Our #MCM is 24 year old British actor, John Gboyega who recently won Rising star award at the just concluded BAFTA awards, was born in Peckham, south London to Nigerian parents, Abigail and Samson. He his known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role of Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block, before attaining international Recognition for his work as Finn in the seventh film of the Star Wars series.
Other credits include historical fiction drama film Half of a Yellow Sun, directed by Biyi Bandele and based on the novel of the same name by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. where he played a role as Ugwu.