5 famous people you did not know were of Nigerian descent

October 01, 2019 at 01:30 pm | Lifestyle

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

October 01, 2019 at 01:30 pm | Lifestyle

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Commonly referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, Nigeria, located in the West of Africa, is the most populous country on the continent.

With 190 million people, it is the seventh most populous country in the world and has the largest youth population after India and China.

Its citizens have travelled far and wide, as Nigerians are believed to be able to survive in whichever country they find themselves.

As of 2015, the Nigerian economy was the 20th largest in the world, worth of more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity.

Its over 250 ethnic groups make the country a multinational state of which the three largest are the Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo.

In Africa, it boasts of one of the most lucrative music and movie industries. In the entertainment industry, there are several famous black people that are excellent in their art both locally and internationally.

What most people do not know is that many of them are of Nigerian descent. Here are some of them:

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