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7 Celebrities you probably didn't know are not Nigerians

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These are celebrities who many passed for being Nigerians.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. We've seen these celebrities mingle with the system and as Nigerians settle in. Many of them at many point went on to marry Nigerians or date other celebrities during their stay in the country.

It is extremely important to note that the Nigerian entertainment industry is the most successful and diverse in Africa, or for a better word, the most thriving. The industry has welcomed not only super talented celebrities from Nigeria but from all over the world. No wonder it has seen many celebrities from other countries migrate partially or entirely to pursue success over the last two decades. We've seen these celebrities mingle with the system and as Nigerians settle in.Many of them at many point went on to marry Nigerians or date other celebrities during their stay in the country. Some of those guys have lived so long in the country that many don't even know they 're not Nigerians.

We 're going to reveal seven celebrities today that you didn't know are not Nigerians.

1. Vimbai Mutinhiri

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Back in 2011, when she took part in the reality television competition, Big Brother Africa, Vimbai Mutinhiri shot first to limelight in Africa. The University of Cape Town educated economist made a rather interesting and very bold step to Nigeria unlike other celebrities who go into obscurity after their stint at reality television. She was hosting the famous '53 Extra' show and another show on EbonyLife TV. She was hosting On-Air personality maiden AMVCA, IK Osagioduwa.

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The born actress from Zimbabwe who had already been famous in her home country moved to Nigeria where she became an instant success story. She was hosting the famous '53 Extra' show and another show on EbonyLife TV. She was hosting On-Air personality maiden AMVCA, IK Osagioduwa.

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Yvonne Nelson is one of the biggest actresses to have come from Ghana. Over the last two decades the former Miss Ghana candidate has been one of Africa's most famous actors. Nonetheless, understanding that her popularity may have risen following her association with Nigerian entertainment space may be of interest to you.

2. Yvonne Nelson

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Yvonne Nelson is one of the biggest actresses to have come from Ghana. Over the last two decades the former Miss Ghana contestant has been one of Africa's most popular actors. However, knowing that her popularity may have increased following her affiliation with the Nigerian entertainment space may be of interest to you.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Yvonne Nelson [Instagram/YvonneNelsonGh]

At one point Nelson was a toast to all the Nigerian film producers and directors. If you say that the Ghana actress has more Nigerian films to her name than any of the country's celebrities, then you may just be right. Her alleged relationships with rapper, Ice Prince, and singer, Iyanya (who sang about her in his hit song 'Your Waist') she even made headlines. The actress of 34 is now a mother to a beautiful daughter.

3. Juliet Ibrahim

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A lot of people may not even be conscious that Juliet Ibrahim is not a Nigerian. The actress with roots from Ghana, Liberia and Lebanon is probably the most famous actress from Ghana. Ibrahim's success story can not be published without considering her stay in Nigerian entertainment space.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Probably Ghana's most successful actress is the actress with roots from Ghana, Liberia and Lebanon. She went on to host the event in 2015 from the introduction of guests to the African Football Confederation (CAF) awards in 2007. Don't mention the mouthwatering sponsorship deals she 's got from Nigeria. She's starred in so many Nollywood films, we think she already deserves a Nigerian name.

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The actress dated a Nigerian as did some of the other guys on this list. In 2017, she dated singer, Iceberg Slim, and broke up in what remained one of the most talked-about celebrity couple split in 2018.

4. Mawuli Gavor

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Mawuli Gavor, the newbie on this list, stands out as one celebrity from another African country who has taken front seat in the entertainment industry in Nigeria. Despite just a few years of experience in the film industry, the U.S. returnee has amazed many with its acting skills.

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With just a few years of film industry experience, the U.S. returnee has impressed many with its acting abilities. Not many know Gavor was a banker in the United States of America before his move back to Africa. Since hitting the screens as a movie star Gavor started out as a model and already has an impressive amount of movies to his name. Gavor has stayed away from controversy and we hope that he will not soon be trapped in some web of drama.

5. Nadia Buari

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Nadia Buari is a celebrity who made headlines in the mid-2000s and early 2010s. The magnificent actress became a household name in Nigeria after making her film debut, 'Beyonce & Rihanna' alongside film star, Omotola Jalade-Ekiende.

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Buari was so famous in the country she 's actually from Ghana that everyone forgot. In reality, she became famous for co-starring alongside, Jim Iyke, in a lot of movies.

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In a recent interview, Iyke confirmed that he was never in a relationship with Nadia Buari, stating that the relationship was based on the script for his reality show that at some stage Buari and Jim Iyke were romantically related, although Iyke denied it, stating the relationship was based on the script for his reality show. For a lot of them from Nollywood Buari has over 50 movies to her credit.

6. Dan Foster

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Popularly named 'The Big Dawg,' Dan Foster was a reporter and On-Air personality born in the United States of America with several years of experience. Foster had worked with several radio stations in the United States of America before his move to Nigeria.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Dan Foster studied Broadcasting and Drama at [RadioStream] Morgan State University

In 2000 he joined Cool FM where he stayed until 2009. He went on to join Inspiration FM and later City FM. His role as one of the judges on the Idols West Africa series became popular in the region.

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. He was seen as the trailblazer in the growth of the Nigerian radio presenting market. [EnterprisePostNigeria]

Foster is described as the On-Air personality that made Nigerian radio presenters popular. He was seen as the trailblazer in the growth of the Nigerian radio presenting market. In Nollywood, he had a short stint. He had been married to a Nigerian and they had three children. He died, unfortunately, in June 2020.

7. Chris Attoh

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Chris Attoh is unquestionably one of Ghana 's biggest celebrities who managed to build a name for himself in Nigeria. When he appeared in the award-winning TV drama series 'Tinsel,' Attoh first shot into the limelight in 2008. He went on to become a star in other country ventures like 'MTV Shuga.'

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Chris Attoh and ex-wife, Damilola

AAttoh remains one of those international celebrities whose stunning looks and acting skills have captured the hearts of many Nigerians. When it became apparent he was dating movie star, Damilola Adegbite, the Ghana-born actor made the news headlines.

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The two were tying the knot at a very romantic wedding ceremony in 2015. They later greeted together their first child. Oh, a few years later the lovely marriage collapsed. In 2018, Attoh married Bettie Jenifer. In 2019 she was murdered in the United States of America.

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