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Nigerians are known to travel far and wide. They not only survive in whichever country they find themselves, but become successful world famous celebrities at the long run.

In the entertainment industry today, there are several famous blacks that are excellent in their arts. People sometimes assume they are black Americans, or from other parts of Africa, but the fact remains, some of these actors and musicians are Nigerians by decent.

Some of the actors on this list were born in Nigeria and grew up abroad, while some others were born and bred outside the country, nevertheless, they have strong Nigerian roots and have either one or both Nigerian parents.

1. John Boyega


Born on March 17, 1992, John Adedayo Adegboyega , known professionally as John Boyega is a British actor and producer best known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film of the Star Wars series.

Boyega was born to Nigerian parents Abigail and Samson in south London, and he rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role as Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block.

He has also acted in Half of a Yellow Sun in 2013, four episodes of the television series 24: Live Another Day and the drama Imperial Dreams in 2014.

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