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Star Wars Premiere: John Boyega Reps Africa In Agbada

For the European premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Nigerian-British actor John Boyega was garbed in a Nigerian traditional dress.

The 27-year-old actor on Wednesday evening joined his co-stars in London for the premiere of the latest instalment in the inter-galactical series.


John Boyega | Image: Instagram/johnboyega

Boyega whose full name is John Adedayo B. Adegboyega graced the event in a blue Agbada and fila, a wide-sleeved attire traditionally worn by men in Nigeria.

In an Instagram post, Boyega said that he had an amazing time:

“Had an amazing time at the London premiere for Star Wars! Last leg of the tour! Couldn’t be more grateful for such an amazing opportunity.”

John Boyega | Image: Twitter/Topshop

Boyega was joined at the star-studded event by members of his family, who were dressed in matching garments.

In the Star Wars series, Boyega portrayed Stormtrooper-turned-rebel Finn.

Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role as Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block.

Boyega’s other credits include historical drama film Detroit (2017), the science fiction film Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), four episodes of the television series 24: Live Another Day and the drama Imperial Dreams (2014). Boyega received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2016.

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