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5 WWE Wresters That Are Originally From West Africa (Photos)

1. Apollo Crews

Sesugh Uhaa, popularly known by his ring name Apollo Crews, is an American professional wrestler.

His professional wrestling career started in 2009, and he worked for several wrestling promotions such as Dragon Gate USA promotion, World Wrestling Alliance, Pro Wrestling Alliance, and Great Championship Wrestling, before he was signed to WWE six years ago.

Although Uhaa was born on 22 August 1987, in Sacramento, California, United States, he is originally from Nigeria.

2. Commander Azeez

Babatunde Łukasz Aiyegbusi, popularly known by his ring name Commander Azeez, is a Polish wrestler and retired football player currently signed to WWE since 2016.

Before he was signed to WWE five years ago, Aiyegbusi previously played in the Polish American Football League for The Crew Wrocław, German Football League for Dresden Monarchs, and the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

Although he was born in Oleśnica, Wrocław Voivodeship, Poland, the 32-year-old professional wrestler's father is a Nigerian and his mother Polish.

3. Ezra Judge

Ezekwesiri Nduka Jr, popularly known by his ring name Ezra Judge, is an American professional wrestler and former gridiron footballer and bodybuilder.

Nduka started his career as a professional bodybuilder, competing for the MuscleMania Professional Division, and was placed 4th in the Men's Physique Professional Division during the World Championships in Vegas. Owing to his great performance on the gridiron and on the bodybuilding stage, he was signed to the WWE in August two years ago.

Although Nduka was born on 28 August 1988 in Dallas, Texas, United States, he is of Nigerian descent.

4. Omos

Tolulope Jordan Omogbehin, popularly known by his stage name Omos, is a 27-year-old American professional wrestler and former college basketball player currently signed to WWE since 2019.

He started his professional career with the University of South Florida and Morgan State University as a college basketball player, before he was signed to WWE two years ago.

He is originally from Nigeria.

5. Kofi Kingston

Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah, popularly known by his ring name Kofi Kingston, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE.

After his graduation from Boston College, Kofi Kingston decided to pursue a professional wrestling career, and started performing on the New England independent circuit as a Jamaican wrestler by the name of Kofi Nahaje Kingston. After he was signed to WWE fifteen years ago, he changed his ring name to Kofi Kingston. Kingston made his first professional appearance in WWE thirteen years ago using the same Jamaican character as he did on the independent circuit. Twelve years ago, he stopped being billed from Jamaica and dropped the accent, although he kept his ring name. He then started being billed from his home country of Ghana.

From 2009 to 2013, Kingston became a four-time Intercontinental Champion and a three-time United States Champion. He is the only African-born world champion in WWE history. His WWE Championship win also made him WWE's 30th Triple Crown Champion and 20th overall Grand Slam Champion. Additionally, Kingston himself holds the singular record for most days spent as a Tag Team Champion within WWE and is also known for innovative ways of suspending his elimination from Royal Rumble and battle royal matches.

Kofi Kingston is originally from Ghana.

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