Several Nigerian born actors have featured in Hollywood superhero movies. As fans anticipate Funke Akindele’s Hollywood debut as a member of Dora Milaje in “Avengers: Infinity War,” we have put together a list of Nigerian-born actors that have played a major or minor role in a superhero film.
Check them out.
1. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje – Thor: The Dark World
Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in Islington, London, to Nigerian parents of Yoruba origin.
In Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World,” Akinnuoye-Agbaje played dual roles as the warrior Algrimand the monstrous Kurse.
In “Suicide Squad,” he played Killer Croc, a Metahuman who suffers from a skin condition that causes him to develop reptilian features.
2. Chiwetel Ejiofor – “Doctor Strange”
Ejiofor was born in London’s Forest Gate, to Nigerian parents. In Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” the Oscar nominated actor played Karl Mordo, the master of the Mystic Arts.
Unlike in the comics, his character is not introduced as a villain.
3. Moe Sasegbon: Wonder Woman
British-Nigerian heptathlete Moe Sasegbon made her acting debut in DC’s “Wonder Woman.”
She made an appearance in the first act of the movie as one of the Amazons, who were called to battle the uninvited German soldiers.
She also reprised her role as an Amazon in “Justice League.”
4. Sammi Rotibi
Sammi Rotibi is an actor born in Nigeria and has starred in several movies including “Django Unchained.”
In DC’s “Batman V. Superman Dawn Of Justice,” he played General Amajagh, an African terrorist from Nairomi.
5. Wunmi Mosaku
Wunmi Mosaku is a Nigerian-born British actress.
In “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Mosaku played Kahina Ziri, a Nairomi citizen who was hired and blackmailed by Lex Luthor to falsely testify against Superman.
“Avengers: Infinity War,” the latest superhero movie to feature a Nigerian, makes its debut on April 25, 2018.