Star Wars Actor John Boyega is Coming Home for the First time Since He Made it on the Big Screen
John Boyega is coming home for the first time since he made the big screen, and his fans are already tweeting at him to hook up once he arrives.
“Currently planning trip to Nigeria,” the award winning star wrote today, adding, “Making sure I can connect with as much supporters as possible. More news to come in the next few months.”
Currently planning trip to Nigeria. Making sure I can connect with as much supporters as possible. More news to come in the next few months.
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) May 13, 2016
Boyega has never passed on an opportunity to show off his heritage. Last year, Boyega addressed racists who criticised his role as a Black stormtrooper in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. He didn’t mince words in showing pride for his Nigerian roots.
“I just don’t get it,” he told New York Times. “You guys got every single alien in this movie imaginable to man. With tentacles, five eyes. Aliens that, if they existed, we’d definitely have an issue…Yet what you want to do is fixate on another human being’s color. You need to go back to school and unlearn what you have learned.”
“I am grounded in who I am, and I am a confident Black man,” Boyega said. “A confident, Nigerian, Black, chocolate man…To get into a serious dialogue with people who judge a person based on the melanin in their skin? They’re stupid, and I’m not going to lose sleep over people.”
Days ago, he told a hilarious story about his mother, jollof rice and frying plantain. Now he is set to come home and fans are already over the moon – the ‘proudly Nigerian Hollywood star’ is coming home!
See the reactions:
— Wonder Woman (@Ohluwamayowa) May 13, 2016
Hellooooooo! How about stopping by our studio while you are here? @JohnBoyega
— #Ndani16 (@ndaniTV) May 13, 2016
— Wale Gates (@walegates) May 13, 2016
@JohnBoyega i hope you are coming to Abuja, the capital 😊🙌
— Dayo Koleowo (@NateKorl) May 13, 2016
@JohnBoyega I would love to photograph the people and the aid they need by selling prints by giving them 100% of auction proceeds.
— Victor (@kyoiiism) May 13, 2016
@JohnBoyega we’d love to have you on our TV show once you come get an interview!
— FloGlo. (@FollyHoney) May 13, 2016
@johnboyega oh u r welcom here in naija,cant wait
— samuel (@Adeboye_sam1) May 13, 2016
@JohnBoyega My brothrer You are highly welcome to N9ja…
— Johnson Chukwuyenum (@ChuksCOMBO360) May 13, 2016
— folorunsho titilayo (@ormarlee) May 13, 2016
We can’t wait to have him here!
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