David Oyetokunbo Oyelowo, OBE – better known as David Oyelowo paid a visit to “Sway in the Morning” to talk about the powerful movie, A United Kingdom.
The film is based on a true story. Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) is the Prince of Bechuanaland (now Botswana). In 1948 he meets and falls in love with London office worker Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike). But their interracial relationship is not approved of by either of their families nor by the British and South African governments.
While in-studio, David Oyelowo speaks on his own experiences with interracial dating, and how his traditional Nigerian father wasn’t so thrilled when he married a white woman. But now, almost two decades have passed and he happily share his father and his wife’s great relationship.