5 Nigerian Musicians That Have Acted In American Movies (Photos)

1. Jaywon

Iledare Oluwajuwonlo, popularly known by his stage name Jaywon, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer, producer, and actor. He launched his record label named Next World Music in 2013 after his exit from Kennis Music. A winner of Best Recording award at the 2013 Headies, Jaywon is particularly known for his critically acclaimed single, This Year.

Last year, he appeared in the American heist comedy film, Army of Thieves.

2. Davido

David Adedeji Adeleke, popularly known by his stage name Davido, is a Nigerian musician, songwriter, and record producer. He became a famous face in the Nigerian music industry after releasing his hit single, Dami Duro, in 2012. Widely regarded as one of the current best Nigerian musicians, his music is a blend of traditional African elements with global mainstream pop.

Last year, Davido acted in Coming 2 America, an American comedy film that serves as a sequel to the 1988 film Coming to America starring Eddie Murphy.

3. King Sunny Adé

Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, known professionally as King Sunny Adé, is a Nigerian jùjú musician and multi-instrumentalist. Widely considered as one of the first African pop musicians to gain international success and one of the most influential musicians of all time, Ade is renowned for being the first Nigerian artist to be nominated for Grammy Awards for his 1983 music album, Synchro System.

Ade played a leading role in the 1983 American neo-noir drama film, Breathless, and a supporting role in the 1987 American teen comedy film, O.C. and Stiggs.

4. Omotola Jalade

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a Nigerian musician, actress, philanthropist and former model. After receiving various high-profile awards, Omotola launched a music career and amassed an enviable fan base. In 2014, she attained recognition as a musician after releasing her breakout single, Barren Land, under the studio album, Me, Myself, and Eyes.

In 2013, Omotola made a brief appearance in the American sports drama television series, Hit the Floor.

5. Yemi Alade

Yemi Eberechi Alade is a Nigerian Afropop singer and actress.

Since the release of her first song, Johnny, Yemi has gained prominence in the music industry and is currently considered as one of the biggest artists in Africa.

Two years ago, Yemi Alade starred alongside Beyoncé in the American musical film, Black Is King.

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