Sunday, 23 July 2017

Meet 24 international celebs you never knew were Nigerian

Taio Cruz, Carmen Ejogo and Nonso Anozie are just some of the famous celebs you didnt know were Nigerians. Photos: Various

Well, you might know them as ‘world famous’, you probably know a little bit of their background, but we bet you never knew some of them were Nigerians.

Kilogram24 brings you 24 world famous people you probably didn’t know were Nigerians.

Check them out…

Hugo Weaving
Do you remember Agent Smith in The Matrix trilogy? Yes! Neo’s arch-rival is Nigerian. How? Well the 56 year old actor was born in Nigeria at the University College Hospital in Ibadan. This makes him Nigerian by birth. His parents moved back to England a year after. Hugo Weaving has acted in several blockbusters such as V For Vendetta, The Matrix Trilogy and Lord of The Rings trilogy, Transformers trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy and Captain America. Who said Ibadan boys don’t go far?

Adewale Agbaje
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is an English actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his roles as Lock-Nah in The Mummy Returns, Nykwana Wombosi in The Bourne Identity, Mr. Eko on Lost, and Simon Adebisi on Oz.

Toks Olagundoye

Olatokunbo Susan Olasobunmi Abeke ‘Toks’ Olagundoye is a Nigerian television and film actress, writer, and producer.

She is known for her role as Jackie Joyner-Kersee in the ABC-TV sitcom The Neighbors. She was born in Lagos to a Nigerian father and a Norwegian mother.


Taio Cruz was born in London to a Nigerian father and a Brazillian mother. He is a British singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper, and entrepreneur.

His name ‘Taio’ was derived from yoruba name, Tayo.

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