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5 World Superstars You Probably Didn’t Know Are Nigerians



Today, we shine the light on some world famous personalities that have Nigerian roots.

While the country can boldly boast of citizens making the green and white flag proud, we have decided to bring to you some international superstars who are also achieving greatness.

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Some of these superstars stuck to their Nigerian names and for others, you will have to dig on the internet to find out.

Below are 5 world superstars you probably didn’t know are Nigerians.

1. Big Sean

It came as a big surprise to fans across the world when Big Sean revealed in an interview with Vibe Magazine that he was part Nigerian.

He said, “I remember one time, My Aunty took Me and My Brother to see Santa Claus and Santa Claus was black, and I was like that’s not Santa Claus, then my grandma said why is that not Santa Claus and I was like because he is black, He was like Super black, you know what I mean like a Nigerian, I am Nigerian, part Nigerian.”

2. John Boyega

His real name, John Adedayo B. Adegboyega and he is an English actor known popularly in Hollywood for playing the character of Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films, The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

3. Wale

Born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin to Nigerian parents, the Maybach Music record label artist is one of the most popular rappers in the United States of America. He has also worked with several Nigerian musicians including Wizkid and Olamide and also identifies with this Nigerian roots.

4. Jidenna

Jidenna is a Nigerian-American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer credited with many hits including the world famed Classic Man song. His real name is Jidenna Theodore Mobisson and was born to a Nigerian father.

5. Rotimi

Rotimi is a famous singer and actor in the United States of America. His break out role in Hollywood was his role as Andre Coleman on the popular TV series, ‘Power.’

His father an investment banker of Yoruba origin and his mother of Igbo origin. His full name is Olurotimi Akinosho and he was born in 1988 in New Jersey. In 2019, the actor bought himself a penthouse in Nigeria as a birthday gift.

SOURCE: AfricaCelebrities.Com