Boyega was born in Peckham, London, to Nigerian parents, Abigail and Samson. The actor went to church with his family often and his father, who was a preacher, wanted him to follow in his footsteps and become a preacher.
We are glad Boyega decided to go a different route.
“The force is with us all” as Boyega brings more notoriety to his Nigerian lineage as the first black actor to be cast in the role as Finn. It was a controversial casting of sorts but Boyega with his quintessential Nigerian spirit and charm made it work.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens awoke to a record-breaking $57 million in Thursday night previews at the North American box office. Making record history!
See John Boyega on the Red Carpet Here he is Quite Hilarious