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21 World famous celebrities you never knew were Nigerians – This will shock you! (With Pictures)

11. Richard Ayoade

Gadget Man with Richard Ayoade Stephen Mangan

Richard Ayoade is a British actor born to a Nigerian father and a Norwegian mother. The comedian, actor and writer has written several award-winning stage plays in the UK. He made his Hollywood debut in 2012 after starring in the comedy ‘The Watch,’ alongside Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill.


12. David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo is a British actor. He has played supporting roles in the films 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' ,'Middle of Nowhere', 'Lincoln' and garnered praise for portraying Louis Gaines in 'The Butler'. On television , he played M15 officer Danny Hunter in the British series 'Spooks'. In 2014, Oyelowo played Martin Luther King, Jr in the biographical drama film ' Selma', for which he received a Golden Globe for Best Actor. David Oyelowo is photographed at the Corinthia Hotel in central London, England.

Hollywood actor David Oyelowo was born on April 1, 1976, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, to Nigerian parents. He has featured in movies like: ‘The ButlerSmall IslandRise of the Planet of the Apes,Middle of Nowhere, Lincoln, and Blood and Oil,’ (a film about Niger-Delta, oil and militancy in Nigeria).



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  1. Anon says

    Wale is from Ondo State

  2. Yemi Blaq says

    Wale isnt from Ogun he's from Ondo State.

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