14 Apr 2014

I am proud to be Nigerian — Hollywood Actor, Chinwetel Ejiofor

In a new interview with reporters at the press conference for “Half of a Yellow Sun’’ movie premiere in Lagos, London-born Nigerian Hollywood star, Chinwetel Ejiofor, says he is proud to be identified as a Nigerian. According to him, there is a wrong impression that he claimed not to be a Nigerian and he wants to set the records straight:

“During the period of publicising “Twelve Years a Slave”, I was asked where I was originally from. I suppose I was trying to give an honest answer about where I was born, and so, I said London, which is where I was born. And to me, it was a surprising reaction that people then concluded that I didn’t identify as Nigerian. Of course, I am Nigerian-British, but if they ask me where I was born, I can’t say Enugu, because I wasn’t born in Enugu, but, it doesn’t mean that I don’t identify as Nigerian. I am proud of being Nigerian that I am extraordinarily happy to be here to make this film. "

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