International Celebrities You Never Knew Had African Roots

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9.Idris Elba – Sierra Leone

Idrissa Akuna Elba OBE is an English actor, director, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper and singer.

He was born and raised in London on 6th September 1972. His father is from Sierra Leone and his mother is from Ghana.

He is popular from the films “Dark Tower”, “The Mountain Between Us” and the Britsh T.V. show “Luther”.

 Image Courtesy: Instagram

 Image Courtesy: Instagram

10. Sophie Okonedo – Nigeria

Sophie Okonedo is an English film, theatre and television actress. She was born in London in the united kingdom on 11th August 1968 to a Nigerian father and a Jewish mother.

Most people are familiar with her from her role in the films After Earth, Hotel Rwanda, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls”  and Stephen Frears’s Dirty Pretty Things.

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 Image Courtesy: Instagram

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