Top 26 African Immigrants Making it-happen

Meet the Omowales and the Omolewas of Africa!

Emmanuel Mudiay is a Congolese professional basketball player born in Democratic Republic of the Congo on March 05, 1996. Emmanuel is currently 21 years old and playing for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

In 1998, his father, Jean-Paul Mudiay died. His mother Therese Kabeya decided to move to America in 2001 due to the Second Congo War. From Congo to Texas, Texas to China, and from China to the NBA, Emmanuel Mudiay, a physical point guard with size (6'5" and 200 pounds) is just what the Nuggets needed.  (Image by Zimbio)

Jahlil Okafor was born in the 1995 on 15th of December and this makes him 21 years old at this month. His father, Chukwudi Okafor is an Igbo man from Nigerian. His mother, Dacresha Lanett Benton, is African-American and White, who died when Jahlil was only 9 years old.

Jahlil, the American-born player with Nigerian roots, is a center who helped Duke University capture an NCAA Championship in 2015, his freshman season. He was selected third overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. (Image by Christianpost)

Kehinde Babatunde Victor Oladipo was born at Silver Spring, Maryland on May 4, 1992 but was raised in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. His parents, Chris and Joan Oladipo came from Nigeria. He grew up with his sisters Kristine, Kendra, and Victoria.

Indiana Pacers guard, Victor Oladipo’s net worth is $22 million USD.He earns an annual income of $5 million dollars. Recently, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played in October 23–29. (Image by whhspatriotpress)

Ime Sunday Udoka was born on August 9, 1977 at Portland, Oregon, United States. His father is a Nigerian from Akwa Ibom, and his mother, who died in late 2011, was an American from Illinois.

Udoka is a Nigerian-American retired professional basketball player. Currently, he is active in the National Basketball Association as the Assistant Coach for the San Antonio Spurs. Through his successful career, it has been estimated that his net worth is as high as $11.5 million. (Image by Gettyimages)

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon was born on January 21, 1963, in Lagos, Nigeria. He can speak English, French, Arabic, and Yoruba. Hakeem married his current wife Dalia Asafi on August 8, 1996 in Houston and he has three daughters, Rahmah, Aisha and Abisola Olajuwon.

Hakeem is a Nigerian-American who was named as one of the 50 greatest players in NBA History. He has a net worth of $200 million from years of playing professional basketball for the Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors. He is currently an entrepreneur. (Image by ExNBA)

Adetayo A. Adesanya was born March 10, 1988, in Washington, D.C. He is the son of Adebola and Caroline Adesanya from Lagos, Nigeria.

Adetayo is a former NCAA Track & Field All-American and Big 10 Conference High Jump Champion. Presently, he is the CEO & Founder of Agbara Life Inc. as well as President of Bay Area Urban League YP. (Image by Linkedin)

Oluwadamilola Jonathan Ajayi was born in London, England, on June 15, 1993, to Nigerian parents, Ibi and Kemi. His family moved to Maryland in the United States when he was seven years old.

Ajayi is a British American football running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). His Net Worth is $2 million USD and earns an annual Salary of $620,000 dollars. (Image by Bleedinggreennation)

Quincy Oluwadare Adeboyejo was born in Cedar Hill, Texas, United States on May 29, 1995. Both of his parents, Bayo and Bola Adeboyejo came from Nigeria. He played college football at Ole Miss in 51 games.

Currently, Quincy is a football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL) with a 2017 Salary Cap Charge of $170,000. (Image by Twitter)

Kofi Amichia was born in East Point, Georgia on July 29, 1994. He is a son of Joe and Esther Amichia and the Amichias are both natives of Ghana.

Kofi played college football in South Florida. Right now, he is a football offensive guard for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) with 2017 Annual Contract Value of $122,400. (Image by Youtube)

Abi Okonji was born on September 30 with Nigerian roots. He is a rising senior defensive end at 6-foot-3 and 240 pounds.  Abi is a jumbo football player with speed and versatility.  He chose Minnesota over more than a dozen other offers, including programs such as; Boston College, Michigan State, Mississippi State and others.

Watch out for more from Abi and his decision to join the Gophers Class of 2018! (Image by 247sports)

John Uzoma Ekwugha Amaechiis a son of a Nigerian businessman and was born on November 26, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was raised by his English mother in Heaton Moor, Stockport, England, with his two younger sisters.

Amaechi was the first NBA player to come out as a gay after his retirement in 2007. Since then, he has become a gay rights activist, educator and broadcaster in Europe and the United States with a net worth of $4 Million. (Image by Youtube)

Ositadimma "Osi" Umenyiora was born on the 16th November 1981, in Golders Green, London to Nigerian parents. The Umenyiora's family moved from London  back to Nigeria when he was seven years old. At fourteen,  Osi came to US living with sister in  Alabama. He pursued quality education while sustaining his love and passion for sports, and went on to becoming a football star.

After retiring from his professional football career, Osi began serving as BBC Sport’s NFL pundit, covering the NFL International Series. His net worth was estimated to be $7 Million.

He has been married since 2015 to Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011. They have a son named Dijani Umenyiora. (Image by BBC UK)

Faraday Okoro was born on February 6, 1987 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is a US based Nigerian filmmaker and known for his work on Blitz (2015) and Full-Windsor (2014).

Okoro won a million dollar grant prize from AT&T when he competed in their 2017 ‘AT&T Presents: Untold Stories’ contest.  His Nigerian Prince Movie will  get a spot at the Tribeca Film Festival next year. (Image  by Naijagists)

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born in Islington, London to a Nigerian parents of Yoruba origin on August 22, 1967. As early as 6 weeks old, he was given to a white working-class family in Tilbury. Then, his birth parents decided to take him back to Nigeria. It was documented that he struggled with acceptance given his struggle with speaking the native Yoruba language.

In London, facing a cultural identity crisis, he joined a local skinhead gang and turned to a life of violence before a suicide attempt at age 16.
Akinnuoye-Agbaje
 is now an actor, fashion model, writer, director and producer. His  current net worth is estimated to be a total of $3 million dollars, and this is just the beginning! (Image by Indiewire)

Lupita Amondi Nyong'o was born in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 1, 1983 to  Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang' Nyong'o.

Lupita won for best supporting actress in the movie of 12 Years of a Slave in Oscar Screen Actors Guild Award. She went on to winning many  more prestigious award.  Our African idol is also a music video director who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. Nyong'o is a strong advocate on the issues of racial justice, black beauty and celebrities' rights against sexual harassment. (Image by Whatnetworth)

Boris Frederic Cecil Tay-Natey Ofuatey-Kodjoe, the man with many names:), was born March 8, 1973 in Vienna, Austria. He is the son of a German mother, Ursula, and Ghanaian father, Eric.

From top ranked tennis player to supermodel, and to Hollywood actor, Boris Kodjoe has seemingly become a success at everything he has tried. His current net worth is $8 million dollars. (Image by Dryerbuzz)

Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa on April 24, 1964 to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou.

Djimon is a model, a dancer, and an actor known for his roles in films such as Amistad, Gladiator, In America, and Blood Diamond where he won several Best Supporting Actor awards. His estimated net worth for this year is $12 million dollars. (Image by Themadeblog)

Chiwetel Umeadi Ejiofor was born was born on July 10, 1977 in London's Forest Gate, to Nigerian parents Arinze and Obiajulu.

A London-born Nigerian Hollywood star, Chiwetel Ejiofor has received numerous awards and nominations for acting. He is known for his roles in films such as Amistad (1997), Dirty Pretty Things (2002), Serenity (2005), 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Martian (2015), Doctor Strange (2016), and most recently in the upcoming The Lion King (2019).

For this year, he has a net worth of $12 million. (Image by Igbonews UK)

David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, was born on April 1, 1976 in Oxford, England, to Nigerian parents of Yoruba ethnicity.

David is a British-Nigerian actor and producer. He plays an important role in the following films; Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Lincoln (2012), The Butler (2013), Selma (2014), A United Kingdom (2016) and Queen of Katwe (2016). He has a has a net worth of $3 million. (Image by Face2faceafrica)

Sasha Pieterse was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 17, 1996. Her parents Sean and Zizi were professional dance partners who performed all over the world. They moved to the United States in 2001.

Sasha is a South African-born American actress, model, singer and composer. She is known for Pretty Little Liars (2010-2017), G.B.F. Fawcett Brooks (2013), X-Men: First Class Teenage Girl (2011) and Good Luck Chuck Goth Girl (2007). At age of 21, her current net worth is $2 million dollars. (Image by Etonline)

Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, in the Gauteng Province of South Africa on August 7, 1975. She is the only child of Gerda and Charles from an Afrikaner family.

Charlize is a South African actress and film producer. She's the first South African who won Best Actress in Academy Award for the film Monster in 2003. Aside from Academy Award, she also won on Silver Bear, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.

Charlize's net worth is $14 million. She is known to be  one of the richest actresses in Hollywood. (Image by Youtube)

Prinsloo was born in Vanderbijlpark, South Africa on May 16, 1989 and raised in Grootfontein, Namibia. She is the only child of Louis Francois and Magda. Her family is Afrikaner.

Behati Prinsloo is famous as a Victoria`s Secret Model with an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars.

She's married in Mexico with Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine on July 19, 2014. She gave birth to Dusty Rose last year and currently expecting her second child. (Image by Vogue IT)

Candice Swanepoel was born October 20, 1988 and raised in Mooi River, South Africa, in an Afrikaner family of Dutch descent. Her father Willem is from Mutare, Zimbabwe while her mother, Eileen is from South Africa.

Candice is a South African supermodel and as of 2017, her estimated net worth is $25 million.

Her longtime boyfriend, Hermann Nicoli, a Brazilian male model, announced their engagement 2 years ago. Last year she gave birth to their son, Anacã. (Image by Huffingtonpost)

Dave Matthews is a South African-born American musician and actor. He is best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band. The American rock band was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991.

As an actor, Dave is known in Just Go with It (2011), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), Because Of Winn-Dixie (2005) and Go Further! (2004) His net worth for this year is $300 million.

He is married to his long-term girlfriend Jennifer Ashley and they have three children together; two daughters named Grace and Stella, and a son named August. (Image by Billboard)

Olubowale Victor Akintimehin was born in Northwest, Washington, D.C. on September 21, 1984 to Nigerian immigrants who arrived in the United States five years prior.

Akintimehin is an American rapper, and is better known by his stage name Wale (Pronounced: Wa-lly). Wale’s net worth is an estimated $5 million US dollars as of 2017.


His girlfriend, Chloe Alexis Jourdan, a model from Seattle, Washington gave birth to their baby girl last year in a New York City hospital. (Image by Therealgist)

Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971, in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. He is the son of Errol Musk of South Africa and Maye of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. 

Elon is a South African-born business magnate, investor, engineer and inventor.

He is the founder and co-founder of the following companies: SpaceX, Tesla Inc., Neuralink, SolarCity, Zip2, and PayPal. His current net worth is $20.7 Billion which puts him in number 12 on the list of Richest In Tech. (Image by Sickchirpse)

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