Samson Boyega: Who is John Boyega’s father?

Samson Boyega

Samson Boyega is the father of John Boyega. John Boyega is a British actor and producer. He gained public attention after his role as Moses in the sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block (2011), and his international breakthrough came with his role as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Samson Boyega: Bio Summary

Full NameSamson Boyega
famous asFather of John Boyega
Age 64 years old as of 2023
Date of Birth1959
Place of BirthNigeria
Zodiac signUnknown
NationalityBritish
EthnicityYoruba
Children Grace Boyega, Blessing Boyega, John Boyega
spouseAbigail Boyega

Who is John Boyega’s father?

Samson Boyega is famous for being the father of popular actor John Boyega. Samson was in 1959 in Nigeria West Africa according to Famechain. He is 64 years old as of 2023. Samson is a Yoruba, a West African ethnic group that mainly inhabits parts of Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. The areas of these countries primarily inhabited by the Yoruba are often collectively referred to as Yorubaland. He is married to Abigail Boyega. Aside from John, he also has two daughters: Grace Boyega and Blessing Boyega.

Samson Boyega is a Pentecostal minister

John Boyega’s father is a Pentecostal minister which the actor is very proud of. The actor said his belief in Jesus has meant he’s been able to avoid the pitfalls of celebrity. Speaking to Radio Times magazine, the younger Boyega said: “I don’t drink. I was just raised by parents who never drank. It’s harder if you’re a big party person before you’re famous because when the fame comes, you don’t want to let go of that.

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The actor also said that his upbringing and his religion have been the key to keeping him humble and as the person his friends and family know and love. Talking more about where he grew up, the actor said- “When I tell people where I was raised, they always go, ‘Oof, how was that?’ as if it was rough. I reckon I had a better childhood than most people who were raised in amazing environments. It was happy and active – playing on the estate, climbing trees, going to theatre clubs. There was so much community, so much to get involved in.

Samson Boyega was stopped by the Police

 The star wars actor recalled the time his Pentecostal minister father was stopped by police on his way back from church. “I’ve been stopped and searched,” the Londoner told the Radio Times. “And my dad, who was a Pentecostal minister, got stopped on the way back from church. I was little.

He went on to say-“Everybody knows, especially if you grew up in Peckham, somebody who’s gone through the darkest scenarios with the police,” he added. “I do. I know a few people.” The actor revealed black Britons had experienced “darkest scenarios”. He said knew people who had gone through the “darkest scenarios” with law enforcement.

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Samson Boyega’s son was a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter protests in London in 2020. He also played an anti-racism reformer police officer in Sir Steve McQueen’s new film series, Small Axe. His character attempts to reform the police force from within after seeing his own father assaulted by two officers.

John Boyega’s parents always show him their support

Samson Boyega and his wife Abigail Boyega are very supportive of their son’s career. The parents of the Star Wars actor show their support by attending various Premiere of the actor’s movies. John Boyega also revealed his Samson Boyega is his biggest fan.

My dad is a big fan, he’s a big Boyega fan.” – the Woman King actor said– “He even has t-shirts with my face on it he wears in the house. There is a Finn t-shirt of me shooting a blaster, it’s got a long strip of blue and my dad wears it sometimes with his pyjama bottoms. It’s an interesting sight. Most parents don’t have that,” he told the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast.

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The actor also recently shared an emotional video where he gifted his parents a house. After luring his parents to a London location under the guise of an interview, Boyega thanked his mum and dad for their support over the years as he pursued his acting career. John Boyega reveals he would only have a serious relationship with a Christian woman… and admits he yearns to find true love like his parents- Samson Boyega and Abigail Boyega.

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Kennedy Gedzah is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-KNUST (2018). He is the Owner and has been the lead content creator at Dicytrends.com since 2020. His Passion for providing people with credible and well-researched information on the internet led him to build Dicytrends.com. With more than 5 years of experience in blogging and writing, he has amassed sufficient knowledge on various topics, including biographies, fashion and lifestyles, Entertainment, and more. You can contact him via email: Kgedzah@gmail.com

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