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Meet 4 Popular British Actors Who Are Nigerians

Transcontinental migration is a situation where a person migrates from one continent to another. Many Nigerians have migrated to countries on different continents. Many people traveled out of the country to fulfill their dreams while some traveled out of the country due to one particular reason that is so important to them. Almost everyone has his or her reasons for traveling out of the country.

It is noteworthy that there are many Nigerians in the United Kingdom and besides, some Nigerians who were born and raised in the United Kingdom can speak their indigenous languages. However, many people were born and raised in the United Kingdom and have Nigeria origin. Besides, there are many celebrities and actors in the United Kingdom who have Nigeria origin but about 4 popular actors are listed below.

1. David Oyelowo.

Just as the name suggests, one could easily understand that this is a Yoruba name. David Oyelowo was born to Nigerian parents in 1976 in England. He is an actor, businessman and movie producer. David Oyelowo had the opportunity to live in Nigeria because his family returned to Nigeria from London when he was 6-year-old and when he was 14-year-old, his family moved back to London. He has featured in some movies and plays.

2. John Boyega.

John Adebayo Bamidele Adegboyega who is popularly known as John Boyega was born to Nigerian parents in Peckham in 1992. John Boyega has featured in several movies and he performed well in the movies.

3. Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor is a British-Nigerian actor and entertainer. Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor is an Igbo man because he was born to Igbo parents in the United Kingdom. To improve his acting skills, Chiwetel Ejiofor attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Besides, he is a talented actor who has featured in some movies.

4. Adetomiwa Edun.

Adetomiwa Edun is a British-Nigerian actor who was born in Lagos, Nigeria. His father whose name is Olawale Edun is a Nigerian. Adetomiwa Edun traveled out from Nigeria to the United Kingdom when he was 11-year-old and one interesting fact about him is that he can speak the Yoruba language. Adetomiwa Edun has featured in some British movies including Merlin.

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