6 South African Actors Who are Actually Nigerians.

Nigeria and South Africa have the most famous people in Africa when we look at the entertainment industry. At times South Africans and Nigerians have collaborated, but there are some actors whom we never imagined to be Nigerians who appeared on South African local dramas and we have confused them for South Africans. So, let’s look at 6 South African Actors Who are Actually Nigerians.

Number 1 is Anthony Oseyemi

6 South African Actors Who are Actually Nigerians.
Image of Anthony

He is a British born South African actor of Nigerian descent. Anthony was born in United Kingdom to Nigerian parents but later relocated to South Africa where he build a career in acting. Most people are not aware that he is Nigerian as he appeared in local drama Isidingo and other local films. [1]

On number 2 we have Chioma Antoinette Umeala

6 South African Actors Who are Actually Nigerians.
Image of Chioma

Chioma is actually a South African by birth because she was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. The only thing that makes her Nigerian is, she was born to Nigerian parents. Chioma understand and speaks most vernacular languages but she struggled to speak as fluently as native South Africans.¬†“I understand vernacular languages, but I sound terrible when I try to speak any” she said.

Number 3 is Hakeem Kae-Kazim

6 South African Actors Who are Actually Nigerians.
Image of Kae-Kazim

He is a Nigerian-British actor who has acted on South African local films such as Riding with Sugar. He even won a SAFTA Award for it. By marriage Hakeem can be considered a South African since he married a South African wife and they have three children together. [2]

Related posts

Number 4 is Akin Omotoso

6 South African Actors Who are Actually Nigerians.
Image of Akin Omotoso

He is a Nigerian born actor but his family moved to South Africa and stayed in Western Cape where his father had found a job. So, Akin acquired his education in South Africa. He also acted in South African films where people might have confused him to be South African.

Number 5 is Fabian Adeoye

6 South African Actors Who are Actually Nigerians.
Image of Fabian Adeoye

He is a Nigerian born who has appeared on a local drama Isibaya where he played the role of Dr Kapenda. He also appeared in another local drama Isono, a BET drama which appeared on etv where he played the role of Damola. These roles on local dramas and other local films made fans to just think he is South African while he is actually Nigerian. [3]

Number 6 we have Kendra Oluchi Etufunwa

6 South African Actors Who are Actually Nigerians.
Image of Kendra Oluchi

Kendra is an actress who was born in Nigeria but had some notable modeling and acting roles in South Africa. She has been featured in top publications such as South African Elle magazine, Glamour (SA) and modeled in advertisements for brands such as Castle Milk Stout, Pepsodent  and Knorr.

1 Comment

Comments are closed.