17 Nollywood Actors Who Are Not Fully Nigerians

Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians
Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians

There are a few Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians. These Nollywood actors are usually mixed-race, biracial, and multiracial.

Either their fathers are from Nigeria and their mothers are from outside the country or vice versa. While others were just born and brought up in Nigeria their both parents are from outside the country.

This doesn’t mean they are not Nigerians. According to Nigerian culture and tradition, once any of your parents is a Nigerian, you are automatically a Nigerian irrespective of the country you were born or the nationality of your other parent.

In this list, we will be looking into Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians.

1. Lilian Bach

Lilian Bach is a beautiful Nigerian actress and model who began her career in the late 90s and early 2000s.

She is popularly known as the former face of Delta Soap and for her roles in movies such as Married to a Witch (2001), and The Cartel (2004).

While Lilian may have been off and on our TV screens, her new career path as a movie producer has kept her name still ringing in our minds.

She has added more occupations to her name such as interior decorator, and fashion designer.

Lilian Bola Bach the first child of her parents was born on 9 November 1970 at Island Maternity, Isale Eko, Lagos State to a Polish father and a Nigerian mother, making her one of the Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians.

Her father was a mechanical engineer who relocated from the United States to Nigeria for work and eventually settled in Lagos.

Mr Bach died in 1980 when his daughter Lilian was 10 years old. Her father died of a stroke in Rotterdam, Holland, and he was buried there.

Lilian Bach’s mother was a Nigerian woman who hails from Isale Eko, Lagos, and her celebrity daughter described her as a free and supportive mother.

2. Sunshine Rosman

Sunshine Rosman is a Nollywood actress,  television host, model, and  YouTuber, who is best known for her role as Amara in the movie titled “Lunch Time Heroes.”

Sunshine Rosman, the second child of her parents was born on the 23rd of July 1993 to a Nigerian mother from Imo state and a Canadian father. Her father was originally from Italian before they relocated to Canada.

Rosman’s father Giovanni Rosmanwho was blessed with four children (three girls and a boy), lived in Nigeria and was a popular actor, making his daughter one of the Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians.

3. Queeneth Hilbert

Popularly known as Nollywood’s Milkshake, Queeneth Hilbert is a Nollywood actress, television personality, and model. What many don’t know is that Queeneth is among the Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians.

Born in Lagos, Nigeria on 12th June 1992, Queeneth Hilbert has a Lebanese father and a Nigerian mother from Ebonyi state.

She grew up in Nigeria but sometimes visits her father’s country in Lebanon. She has a huge fanbase in Bangladesh.

Queeneth Hilbert grew up in Lagos State where she completed both her primary and secondary school education before proceeding with her tertiary education in one of the reputable universities in Nigeria.

In 2012, Queeneth Hilbert joined the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollwood, and acted in her first movie titled Brave Mind.

She has also starred in films like Sins of the Past, Hand of Fate, The Illiterate, My Daughter, and many more.

4. Toosweet Annan

Toosweet Annan is a highly talented and accomplished actor, businessman, and producer from Nigeria and Ghana.

Toosweet has garnered widespread recognition from movie lovers for his excellent performances in a lot of Nollywood movies.

Toosweet Annan was born on August 25, 1985, in Ghana to a Ghanaian father and a Nigerian mother, making him one of the Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerian.

The actor spent most of his years in Nigeria with his mother. Growing up under the care of his Nigerian mother, Toosweet had the privilege of being immersed in the richness of Ghanaian and Nigerian cultures from an early age.

While growing up, he embraced the best of both African countries and formed a strong sense of identity as a proud citizen of Ghana and Nigeria.

With a unique blend of Ghanaian and Nigerian heritage, Toosweet Annan’s upbringing exposed him to both countries’ vibrant cultures, people, and languages.

5. Oguike Sisters

The Oguike Sisters are comprised of Chisom, Chidinma, and Chinenye Oguike who are teenage actresses in Nollywood popularly known for their roles in the blockbuster movie “My Kids & I.”

They are child actors and half-caste because their mother is not a Nigerian while their father is an Igbo man from Nigeria.

Their mother who happens to be their manager is from Pakistan, making the teenage stars among the Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians.

Their father is Mr Hillary Oguike. The beautiful kids are from Anambra State in the southeastern part of Nigeria.

They are currently based in Lagos with their parents who are not that well known to the media.

6. Adunni Ade

Adunni Ade is a famous Nollywood actress, filmmaker, and model. She was born on June 7, 1976, in Queens, New York, USA to her German-Irish mother and a Nigerian-Yoruba father.

This mixed-race has made her one of the Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerian.

When she was one year and a half old, she and her parents returned to Nigeria to attend her grandfather’s funeral and that was how she was raised in Nigeria.

She went on to complete her primary school education in Lagos and her secondary school education in Ogun State.

However, she was in her late teens when she returned to the United States to finish her undergraduate studies.

Adunni Ade studied at the University of Kentucky, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

7. Manser Michelle

Manser Michelle is a teenage actress known for her incredible role as Tare in the popular MTV Base series Shuga.

She is also known for her role as Momo in the African Magic series titled “Johnson’s Family.”

Manser was born on May 03, 2006, to a British father and a Nigerian mother, making her one of the Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerian.

She was born and raised by both parents in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.  

8. Sophie Alakija

Popularly known as Wizkid’s childhood girlfriend, Sophia Alakija is a Nollywood actress, TV personality model, and social media influencer.

Sophia started her career in the entertainment industry at the age of 25 when she made her debut in 2010. She has shown her versatility in the way she thrills her audience in her movies.

However, many don’t know that Sophia is among the Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians.

Sophie Alakija was born on February 8, 1985, in Surelere, Lagos State, to a Lebanese father, while her mother’s identity is yet unknown to the public.

However, pictures of Sophie’s mother that have been shared on social media by her celebrity daughter show she belongs to the Efik ethnic group of Calabar.

Since the ethnicity has other native speakers in Cameroon and other countries, it is difficult to determine if Sophia’s mother is a Nigerian.

9. Ramsey Nouah

Ramsey Nouah is a popular Nigerian actor, filmmaker, and philanthropist who began his acting career in the late 90s and early 2000s.

The talented actor was born on December 19, 1970, in Nigeria to a Lebanon-Isreali father and a Nigerian mother.

The actor’s race and tribe is a combination of Lebanon-Israeli and Yoruba, making him one of the Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians.

Details about Ramsey Nuoah’s parents in unknown as the actor is a very private figure. However, little is known about his mother whose name is Margaret Afolabi.

Ramsey Nuoah hails from Owo, Ondo State, and she raised the actor in Lagos State, Nigeria as a single mother.

The absence of his father led the actor not to have a relationship with him. This is because Ramsey Nouah’s parents did not live together in a traditional family setup, as he would want it.

10. Caroline Danjuma

Caroline Ekanem popularly known as Caroline Danjuma because she got married to the Danjuma family is a Nollywood actress, model, businesswoman, and philanthropist.

Caroline Danjuma was born on June 26th, 1980 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, as the first child in a family of three children whose parents are a Scottish father and a Nigerian mother.

Because of her biracial background, Caroline is among the Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians.

In 2007, Caroline got married to a billionaire, Musa Danjuma, who changed her name from Caroline Ekanem to Caroline Danjuma, a name she currently bears even after her divorce.

The marriage was blessed with two lovely children, a boy and a girl.

11. Ibinabo Fiberesima

Ibinabo Fiberesima is a veteran Nigerian actress, politician, and businesswoman. She is a one-time president of the Actor’s Guild of Nigeria and holds some prestigious positions in the industry.

With her light skin and eyes, you could guess that Ibinabo Fiberesima is one of the Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians. She has a captivating multicultural background that combines Nigerian and Irish roots.

Ibinabo Fiberesima was born in Dublin, Ireland to an Irish mother and a Nigerian father who hails from Okrika, Rivers State, Nigeria.

The actress still maintains strong connections with her Irish heritage. Ibinabo’s multicultural experiences have contributed to her success as an actress and also in the way she is raising her children.

12. Shan George

Shan George is another veteran actress who can’t be left out when it comes to Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians because of their multicultural background.

Shan George was born on April 21st,  1970 in a town in Abi local government area of Cross River State, to a British father and a Nigerian mother.

Shan George’s life and career have been influenced by the blend of these two rich cultures as she has been pictured traveling freely to different European countries because of her British passport.

Her multicultural identity has played a significant role in her acting career. Because of exposure to other cultures in Europe, brings authenticity and depth to her roles.

13. Tems

Tems is a popular and talented Nigerian singer known for her captivating voice. What many don’t know about this Afrobeat diva is that she has a multicultural background.

Tems was born on 11 June 1995, in Lagos State, Nigeria, to a British father and a Nigerian mother of Yoruba descent.

Shortly after her birth when Tems was an infant, her family relocated to the UK until the age of five and Tems returned to Nigeria with her mother following her parents’ separation.

Tems’ multicultural background can be easily noticed in her music and the way she expresses her lyrical words in pidgin.

This blend of multicultural backgrounds has contributed to her unique musical style and success in the Nigerian and international music scene.

14. Nengi

Rebecca Nengi Hampson popularly known as Nengi became famous after participating in the Big Brother Naija reality TV show.

Before her entrance into the BBN house, she had grown a fanbase as a model and social media influencer.

Nengi was born on 1st January 1998 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, to a British father and Nigerian mother.

Her mother hails from Nembe/Brass LGA, in Bayelsa state, making Nengi both a Nigerian and British citizen

However, at the peak of her career, there were speculations that she has Nigerian and Indian ancestry but this has not been confirmed.

15. TBoss

Tokunbo Idowu popularly known as TBoss is another public figure who became famous after participating in the Big Brother Naija show and she is from a multicultural background.

Tboss was born in Nigeria on March 9, 1984, to a Nigerian father from Edo state and a mother from Romania, making her a half-caste.

Her Nigerian and Romanian roots contributed to her unique perspective and appeal in making it big as a Big Brother Naija housemate, and also in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

16. Eku Edewor

Eku Edewor is a popular Nigerian presenter, actress, and model with a captivating multicultural background.

Eku Edewor a twin, was born at Portland Hospital in London on 18 December 1986, to a Nigerian mother and a British father.

Her mother is an interior designer, and art collector who hails from Delta State, Nigeria. While her British father worked in the food and beverage supply and logistics industries.

However, Eku Edewor’s parents divorced when the twins were young and both remarried. Her mother remarried a businessman and lawyer from Lagos who is now late.

17. Daddy Freeze

Daddy Freeze, also known as Ifedayo Olarinde, is a Nigerian radio and TV personality with a multicultural background.

Daddy Freeze was born on 6 May 1976 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, to a Nigerian father and a Romanian mother.

Daddy Freeze has had a diverse upbringing, with his European influence and his Nigerian influence growing in Ibadan, Nigeria.


The above list is the number of Nollywood actors who are not fully Nigerians because they are mixed race, biracial, and multicultural.

Even though they all have a blend of different cultures and backgrounds, these celebrities still maintain their Nigerian origin with confidence.

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