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Samuel Eto'o Fils born 10 March 1981 to John Okwa, A Nigerian father of Igbo decent from Amasiri, Amuro in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State Nigeria and a Cameroonian mother. Little is known by many of the original nationality of the globally respected goal poacher who has played as a striker for notable soccer clubs worldwide but much is known of his unrivalled exploits in the soccer fields around the world.
Chamillionaire is a multiple award winning hip hop rapper, born to a Nigerian father.Hakeem Seriki, better known by his stage name Chamillionaire, is a hip hop rapper, entrepreneur, singer, music executive, songwriter and actor from Houston, Texas, United Sates, with an estimated net worth of $15,000,000.
Taio Cruz is a British pop singer/songwriter whose second album, Rokstarr, catapulted him to international chart-topping success in 2010 with its smash hit singles "Break Your Heart" and "Dynamite." Born Jacob Taio Cruz on April 23, 1985, in London, England, to a Nigerian father and a Brazilian mother, he went to school in Rugby, Warwickshire, West Midlands.
Actor Chiwetelu Umeadi Ejiofor was born on July 10, 1977, in the eastern part of London, England, to mother Obiajulu and father Arinze Ejiofor; both parents hailed from Nigeria, worked in medicine and had a prominent singing/performance career. The second of four siblings, Chiwetel lost his father in a car accident in a visit to Nigeria when he was a child, after which he was hospitalized for more than two months and physically scarred.
With his mother taking care of the family, Ejiofor developed a passion for reading and the stage, and as such performed with the National Youth Theatre before eventually attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He made his television debut in the thriller Deadly Voyage (1996) and made his first film appearance in Steven Spielberg's Amistad (1997).
Wale Victor Folarin (born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin on September 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Wale (pronounced /ˈwɑːleɪ/), is an American rapper from Washington, D.C. Wale was born to Nigerian immigrant parents.
He rose to prominence in 2006, when his song "Dig Dug (Shake It)" became popular in his hometown. Wale became locally recognized and continued recording music for the regional audience. Producer Mark Ronson discovered Wale in 2006 and signed him to Allido Records in 2007. While signed to that label, Wale released several mixtapes and appeared in national media including MTV and various urban magazines.
Lemar Obika (born 4 April 1978), professionally known simply as Lemar, is an English R&B singer–songwriter and record producer. Lemar has had a run of chart success in the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia. He rose to fame after finishing in third place on the first series of British talent show Fame Academy, which was won by songwriter David Sneddon.
Since then, Lemar has had seven top ten UK singles and sold over two million albums. He is seen as one of the most successful artists to come out of a reality TV show.Lemar has also won two Brit Awards and three MOBO Awards to date and released his fifth studio album in 2012.
Echikunwoke was born in Spokane, Washington, but she was raised on a Navajo Native American Reservation in Chinle, Arizona. She is the daughter of a Nigerian-Igbo father and a German/Scots-Irish American mother.She has a brother named Miki and a sister named Misty.
Echikunwoke was a series regular on the sci-fi series The 4400, as the adult version of the mysterious Isabelle Tyler. Echikunwoke left the show in 2007. Echikunwoke has also been seen in the MTV soap opera, Spyder Games, as Cherish Pardee, a coffee house singer and in Like Family as Danika.
ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE was born to Nigerian parents in London, England. After earning a master’s degree in law from London’s prestigious King’s College, Akinnuoye-Agbaje discovered his true calling when acclaimed producer/ director Frank Marshall cast him in Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster Congo. This soon led to roles in both film and television, including Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Legionnaire, HBO’s Deadly Voyage, the television series Cracker: Mind Over Murder, New York Undercover and the ABC miniseries 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje can currently be seen in Open Road Films’ action-thriller Killer Elite, alongside Robert DeNiro, Clive Owen, Jason Statham and Dominic Purcell. Directed by Gary McKendry, the film was released on September 23, 2011. Akinnuoye-Agbaje will also be seen in Made Up North Productions’ Best Laid Plans, directed by BAFTA-winning director David Blair.