for his thesis on Homer's Odyssey.His father, a financier, encouraged Edun to enter banking as a career, and he interned with Citigroup.He considered studying for a Master of Philosophy degree, but decided to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) instead.

In 2000, Edun appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as the character Clifford in the show Kassandra by Ivo Stourton.Edun attended RADA, appearing in several productions and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Acting in 2008.Following his graduation from RADA, he played small parts in productions at the Almeida Theatre and the Liverpool Playhouse.He also played Macbeth in a production of the eponymous play by the National Theatre, earning praise for being "charismatic" and a "fine verse speaker". In 2009, Edun became only the second black actor to play Romeo at the Globe Theatre when he was cast in Dominic Dromgoole's production of Romeo and Juliet. He also appeared in Slaves, a play by Rex Obano.
Edun has also appeared in several television shows. In 2009, he appeared in an episode of The Fixer, before a role in Law & Order: UK as a soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan.During series three of Merlin, Edun appeared as Elyan in three episodes, and was upgraded to a recurring character in series four. Elyan was killed off during the fifth and final series of Merlin in 2012 LOL. In 2011, he appeared in two episodes of The Hour as the character Sey, and reprised the role for three episodes in 2012.
In addition to English, Edun speaks French and Yoruba.
Also, Edun is the current boyfriend of the actress Oona Chaplin.


6.Nonso Anozie



 Chukwunonso Nwachukwu "Nonso" Anozie is an English actor who has worked on stage, film, and television. He is best known for his role as Tank in Rock n Rolla, Sergent Dap in Ender's Game, and Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.Chukwunonso Nwachukwu "Nonso" Anozie is an English actor who has worked on stage, film, and television. He is best known for his role as Tank in Rock n Rolla, Sergent Dap in Ender's Game, and Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the HBO television series Game of Thrones.


 Anozie was born in Camden, London, England, of Nigerian descent, Igbo to be precise. my guess he is from Anambra state . 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 has also been featured in a lot of movies and televison series listed below
  • The Last Legion (2007), Batiatus
  • Atonement (2007), Frank Mace
  • Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Ezra
  • Cass (2008), Cass Pennant
  • RocknRolla (2008
  • Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010), Sergeant Jeffreys
  • Brighton Rock (2010), Dallow
  • I Am Slave (2010)
  • Conan the Barbarian (2011), Artus
  • The Grey (2011), Jackson Burke
  • Ender's Game (2013), Sergeant Dap
  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Embee
  • Get Santa (2014), Knuckles
  • Cinderella (2015), Captain of the Guards
  • Game of Thrones (2012), Xaro Xhoan Daxos
  • The Bible (2013), Samson
  • Dracula (2013–2014), R.M. Renfield
  • Zoo (2015–present), Abraham Kenyatta
  • Tut (2015), General Horemheb
  • Sense8 (2015)
  • Doctor Who (2015)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016), Oberon

7.Dayo Okeniyi




I like these guy dimples sure YORUBA boy.,

 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 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.
2011 Lions Among Men
2012 The Hunger Games
2012 The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games
2013 The Spectacular Now
2013 Runner, Runner
2013 Cavemen
2013 Revolution
2014 Endless Love
2015 Terminator Genisys
2016 Good Kids
2016 Shades of Blue



8.Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaji


  My guess he is from OYO state i call him triple "A"Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje born 22 August 1967) is an English actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his roles as Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns, Nykwana Wombosi in The Bourne Identity, Mr. Eko on Lost, and Simon Adebisi on Oz. His more recent roles include Malko in the fifth season of the HBO series Game of Thrones, providing the voice to the title character on the animated series Major Lazer,  Dave Duerson in the NFL biopic drama Concussion, and Killer Croc in Suicide Squad.Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in Islington, London, to Nigerian parents of Yoruba origin, who were students in the UK. He is fluent in several languages, including Yoruba, Italian, and Swahili. He can "get along" in a few other languages, including French. 

When he was only six weeks old, his biological parents gave him up to a white working-class family in Tilbury. His foster parents had at least ten African children, including Akinnuoye-Agbaje's two sisters, living in their house at certain points. His foster father made a living as a lorry driver and struggled to support the family financially.When he was eight years old, his biological parents brought him back to Nigeria but, as he was unable to speak the Yoruba language and forbidden by his parents to speak English,Akinnuoye-Agbaje has also stated that he will be directing a film about his life story. More recently, he guest starred in the second episode of season 8 of Monk, and played Derek Jameson in the 2011 film The Thing. He portrayed Kurse in the Marvel Studios film Thor: The Dark World. He portrayed the character Malko in the fifth season of Game of Thrones.In 2015 it was reported that Akinnuoye-Abaje voices the lead character of Bilal, a film about the life of Bilal Ibn Rabah set to be released in the second half of the year. In 2016, he co-starred in the action film Suicide Squad, as the Batman villain Killer Croc

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Akinnuoye-Agbaje is a Nichiren Buddhist and a member of the Soka Gakkai International Buddhist association.Akinnuoye-Agbaje asked to be written off Lost, citing a desire to return to London after his parents' deaths and to direct a film there.
He has never married or had children.


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