Famous Nigerians In Hollywood

It would surprise you to know that we have a lot of Nigerian celebrities in Tinsel-town. Nope, I am not talking about Chinwetel Ejiofor, Sade or Stephanie Okereke’s increasing moves to direct international movies in collaboration with American film-makers. I am not even referring to Nneka the pretty, sultry crooner’s success, collaborating with the likes of Nas and performing with Mary J Blige, Lenny Kravitz and Gnarls Barkley.


It is not even about Faze’s 3 seconds of fame  supposedly signing up with Akon’s Konvict Music imprint, though that issue never saw the light of day like Chris Okotie’s presidential ambition.

Believe me when I say this, some Nigerian entertainers and politicians bear a striking resemblance to Yankee celebs. They had better start asking their folks some serious questions o. Ok I joke, I joke, but alas it is working.

In the post before this one, we saw example of closet Nigerians. In this one, we may just have kindred spirits separated by land and seas. They just may not know it yet.

Alright here you go:

Elohor Isiohor - Model Agency Owner

Naomi Campbell


Banky W - Mr Capable

Craig David


It's Don Jazzy again. Mogbono feli feli..



Rapper Parrish Smith of EPMD


Atiku Abubakar

John Amos - Actor (Coming To America, Roots)


Jedi - Comedian

Pleasure P (Singer, formerly of R'N'B group Pretty Ricky)



Basorge Tariah - Nigerian actor and Comedian


Freddo Starr of Onyx (r)

Skuki (r)


Jimmy Jones

Mohammed Abacha (son of ex- Head of State)



11 responses

  1. The Don Jazzy-Parish Smith pairing is spot on! Ok, so you clearly watch waay too much TV, some of these people aren’t even really that famous : )

    • Well being famous is relative; maybe they are not just your cup of tea. I think you are referring to Parrish Smith of EPMD and the group Onyx. Well those groups were really big in the world of hip-hop music one time. Do I watch too much TV? Not more than the average person. Saw your last article by the way. Lol

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