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Top 10 Nigerian actors making waves in Hollywood – You most likely didn’t know #9 is Yoruba boy (Photos)

The Hollywood is, without doubt, the largest and most prominent movie industry in the whole world. In fact, the margin of difference between Hollywood and others is too wide to measure. Many Black Americans and Brits (with African roots) have made there marks and are still contributing immensely to the sustenance of Hollywood’s global premier status. Stay close as we bring you the top Nigerian actors in Hollywood.

1) Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor
Nigerian actors making waves in Hollywood

Speak of a long and illustrious career? Here you are! Chiwetel is undoubtedly the torch bearer of Nigerian actors in the Hollywood. He was born on July 10, 1977 in London  to his doctors parents. His parents are Nigerian migrants from Enugu state.

He has always been passionate about pursuing a career in acting. When he was 19, he enrolled into the prestigious National Youth Theatre in London, which eventually set him up for a long and illustrious career. First he secured a scholarship into the theatre academy and got his first movie role shortly after.

His first movie role came in 1997 in a movie titled Amistad. He has since gone on to star in numerous Hollywood movies like Doctor Strange, 12 Years a slave, Martian, Salt and many more. He has been nominated for several top awards and has won a good number of those awards.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, a Nigerian from Enugu state, currently has one of the highest honours in the UK; COBE. He was conferred with the COBE honour in 2015.

2) Agbaje Adewale Akinnuoye

Agbaje Adewale Akinnuoye
Nigerian actors making waves in Hollywood

This ‘giant’ was born in London to Nigerian parents of Yoruba descent. He was born 51 years ago (August 22, 1967). Although he was born of Nigerian blood, he grew up in an adopted home, in the midst of white – English family.

Agbaje is a well learned individual. He holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Law. However, his love for showbiz trumps his passion for law. In fact, he was once a model.

This ‘giant’ actor is known for his roles in epic or action movies. Some of his top Hollywood appearances include Pompei (where he starred alongside Kit Harrington), Suicide Squad (alongside Will Smith), Game of Thrones, Lost, The Mummy Returns and many more.

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