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10 celebrities you didn’t know were Nigerians – This will shock you! (With Pictures)

3. Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz Wallpaper

British Singer, Jacob Taio Cruz was born in London. His father is a Nigerian while his mother is Brazillian. Cruz was signed on a publishing deal when he was 19 years old and has won several awards including the BRIT Awards, Billboard Music Awards, ASCAP Awards and American Music Awards.


4. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

The crowd cheers as Atticus (Adewele Akinnouye-Agbaje) defeats the "Roman Soldiers" in the Amphitheatre in TriStar Pictures' POMPEII.

Former fashion model of Yoruba origin, and Hollywood actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, is best known for his roles in ‘The Mummy Returns‘, ‘Pompeii,’ ‘The Bourne Identity‘, and in TV series ‘Lost‘ and ‘Oz‘. He was born in Washington, D.C to Nigerian parents and is fluent in Yoruba, Italian and Swahili, aside English language.



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  1. Charles says

    Why didn't you add Wesley snipes?

  2. Delighted says

    N. B. Being born in Nigeria doesn't make you a Nigerian, according to the Nigerian constitution, one of your grandparents must be a Nigerian by birth.

  3. Uc finance says

    @ delighted there is citizen by birth

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