In recent times, there have been controversies about popular American movie Black Panther which was said to have allegedly added top Nollywood stars, Funke Akindele-Bello and Genevieve Nnaji.
However, none of these actresses came out to confirm if there were truly on the set of the movie or not but Nigerians made their research and came out with screenshots of where their names were spotted.
At the moment the movie Black Panther is one of the most anticipated films of the year. The movie, which has gathered a movement, is the first all-black feature cast and director movie and has been embraced by the black community as a big break for the black community.
According to Guardian, they came up with a list of five talented Nigerians in the movie Black Panther. The list consists of only one woman.
1. SOPE ALUKO:
Talk talent and Sope Aluko takes a good spot. The Nigerian-born mother of two speaks four languages including her native language, Yoruba. Asides two degrees in engineering and marketing, she had her drama education at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and has performed at the National Arts Theatre in Lagos. She has acted in The Good Lie, 96 minutes and Identity Thief. She plays the role of Shaman in Black Panther movie.
She has also featured in the movie, Pitch Perfect 2, she played the role of a tomboy.
2. TUNDE LALEYE:
One time Lagos-based Tunde Laleye moved to the United States with his family in 1997 where he completed his secondary school education. He is a registered nurse and studied the Eric Morris Process of Acting. He has acted in several films and television series including Zoo and MacGyver. He is a Border Tribesman (uncredited) in the Black Panther movie.
3. DAVID OPEGBEMI:
Not much is known about this great talent David Opegbemi. He played the role of a Club Patron in the TV series, Empire, in 2017. He is a Jabari Warrior (uncredited) in the Black Panther movie.
4. TARI OMORO JNR:
Tari Omoro Jnr is an American but hails from Nigeria. Omoro fell in love with acting while studying computer science at the Tyler Junior College. He was a member of the crew of the box office film, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. Black Panther will be his first film. He is a Jabari Drummer (uncredited).
5. AMECHI OKOCHA:
Amechi Okocha is an American-born Nigerian actor. He has appeared as a cast in several films as far back as 2012. He is best known for the 2013 film, Speechless. He plays the role of Bueze in the movie Black Panther.