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5 Hollywood actors who are from the Yoruba tribe

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Nigerians are doing really well in the entertainment sector all over the world, and no matter where we end up, we always attempt to make a difference. Apart from being of Nigerian ancestry, several of these famous persons are also of Yoruba descent, and while some are well-known, many people are unaware that they are of Yoruba descent.

Let’s look at Hollywood actors who are from the Yoruba tribe…

Some of these Yoruba International performers have filled some roles in Hollywood’s American film business and have done well. These actors have appeared in major American films and television series and are doing well in the industry. The following are five Yoruba actors from Hollywood.

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1. EDUN ADETOMIWA

EDUN ADETOMIWA

Babatunde Adetomiwa Stafford Edun is a British-Nigerian actor who was born in 1984. He is well known for his appearances in the popular television show Merlin as Sir Elyan.

Young, Marcus In Bates Motel and Alex Hunter in the football video games FIFA 17, 18, and 19. In MERLIN, he played a knight of Camelot as well as the queen of Camelot’s sister.

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Tomiwa was born in Lagos, Nigeria to Olawale Edun, a Nigerian father, and Amy Adwoa, a half-Ghanian, half-English mother. Tomiwa came to the United Kingdom with his family when he was 11 years old, where he attended Eton College until the age of 13. He then studied Classics at Christ’s College, Cambridge (University of Cambridge).

EDUN ADETOMIWA

2. DAVID OYELOWO

DAVID OYELOWO

David Oyelowo, born April 1, 1976, is a British-Nigerian actor and producer who holds dual British and American citizenship. His most well-known performance to date was that of Martin Luther King Jr. in the 2014 biographical drama picture Selma. He also starred as the lead in A United Kingdom (2016) and as a chess tutor in “Queen of Katwe” (2016). He has appeared in films such as Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) and Lincon, among others.

Oyelowo was born to Nigerian parents in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. His father is from Oyo State in Nigeria, and his mother is from Edo State.
He was raised as a Baptist. He grew raised in Tooting Bec, South London until he was six years old when his family relocated to Lagos, Nigeria, where his father, Stephen, worked for the national airline and his mother for a railway firm. While growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, David attended a “military-style” boarding school.”
When Oyelowo was fourteen, they moved back to London and settled in Islington.

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3. JOHN BOYEGA

JOHN BOYEGA

John Boyega, born John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega, is a British-Nigerian actor and producer. He rose to notoriety in his native Britain for his role as Moses in the sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block (2011), but his international success came with his portrayal as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2016), and The Last Jedi (2017). (2017).

John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega was born on March 17, 1992, in the London borough of Peckham, to Abigail (née Aboderin), a social worker, and Samson Adegboyega, a Pentecostal minister. Both are Nigerians.

JOHN BOYEGA

4. AKINNOUYE AGBAJE, ADEWALE

AKINNOUYE AGBAJE, ADEWALE

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is a British actor, director, former fashion model, and writer who was born in Washington, D.C. to Nigerian parents. Adewale has appeared in blockbuster films such as “The Bourne Identity,” “Pompeii,” “The Mummy Returns,” and many others.

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Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in Islington, London, to Nigerian parents of Yoruba ancestry who were students in the UK. When he was six weeks old, his biological parents gave him up to a white working-class family in Tilbury, Essex.
His biological parents sent him to Nigeria when he was eight years old, but because he couldn’t speak Yoruba and was prevented by his parents from speaking English, he was quickly returned to Tilbury.

AKINNOUYE AGBAJE, ADEWALE

5. HAKEEM KAE KAZIM

HAKEEM KAE KAZIM

Kae-Kazim, who is originally from Ogun state, was born in Lagos, Nigeria, where he spent his childhood before moving to London, England, with his family.
His most well-known part was in the 2004 drama film “Hotel Rwanda.” He also appeared in several episodes of the iconic BBC show Grange Hill.

HAKEEM KAE KAZIM

Kazim has also appeared in Nigerian films such as “The Last Flight to Abuja,” “Half of a Yellow Sun,” and “Black November.”

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Nollywood Actor Moses Armstrong Charged With Rape Of A Minor

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Nollywood actor Moses Armstrong was charged with the rape of a minor and supplying abortion drugs by a State High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

The four charges were read to Armstrong for the first time since his arrest on June 13. The actor pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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His defence counsel Emmanuel Pantaleon reminded the court of the bail application filed on behalf of his client on July 25 and sought the leave of the court to proceed to entertain it.

However, the prosecution, assistant state counsel I.U. Robert opposed the bail application, citing relevant judicial authorities and urged the court to dismiss the bail plea, which he described as an “abuse of court process.”

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After hearing from both counsels, judge Ntong Ntong upheld the defence counsel’s application, granting bail to Mr Armstrong to the sum of N5 million.

A Special Assistant to the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Moses Armstrong, was arrested in June by men of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl.

The minor is allegedly a teenage girl whom he adopted and has been living with his family.

Armstrong was first arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Uyo on June 17, but the case was struck out after the Magistrate, Samuel Ukoima, ruled that the matter was not properly filed.

Reacting to the news of his arrest, Emeka Rollas, president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, described the case as “a very serious one” while announcing the actor’s suspension.

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“To get involved with a child as young as 16yrs is not something I and the association I do not represent, would not stand for. This is a very sad development involving a member of ours, but I wouldn’t want to comment any further on this case,” he said.

Rollas distancing himself from Armstrong’s actions, revealed that the case is being handled by the first lady of Akwa Ibom State, Martha Udom Emmanuel, through her Family Empowerment and Youth Re-Orientation Path Initiative.

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Most Hidden Facts About Destiny Etiko

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Destiny Etiko, a Nigerian playwright, television personality, and model, has a large fan base. She is known for her work in dramatic, humorous, and romantic roles. Her hometown is Udi in Nigeria’s Enugu State. She is the epitome of what hard work and determination can do.

Nigerian film producers and filmmakers are more often than not free to cast her in whatever role they like. This is mostly because she makes it easy. Here are some little known facts about her

1. NYS

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Destiny Etiko joined the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program in 2014 and completed it in 2015. In high school, she was involved in theater as well as other activities. She began performing in college, doing minor roles. Destiny Etiko began her career in Nollywood as a member of the National Museum’s GRAA Actors Guild at AGN in Enugu, Nigeria (AGN).
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2. Career

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Destiny Etiko was cast in a number of films after joining the Actors Guild of Nigeria as a professional actress. In a few short years, she moved from being a minor character to a large one to a giant super celebrity. She’s been dubbed “one of Nigeria’s outspoken actresses,” “one of the top performers,” “intellectual,” and “pretty.”
Destiny Etiko is an influential figure in Nigeria’s film industry, Nollywood. She’s earned a reputation for herself in Hollywood as a leading lady who can demand huge wages from top producers and directors. Destiny Etiko has appeared in films in both English and Igbo. She has collaborated with several individuals, including Pete Edochie, Nkem Owoh, ntaluagu, and others.

3. Nomination

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In 2015, she was nominated for an Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for best actress in Nigeria for her work in the Nollywood film “Idemili.” Etiko has appeared in over 130 Nollywood films. Among the many projects, she has worked on are Enuma and Black Xmas.
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She has subsequently established herself as one of Nigeria’s most brilliant and alluring visual artists. She does an excellent job at portraying the spirit of the character while yet coming off as a true performer.

4. Stardom

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Destiny Etiko rose to worldwide prominence after appearing in Ernest Obi’s 2012 Nollywood movie “Idemili.” She became a household name as a consequence of her role in the film.

Her performance in the film earned her an Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award nomination for Most Promising Actress. Ernest Obi directed the picture, which was produced by Onye-Eze Productions. The Nigerian cities of Asaba and Enugu were used as shooting sites

5. Relationship

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Destiny Etiko still hasn’t found a new lover. So far, the general public and the media have been kept in the dark regarding her private life.
She is said to be dating Nollywood actor Zubby Michael, while neither party has acknowledged the relationship. However,
Zubby Michael and Destiny Etiko are often seen together at nightclubs, parties, and other social gatherings.

6. Worth

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Destiny Etiko, a Nigerian actress with wealth in the six figures, is well-known in her home country for her work. Her Instagram and Facebook profiles have over a million followers each. Destiny Etiko is a model, film producer, and social media phenomenon.
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Many newspapers have referred to her as “one of Nigeria’s most sought-after celebrities” and “one of the highest-paid actresses.” Desiree Etiko is a rising star in Nigeria’s Nollywood film industry.

7.Education

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Destiny Etiko completed her West African Senior School Certificate and First School Leaving Certificate in Enugu, Nigeria, the same year. After completing her schooling, Destiny Etiko migrated to Anambra State, Nigeria. In 2012, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State.

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Annie Idibia reacts as lady proposes to her boyfriend with a car (Video)

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Popular Nollywood actress, Annie Idibia has reacted to a clip which captured the moment a Kenyan lady went down on her knees to propose to her Nigerian boyfriend.

Taking to her Instagram story to share her thoughts on the clip, the mother of two solicited the opinion of ladies as regards the video.

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She claimed that she can spoil her man with loads of gifts and goodies, but going on her knees to propose may be what she cannot do.

In the clip, the lady could be seen on her knees with her ring while asking her man to marry her.

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To spice up the whole scenario, the lady also acquired an expensive Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) which served as a proposal gift.

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