Biyi Bandele's adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Half Of A Yellow Sun introduced most Nigerians to John Boyega in his performance as Ugwu, in what was only his third movie role.
Since then Boyega's career has skyrocketed: landing a lead role in 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens (the third highest grossing film of all time) and Katheryn Bigelow's upcoming period crime drama, Detroit (a role that seems poised to land him his first Oscar nomination).

Well, even with everything Boyega has achieved in his career, he still has Nigeria on his mind – as he took to Twitter to share that doing another movie here would be "a dream come true".

This is not the first time the 25-year-old has shown intense pride in his Nigerian heritage. In 2015 he clapped back at racists who were against his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens with this instantly iconic quote from his New York Times interview:

"I'm a confident, Nigerian, black, chocolate man. To get into a serious dialogue with people who judge a person based on the melanin in their skin? They’re stupid, and I’m not going to lose sleep over people."

He even took his Star Wars co-star, Harrison Ford, to a Nigerian restaurant in Peckham to introduce him to the glory of pounded yam and egusi soup.