International celebs that are of Igbo origin: Several Nigerians are definitely doing themselves and their country proud. Here are a list of some celebrities that have made a name for themselves in the international scene and are of Igbo origin.
10. Uzo Aduba
Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black (2013–present), for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014, a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015.
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9. Osi Umenyiora
Ositadimma “Osi” Umenyiora is an English-American former defensive end who played in the National Football League. He played college football for Troy University and was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft.
He is proudly Igbo.