5 top Nigerian-born actors in Hollywood

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Before Funke Akindele is featured in an American movie, Avengers: Infinity War, a few Nigerian-born actors have featured in Hollywood superhero movies.

Pulse lists some Nigerian-born actors that have played a role in a superhero film. See below:

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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 Algrim and 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.

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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.

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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 Batman V. Superman Dawn Of Justice, he played General Amajagh, an African terrorist.

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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.

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