In Nigeria, being a southpaw or left-handed in simpler terms is considered abnormal.

And lefties as they are often called, have a lot to deal with. These left-handed Nigerians are treated differently. And in most cases, punished to follow the presumed correct right-hand style.

Here are some popular Nigerians who are southpaws.

1. Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele is a movie actress and producer popularly known for her roles on ‘I Need To Know‘ and Jenifa Diaries

 

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2. Toolz

Tolu Oniru, popularly known as Toolz, is a Nigerian radio personality, talk show host, and presenter. She is best known for hosting The Midday Show on The Beat 99.9 FM.

 

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3. Emeka Ike

Emeka Ike is a Nigerian actor who has acted in a lot of big Nollywood productions.

 

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4. Teco Benson

Teco Benson is a Nigerian film director and producer. He was nominated for Best Director at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2006 and 2008 and won Director of the Year at 2011 Best of Nollywood Awards..

 

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5. O.C Ukeje

Okechukwu Ukeje, known as OC Ukeje is Nigerian actor, model and musician. He came to prominence after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office reality show.

 

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6. Segun Arinze

Segun Arinze is a popular Nollywood actor who once made it as the president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria.

 

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7. Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot is a Nigerian actor and director. He’s also a politician who has starred in over two hundred films and a number of television shows and soap operas.

 

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8. Babatunde Fashola

Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN is Nigeria’s Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing and was Lagos State Governor from May 29, 2007, to May 29, 2015.

 

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9. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor, CBE, is a Nigerian-British actor very popular for his role in the movie ’12 Years A Slave’

 

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10. Adesua Etomi

Adesua Etomi is a Nigerian actress. In 2014, she starred in her first feature film, Knocking On Heaven’s Door. She won the Best Actress in a drama award at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for her role in Falling

 

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