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Nine Nigerian celebrities that featured in foreign movies

 Nine Nigerian celebrities that featured in foreign movies

The entertainment industry has done remarkably well when it comes to international collaborations and working with some of the biggest names in the global entertainment scene.

Just as a number of Hollywood stars such as Isaiah Washington, Vivica Fox and Kim Basinger have featured in Nollywood films, quite a number of Nigerian celebrities have made their debut in international movies.

Here is a list of Nigerian celebrities who have starred in international movies:

1. Jim Ikye (And Then There Was You, 2013)


Jim Ikye is one of the movie stars that got into the American movie industry. He was featured alongside top movie stars like Garcelle Beauvais and Brian White in a Hollywood movie titled “And Then There Was You.” The multi-talented actor played the character of “Zuma” in the movie.

2. Olu Jacobs


The legendary actor starred in British television series and some international films. These movies include: “The Dogs of War,” “The Tomorrow People,” “The Goodies,” “Barlow at Large,” etc.

3. Osas Ighodaro (Where Children Play, 2015)


Actress Osas Ighodaro is one of the movie stars that have been featured in Nollywood. The beautiful actress played the role of Nia in the 2015 movie Where Children Play. She starred alongside Grammy Award winner Macy Gray, Brian White and Teyonah Parris.

4. Davido (Coming to America 2, 2021)


Singer, songwriter and record producer made his international movie debut in 2021. Davido had a cameo in the “Coming to America” movie.


5. Omotola Ekeinde (Hit the floor, 2013)


Actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde made her debut in Hollywood movies in 2013. She was featured in an American drama series titled “Hit the floor.”

6. Emmanuella (Survive or Die, 2018)


Emmanuella is a successful online kid comedian who features in Mark Angel Comedy skit. Despite the success, the beautiful girl has achieved in the entertainment industry. She ventured into acting and made her debut in an Australian movie titled “Survive or die.” She displayed an excellent performance in the movie.

7. Stephanie Linus Okereke (Boonville Redemption, 2016)


The 2016 film featured Linus as Doris, a strong compassionate woman from the 2nd generation of the slave trade in America, whose parents came from Nigeria.

The American Western Epic movie also starred Pat Boone, Diane Ladd, Edward Asner, Emily Hoffman, Nicholas Neve Shari Rigby and Richard Tyson.

8. Genevieve Nnaji in (Farming, 2018)


Based on Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s childhood “Farming” features Nnaji alongside Hollywood actors Kate Beckinsale, Damon Idris and Gugu Mmbatha-Raw.

The upcoming autobiography tells the story of a young Nigerian boy who is ‘farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future. Instead, he becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.

9. Stanley Aguzie


Actor Stanley Aguzie featured in a season of Irish-Canadian historical drama television series, Vikings.

He also featured in Into the Badlands as a loyalist to Quinn, a Baron of the Badlands. Aguzie also featured in an English documentary titled Teens Who Kill Showing, which aired on CBS. THE NATION

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