February  26,  2016


1.Chinwetel  Ejiofor

Born in London to Nigerian parents of Igbo ethnicity, he has 53 awards and 73 nominations under his belt, he has stared in such movies as the critically acclaimed ‘Amistad’, ’12 years a slave’, ‘Children of men’, ‘2012’, ‘American Gangster’, ‘Serenity’ and ‘Salt’ among many others


Carmen Ejogo

2.  Carmen Ejogo

Carmen Ejogo’s father is Nigerian and her mother is Scottish. The British actress stared in such movies as ‘What’s the Worst That Could Happen?’, ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ and ‘Selma’.And saving the best for last

Tracy ifeachor

3. Tracy Ifeachor

British television and theatre actress best known for playing in the ‘Doctor Who Christmas special, The End of Time’, and TV series ‘Crossbones’. She also stars as Aya in The "Originals"

Sophie Okonedo

4. Sophie Okonedo

Born from Nigerian father and Jewish mother, Sophie Okonedo is a British actress and singer. She has played in such great movies as ‘Æon Flux’, Hotel Rwanda, ‘Mrs. Mandela’, ‘Skin’ and many more.

Nonso Anozie

5. Nonso Anozie

Nonso Anozie is an English actor of Nigerian descent. Apart from featuring in Hollywood movies, he was cast to play in the TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Dracula’


Caroline Chikezie

6. Caroline Chikezie

Born in London to Nigerian parents, Caroline Chikezie was expected to take over her father’s hospital in Nigeria, but she decided to become an actress. She is best known for playing in the series ‘As If’ and movie ‘Æon Flux’.


Uzo Aduba

7. Uzoamaka Nwaneka "Uzo Aduba"

Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba is an American actress who is known for her role as “Crazy Eyes” Warren on ‘Orange Is the New Black’. Her parents are both Nigerians of Igbo origin


Ashley Madueke

8. Ashley Madekwe

Born in London, Ashley Madekwe has a Nigerian father and an English mother. She is best known for her roles as Ashley in TV series ‘Revenge’ and America series ‘Salem’. She also runs a fashion blog


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