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Ten Coolest Nigerians

Did Seal or Sade make the list? Bet you didn't know that they're of Nigerian descent, did you? Check out this list. In no particular order...

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  • 1. Seal

    Grammy-Award Winning Crooner. Married to German supermodel Heidi Klum. You already know all about him..........

  • 2. Sade

    Grammy-Award Winning singer-songwriter. Mostly notable for super smash single "Sweetest Taboo" among others. Born to a British mother and Nigerian father in the UK.

  • 3. Hakeem Olajuwon

    Retired Houton rockets and Toronto Raptors basketball player. He is considered one of the five greatest centers to ever play in NBA, along with Shaquille O'Neal Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

  • 4. Kele Okereke of Bloc Party

    Lead singer of British alternative rock band Bloc Party.

  • 5. Sophie Okonedo

    British-born actress who notably starred in movies "Hotel Rwanda", "Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls", and "Secret Life of the Bees."

  • 6. Jarome Iginla

    All-action Captain of the Calgary Flames, and 5-time NHL all-star.

  • 7. WALE

    (Rapper) Probably the COOLEST person on this list, critically-acclaimed D.C. rapper, who is signed to Roc Nation. GQ describes him as "The greatest new rapper since Jay-Z."

  • 8. Wole Soyinka

    (Author) Nobel prize (1986) winning author, poet, playwright, and scholar. He guest Lectures at universities like Harvard, Columbia, and his novels are still read at educational institutions all over the world. He is also a cousin of Nigerian Afro-beat legend, Fela Kuti.

  • 9. Adewale Ogunleye

    (Sportsman) Chicago Bears defensive end. Also boyfriend of actress Sanaa Lathan. Yes, Sanaa Lathan.

  • 10. Chiwetel Ejiofor

    (Actor) Award-winning British-born actor, most notable for his roles in "Four Brothers", "Children of Men", and "American Gangster". He is also a recipient of the O.B.E. honor from Queen Elizabeth.