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EXCLUSIVE John Boyega interview Star Wars The Force Awakens

 

The Culture Supplier – Marcus Gilmore

Boyega is the son of Nigerian immigrants to the UK, and he’s always expressed pride in his Nigerian heritage, even responding to racist haters complaining about his casting by saying on his Instagram, “I’m grounded in who I am and I am a confident black man, a confident, Nigerian, black, chocolate man.”

Now, Boyega playing one of the leads in The Force Awakens – coupled with a general growth in Nigerian geek culture in recent years – is bringing Nigerian fans to Star Wars in droves, and in a way they never really flocked to the franchise before.

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