Africans are demystifying the roles set for them in acting. From playing as minor characters to antagonists and protagonists in various movies and series. This shows Africans have taken the acting world by storm. Below are some outstanding Africans who have showcased their skill sets both in Africa and in Hollywood.
3. GENEVIEVE NNAJI
Genevieve is a Nigerian actress who was once referred to as the Julia Roberts of Africa by Oprah Winfrey. Having started her acting career at the age of 11,Genevieve Nnaji has become a household name. Her character has made her admirable across the globe. Some of her famous movies include the road to yesterday and lion’s heart.
Her most recent project, Lion Heart, which in cooperated some of the most big names in Nollywood, was bought by Netflix. This made her the first ever Nollywood Billionaire. Lion Heart is one of the greatest African movie. Its sense of style has made it the first of its kind.
2. DJIMON HOUNSOU
Djimon might not be a familiar name but the actor’s face is quite familiar. The American actor flee from his home in Benin with his brother, Edmond and left for France. He dropped out of school and soon became a model before beginning his acting career.
One of his famous movies is Blood diamond where he starred alongside Leonardo Decaprio. He also starred in Fast and the Furious.
1. LUPITA NYONGO
This Kenyan actress whose speech as at the Oscars, has come a long way. Daughter to Kenyan politician, Anyang’ Nyong’o, she is not new to the Kenyan screens having starred in some few series and movies. Her debut in hollywood, 12 Years A Slave as Patsy, made her win an oscar.
Her latest movies include US and Black Panther.
Please note that there are many more African Actors who we will feature on Later.