John Boyega

by follers on April 29, 2014

EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 - Arrivals

Birth Name: John Adedayo B. Adegboyega

Place of Birth: Lambeth, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 17 March, 1992

Ethnicity: Nigerian

John Boyega is a British actor and producer. His parents, Abigail (Aboderin) and Samson Adegboyega, are Nigerian. His father is a Pentecostal preacher and his mother works with the disabled.

He has said:

My dad is a minister and my mum is a worker with the less fortunate and the disabled. They’re Nigerian natives. Their first language is Yoruba, and their second language is English. My mum and dad moved to London when they had my eldest sister. They started a life in London as immigrants, and they built up from there. They’re no actors in my family, but there are definitely animated black people in my family. My dad’s a Pentecostal minister, meaning that he’s full of charisma. If he’s telling a story about Noah’s ark, you best know each tiger is going to be having their own little conversation and narrative.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

bablah February 13, 2017 at 6:31 pm

Tag as Yoruba.

cwm85 December 20, 2015 at 8:37 am

I liked his response to haters. He’s proud of his skin color, he’s proud of being Nigerian.

Ajaxfan December 22, 2015 at 8:19 am

Nigerian heads are gigantic

phaedra January 19, 2016 at 3:28 am

People don’t hate because of his skin colour dummy. Yikes….

hesh123 November 28, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Do all Nigerians have 80 pound hammerheads? His skull must have a very bizarre shape

maestro November 28, 2015 at 9:50 am

He’s ugly as they come, just like everybody in the new Star Wars film.

Ajaxfan December 17, 2015 at 8:34 am

Who are you calling ugly? pighead.

Devotion October 26, 2015 at 6:08 pm

If Sean Bean were black…

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