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5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by inspire700(m): 7:14am On Jan 13
Several Nigerian born actors have featured in Hollywood superhero movies. As fans anticipate Funke Akindele's Hollywood debut as a member of Dora Milaje in "Avengers: Infinity War," Pulse Movies has put together a list of Nigerian-born actors that have played a major or minor role in a superhero film.

Check them out.

1. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - Thor: The Dark World

Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in Islington, London, to Nigerian parents of Yoruba origin.
In Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World," Akinnuoye-Agbaje played dual roles as the warrior Algrimand the monstrous Kurse.
In "Suicide Squad," he played Killer Croc, a Metahuman who suffers from a skin condition that causes him to develop reptilian features.

2. Chiwetel Ejiofor - "Doctor Strange"

Ejiofor was born in London's Forest Gate, to Nigerian parents. In Marvel's "Doctor Strange," the Oscar nominated actor played Karl Mordo, the master of the Mystic Arts.
Unlike in the comics, his character is not introduced as a villain.

3. Moe Sasegbon: Wonder Woman

British-Nigerian heptathlete Moe Sasegbon made her acting debut in DC's "Wonder Woman."
She made an appearance in the first act of the movie as one of the Amazons, who were called to battle the uninvited German soldiers.
She also reprised her role as an Amazon in "Justice League."

4. Sammi Rotibi

Sammi Rotibi is an actor born in Nigeria and has starred in several movies including "Django Unchained."
In DC's "Batman V. Superman Dawn Of Justice," he played General Amajagh, an African terrorist from Nairomi.

5. Wunmi Mosaku

Wunmi Mosaku is a Nigerian-born British actress.
In "Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice," Mosaku played Kahina Ziri, a Nairomi citizen who was hired and blackmailed by Lex Luthor to falsely testify against Superman.
"Avengers: Infinity War," the latest superhero movie to feature a Nigerian, makes its debut on April 25, 2018.

SOURCE: http://www.gistparkmedia.com/2018/01/5-nigerians-who-have-featured-in.html

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by inspire700(m): 7:15am On Jan 13

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by kabayomi(m): 7:17am On Jan 13
Soon...... Funke Akindele cool

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by biacan(f): 7:22am On Jan 13
Biacan cool

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by anibirelawal(m): 7:38am On Jan 13
cheesy grin cheesy grin GREAT!

Right now...
FUNKE AKINDELE be like Nollywood Ambassador...

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by nepapole(m): 8:01am On Jan 13
biacan:
Biacan cool
Biacan kor.......Biafra niiii.

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by cerowo(f): 8:03am On Jan 13
At least something good can still come out from Nigeria cool

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by biacan(f): 8:03am On Jan 13
nepapole:
Biacan kor.......Biafra niiii.
Better watch your mouth cool

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by kay29000(m): 10:41am On Jan 13
Nice. The Agbaje guy has really tried in Hollywood.

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by Ihatepork: 10:42am On Jan 13
Cool. But Funke remains the champ cos she's based in Nigeria

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by DollarAngel(m): 10:42am On Jan 13
Buhari

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by ednut1(m): 10:42am On Jan 13
Nigerians too like to dey claim pple grin. They are british first abeg

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by Ishilove: 10:43am On Jan 13
Apart from Chinwetalu and Adewale, I don't think the other fellows identify as Nigerians. I could be wrong though

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by Oluwasaeon(m): 10:44am On Jan 13
biacan:
Biacan cool
grin
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by Bayajidda1: 10:44am On Jan 13

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by Joe4real701(m): 10:44am On Jan 13
Nice one from Nigerians abroad
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by Dollarship(m): 10:44am On Jan 13
1st to comment
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by Smooyis(m): 10:44am On Jan 13
Really
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by olasco18(m): 10:44am On Jan 13
they ar still working on my own...it will soon b realese so watch out!!!!!!!!!
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by Kingwizzy16(m): 10:45am On Jan 13
ednut1:
Nigerians too like to dey claim pple grin. They are british first abeg


grin grin grin

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by YoshiMaster: 10:45am On Jan 13
where is Idris Elba from
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by Moloso(m): 10:46am On Jan 13
wow....
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by shaddoww: 10:46am On Jan 13
We've got lots of talents down south, na just condition make crayfish bend. But once dey get to d other side, dey only need just a small opportunity n dey unleash their greatness.
We also have people like;

Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Hollywood actor, Kazeem was born in Lagos State and is a native of Ogun
State. He has featured in several hit movies such as ‘Hotel Rwandan,’ ‘X-Men
Origins: Wolverine, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘At World’s End and many TV series
including 24, and Criminal Minds. He has also featured in some Nollywood movies
like ‘Last Flight To Abuja,’ ‘Black November’ and ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun.’
Currently, Hakeem is a brand ambassador for Etisalat Nigeria.

Adetomiwa Edun
British actor Adetomiwa Edun was born in 1984 to a Nigerian father from the
Yoruba tribe and a half-Ghanaian, half-English mother. Edun, who moved to the
United Kingdom at the age of 11, has featured in movies like Slaves, Law &
Order: UK, The Hour, Passengers. He is popularly known for his role in the TV
series, Merlin, where he played ‘Sir Elyan’ and he became the second black in
2009 to play Romeo at the Globe Theatre. Tomiwa speaks English,
Yoruba and French.

Uzo Aduba
Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba is an American actress who is known for her
role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the television series ‘Orange Is the New
Black’. Her parents are both Nigerians of Igbo origin.

Caroline Chikezie
Caroline was born in England to Nigerian parents but was sent to boarding school
in Nigeria at a point, in an attempt to make her abandon her dreams to become
an actress. She choose acting to taking over her father’s hospital in Nigeria. So
far, the 42-year-old has featured in ‘ Holby City ,’ ‘Casualty ,’ ‘ Babymother ,’ ‘ As
If ,’ ‘ Judas Kiss,’ ‘ Free Fall’, ‘Torchwood’, ‘Cyberwoman”,’
‘Supernatural,’ and ‘Brothers and Sisters’.

Nonso Anozie
Nonso Anozie is an English actor of Nigerian descent. Apart from movies, he was
cast to play in the TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Dracula’.

The great David Oyelowo
He was born in Oxford, England, to Nigerian parents. Oyelowo first attended a youth theatre after being invited by a girl to whom he was attracted to. He then studied theatre studies for A level at City and Islington College. It was his passion in acting that earned him get good grades that his teacher advised he should become an actor and start an acting career. After A levels, Oyelowo enrolled for a one year art foundation course, before winning a place and scholarship at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), finishing his three-year training in 1998.

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by enemmo(f): 10:47am On Jan 13
Sophie Okonedo in Aoen Flux

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by Franking: 10:47am On Jan 13
U will have to define 'Nigerian'. Like saying Obama is Kenyan. Having Nigerian parents is second to ur country of birth.

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by Ishilove: 10:47am On Jan 13
YoshiMaster:
where is Idris Elba from
Sierra Leone

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by midehi2(f): 10:47am On Jan 13
All I have watched grin
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by ExInferis(m): 10:48am On Jan 13
It's a bit part.

She's going to be background filler, with no speaking lines.

Maybe she'll be in one or two frames that we'd have to pause and look for her.

So why the unnecessary jubilation?

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Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by castrol180(m): 10:48am On Jan 13
Good!
Re: 5 Nigerians Who Have Featured In Hollywood Superhero Movies by Gaddafithe2nd(m): 10:48am On Jan 13
Akinnuoye-Agbaje, that man has being in Hollywood for years. The first time i watched a movie he feaured that was "Bourne Identity", where he spoke yoruba.

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