Dwayne Johnson reveals why he used a Nigerian name ‘Okoye’ in his new movie “Rampage”

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Dwayne Johnson
‘Central Intelligence’ film premiere, Los Angeles, USA – 10 Jun 2016

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (5725801br) Dwayne Johnson ‘Central Intelligence’ film premiere, Los Angeles, USA – 10 Jun 2016

Dwayne Johnson popularly known as “The Rock” has responded to a Nigerian Twitter user, Wale, who hailed the former for using a Nigerian name, “Davis Okoye” in his latest movie, RAMPAGE.

The star of the Rampage movie also went on to highlight that his character in the movie was adopted by a Nigerian family hence the name Davis Okoye.

The Rock stated that he wanted his last name to pay homage to NFL football player ‘Christian Okoye’.

The Twitter User wrote: “This is the year of Nigerians in Hollywood! The Rock stars as Davis Okoye in #RampageTheMovie. In Cinemas from April 13th #BigMeetsBigger”.

…and Dwayne responded thus: “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 m all time fav “@NFL football players – the “Nigerian Nightmare” Christian Okoye. Enjoy Rampage.”

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Rob Latour/REX/Shutterstock (5725801br)
Dwayne Johnson
‘Central Intelligence’ film premiere, Los Angeles, USA – 10 Jun 2016

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