Some Nollywood actors have exceptional acting skills and professionalism which have earned them a spot in the biggest movie producing industry, Hollywood.
Nollywood Diva, Genevieve Nnaji starring in the British drama “Farming” alongside Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Damson Idris.
The film which is being shot in the U.K. and Nigeria started production in August and is being directed by Nigerian-British writer and director, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.
Osas Ighodaro Ajibade: In 2015, Osas starred in Hollywood movie ‘Where Children Play’ alongside Macy Gray, Teyonah Parris, Brian White and more. It was the story of a young woman who is forced to face her childhood demons after she returned home to care for her ailing abusive father and Osas played the character Nia. She has also acted in Killa Season as Shinae and also Cadillac Records.
Omotola Jalade Ekehinde:
In 2013, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde made her Hollywood debut in the fifth episode of US TV series ‘Hit the Floor’. Akon also made an appearance. She plays Akon’s date to a classy auction.
Stephanie Okereke – Linus:
Stephanie Linus has in recent times enjoyed an upsurge in her career. Not only is she now a respected actress, she is also a well-regarded filmmaker. In 2016, she appeared in a Hollywood movie titled Boonville Redemption alongside other international actors such as Pat Boone, Diane Ladd, Edward Asner, Emily Hoffman, Nicholas Neve Shari Rigby and Richard Tyson.
Nollywood’s “Bad Boy” Jim Iyke’s style of acting has earned him a movie role in Hollywood. This apparently handsome man of Igbo decent is known for his dictions and fluency, which might have landed him the role in the first place.
The actor/singer acted in “And There Was You” along some American stars like Kate Nauta of Transporter 2, Leon of Above The Rim, Brian White of Stomp The Yard, Garcelle Beauvais of Wild Wild West, and Lynn Whitfield of Redemption. The movie was directed by Leila Djansi.