While Many Nigerians Are Killed In Other Countries, See The Few in Diaspora That Are Making us Proud- One of them Was Allegedly Dumped By Their Partner

UFC contender Israel Adesanya on April 13 turned into the interval UFC Middle Weight Champion, making him second Nigerian in only two months to clinch a UFC belt. The two warriors join Anthony Joshua in the rundown of Nigerians with world titles in boxing or mixed martial arts.

Nigerians in diaspora are unquestionably making waves far and wide, in games as well as in music, writing, film and so forth. We Nigerians love our own, regardless of being homegrown or in the diaspora, we invest wholeheartedly in their accomplishments. Below are six Nigerians in diaspora doing right by us right now


John Boyega

John Adedayo Adegboyega has had a transient ascent to fame yet at the same time keeps up his energy for his Nigerian legacy. John Boyega has stared in a few acclaimed films, including his role in two Star Wars films and another in a third portion to be discharged not long from now. Boyega additionally produced and featured in 2018 Pacific Rim Uprising

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua is a British-Nigerian professional boxer and current unified world heavyweight champion with three of the four noteworthy titles in boxing. He additionally has an Olympic gold decoration which he attained at the 2012 London games. Joshua has never concealed his affection and deference for his Nigerian legacy, having invested a portion of his academic life in Nigeria as a student at Mayflower school, Ikene. He has a tattoo of the map of Africa with that of Nigeria highlighted.


Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Orji was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Nigeria, and grew up in Maryland, United States. She is best known for her role as Molly in the acclaimed HBO show Insecure.

Kamaru Usman

Kamarudeen Usman a.k.a. “the Nigerian Nightmare” was born in Auchi delta state, Nigeria. His family immigrated to the United States when he was eight years old. Usman fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he is the current UFC Welterweight Champion, which he won in March 2019. Usman is a proud Nigeria. He has done interviews in pidgin English, referencing the food and culture.

Israel Adesanya

The last style bender, Israel Mobolaji Adesanya is is the new interim UFC middleweight champion and the man of the moment. Confident, talented and skilful, Adesanya exudes confidence only a Nigerian can have. He was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria before moving to New Zealand at the age of 13. Not much was known about Adesanya until he burst into the UFC scene in 2017. Adesanya speaks and understands Yoruba fluently and is definitely flying the Nigerian flag along with Usman in the UFC.

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor was conceived in London to Nigerian guardians. Ejiofor has become successful in his career as a  performing artist, getting an Oscar nomination for his role in 12 years a slave. He made his introduction as an executive director in the Netflix original movie The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, which has gotten a few positive surveys from critics and viewers alike. Ejiofor is additionally set to voice Scar in the cutting edge redo of Disney’s Lion King.

What are your thoughts on the fact that these individuals are breathing fresh air into Nigeria’s status in the world despite the numerous backlashes the country has suffered over the years? Kindly drop your opinion in the comment section below and don’t forget to share.