John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega

By Michelle September 17, 2022


John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega was born on 17 March 1992 in the Camberwell district of London and grew up in Peckham.

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John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega known professionally as John Boyega, is a British actor and producer.


He was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2020.

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In 2003, Boyega began his secondary education at Westminster City School, where he was in various school productions.

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He trained with the Identity School of Acting in London, and became a patron of its Los Angeles branch when it opened in 2018.

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While filming the Netflix film Rebel Ridge, he unexpectedly walked out mid-production due to family issues.


In a 2020 interview with British GQ, Boyega openly criticised Disney for sidelining his character Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

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John Boyega Reveals His Dating Criteria, Says He Only Dates Black Women.

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John Boyega has revealed he’s very disciplined when it comes to his love life preference, saying he will only date black women.