John Boyega is a talented and accomplished actor who rose to fame for his breakout role in the Star Wars franchise. Born on March 17, 1992, in London, England, Mr Boyega developed a passion for acting from an early age.
Mr Boyega’s journey towards stardom began when he enrolled in the Identity Drama School, where he honed his skills and gained valuable acting experience.
His breakthrough came in 2011 when he landed the lead role in the critically acclaimed film, “Attack the Block.” This role showcased his exceptional talent and garnered positive reviews from both critics and audiences.
Apart from his work in the Star Wars franchise, Boyega has also taken on other notable roles in films such as “Pacific Rim: Uprising” and “Detroit.” His performances have consistently showcased his versatility as an actor and his ability to bring depth and authenticity to each character he portrays.
However, in this interview with Netflix via its #TheyClonedTyrone episode, which was published last month, Mr Boyega described his rise to popularity as interesting and he spoke about his choice of delicacy in the interview.
He also discussed his favourite movie and the city he would like to visit the next time he visits Nigeria.
Netflix: What is Your Favourite Nigerian Food?
Mr Boyega: Hey Guys, I am John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega from #TheyClonedTyrone and this is rep your flag.
My favorite Nigerian dish is Jollof rice with a slice of plantain, 2 pieces of chicken, maybe some oxtail added in there. And Mum’s secret spice with a bottle of SuperMalt.
Netflix: Favourite Nigerian Artist?
Mr Boyega: I’d say Wizkids. We’ve always loved Wiz. Obviously sorry Burna, Davido there’s so much but Wiz has always had my heart from the beginning. That’s who I followed the longest.
Netflix: Favourite Nigerian Music?
Mr Boyega: In Nigeria we have you know we have various different music genres but Afro beats are just really killing it right now.
Netflix: Favourite Place To Visit In Nigeria?
Mr Boyega: Definitely going to see my family in Abeokuta which is just slightly outside of Lagos. I also like going to Abuja, which is very clean and very chilled. And then obviously I do like stepping in Lagos for Dirty December every year. We must go to Lagos, We must party, we must say enjoy because you get Nigerians like a good time.
Netflix: Favourite Nigerian Saying?
Mr Boyega: I like it when someone says’ ‘ Hope nothing’ ‘ like I hope nothing is wrong. It’s something so endearing or when something happens someone says Pèle, just Pèle, like sorry, it warms my heart more than English.
Netflix: Favourite Nigerian Show?
Mr Boyega: Right now I’m actually watching a show called The Power that has a strong Nigerian cast in it. And a strong Nigerian story set in Nigeria as well. So I have been watching it, and I have been enjoying it.
Netflix: Favourite Nigerian Movie?
Mr Boyega: “Blood Sisters” with Genevieve and Omotola. When I was younger. That’s the one that we’ve watched a lot, *Blood Sisters*. Yeah, I still remember that.
Netflix: Favourite Nigerian Superstition?
Mr Boyega: My favorite superstition from Nigeria “God will do it” when all else fails, I mean is still superstition, they do debate this, is just the positivity regardless of anything, “God will do it”
Netflix: Favourite thing about Nigerian Culture?
Mr Boyega: Definitely is the energy we have specifically when it comes to tribes because you know, Nigeria has various tribes, its Igbo, Yoruba, I am Yoruba. Specifically as a Yoruba man I like the clothes, the food, the… obviously the music, dance.
I don’t know if you have ever seen a Nigerian Yoruba Wedding as well? Like we just really know how to celebrate our cultural states. And just enjoy our life. Now Nigerians I know you’re out there. Drop the green, white green in the comments if you rep your flag. TheyClonedTyrone is coming out now, go see it.