Meet 7 Internationally acclaimed Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Nigerian (PHOTOS) ....1

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In a report, seen on Naij we get to meet 7 people you probably never knew were Nigerians. While it is public that Sade Adu, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chamillionaire, Wale, Tine Tempah and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbajeare Nigerians, there are still a couple more in the entertainment industry that you never knew. Have a quick dive in.

This list has dug a little deeper and discovered 7 more celebrities you never thought could be Nigerian.

Get ready to be shocked as we present you 7 well-known International celebs who are Fellow Nigerians;

1) Hugo Weaving- Do you remember Agent Smith in Matrix? Yes! Neo¡¯s arch-rival is Nigerian. How?Well the 53 year old actor was born inNigeriaat the University College Hospital in Ibadan. This makes him Nigerian by birth. His parents moved back to England a year after.Hugo Weavinghas acted in several blockbusters such asV For Vendetta, The Matrix TrilogyandLord of The Rings Trilogy, Transformers Trilogy, The Hobbit TrilogyandCaptain America.Who said Ibadan boys don¡¯t go far?

2) Taio Cruz- The 25 year old British singer is of Nigerian heritage. He wasborn to a Nigerian father and Brazilian mother.Taio Cruzwho started penning songs at 12, began writing professionally 7 years later. He released his debut albumDeparturein 2008. The following yearhe released his sophomoreRokstarrwhich featured the hit song ¡®Dynamite¡¯. He dropped his 3rdalbumTY.Othree years ago. Taio Cruz has won several awards including the BRIT Awards, Billboard Music Awards,ASCAP Awards and American Music Awards.

3) Tyler the Creator- Yes, do not be shocked. The ¡®Black Eminem¡¯ is Nigerian.Tyler the Creator¡¯s actual names are Tyler Okonma. His father isIgbo. The leader of the music collective ¡®Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All¡¯ claims he never met his father. Maybe that is why he is not too fond of him. In 2009 Tyler released his first albumBastard.His buzz started growing from then on mainly backed by his offensive, homophobic and disgusting lyrics. Hereleased his second albumGoblintwoyears later and became a national sensation without the backing of any major record label in America. He released his third albumWolfthis year.

4) Dizzie Rascal- Dizzie (Dylan Kwabena Mills) is one of the most respected rappers in the UK and also happens to be Nigerian. His Nigerian father died when he was young and he was raised by his Ghanaian mum. He had a rebellious childhood and that¡¯s how he got the name Rascal. Hewas a friend of Nigerian footballer Danny Shittu when he was a kid. At 16 he produced his first single ¡®I Luv U¡¯ and in 2002 formed the collective Roll Deep Crew. Dizzie Rascal has released 5 solo albums till date making him one of the biggest rappers in the UK. He performed at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics in London and won the BestInternational Act at the BET Awards in2010.




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