11 American Celebrities From Nigeria Who Are Famous
There are many American Celebrities From Nigeria. Some of them you know already while others to be mentioned here, you might be unaware of.
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Some of these American Celebrities From Nigeria have made names for themselves and can rightly boast of their status as movie stars.
They make us proud and together with other Nigerian achievers in other fields of life gives us a sense of belonging to a world devided by competition.
Hollywood is the best industry to practice as an Actor or a film maker. It is therefore a matter of pride to know that there are Nigerians in that circle representing the country as well as the continent.
But we are not only focusing on actors but on musicians as well as models.
American Celebrities From Nigeria
We see Wale participate more and more in the Nigerian Music industry. Working with his brothers , enriching their profile as well as their songs with his preswnce.
Wale (who is a Nigerian American ) was born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin on September 21st, 1984, in Northwest, Washington, D.C.
2. Uzo Aduba
Aduba was born in Boston , Massachusetts, the daughter of Nigerian parents, of Igbo origin.
She is known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black (2013–present), for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015.
3. Dayo Okeniyi
He is a Nigerian American actor,  popularly known for playing the role of Thresh in The Hunger Games  and Danny Dyson in Terminator Genisys.
He was born in Jos but later In 2003, moved with his family to Indiana , United States.
4. Adepero Oduye
She is known for her leading role in
Pariah (2011), as well as supporting roles in 12 Years a Slave (2013) and The Big Short (2015).
Adepero Oduye was born in Brooklyn, New York, one of seven children of Nigerian parents. Although she graduated pre-med from Cornell University , she decided to pursue her passion for acting upon graduation.
5. Olurotimi Akinosho
known professionally as Rotimi, He is known for his role as Darius Morrison on the Starz series Boss , and currently stars as Andre Coleman 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.
Hakeem Seriki pupolarly known by his stage name Chamillionaire was born to a Muslim Nigerian father and an African-American Christian mother in Washington D.C. , and moved to Houston, Texas at the age of four.
He is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor.
7. Tyler, the Creator
Tyler Gregory Okonma was born on March 6, 1991 in Ladera Heights, California, the son of a Nigerian father of Igbo descent and a mother of mixed African-American and European-Canadian descent.
Tyler, the Creator, is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director.
He is the co-founder and de facto leader of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future.
8. Donald Faison
Faison was born in Harlem in New York City, the son of Shirley, a talent agent, and Donald Faison, a building manager. He is the elder brother of actor Olamide Faison . His middle name stems from the words “ade” (meaning “crown”) and “osun ” (meaning “river of life”) in the Yoruba tongue.
Faison has also co-starred in the films
Waiting To Exhale (1995), Remember the Titans (2000), Uptown Girls (2003),
Something New (2006), Next Day Air (2009), and Kick-Ass 2 (2013).
9. Olamide Faison
He plays Miles Robinson on the children’s television show Sesame Street. Born in New York City, Faison joined the cast in 2003. He is the third actor to play the role, after Miles Orman and Imani Patterson.
Olamide is the youngest brother of Donald Faison, who starred in the NBC sitcom Scrubs .
Jidenna Theodore Mobisson was born on May 4, 1985 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, to Tama Mobisson, a white accountant , and Oliver Mobisson , a Nigerian Igbo academic.
Jidenna , is an American rapper , singer, songwriter , and record producer. And he is gradually becoming a very marketable name in movies as well.
His Nigerian origin is what one can described as the most knowable Nigerian Celebrity News fact out there.
11. Gbenga Akinnagbe
He is an American actor and writer, best known for his role as Chris Partlow on the HBO series
Akinnagbe was born in Washington, D.C. , the son of Nigerian parents. He was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland .
I hope this post on the 11 American Celebrities From Nigeria was worth your while as well as entertaining?
It is a story that anyone can find greatness in America and that talent and discipline that can make the doors into Hollywood stand ajar for you.
These American Celebrities From Nigeria are the pathfinders and this trail that they have opened up, is for all black believers in Nigeria.
A proper that you can make it!
Even if you are currently in Nigeria and one dat hope to make it big in the United States of America.
These American Celebrities are famous because they believed, so don’t ever stop dreaming.