Checkout 13 Fun Times Hollywood Met Nollywood (Photos)


These pictures will make you smile.

Hollywood and Nollywood, both the entertainment divisions of America and Nigeria respectively.

As a Nigerian, we love these two divisions of entertainment. Our Nigerian entertainers give us music and stories that are familiar to us, specific to our land and the lives that we’ve lived. Our Hollywood entertainers give us a broader perspective of things and places that we may not have experienced first hand. Stories and music from people who look different from us and have lived marginally different lives from the ones that we have.

Still, we love both. Both bring something unique to the table. Both are just pure entertainment.

Now, on some rare occassions, these two worlds cross paths. One person from one world bumps into one from the other and every time things like this happen, it always puts a smile on my face because it’s always just so nice and fun for me to see.

Today, I’ll be sharing with you 13 fun times that Hollywood and Nollywood met.

Are you ready to jump in and have some fun? Then, let’s go.

Ebube Nwangbo and Lionel Messi

Ebube Nwangbo is a popular Nigerian actress famous for acting in numerous Nollywood movies including Heart of a Slave, Chetanna, and Night Bus to Lagos.

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward and captains both Spanish club Barcelona and the Argentina national team.

Time and chance happened and both of these people from different walks of life crossed paths warming the hearts of fans of both all over the world.

Timaya and Rihanna

One person who’ll be very upset about this meetup is Don Jazzy who has been dying for years for Rihanna. In fact, the MAVIN boss has time and time again posted funny photoshop pictures of him with the Barbadian singer.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t him who met Rihanna. It was Timaya.

Timaya is a Nigerian singer and songwriter best known for his songs Dem Mama, Plantain Boy, Ukwu, and more.

Rihanna is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman who is famous for hit singles such as Umbrella, Work, Four Five Seconds, and more.

The two crossed paths at a concert that happened in Barbados. Timaya was slated to perform and Rihanna was in attendance. In a video, she was even spotted dancing with friends to the Nigerian singer’s music.

Genevieve Nnaji and Idris Elba

Genevieve Nnaji is a popular Nigerian actress known for blockbusters such as Road to Yesterday, Lionheart, and her slew of other Nollywood movies.

Idris Elba is an English actor, writer, producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther, and Nelson Mandela in the biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

The two met at the Lagos premiere of Elba’s movie Beasts of No Nation.

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde and Oprah

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is a popular Nigerian actress known for starring in hit movies such as Alter Ego, Beyonce and Rihanna, and more.

Oprah Winfrey is a popular American talk show host, actress, television producer, media executive, and philanthropist.

The two met at Essence Magazine’s “Black Women in Hollywood” event.

Tiwa Savage and Jay-Z

Tiwa Savage is a popular Nigerian singer famous for a slew of hit songs including No Kele Kele Love, Eminado, and All Over.

Jay-Z is an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, businessman, and record producer.

The two met at the Roc Nation office while doing business relations. Tiwa was there with mega-producer, Don Jazzy who also appears in the picture.

D’Banj and Tyler Perry

D’Banj is a popular Nigerian singer known for songs such as Tongolo, Mr. Endowed, Oliver Twist, and more.

Tyler Perry is an American actor, writer, producer, comedian and director popular for the Madea movies and other very popular movies and TV shows.

The two met at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Global Citizen Festival in South Africa.

Wizkid and Naomi Campbell

Wizkid is a popular Nigerian singer known for hit singles including Holla at Your Boy, Fever, Joro, and more.

Naomi Campbell is an English model, actress, and businesswoman.

The two seem to be friends. They regularly post pictures together and leave comments on each other’s social media posts.

Seyi Shay and Cardi B

Seyi Shay is a Nigerian singer popular for hit singles including Ragga Ragga, No Lele, and Murda.

Cardi B is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality, and actress.

The two met at the LiveSpot Festival in Ghana.

Falz and Diddy

Falz is a Nigerian rapper and actor known for hit singles including Marry Me, Soldier, Cool Parry, and more.

Sean John Combs, also known by the stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Puffy, or Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, record executive, and actor.

The two posted pictures and a video hanging out together in Lagos, Nigeria.

Davido and Drake

Davido is a very popular Nigerian singer known for a huge number of hit singles including If, Fall, Blow My Mind, and more.

Drake is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.

The two men met at Wireless Festival.

Stephanie Okereke-Linus and Michael Ealy

Stephanie Okereke-Linus is a prominent Nollywood actress known for movies such as Dry, Through The Glass, and Miss Nigeria.

Michael Ealy is an American actor known for his roles in Barbershop, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Takers, Think Like a Man, About Last Night, Think Like a Man Too, The Perfect Guy, and The Intruder.

The two posted a picture seemingly from a movie set leading many to believe that the two might be starring in a movie together. We’d definitely love to see that.

Patoranking and Fat Joe

Patoranking is a successful Nigerian singer known for his single such as Suh Different, Girlie O, and more.

Fat Joe is an American rapper and actor from the Bronx, New York.

The two men met at an airport in New York.

DJ Cuppy and Ashanti

DJ Cuppy is a Nigerian DJ known for her singles Gelato, Abena, and more.

Ashanti is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, model, dancer, and actress.

A big fan of Ashanti, DJ Cuppy went to meet her backstage at one of her shows.

That’s All.


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