Monday, 7 April 2014

F is for Famous African Hollywood Actors and Actresses #atozchallenge

There is no country that starts with F in Africa. So here are some pictures of some famous African actors.

I couldn’t post them all here, but you can find more here:

All images taken from Wikipedia.com


Boris Kodjoe – I gasped when I read that his father is a Ghanaian physician of the Nzema people. Half of that yuminess comes from my country. Huge smile (both his and mine).




Djimon Hounsou- was born in Benin. I wish I could claim him as Ghanaian too.





Charlize Theron – Don't be too surprised that she's from South Africa. We Africans come all different shapes sizes and colors.



Liya Kebede - from Ethiopia. Okay she's a model, but she's so pretty and from my continent. 

From Bing.com

Lupita Nyong'o, whose parents are from Kenya, is a superstar now that she's won an Oscar. 

This is a gigantic blog hop so click here to see what other bloggers are discussing for this letter. Have fun.



32 comments:

  1. Nice to know! Charlize Theron didn't surprise me...the only South Africans I've ever met were both blonde with peachy skin.

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    1. Wow. Whenever I think African, even South African, it's not her complexion that pops into my mind.

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  2. Djimon and Charlize are my favourites. Congrats to Lupita on winning the coveted golden statue.

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    1. Lupita has done well. We hope to see more great things from her in the future.

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  3. Wonderful Nana! Nice to know so many famous people come from Africa!

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    1. I'm so happy to introduce all things Africa this month.

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  4. Wow, I had no idea that Charlize Theron is from South Africa!

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    1. Glad I could give you some information, Heather.

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  5. Love the cutey on top. I think Djimon is a fantastic actor. I knew Charlize came from S.Africa, she's a great actor too!

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    1. Isn't Boris a hottie? I think I should have posted a pic with his shirt off.

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  6. Boris Kodjoe is gorgeous! And I loved Lupita's acceptance speech when she won her Oscar.
    Stopping by on the A to Z Challenge.

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    1. You have a good eye for cute men, Sabrina.

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  7. Interestinly, I don't know of a single one of these famous Africans. I wouldn't mind knowing the first one, he's quite attractive :)

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    1. Lol. I don't think anyone would mind knowing him, Rhonda.

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  8. I had to compose myself after ogling Mr. Kodjoe for about 20 minutes. Oh my - swoon ;)

    Lupita is absolutely lovely!

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    1. Lol. And because of you I made sure he had clothes on, Debbie.

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  9. Wouldn't mind Boris Kodjoe for a one night-stand!

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    1. Oh my goodness, Celestine. I can't believe you just said what I was thinking.

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  10. There are some gorgeous So. African actors!

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    1. It must be the weather, because we grow them hot in Africa.

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  11. I had no idea that Charlize Theron was from S. Africa. Interesting!

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption
    Minion, Capt. Alex's Ninja Minion Army
    The 2014 Blogging from A-Z Challenge

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    1. I was surprised myself, Madeline.

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  12. Awesome! I had no idea there were so many, and especially so many I'd recognize. (After checking out the links.) That's pretty epic.

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    1. Isn't it though. I find it interesting.

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  13. A little off-topic, but I can't believe I never "officially" followed your blog, when I read it all the time, especially the Celebrate the Small Things posts. So now I am an official follower ....

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    1. It's weird. I just went to check if I've followed you. I hadn't. All rectified.

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  14. Hello, Boris!
    I know the other ones in the list are all great (and yay Lupita!) but I can't pay attention. Boris has me distracted o_O

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    1. Lol. S.K. Isn't his smile gorgeous?

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  15. Wow, Liya is gorgeous! I'm going to have to remember that face when I'm considering characters. Thanks! :)

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  16. When I think Africa, I think of magic. One day I may be able to visit some of the countries to see the wonders there.

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  17. Excuse me, where are Thandi Newton (Zimbabwe); Sophia Okonedo (Nigeria); Peter Mensah (Ghana)

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  18. Maybe you could stretch and call Burkina FASO the F country... but kinda sorta too late for that, eh? Thanks for the education. Gorgeous collection of actors. This is my first visit here from A to Z... I like to let Twitter Twirl and deliver me some new A to Z blog posters... and this was a definite SCORE!

    Happy Wednesday and A to Z!

    Julie Jordan Scott
    The Bold Writer from A to Z

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