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Star Wars star loves being black and Nigerian

10 December 2015, 21:05

Lagos - In a recent interview, Nigerian- British actor, John Boyega said he was not fazed by the criticisms he got when the was unveiled as the first black Storm Trooper of the Star Wars franchise.

He said that he is a confident, Nigerian, black, chocolate man, and is  proud of his  heritage, when asked.

 He called racists  stupid, and said he was  going to lose sleep over people who did not like his skin colour.

Also read:John Boyega deals with racist Star Wars fans

John Boyega also said he did not feel the urge to respond to the racist comments about his role in Star Wars. He wondered why some people accept the crazy aliens in the movie, but rant about the skin colour of a human being.

In 2013, John Boyega starred in the movie ‘Half Of a Yellow Sun’ featuring fellow Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton. The movie was about a love story set during the Biafra War.


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