Meet The ‘Nigerians’ In “Black Panther”
Black Panther is already 2018’s most-anticipated movie and the year just began. 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.
It gets more exciting for Nigerians. Five of the Black Panther casts are Nigerians.
Meet the people who represent the giant of Africa:
Remember the black lady in Pitch Perfect 2? Yh, the tomboy, that’s the one. Talk talent and sope takes a 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, Nigeria. She has acted in The Good Lie, 96 minutes and Identity Thief. She plays the role of Shaman.
The Lagosian 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.
Not much is known about Opegbemi. He played the role of a Club Patron in the tv series, Empire, in 2017. He is a Jabari Warrior (uncredited) in Black Panther.
Tari Omoro Jr.
Is an American of Nigerian descent. He 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).
Okocha is an American-born Nigerian. 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 Black Panther.