Chai! Diaris God o!
You are probably one of the Nigerians who sing the national anthem in public but go indoors to apply for American visa every year. We know because we do it too. It’s not that we are not patriotic –we would be the first to shout GOAL the moment the Super Eagles score a goal- but it is due to the fact that we are tired of bad roads, unemployment, budget padding, failed election promises and faux change.
Nna eh, we entered one chance that election year o!
Oh…I forgot to write that I am using a generator to type this article because we have not had power in days…SMH!
I don’t blame our brothers and sisters who do 4-40 and never set foot here again. Forget story, if you have the same opportunity these celebrities had, you for don pike!
These celebrities include Wale, Sade Adu and the rest. They know what is going on here. They see your politicians making a mockery of the educational system and how you loot yourselves silly! Knowing this, would you return if you were in the diaspora? Especially if a lucrative and almost stress free life is your portion?
Iro o! I would not return. No offense, Biko!
Here are 7 celebrities who are doing well for themselves in the diaspora. Don’t keep your fingers crossed though…They have no plans of returning soon!
Olubowale Victor Akintimehin is from Ogun State but he grew up in the USA. He is as popular in the states as he is in his home country and has done music collaborations with singers like Wizkid and Olamide. Nna, come back and sing for us, na!
British Singer, Jacob Taio Cruz was born in London but his father is a Nigerian while his mother is Brazillian. Cruz was signed on a publishing deal when he was 19 years old and has won several awards including the BRIT Awards, Billboard Music Awards, ASCAP Awards and American Music Awards.
Fine boy no pimple!
Former fashion model of Yoruba origin, and Hollywood actor, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, is best known for his roles in ‘The Mummy Returns‘, ‘Pompeii,’ ‘The Bourne Identity‘, and in TV series ‘Lost‘ and ‘Oz‘. He was born in Washington, D.C to Nigerian parents and is fluent in Yoruba, Italian and Swahili, aside English language.
Oshey actor of life!
Uzoamaka Nwanneka “Uzo” Aduba is an American actress who is known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the television series ‘Orange Is the New Black‘. Her parents are both Nigerians of Igbo origin.
Mama the mama!
Hollywood actor David Oyelowo was born on April 1, 1976, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, to Nigerian parents. He has featured in movies like: ‘The Butler, Small Island, Rise of the Planet of the Apes,Middle of Nowhere, Lincoln, and Blood and Oil,’ (a film about Niger-Delta, oil and militancy in Nigeria).
Who else has seen all his movies? I’m a great fan!
Grammy award winner, Helen Folasade Adu was born on January 16, 1959 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. When Sade was 11 years old, she moved to Holland-on-Sea, Essex, to live with her mother, then she later moved to London and studied fashion design at Saint Martin’s School of Art before she started singing. She is best known for her hit song ‘Sweetest Taboo.’
Mama una niile! With the voice of a goddess, nothing do you!
33 year-old Zain Ejiofor Asher, is a news anchor at CNN International and is the younger sister of Hollywood actor, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Asher studied French and Spanish at Oxford University and also is a graduate of Journalism. Prior to joining CNN in February 2013, Asher was a full-time reporter for Money, where she wrote personal finance articles. Asher also was a TV reporter at News 12 Brooklyn, reporting from Brooklyn, the Bronx and Connecticut.
Fine and smart girl!
One quick question, would you return if you were any of these people?
You already know my answer, abi?