Nigeria at 53: Celebrating Naija's Notable Figures

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  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Ben Okri
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Ken Saro-Wiwa
  • Wole Soyinka
  • Sade
  • Nwankwo Kanu
  • Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon
  • Some of Nigeria's Best
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Fela Kuti
  • Seal
  • Seun Kuti
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Femi Kuti
  • King Sunny Ade

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Throughout his extensive television, film and theater career, British Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has garnered a bevy of awards and nominations, including three Golden Globe nominations and a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for his performance in Othello. His recent performance in 12 Years a Slave has sparked major awards buzz for the 2013 Academy Awards.

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