22 International-Famous Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Nigerians

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17. Sophie Okonedo

Sophie was born to a Nigerian father and a Jewish mother and is a British actress. She received an OBE in the 2010 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Okonedo began her film career in 1991 in the British coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels.

16. Richard Ayoade

If you remember ‘The Watch’, the 2012 comedy that featured Jonah Hill and Ben Stiller amongst others, then you should know this guy.

He was one of the lead roles in the movie. He was born to a Nigerian father and a Norwegian mother. He is an English actor, comedian, writer, director, and television presenter. He is best known as Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd — for which he won the 2014 BAFTA for Best Male Comedy.

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