80 Great Igbos Making Nigeria Proud

So much is being said about the list of 80 Nigerians who have been arrested by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over internet fraud and as it stands Nigeria’s image which before now is already battered appears to be finally torn into shreds.

Several Nigerians have reacted to the incidence since it broke out on Thursday, in his reaction, popular blogger and political commentator, Japheth Omojuwa said ”If you are a cyberfraudster, irrespective of your location Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, the FBI know the colour of your passport. They know you, your friends and your relatives. If you stop now, you may escape jail. If you don’t, it’s only a matter of time!” while another twitter user, @DoubleEph said ”Imagine the boost to Nigeria’s image if the fraudsters were caught in Nigeria by Nigerian law enforcement and hundreds of millions returned? To me that’s the *real* damage – that Americans have had to do it. It’s the same damage from Malabu. Unspoken but it’s there”

Below we profile 80 prominent Nigerian Igbos who are legitimately making Nigeria proud:
1. Teckno
2. Flavour
3. Phyno
4. P-Square
5. Don Jazzy
Frank Edwards

6. Annie Ilonzeh, starred in General HospitalCharlie’s AngelsArrowDrop Dead DivaEmpireAll Eyez on Me‘Til Death Do Us PartPercy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

7. Antonia Okonma, starred as Darlene Cake in the ITV series Bad Girls

8. Ashley Madekwe, film credits include Bambi in the ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Ashley Davenport on the ABC drama series Revenge and the witch Tituba in the WGN America series Salem

9. Carmen Ejogo, hosted the Saturday Disney morning show. Film credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost (2000), What’s the Worst That Could Happen? (2001), Away We Go(2009), Sparkle (2012), Alex Cross (2012), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), It Comes at Night (2017), Alien: Covenant (2017). She Picquery in the Fantastic Beasts film series, Coretta Scott King in two films: Boycott (2001) and Selma (2014)

10. Caroline Chikezie, Her movie roles include Sasha Williams in As If, Elaine Hardy in Footballers’ Wives, Queen Tamlin in The Shannara Chronicles, the Cyberwoman in Torchwood, Nasuada in Eragon

11. Charles Venn, known for his roles as Ray Dixon in EastEnders, Jacob Masters in Casualty, Curtis Alexander in Dream Team, Tremaine Gidigbi in Footballers’ Wives

12. Chike Nwoffiah, actor, theater director and filmmaker. Listed as one of the “Top Ten Most Influential African Americans” in the San Francisco Bay Area, he has served on several regional and national grant review panels including: the National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Sacramento Arts Commission, San Francisco Arts Commission, Arts Council Silicon Valley, Walter and Elise Haas Fund and the Center for Cultural Innovation

13. Chiké Okonkwo, starred as PC Clark in New Tricks and DC Callum Gada in Paradox. He currently stars as Lee Truitt, the love interest of the title character on the BET series Being Mary Jane

14. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Award-winning and two-time Golden Globe Award-nominated actor, Brother of CNN newscaster Zain Asher

15. Cyril Nri, actor, writer and director who starred as Superintendent “Adam Okaro” in the police TV series The Bill

16. Enuka Okuma, starred in Rookie Blue, Madison, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, Hillside

17. Ifeanyi Chijindu

18. Megalyn Echikunwoke, starred as Tara Price in CSI: Miami, Isabelle Tyler in The 4400 and as Mari McCabe / Vixen in the Arrowverse. Partner of comedian and actor Chris Rock

19. Nonso Anozie, starred as Tank in RocknRolla, Sergeant Dap in Ender’s Game, Abraham Kenyatta in Zoo, Captain of the Guards in Cinderella and Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the HBO television series Game of Thrones

20. Phina Oruche, actress, radio presenter and former model who starred as Liberty Baker in ITV’s Footballers’ Wives, for which she won a Screen Nations Award for Favourite TV Star

21. Tracy Ifeachor, known for roles in Blooded, Billionaire Ransom, Casualty, Doctor Who, Strike Back, Jo, Crossbones, Hawaii Five-0, Ina Paha, The Originals, Quantico

22. Uzo Aduba, starred as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, winner of an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015. She is one of only two actors to win an Emmy Award in both the comedy and drama categories for the same role.

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23. Debbie Collins, Miss World 2016 Nigeria representative

24. Unoaku Anyadike, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2015, Miss World 2015 Nigeria representative

25. Iheoma Nnadi, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2014, Miss World 2014 Nigeria representative

26. Ezinne Akudo, Miss Nigeria 2013

27. Sylvia Nduka, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2011, Miss World 2011 Nigeria representative

28. Fiona Amuzie-Iredu, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2010, Miss World 2010 Nigeria representative

29. Glory Umunna, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2009, Miss World 2009 Nigeria representative

30. Adaeze Igwe, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2008, Miss World 2008 Nigeria representative, wife of former Nigerian football team captain Joseph Yobo

31. Munachi Nwankwo, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2007, Miss World 2007 Nigeria representative

32Chinenye Ochuba, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2002, Miss World 2002 Top 10 finalist, African Continental Queen of Beauty

33. Sabina Umeh, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 1990

34. Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 1988, Miss Africa 1988, Miss Intercontinental 1989, Nigeria ambassador to Spain 2012–15, wife of the late Biafran President Odumegwu Ojukwu

35. Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu, Miss Africa 1987, 2nd Nigerian to represent Nigeria in Miss Universe 1987 after a 23-year absence of the country in the paegent

Nigerian Movie Stars

36. Chiwetel Ejiofor

37. Pete Edoche

38. Chiwetalu Agu

39. Kenneth Okonkwo

40. Uche Ogbodo

41. John Okafor

42. Rev.fr. Ejike Mbaka

43. Zain Asher

44. Nkem Owoh

45. Ijeoma Grace Agu
46. Jim Iyke, one of the stars of the movie Last Flight to Abuja
47. John Okafor, acted in more than 200 movies including Mr.Ibu (2004), Mr.Ibu in London (2004), Police Recruit (2003), 9 Wives (2005), Ibu in Prison (2006) and Keziah (2007).[44]
48. Kanayo O. Kanayo
49. Ken Erics
50. Linda Ejiofor
51. Lota Chukwu
52. Mercy Johnson
53. Michael Ezuruonye
54. Mike Godson
55. Monalisa Chinda
56. Muna Obiekwe
57. Ngozi Ezeonu
58. Nuella Njubigbo
59. Nkem Owoh
60. Nonso Diobi
61. Oby Kechere
62. OC Ukeje
63. Oge Okoye
64. Onyeka Onwenu
65. Osita “Paw paw” Iheme
66. Patience Ozokwor
67. Prince Eke
68. Queen Nwokoye
69. Rachael Okonkwo
70. Regina Daniels
71. Rita Dominic
72. Saint Obi
73. Stella Damasus-Aboderin

Heads of organizations and business executives

74. Pearlena Igbokwe – President of Universal Television, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal Television Group, first woman of African descent to head a major U.S. television studio

75. Nduka Obaigbena – Media mogul, founder of Nigerian-based African newspaper THISDAY, African -focused style & culture magazine Arise and Lagos-based Nigerian 24-hour international news channel Arise News

76. Jim Ovia – Nigerian businessman; founder of Zenith Bank


Gospel singers

77. Ada Ehi

78. Frank Edwards

79. Mercy Chinwo

80. Samsong


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