John Boyega Is Dapper As Ever On the Cover of GQ

John Boyega talks "Detroit," "Star Wars" and more in the latest issue of GQ magazine.

DIASPORA—John Boyega covers this month's issue of GQ magazine.


The British-Nigerian actor looks exceptionally fly as he poses on the magazine's "Hollywood's Next Wave" issue in the build-up to his leading role in the Kathryn Bigelow-directed historical drama, Detroit. 

The movie, which chronicles the 1967 Detroit riots, highlights the ongoing injustices that black people face in the United States. “Yeah, I'd probably only be able to watch this every ten years," Boyega tells GQ. “Being black, going through what we've been through…the past is still hanging over our heads.”

The leading man also talks about getting advice from Robert Downey Jr., taking Harrison Ford to a Nigerian restaurant in London, and his role in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and diversity in the movie industry.

“You don’t see one black person in Lord of the Rings,” says Boyega. “I ain’t paying money to always see one type of person on-screen. We can ruffle up some feathers.”

We couldn't agree more, Mr. Boyega.

Check out more images from the shoot, below. Detroit hits theaters August 4.

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Wizkid's back with "Manya," another track set to heat up dance floors across Nigeria and the globe.

For this new single, Wizkid connects with MUT4Y, one half of the star production duo Legendury Beatz. The addictive new tune was produced by Killertunes.

The song's new music video, which comes courtesy of Director Q, was shot at the Fela Kuti family's New Afrika Shrine. It's got a mixture of red-tinted studio shots and impressive stage performances that will give you life.

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