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

1. Apollo Crews

Sesugh Uhaa, better known by his ring name Apollo Crews, is a professional wrestler from the United States. 

His professional wrestling career began in 2009, and he worked for several wrestling promotions before signing with WWE six years ago, including Dragon Gate USA, World Wrestling Alliance, Pro Wrestling Alliance, and Great Championship Wrestling. 

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

2. Commander Azeez

Babatunde ukasz Aiyegbusi, better known by his ring name Commander Azeez, is a retired football player from Poland who has been signed to WWE since 2016. 

Aiyegbusi formerly played for The Crew Wrocaw in the Polish American Football League, Dresden Monarchs in the German Football League, and the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League before joining WWE five years ago. 

The 32-year-old professional wrestler's father is Nigerian and his mother is Polish, despite the fact that he was born in Olenica, Wrocaw Voivodeship, Poland. 

3. Ezra Judge

Ezekwesiri Nduka Jr, better known by his ring name Ezra Judge, is a professional wrestler and former gridiron footballer and bodybuilder from the United States. 

Nduka began his professional bodybuilding career as a member of the MuscleMania Professional Division, where he finished fourth in the Men's Physique Professional Division at the World Championships in Vegas. He was signed to the WWE in August of last year as a result of his outstanding performance on the gridiron and on the bodybuilding stage. 

Despite the fact that Nduka was born in Dallas, Texas, on August 28, 1988, he is of Nigerian origin. 

4. Omos

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

He began his professional career as a collegiate basketball player with the University of South Florida and Morgan State University before joining WWE two years ago. 

He is a Nigerian by birth. 

5. Kofi Kingston

Kofi Nahaje Sarkodie-Mensah, better known by his ring as Kofi Kingston, is a professional wrestler from the United States who is presently signed to WWE. 

Following his graduation from Boston College, Kofi Kingston opted to pursue a professional wrestling career and began appearing as Kofi Nahaje Kingston, a Jamaican wrestler on the New England indie circuit. He changed his ring name to Kofi Kingston after signing with WWE fifteen years ago. Kingston debuted in WWE thirteen years ago as the same Jamaican character he used on the independent circuit. He ceased being billed from Jamaica and shed the accent twelve years ago, yet he kept his ring name. After that, he began to be billed from Ghana, his home country. 

Kingston was a four-time Intercontinental Champion and a three-time United States Champion from 2009 to 2013. In WWE history, he is the only African-born world champion. He became WWE's 30th Triple Crown Champion and 20th overall Grand Slam Champion after winning the WWE Championship. Kingston also holds the record for the most days spent as a WWE Tag Team Champion and is known for coming up with creative tactics to avoid elimination from Royal Rumble and battle royal bouts. 

Kofi Kingston is originally from Ghana.

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