David Oyelowo, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cythia Erivo, Deborah Ayorinde, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. These are but a few of the actors who are working steadily in Hollywood — actors who have, for the most part, not changed their names for more easily pronounced stage names. The common thread among this crop of acting talent is one of pride in their roots and in their country of origin, Nigeria. British actors Nigerian descent

Nigerians are known to be far-travelled. There are reports that Nigerians and people of Nigerian decent can be found in every country in the world. This should not come as a surprise as Nigerians are known to adapt and succeed where ever they find themselves.

The stars on this list were either born in England or born in Nigeria but are now British citizens. Either way, they all have two things in common: they are of Nigerian descent and are…

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