International stars you didn’t know are Nigerians

Sophie Okoendo

There are lots Nigerians that has paved way for themselves outside of Nigeria.

Below is a list of some top stars.

Sophie Okoendo, acted in the movie Hotel Rwanda has also been nominated for a Golden Globes award for the mini series called Tsunami.

Sophie Okoendo

Wale, the Nigerian American has made Billboard No 1 twice. He is one rapper who is always proud of his African Culture.


Tinnie Tampah, the British/Nigerian rapper has appeared 6 times on UK no1, the most by a rapper in UK.

Tinnie Tampah


Angelica Nwandu, Owner of The Shaderoom, Time Magazine dubbed her the “TMZ of Instagram“. she has more than 8 million followers on Instagram and gets 100,000 daily on Instagram.

Angelica Nwandu


John Boyega, the British/Nigerian Actor is known for his role as Finn in Star Wars , he also acted half of a yellow sun.

John Boyega

Chinwetel Ejiofor, is known for his act in 12 years of a slave and was nominated by prime time Emmy for outstanding lead act.

chiwetel EJIOFOR


Ayo Jay,  is a United State based Nigerian singer and has a song with Fetty Wap. He is currently signed to RCA record label.

Ayo jay


Nnamdi Asomugha, played in the NFL and was once considered as a top shot. He is currently married to Kerry Washington.


Nnamdi Asamogha

Jidenna, has featured popular rapper Kendrick Lamar in his song classic man also Janelle Monae’s yoga.



Uzo Aduba, this star needs no introduction, popularly known as crazy eyes in Orange is the new black. She won 2015 Emmy ‘s best supporting actress.

Uzo aduba









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