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17 Feb
  Will Smith and David Oyelowo Set For Onyeka And The Academy Of The Sun Will Smith's Westbrook Studios and David Oyelowo's Yoruba Saxon have partnered with Netflix for the film adaptation of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun. Although Smith and Oyelowo haven't worked together on the big screen, the two have established…
26 Sep 2020
British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo is in mourning following the death of his father Stephen. The 44-year-old "Les Misérables" actor in an Instagram post disclosed that his father battled colon cancer for a year. In his Instagram announcement, the award-winning star paid tribute to his ‘protector, guardian, hero and encourager’ who fought so hard to stick…
11 Jun 2020
The two-night special OWN Spotlight: Where Do We Go From Here? that was hosted by Oprah Winfrey Tuesday and Wednesday night was spectacular as it aired across 19 different Discovery-owned networks simultaneously in primetime. The assembled panel included actor David Oyelowo, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Nikole Hannah-Jones, was frank…
6 Jun 2020
Selma star David Oyelowo has claimed Oscars members refused to vote for the film after the cast wore "I can't breathe" t-shirts in protest against police violence. This was a result of mass protests in 2014 after Eric Garner died when cops put him in a chokehold, and a shocking video emerged of him telling…
Nikita Pearl Waligwa
17 Feb 2020
Yesterday, we reported the death of 15-year-old Ugandan actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa. The child star who starred in Disney’s Queen of Katwe died on Saturday night at TMR International Hospital, in Naalya, Kampala. The late actress was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2016 and seemingly recovered but another tumour was found in 2019. Waligwa played the role…
Nikita Pearl Waligwa
16 Feb 2020
Ugandan actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa who starred in Disney's Queen of Katwe has died aged 15, Ugandan media report. Ugandan media reports she died on Saturday night at TMR International Hospital, in Naalya, Kampala. Waligwa had been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Queen of Katwe was about a child chess prodigy from an Ugandan slum.…
8 Oct 2019
British Nigerian actor, David Oyelowo has been tapped to star as the president in new drama series, "The President Is Missing". "The President Is Missing" is based on the best selling novel of the same name by former U.S president Bill Clinton and novelist James Patterson. In "The President Is Missing" a powerless and politically…
7 Sep 2019
Nigerian English American actor David Oyelowo and his Jessica celebrate their 21st wedding anniversary. The filmmaker, who has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents, took to his Instagram page on Thursday to appreciate his sweetheart for the years of “blissful” marriage. "To my “till death do us part” @jessicaoyelowo. Thank you for 21…
16 Apr 2019
Nigerian-British actor, David Oyelowo is one of the many Nigerians in diaspora doing the country proud as he conquers new grounds in the film industry internationally. The award-winning star during a recent appearance on Trevor Noah's "The Daily Show" has talked extensively about his Nigerian dad, Stephen Oyelowo. In his chat with Noah on the…
David Oyelowo
11 Mar 2019
Nigerian-British actor David Oyewolo has stated his interest in becoming the first black James Bond. This he believes will give black children “a superhero to identify with." The actor who broke boundaries after becoming the first black actor to play king in Shakespeare’s Henry VI in 2001 said, 'The significance of someone like me playing…
David Oyelowo
4 Feb 2019
David Oyelowo was born to Yoruba parents in Oxford, England. He, however, spent his formative years in London before moving to Lagos He attended a boarding school in Lagos before they moved to Islington when he was 14. Upon graduation, he enrolled at the City and Islington College to study theatre. He moved to the…
David Oyelowo
4 Dec 2018
The new Les Misérables is a  six-part adaptation written by Andrew Davies. The trailer for Les Misérables was released by BBC via YouTube. The British actor of Nigerian descent, David Oyelowo, will feature in Les Misérables as Javert. The new plot would be a non-musical adaptation which focuses on the Valjean and Javert’s relationship. The casts for Les Misérables…

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