Will Smith's recent nomination for a Golden Globe playing the Nigerian born Bennet Omalu, tells us that Hollywood actors might just be ready to take on more Nigerian roles, and what better role to play right now than Dele Pearce, the obnoxious, womanizing blogger from The Galadima Conspiracy?
These are four Hollywood actors that would definitely kill it playing Dele Pearce and why.
Don Cheadle: Though almost 20 years older than the character, Cheadle could very easily pass for Dele Pearce. Cheadle fits the character physically. About 5'9, a receding hairline and a slim frame. Cheadle has successfully done accents in the Oceans franchise and Hotel Rwanda. Don Cheadle is a youthful actor and will probably make a phenomenal Dele Pearce.
Derek Luke: Good looks and good acting chops, about the right age and the right height. Derek Luke is a great actor and more recently his role in The History Channel's Roots means that he can do a pretty convincing African accent.
David Oyelowo:He's narrated a James Bond book, played Martin Luther King Jr and he actually has Nigerian heritage! With a Golden Globe nomination to his belt and being the right age and height, if a movie was made, Oyelowo would be a strong contender for Dele Pearce.
Gbenga Akinnagbe: He played Bello, the ruthless West African gangster in Graceland Season 1, and his accent was spot on which is no surprise since he's also of Nigerian heritage. He's the right age, the right frame and is about the right height to play a convincing Dele Pearce.
Dan Abubakar started writing at the age of nine and for years writing remained
just a hobby. After University and working in the I.T industry as a
Web Developer/Consultant for almost ten years, Dan decided to give writing a real
chance. His debut novel is the political thriller The Galadima Conspiracy.
When not writing, Dan is an avid reader, a movie buff and sometimes a music enthusiast. His favorite movies include The Usual Suspects, Con Air, L.A Confidential, The Shawshank Redemption, 50 First Dates, Inception, The Dark Knight and Casino Royale.
Dan's influences include Sidney Sheldon, James Patterson, Vince Flynn, Dean Koontz and Lee Child. More recently, writers like Rachel Abbott and Simon Wood have also inspired him.
Dan loves thrillers and mysteries but is open to all genres.He is currently working on his second and third books simultaneously. They are Hersassin and Yahooligans.