12 Popular International Stars That Are Yoruba Indigenes!

From music to movies, to talk shows hosting and even sports, there are a lot of Nigerians, who have carved a niche for themselves internationally in these various sectors.

It definitely isn’t easy to blend in in a foreign land and even become a celebrity there… it’s gon take hard work! What’s good about this article is the fact that we actually have a handful of celebrities who hail from Nigeria and are recognized internationally as stars.

As it’s the first weekend of the love month, how about we spice it up with a few of these celebrities who have actually made a name for themselves internationally.

These stars actually hail from Western Nigeria which is referred to as “Yorubaland“.

So how about you take a cue from me and grab a bottle of coke and buttered pop corn as we take a look at these stars in the next couple of pages.


Starting off our list is Gbenga Akinnagbe (born December 12, 1978), the 37 year old is an American actor and writer, best known for his role as Chris Partlow on the HBO series, The Wire and also the last installment of 24 where he acted alongside Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland.

Akinnagbe was given birth to in Washington, D.C., the son of Nigerian parents who are of Yoruba descent. He was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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