Originally published on zikoko.com
There has been all this talk about who to play James Bond. Should Bond be black? Should he remain white? Should it be Idris Elba . . . Henry Cavill? Yeah, yeah, but none of the black people nominated were from Nigeria. How dare they?
So as long as this argument is ongoing, we have a way to help. Last week, we asked the Zikoko community which Nigerian actors they would nominate for the role of James Bond and we had quite a number of actors. So here are actors who can play the role of James Bond to perfection, according to Nigerians:
Saint ObiWe haven’t seen Saint Obi in action very much recently, but this picture of him made rounds on the internet. And in my honest opinion, it doesn’t get any more James Bond that this.
Daniel EffiongPopularly known for Goddammit It’s Monday (2012) and Gidi Up (2014). And his short film Crimson, won the 2014 Afrinolly Shortfilm Competition.
Sam Dede(Forgive me, I couldn’t resist 😀 ) Those of you that watched Isakaba probably know why he was nominated. Seriously. He scared the hell out of us then, he will own the James Bond role hands down!
Tope TedelaRemember Edge of Paradise? This was Julian on it. The name is Tedela. Tope Tedela.
Hanks AnukuHanks Anuku played circles around villains in his day. So maybe not exactly James Bond, maybe he should play the villain in the Bond movie.
Joseph BenjaminAfter seeing his acting in the movie Mr & Mrs, I was convinced that he could take on any role. So, this particular spy role would be a cake walk for him.
Chidi MokemeAs far as I’m concerned, that’s his audition picture for the role right there. Pimp up that gun a little and there! You’ll have your James Bond!
Bob Manuel UdokwuIdris Elba…who?
Emeka IkeWe watched him fall in and out of love on our TV screens for years. He was preparing himself for the role he was born to play. Wonder who his Bond girl would be…
Ramsey NouahBecause why not? He’s a seasoned actor that wears a suit gracefully. What else?
OC UkejeOC Ukeje, man of many talents who has made an indelible name for himself in the movie industry. If they were looking here for James Bond, he would definitely be in the running!
Gbenro AjibadeHe’s one of the best faces in Nollywood, and heroes have to be hot too.
Kunle RemiKunle Remi has had training for this role. He is an actor and Gulder Ultimate Search Season 7 winner. I can just imagine him going up against Hanks Anuku.
Please leave me. A person can dream.
Richard Mofe DamijoThis is the swag that James Bond wishes that James Bond has.
Look at this man.
I hope they’re looking to Nigeria for a black James Bond now. If they’re not, their loss.
Who else do you think can fit in the role perfectly? Please name them in the comments and share with your friends to get their opinions too!