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5 Nigerians Who Have Received Oscars Nomination, Award

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Movie stars made their way to the Hollywood’s biggest night when the 2024 Oscars held at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday.

It was a night of glamour and glory as the best of Hollywood stars gathered to celebrate their success and achievements in the film industry.

Over time, cinema stars of Nigeria descent have attended this spectacular celebration.

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In this article, we take a look at five Nigerians who have been nominated and awarded at the prestigious Oscars awards.

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Nigerians who have received nomination, awards at Oscars
Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo is an English actress, singer, and songwriter born to Nigerian parents. She has received numerous awards, as her distinct ability continues to stand out. The dynamic actress has two Academy Award nominations to her credit. The first nomination was for Best Actress in the film Harriet. The second was for Best Original Song Stand Up Still in the film Harriet. Both Oscar nominations came during the 92nd Academy Awards.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor CBE is a British-Nigerian actor and filmmaker whose parents are from the Igbo tribe. After enrolling at the National Youth Theatre in 1995 and attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, at the age of 19 and three months into his education, Steven Spielberg cast Ejiofor as James Covey in the film Amistad. Since then, he has received international attention for his work.Chiwetel was nominated for Best Actor in the 2013 film 12 Years a Slave at the 86th Academy Awards in 2014.

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Sophie Okonedo

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She’s a British-Nigerian actor and storyteller. Her Nigerian blood comes from her father’s side. Her film career began with the British coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels, followed by Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things. An actress who merits a standing ovation anytime she appears on screen. Okonedo’s breakout performance occurred in 2004, when she co-starred in the film Hotel Rwanda as Tatiana Rusesabagina, the wife of Rwandan hotel manager and philanthropist Paul, played by American actor Don Cheadle. In 2005, she became the second Black female Briton to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 77th Academy Awards.

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker is an exceptional American actor, director, and producer. His ancestors are from Nigeria. Indeed, his father’s ancestors are from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. They are specifically from Nkwere, an Igbo town. Forest Whitaker was given the honorary title of chief ‘Nwannedinambe de Nkewere’, which means ‘a brother in a foreign nation’. He is making a significant difference in that strange place since he is one of the few black actors in America who are at the top of their game. Whitaker earned an Oscar for his role as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland. He received the Oscar for Best Actor at the 79th Academy Awards in 2007.

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Temilade Openiyi

Temilade Openiyi, a.k.a Tems, was nominated for the 95th edition of the Oscars award, Although she didn’t win her category, she made history as the first Nigerian artiste to be nominated at the awards.

Tems received the Best Original Song nomination for her collaboration with Rihanna on the song ‘Lift Me Up’. The duo was nominated in the ‘Best Original Song’ category.

‘Lift Me Up’ was one of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ soundtracks. Rihanna co-wrote the soulful song with Tems, and the music was produced by Ludwig Göransson, and directed by Ryan Coogler.

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Portable Causes Commotion In Lagos, Fights Bike-man For Allegedly Stealing His Phone [VIDEO]

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Portable got into a street fight with a motorcycle rider.

The singer, real name Habeeb Okikiola Badmus, is seen in yellow, obstructing the movement of cars as he fought in the middle of the street.

A crowd gathered, trying to separate the fight but Portable continues going at his opponent, even pushing him to the ground at one point.

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The person filming is heard asking what kind of celebrity Portable is while claiming that the singer really injured his opponent.

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According to online reports, Portable attacked the man for allegedly stealing his phone.

This comes just weeks after the singer returned from America.

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Actress Joke Silva Celebrates Legendary Husband At 82

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Veteran actor Olu Jacobs is celebrating his 82nd birthday and wife Joke Silva marked the occasion with a heartfelt post.

She shared a video collage showcasing Olu Jacobs’ illustrious career, featuring clips from his prime and a recent footage of him relaxing in a lounge.

Joke Silva’s caption expressed her love and admiration for her husband, calling him “Sir J of life” and wishing him an amazing year ahead.

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82 just like that go ….Agba ko ni nira l’agbara Jesu…Happy birthday and.have an amazing year ahead me darling…. Sir J of life @_olujacobs (loving his customized house coat …thanks a mill,” she wrote.

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Olu Jacobs, a legendary actor, has had a profound impact on the film industry, starring in numerous iconic movies from the 80s to the late 2000s.

His contributions have created lasting childhood memories for many fans.

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The post was flooded with goodwill messages from fans and colleagues, celebrating Olu Jacobs’ life and legacy.

realomosexy wrote: “Happy birthday to a Legend, A father to the Industry, An Outstanding Actor, An Incredible Soul.”

officialosas said: “Happy Birthday Legend! God bless you immensely”

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chiomakpotha praised: “A LIVING LEGEND! Happy Birthday Sir. We love you”

idia.aisien wrote, 0Happy birthday to a living LEGEND!!! God bless you both”

dahoodgbadegesinolanrewaju wrote, “I wished I could pav him a visit. A great legend of our time. I grew up as a young boy, watching his acts on movies. Hapi birthday, sir Olu Jacobs. God bless.”

mustiphasholagbade4 wrote, “Happy birthday to a living legend”

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Gospel Singer, Sinach Sells Out Wembley Arena In Historic Concert

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Popular gospel singer, Sinach made history on July 6, 2024, selling out the 15,000-capacity OVO Wembley Arena in a landmark concert.

The Gosgem-powered event drew a global audience, celebrating a night of worship, praise, and unforgettable music.

Sinach, known for her powerful worship songs and inspirational lyrics, delivered a dynamic and spirit-filled performance that captivated the packed arena.

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Fans sang along to her biggest hits, including ‘Way Maker,’ ‘I Know Who I Am,’ and ‘Victory is My Name.’

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The sold-out concert marked a milestone in Sinach’s career, showcasing her far-reaching impact and profound connection with her fans worldwide.

Joining her on stage was an incredible lineup of gospel artists, including Da’dra Greathouse, Ada Ehi, Philippa Hannah, Limoblaze, Israel Houghton, Lucy Grimble, and Warehouse Worship.

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Sinach expressed her heartfelt gratitude to her fans, stating, “I am overwhelmed and deeply grateful for the love and support shown by everyone who attended the Victory Sounds concert. It was an incredible night of worship and celebration, and I thank God for the opportunity to share this moment with all of you.”

She added: “We thank you for coming!! From different parts of the world, you came to worship, praise and celebrate Jesus and our victory in Him! A night we will never forget!

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“It was indeed a celebration of our resounding victory that no matter where we find ourselves we must praise because we serve a God who knows the end from the beginning!!

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“What a night. Our lives have been changed and we have moved to another level. Praise the Lord!

“The joyful songs I now sing will be sung again in the hearts and homes of all your devoted lovers. My loud shouts of victory will echo throughout the land. For Yahweh’s right hand conquers valiantly! Psalms 118:15 TPT”.

Following the success of the Wembley concert, Sinach plans to continue her tour, bringing her inspiring music to even more fans around the world.

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