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Nigerian Stars In The Diaspora

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Gen Sani Abacha

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Originally posted by mamarita
She's not Nigerian now, she was born in London and grew up there!!!


M-A-M-A R-I-S-I-K-A-T-U !!!!

Caroline Chikezie actually spent 2 years of her life in Nigeria, and speaks fluent Igbo. I have known of, and been reading about her for years !!! She was in one of these London based Nollywood flic's a few years ago. I think it was called "cabman" or something, but I don't remember the title ( I haven't watched it ). It was produced by Ayoola Shonaiya, London based Naija actor/producer film maker.

Other Uk based naija media-related names:

1) Ayoola Shonaiya ( As mentioned above). Couldn't find any link for Ayo. He is a man, Yoruba, Naija raised etc. His first flick was the 1997 "King of my country", based in London.

2) Misan Sagay - Stage actress and film producer. Most prominent work “The secret laughter of women” 1998, starring AA Nia Long. Misan is a Naija Itsekiri woman. Links found:

http://www.spring.net/karenr/mdbro/slow3.html


3) Carmen Ejogo - Actress. Starred alongside Eddie Murphy in 1997’s film Metro. British born & raised, Naija Igbo woman. Links

http://trickygirl66.tripod.com/carmenbiography.html:


4) Bridget Nzekwu - Producer and presenter/co-anchor channel 4 news UK. Naija Igbo woman.


5) Sophie Okonedo - Actress in several British features. A minor ( ? ) role in Dirty Pretty Things. Her surname seems to be from the Edoid peoples of Nigeria. Links below:

http://members.aol.com/actorsite3/add00/soindex.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shalka/interviews/okonedo/index.shtml


6) Rakie Ayola - Actress, british birn and raised Naija woman. Has been in several British features and series. Maybe a Naija Yoruba woman. The 3 links below supply more details:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/being_april_taneshia.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2004/01_january/08/sos_rakie_ayola.shtml

http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/DetailsServlet/epid-0/showid-0/personid-89592/moduleid-38



7) Cyril Nri: Actor, currently plays Detective Superintendent Adam Okaro on the Bill. A British police drama series on ITV1. Check this link for more info:http://www.thebill.com/characters/ch_okaro.html


All the above are UK based.


Regards yawl
 

mamarita

OJODTROUBLELOVER
Originally posted by Gen Sani Abacha
M-A-M-A R-I-S-I-K-A-T-U !!!!

Caroline Chikezie actually spent 2 years of her life in Nigeria, and speaks fluent Igbo. I have known of, and been reading about her for years !!! She was in one of these London based Nollywood flic's a few years ago. I think it was called "cabman" or something, but I don't remember the title ( I haven't watched it ). It was produced by Ayoola Shonaiya, London based Naija actor/producer film maker.

Other Uk based naija media-related names:

1) Ayoola Shonaiya ( As mentioned above). Couldn't find any link for Ayo. He is a man, Yoruba, Naija raised etc. His first flick was the 1997 "King of my country", based in London.

2) Misan Sagay - Stage actress and film producer. Most prominent work “The secret laughter of women” 1998, starring AA Nia Long. Misan is a Naija Itsekiri woman. Links found:

http://www.spring.net/karenr/mdbro/slow3.html


3) Carmen Ejogo - Actress. Starred alongside Eddie Murphy in 1997’s film Metro. British born & raised, Naija Igbo woman. Links

http://trickygirl66.tripod.com/carmenbiography.html:


4) Bridget Nzekwu - Producer and presenter/co-anchor channel 4 news UK. Naija Igbo woman.


5) Sophie Okonedo - Actress in several British features. A minor ( ? ) role in Dirty Pretty Things. Her surname seems to be from the Edoid peoples of Nigeria. Links below:

http://members.aol.com/actorsite3/add00/soindex.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/shalka/interviews/okonedo/index.shtml


6) Rakie Ayola - Actress, british birn and raised Naija woman. Has been in several British features and series. Maybe a Naija Yoruba woman. The 3 links below supply more details:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/being_april_taneshia.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2004/01_january/08/sos_rakie_ayola.shtml

http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/DetailsServlet/epid-0/showid-0/personid-89592/moduleid-38



7) Cyril Nri: Actor, currently plays Detective Superintendent Adam Okaro on the Bill. A British police drama series on ITV1. Check this link for more info:http://www.thebill.com/characters/ch_okaro.html


All the above are UK based.


Regards yawl

As long as she wasn't born and raised in Naija, she's not Nigerian. If we can't claim Elaine abi werin b dat white chic's name, and we can't claim HUGO I no go claim dis one too:)
 

brandi

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Originally posted by mamarita
As long as she wasn't born and raised in Naija, she's not Nigerian. If we can't claim Elaine abi werin b dat white chic's name, and we can't claim HUGO I no go claim dis one too:)
And why are you so interested in claiming white people? They gats no naija lineage. Besides, Naija no be America or England. Or have you heard anything like Americans in the Diaspora or British in the Diaspora? ofcourse not.
 

mamarita

OJODTROUBLELOVER
Originally posted by brandi
And why are you so interested in claiming white people? They gats no naija lineage. Besides, Naija no be America or England. Or have you heard anything like Americans in the Diaspora or British in the Diaspora? ofcourse not.

I don't know, one time we start accepting White people, then I'll be able to adopt my chinese toy and know it can pass for Nigerian too
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
can we claim the white ones that DO have naija lineage?

Originally posted by brandi
And why are you so interested in claiming white people? They gats no naija lineage. Besides, Naija no be America or England. Or have you heard anything like Americans in the Diaspora or British in the Diaspora? ofcourse not.
 

mamarita

OJODTROUBLELOVER
Footballers' wife...Can you imagine, Jackie's baby boy has an ovary!!!! I wonder if they'll decide to make him male or female....
 

mamarita

OJODTROUBLELOVER
Donald Adeosun Faison...he played Maury in CLUELESS, Tracey in FELICITY, some other roles I don't remember and recently he's Turk in SCRUBS
 

Beyonce

MOther b4 mother
Originally posted by mamarita
Donald Adeosun Faison...he played Maury in CLUELESS, Tracey in FELICITY, some other roles I don't remember and recently he's Turk in SCRUBS
gurl how are y'all gettin all dem inforr, i'm sorta lost hurr pls show me the way back to my root.holla:D
 

mamarita

OJODTROUBLELOVER
Originally posted by toyin
Mamarita must be searching for british soaps on the net or maybe she dey watch am somehow.

No o, I couldn't sleep one night, and I turned on my telly, next thing I see FOOTBALLER's Wife.....I was actually looking for AB FAB which came on later on:D

So tell me, did the "foreign" guy hook up with that rich man's daughter?
 

Thickmadam

OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHH!!
oh yeah, i was confusing myself.
who i was referring to would be half-castes.
I have a cousin who is a white boy. Like his hair and complexion and all...but when he opens his mouth, you'd know this boy spent all his 20 years in naija.

Originally posted by brandi
Yes, but there are none
 

brandi

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Originally posted by Thickmadam
oh yeah, i was confusing myself.
who i was referring to would be half-castes.
I have a cousin who is a white boy. Like his hair and complexion and all...but when he opens his mouth, you'd know this boy spent all his 20 years in naija.
for reall, then that dude is as Naija as can be oh. With Naija parent and all
 
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