Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Explains Reason For Taking Up Nigerian Name In New Blockbuster Movie

American actor, Dwayne Johnson who was known in his wrestlemania days as “The Rock” has explained why he took up a Nigerian name in his new movie, “Rampage.”

The Rock, the world’s second highest earning actor in 2017 has starred in many A-list movies with the most prominent being “Fast and Furious.”

Replying a question as to why he preferred the name “Davis Okoye” in the Nigerian movie, The Rock explained his American football(NFL)’s idol is Christian “Nigerian Nightmare” Okoye. He further explained that the foster parents of the character in the movie are Nigerians and that explains his decision. The movie, “Rampage” has been showing in cinemas since Friday, 13th April.


He revealed on Twitter;
In a Twitter exchange, the Nigerian user wrote: “This is the year of Nigerians in Hollywood! The Rock stars as Davis Okoye in #RampageTheMovie. In Cinemas from April 13th #BigMeetsBigger”.
The Rock responded to the message saying: “Yes sir, happy you picked up on that. Since my character was adopted by a Nigerian family, I wanted his last name to pay homage to one of my all time fav @NFL football players – the “Nigerian Nightmare, Christian Okoye. Enjoy Rampage.” he wrote. 



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