BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Nigerian’s John Boyega is making the headlines based on his appearance on Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Half of a Yellow Sun actor recently was a subject of racist comments by people who felt a black man shouldn’t have been allowed to play his role in the film. John Boyega lashed out at the comments, saying he was a confident Nigerian man.
After a successful Los Angeles outing, Star Wars premiered in London last night and Boyega was asked how it felt holding a lightsaber for the very first time.
A lightsaber is the weapon of Jedi, or as Obi-Wan calls it, “An elegant weapon for a more civilized age.”
“Everybody was looking at me,” he said. “…I was very selfish with it.”
Watch the actor fondly recall holding it for the first time.