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Thursday, 16 January 2014

Video: Chiwetel Ejiofor on Ellen DeGeneres Show

Golden Globes nominees and Nigerian actor Chiwetel Ejiofor on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where he talks about Hollywood response to his name and his movie '12 Years A Slave'...Enjoy ladies...

71 comments:

Alloy Chikezie said...

Nice


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benydon ben carson said...

Shay d film na 4 ladies alone

BEN said...

Dude looks good.

Anonymous said...

Linda anytime u post a video nd I try watchn it,it doesn't show infact it wl jus go blank

Anonymous said...

I luv this guy

KOSI said...

Nice. Any spiring actor/actress please seek hollywood career-refuge. Nollywood has refused to grow

Anonymous said...

i to love the guy, linda abeg link me to him naa

Cheezy said...

Chiwetel is lost! A full blooded Nigerian says he's from London but he's parents are Nigeria? Hmmm!! So sad.

AnnMarie said...

This guy seriously need to shave except he needs his it to grow for a movie. #NotSoSexyAnymore#

Unknown said...

Brilliant actor! Ma igbo brother representing.

Anonymous said...

Very soon he will say he supports homosexuality. But, on another note, when you hear homos defending their right to love, you would think anything sensible could come from rubbish relationships like theirs. That was until ellen revealed her divorce or whatever. Can't help but laugh.
Mwaha.

Walata said...

Hmm DAT guy na correct man

Chikaka said...

Oscar nomination for him too. Brilliant.

Unknown said...

Linda he just told us that he isn't a Nigeria; that his parents are Nigerian while he is a Londoner. With that said, can u now stop calling him a Nigerian or Nigerian actor. He doesn't regard himself a Nigerian. It's time we stops claiming those who don't clam us.

Unknown said...

Lool.. The Guy almost wanted to deny Nigeria at the beginning... :)

Anonymous said...

Oh can't see no video!

NecFix said...

Downloaded the movie 2 days ago...One of the most powerful movies I've seen in years. Very emotional but amazing.

Slavery is probably the worst evil in man's history. Thank goodness it's no more.

Anonymous said...

So what has this got to do with ladies. Look into the deeper lesson of the film pls. Issh

Anonymous said...

Was dere to enjoy seriously

Anonymous said...

FYI he's British not Nigerian mtcheew #awon ode

Anonymous said...

Oya let the ladies continue drolling for him even you Linda

Unknown said...

Awww my new celebrity crush.. wonderful touching moviee

Mab said...

ok seen, good interpretation of the movie, guess i;ll download it

Anonymous said...

pls Chiwetel Ejiofor is not a "Nigerian Actor" He is British Nigerian who is an actor. there is a difference. we do not see him in posters standing next to ramsey nouah and tonto dikeh with the title "CALAMITY AWAITS, buy ya copy now!!!. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE !!!!!!!!. thank you :)

Anonymous said...

he is a great actor and I love the movie every bit of it, almost cried while watching it... I Have watch Chiwetel Ejiofor on David leterman show and he said the meaning of Chiwetel is God brings, but doesn't known the meaning of Ejiofor...Please peps what is the meaning..

Ol's Network said...

When, oh, when will my youtube blow and get to this level, lol. Nice interview. great video Linda

Sir Dee said...

Whether we like it or not, he is not a Nigerian actor. He is British. Ramsey Nouah and Jim Iyke are Nigerian actors. Chiwetel was born and raised in the UK. He just has Nigerian parents and that's it. When those 2 black boys killed a soldier in woolwich, Nigerians were disowning him but now everyone wants to claim Chiwetel. Pls don't bite me o. Just saying it as it is......

AJ said...

Shut up. Bitter ol' hag. It's got somthng to do wiv ladies coz we swoon over dis man 1. Coz he's hawt! n 2. Coz he's Nigerian n hot n in Hollywood. We r allowed to swoon, it dsnt mke us shallow. We still see d deeper lesson of d movie. So piss off!
Bck to Chiwetel....mmmm *dreamy eyes*

Unknown said...

Don't Let her make mokery of your name jere ..Rubbish..Schwarzenegger unko? Who questioned him? Enough funny names in hollywood...#rubbishtalk ..Has anyone pronounced your name wrongly bwuuaah!! rubbish

Unknown said...

Don't Let her make mockery of your name jere ..Rubbish..Schwarzenegger unko? Who questioned him? Enough funny names in hollywood...#rubbishtalk ..Has anyone pronounced your name wrongly bwuuaah!! rubbish

Anonymous said...

Is Ejiofor a common name in Nigeria?

Anonymous said...

Omo IGBO....we proud of u...Chortle Ejiofor

Unknown said...

Good to see Nigerians really breaking into Hollywood.

Unknown said...

Dis Ellen "gay" lady! Pls dnt pollute chiwetel for us oooooo mtcheeeeeeeew!!!

Unknown said...

I love the "you wanna go to a hotel?" Part.... Funny how the white folks interpret our names

Anonymous said...

Try watching it on a smartphone or better still a laptop.

Anonymous said...

Linda linda for the 10000th times, Chiwetel is not a Nigeria actor, he's a British actor, no one refers to him as Nigeria actor here, only you, so pls stop it.
His parents are Nigeria, yes, but his parents live their lives in London before they had him, Chiwetel was born and he live all his life in London. He's not Nigeria period.

Anonymous said...

Abi ooo!!!!! So so sad!

Anonymous said...

He did he did not almost he denied Nigeria he said he is from London while his parents are Nigerians what does dt tell you pure denial

AGB said...

Simple as ABC. I don't know why we always like to jump to claim people that don't claim us. I refuse to acknowledge him as Nigerian from This day forth Co's I heard it from him directly.

Anonymous said...

Gbam. Well said na so. That is what the Uk "England" did when we almost bit their heads calling those woolwich killers Nigerians but Bristish born and during Olympic the Nigerians wen win for them em call them Bristish. Una see life haha.. all human beings re d same o . I ve travelled far and wide and presently living in canada , trust me i don see every haha....

Anonymous said...

Get a good fone.

Anonymous said...

Before nko. Nigeria na country. He is an Adult and a citizi of both country if he like he choose one. He has lived all his life abroad and still answer Nigeria name many pple live in NIgeria then go they form white them don change theirn name since to oyibo name rubbish. Dis guy too much jare.he shows he is a proud nija man abeg make una give am some credit.

Anonymous said...

Cheesy, that is how folks who grew up in the west introduce themselves and it is not particular to chiwetel

Anonymous said...

That na you sabi. Who be you? Rubbish. When that woolwich killing happen you no say them no be Nija them why accept this one. Abeg park . The guy still dey even answer he local name he neva even change to English name wen many pple living in Nija they claim oyibo name hisssing. You re entitle to your own opinon he no send you even me.Nigeria na country self hisssing.

Anonymous said...

Wetin concern you. Na ur piki. Dis is a grow up man you re talking about here. Abi he change he name like you. Wetin be Cheezy self sure you wen dey Nigeria don change ur name.check your self before you correct anoda person. He is a free man ok.

Anonymous said...

Hear hear!!!

Anonymous said...

12yrs a slave, Ȋ̝̊̅§ so so emoional, I cried most of the time through d movie. Slavery Ȋ̝̊̅§ such a terrible thing. Chiwetel did justice to d movie! Congrats to him on d golden globe win

Amarachukwu said...

Why enjoy ladies linda?

Anonymous said...

I watched "12 years a slave" just before Christmas, it is one fucked up movie.It tells the story of slavery like no other.I cant believe the things they did to slaves back then.As for Chiwetel Ejiofor,the man was born and raised in east London by Igbo parents.Chances are that he doesn't know where Nigeria is on the map,so what makes him Nigerian?The guy is British,or maybe British Nigerian. For those who don't know Igbo,Chiwetel (short for Chukwu wetel) means "from God" or "that which God brought" while Ejiofor(a very common surname) can be loosely translated as "He who holds a sacred debt"

Cynic*Igbo*Guy

Unknown said...

Funmi, Don't stab me oh.. But he's got really cute hands. I like guys wish cute gentle hands like that :)winks.

Anonymous said...

Chiwetel Ejiofor there is nothing wrong to say you are Nigerian. My niece is British , but she always says she is Nigerian. Anyway , thumbs up

i say this... said...

@unknown, thank you so much for that comment. i was just thinking d same thing here. iv met alot of ppl here in the U.S that make the same comment "im American but my parents are nigerian" honestly that generally doesnt make any sense to me. but anyways, wat u sed is right. let us stop claiming people that dont claim us. so correction Linda he is an English actor.

Anonymous said...

YOU GUYS ARE ALL HYPOCRITES. When it is Abdulmutallab you will say 'No! he grew up in london! he is not Nigerian!' When it is Michael Adebayor that hacks a british soldier to death you will 'No na! he is only Nigerian by name! He is british, he grew up there!' But when it's an oscar nominated actor...you all start claiming him. He is not Nigerian. Period

Anonymous said...

I hope Genevieve will watch interviews like this so she can learn how to relay an integral part of history. Her interview on half if a yellow sun was a big shame

Anonymous said...

Lmao!! I just had to laugh.

Unknown said...

Which nigerians? Does he sound like ur next door neighbor? He was born and bred in the uk thus he is a british man breaking I to hollywood and this is not his first movie in hollywood just the most recent.

Anonymous said...

CHIWETE not CHIWETEL is a BRITISH citizen...NOT BRITISH...British people are white people, born in Britain makes you a BRITISH CITIZEN period!

Anonymous said...

Pls you guys should just stop insulting the guy. He said the truth, he not a nigerian. He is right he was born in the UK probably never been to nigeria.

He just got his roots from nigeria. Do you think if as born in Nigeria he will get that movie roll? Hell no!

Anonymous said...

He said he's London born of Nigerian descent. What more could he say to acknowledge his roots? Good interview from a seemingly gentle soul

Anonymous said...

excellent interview

Anonymous said...

why are people bothered about if he is nigerian or not...geez

Racheal Banta said...

Choi.... Chiwetel denied naija.... lmao. I am still a HUGE fan regardless....

Anonymous said...

Hes an Idiot, hes not from london,Brad pit and angelina jolies children were born in africa they will never say they are africans. They will say they are americans, even the UK will say hes a british born nigerian..bloody idiot....mscheeeewww

Anonymous said...

was it me, or did i just notice Ellen was exceptionally careful about this interview.

Apple said...

He is Nigerian period! He can deny from now till tomorrow! All blacks are Africans!

Anonymous said...

Shut up idiot, @anon 11:02, foolish fool.

MY TURN said...

Anonymous said...
YOU GUYS ARE ALL HYPOCRITES. When it is Abdulmutallab you will say 'No! he grew up in london! he is not Nigerian!' When it is Michael Adebayor that hacks a british soldier to death you will 'No na! he is only Nigerian by name! He is british, he grew up there!' But when it's an oscar nominated actor...you all start claiming him. He is not Nigerian. Period
January 16, 2014 at 10:54 PM


GBAM!!!

dammyflex said...

Ho my days, abeg! Let's call a spade a spade, the guy is not proud to be a Nigerian. Period. If Nigeria were to be like USA, he won't hestitate to claim he is a Nigerian. Period.

Anonymous said...

Lmao

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