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Meet Sope Aluko, the Nigerian in “Black Panther” + her Stunning Deola Sagoe Outfit to the World Premiere

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Sope Aluko is the Hollywood actress that you need to know.

After landing a coveted role in highly anticipated movie “Black Panther“, the Nigerian/British/American actress popped up on our radar.
Sope Aluko was born in Nigeria but primarily raised in the UK. She has dual-citizenship in both the US and the UK, and speaks four different languages, including her native language, Yoruba.

In the past couple of years, Sope has had roles on Netflix’s “Bloodline”, NBC’s “Law & Order SVU” and “Parks & Recreation”, and guest appearances on USA Network’s “Burn Notice”, “Graceland” and Lifetime’s “Army Wives”. Her film credits include supporting roles in feature films like “Identity Thief”, “Pitch Perfect 2”, “96 Minutes”, “Grass Stains”, “The Good Lie” and more.

Sope is a mother to two teenage boys, and currently splits her time between Miami and Los Angeles.

Last night Sope looked gorgeous as she attended the world premiere of “Black Panther”.

She stayed true to her roots as she rocked a green laser cut outfit from leading fashion brand Deola Sagoe. She accessorized with a bracelet by HStern, earring from Neil Lane, a pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes and a Tyler Ellis clutch.

She also posed with other stars of the movie.

Lupita Nyong’o & Sope Aluko

Sope Aluko & Angela Basset

Sope Aluko & Danai Gurira

Sope Aluko & Chadwick Boseman

Forest Whittaker & Sope Aluko

Sope Aluko & Daniel Kaluuya

Photo Credit: Instagram.com/sopealuko

28 Comments

  1. baf

    January 30, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Nice. But how can all these Nigerian actors in diaspora bring their influence in Hollywood to bare positively on Nigerian film industry ? Anyway,bravo for using a Nigerian designer at that big platform.

    • Smh

      January 30, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      No they can’t actually. And I depise when you guys say things like this. People in Nigeria are complaining BITTERLY about the state of the nation yet you guys never fail to shame people who found their way out. Do you know how much talent there is already in Nigeria ? What has become of them??Pls everybody do what you can to save yourself or survive in the black hole we call a country. And if you’ve managed to escape you better stay where you are. Just look at Atiku thinking he can become the next president. I don’t know who cursed this country but it shall never be well with them and their generations unborn, including Lord Lugard and his entire ancestry. (This wasn’t an attack on you btw, just tired of hearing come back come back when there’s literally nothing to come to)

    • Red

      January 30, 2018 at 9:54 pm

      Hahhahahahahhaaa! Forgive me @smh but I laughed out loud!m especially at the statement “if you managed to escape, stay there” ??‍♀️??. You nailed it! I feel your frustrations my dear. Hahahhahahhaa. Naija we jail thee. Chei!

    • Ebere

      January 30, 2018 at 11:59 pm

      Have you seen the movie “GET OUT”? That’s a typical description of the situation in Nigeria. Our country kills dreams, except you literally “GET OUT”.

    • Ketubabe

      January 31, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Question makes no sense. What influence do Nigerians in Hollywood have? This woman is almost fifty, do you know how long it must have taken her to crawl her way to get a non major role in a major almost all black cast movie. The seasoned ones have not even been given due recognition. The question should have been why can’t they come back home to collaborate with the home based actors here. Other than the Star Wars guy uk based Naija guy and Uzo from OITNB, which other nigeria is making it in the movies in America? Hollywood is snobbish, they want young fresh and marketable with natural talent. The dress is a PR disaster for Deola. This should have been an opportunity to showcase her design. The dress was not ironed and the woman wearing it should have been on higher heels. Looks like sura the tailor made it and even the whole look was a wash.

  2. olajumoke

    January 30, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    I dont know why i am not really feeling this dress… Its nice but is it too blah for that platform?

    • Olanma

      January 30, 2018 at 5:07 pm

      It’s underwhelming.

    • Cynical

      January 30, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      I’m all for simple but this dress, nah….. Ko le wok ra ra???

  3. EB

    January 30, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Simply stunning! Putting Nigeria back on the map

    • Funmilola

      January 30, 2018 at 6:50 pm

      Nigeria has always been on the map!

  4. Awesome

    January 30, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    I hope she didn’t pay the “leading fashion brand” for this outfit she is wearing ?

  5. Manny

    January 30, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Wait…..Deola Sagoe made abi sewed this dress??????

  6. Lilo

    January 30, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    Yo Chadwick – You wanna have my babies?

  7. Chadwick fan

    January 30, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    This Chadwick guy can Sha make do much sense Sha. Bro is foine

  8. you guys are right

    January 30, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    That’s exactly what i thought when i saw the dress; very unimpressive.

  9. non

    January 30, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    She has an American-american-british citizenship. Abeg she is of Nigerian descent not nigerian did she claim you guys. Please let her shine in peace. Dress is super weird. Congratulations ma’am

    • Cio

      January 30, 2018 at 10:28 pm

      Nope! She was raised for years in Naija along with her sisters. Her parents live in Nigeria (well, before her pop passed away) …she identifies as Nigerian, married a Nigerian, travels to Lagos often, so dont get it twisted or pop a blood vessel. She is Nigerian!

  10. Eva Ob

    January 30, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    Deolaa could have done better with that dress abeg

  11. lydia

    January 31, 2018 at 8:51 am

    exactly

  12. Ada

    January 31, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Hey Chadwick! Can you be my Zaddy? <3

  13. mami

    January 31, 2018 at 10:23 am

    The dress is Ugly jare….everyone trying to be polite here

  14. yettie

    January 31, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    no body needs my opinion oh.but the theme was african royalty.the komole iro and buba would have been a smash hit.

    • Lilo

      January 31, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      Komole is overrated, overpriced and underwhelming. Take Deola Sagoe out of that whole get up – you think anyone will wear that crap?

  15. Vvip

    February 1, 2018 at 6:19 am

    I actually don’t think the dress is bad. Very simple and pretty. What I don’t get is why she has a lanyard on her neck like a press pass or like she was sa granted some acccess to the premiere sa. The woman was in the movie for Pete sake.

    • Tolani

      February 1, 2018 at 1:51 pm

      I think that is what separates the real stars from the wanna be. Another error, there were four or five other Nigerians in that film and they too should be given a shout out, Please check the full cast. My cousin was in the movie too. I think someone was trying to absorb all the glory for a movie that has a good mix of Africans and African Americans. I hate it when people do that.

  16. issa Ganiyu

    February 1, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Very lovely

  17. issa Ganiyu

    February 1, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Lovely dresses

    • Dan Peters

      February 7, 2018 at 1:52 am

      She just want to be a Nigerian, more like a market woman

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