12 Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

  • Nigerian celebrities who were born abroad include famous names like, Banky W, Davido, Seyi Shay, Beverly Naya, Maleek Berry, Jim Iyke, Oge Okoye among others.

Nigerian celebrities who were born abroad is just another tag for describing the few Nigerians who were privileged to have a foreign twist to their stories not just as celebrities but as individuals as well.

There are different categories of Nigerian celebrities, just like American celebrities that are Nigerian, Nigerian female celebrities without makeup and those hottest Nigerian male celebrities the ladies just cant get enough of.

The point is, with these categories we are able to better understand these stars.

But we all know the gist. That having an international passport and the resource to go abroad is a huge sign of financial growth and freedom.

And those Nigerian celebrities who were born abroad and possibly have citizenship can escape this bad economy anytime time they chose and that itself is a miracle.

The Nigerian economic story is a frightening one and now, more than ever people are running out to other countries with economic structure that can support their legitimate struggles.

Many of these Nigerians would love to have their kids outside the shores of Africa, in a western country where a better future is promised.

To this set of persons, stories like this one could serve as a solid glimpse of what life could look like for their own kids with a foreign passport tied to their African names.

The truth is, with a foreign passport tied to their African names, these kids can go out into the wider world and make a name for themselves just like the Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sade Adu.

And this particular set of Nigerian Celebrities are making sure that their own kids are born abroad. They are transferring that privilege to them, so that their lives can be a little bit better than the rest of us.

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

1.Banky W

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

First on our list of those celebrities born Abroad is one of the finest bald Nigerian celebrities that can both act and sing. With singing as the show of talent that got us all admiring Olubankole Wellington.

  • Banky W was born in the United States to Nigerian parents.
  • On a scholarship he would go on to study  at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York.
  • He is married to the beautiful Adesua Etomi
  • Born 27 March 1981

2. Toolz Oniru

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

She is unarguably one of the most popular  On Air Personality in the country, talk show host, and presenter. She is from the famous Oniru Royal Family in Lagos State and is best known for hosting The Midday Show on The Beat 99.9 FM.

  • The beautiful wife and mother was born in London
  • She studied at City of Westminster College. With another  degree in Business and Mass communication from London Metropolitan University.
  • She is married to Tunde Demuren
  • Born 6 July 1982.

3. Davido

Next on our list of Nigerian celebrities that were born abroad is a man that needs no introduction. He is one of the biggest music names from Nigerian and Africa as a whole. He was born in the United States.

  • The 30 billion crooner was born in Atlanta
  • Before dropping out,  he studied business administration at Oakwood University.
  • Born November 21, 1992

4. Seyi Shay

Seyi Shay is uniquely her own person when it come to music and we are grateful that her songs carry little resemblance to the majority of songs churn out by the few famous female singers in the industry.

  • She was born and raised in Tottenham, London, England, to Nigerian parents.
  • She studied business management at the University of East London. And also studied music at a local UK college.
  • Born 21 December 1985.

5. Ikechukwu

Ikechukwu Onunaku as a Nigerian rapper has a distinct flavor that is not unrelated to his intonation and lyrical rhythm. And these days he has become an actor with humor enough to make you see beyond any acting flaws.

  • The rapper was  born in Manassass Virginia to Nigerian parents

6. Beverly Naya

I like me some Beverly Naya Bassey any time of the day. The melanin beauty is one of my favorites in the movie industry.

  • She was born in London as the only child to her Nigerian parents.
  • She studied philosophy, psychology and sociology at Brunel University. She also studied script-writing and film-making at Roehampton University.
  • Born 17th of April 1989

7. Naeto C

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

He used to be one of the biggest rap names in Nigeria until he decided to stop producing songs. Now he is more of a father and husband making money moves behind the scene.

  •  He was born in Houston, Texas.
  • He has a degree in BSc. in Biology as well as an MSc in Energy Studies at the University of Dundee in Scotland.

8. Maleek Berry

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

Maleek Shoyebi is one of the wickedest music producers that Nigeria can boast of and far from most others, he actually have his own songs that are appealing to the ears.

  • The producer and singer was born  in south London
  • Born 11 August 1987

9. Osas Ighodaro

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

She is a Nigerian celebrity with a pretty celebrity resume for the major fact that she  won the Miss Black USA Pageant in 2010. That is some serious achievement. And even as an actress and host, she is pretty awesome.

  • She was born in Bronx, New York, United States, to Nigerian parents from Edo State.
  • She has a degree in broadcasting journalism with dual minors in entrepreneurship and theater from Pennsylvania State University. As well as a master’s degree in fine arts from the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University.
  • Born  26 October 1983.

10. Oge Okoye

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

She is one of the famous faces in Nollywood and like the others on this post she was born abroad.

  • Okoye was born in London but raised in Nigeria.
  • She has a degree in Theatre Arts from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
  • Born 16 November 1980

11. Zack Orji

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

Who remember Zack Orji? He now spots a grey beard that is actually a product of old age, not the work tinting dye. This actor has been popular since i was a kid. He was born outside Nigeria but not in the Western clime just like Jim Iyke.

  • The veteran Hollywood actor was born in Libreville, Gabon.
  • He has a degree in English and French from the University of Nsukka

12. Jim Iyke

Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad

Jim Iyke is Jim Iyke. They call him The Ladies Man and going by the various roles this dude has portrayed on the various set that he has graced, he likes the image of an Alpha kinda guy.

  • Like Zack Orji the actor was born in Libreville, Gabon.
  • He has a BSc in Philosophy from the University of Jos.
  • Born on September 25, 1976


And there you have it. 12 Nigerian Celebrities Who Were Born Abroad.

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