John Boyega: Star Wars actor says Wizkid's 'Daddy Yo' will be used in Pacific Rim 2

Posted on Dec 26 2017 - 9:31pm by admin

Hollywood actor John Boyega says that Wizkid’s hit single ‘Daddy Yo‘ will be used as one of the soundtracks of the blockbuster Pacific Rim 2.

The British-Nigerian actor made this know at the special screening of his latest effort ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘ at IMAX Cinemas, Lekki on Monday, December 25, 2017.

Nigerian Influence In Pacific Rim 2

During the Q&A session, Boyega revealed that Pacific Rim will have a strong Nigerian influence.

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John Boyega is adding Nigerian influences to Pacific Rim 2

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Pacific Rim is very important to me because Pacific Rim will actually be the first movie that I have done that I would heavily target Nigeria as a main marketing spot,” he told the audience.

John Boyega also produced Pacific Rim and ensured his character had a Nigerian background.

His Production Company

Pacific Rim is also important to me because I founded a company called Upper Room Entertainment after I made Star Wars 7. I actually produced Pacific Rim and what that meant is that there were ways which I could cater the character towards much more of a Nigerian background” said John Boyega.

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John Boyega



Furthermore, he said, “I actually made Jake Pentecost who is actually Idris Elba‘s son I made him Nigerian and we went through a whole process in which we put moments that reflected his culture in the movie.

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John Boyega cast as Idris Elba’s son in “Pacific Rim 2” 

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Wizkid In Pacific Rim 2

John Boyega revealed he got in contact with Wizkid for one of his songs to add to the Nigerian flair of the movie.

“And also we contacted Wizkid and we were like ‘we need to use one of your songs for a film’, and so we got ‘Daddy Yo’ on the track of the film” he shared with the audience.

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Wizkid in ‘Daddy Yo’

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John Boyega’s idea is to “mesh the world so that we get high class larger than life, IMAX 3D picture but we have also the subtle Nigerian influences in it as well.

The Last Jedi rakes in $ 450.8m at the box office worldwide

John Boyega At Wizkid’s Show

The Star Wars actor attended Wizkid’s concert on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at Eko Hotel & Suites. He not only had fun at the show, he got to hang out backstage with Wizkid and 2face Idibia.

Pacific Rim 2 Out In 2018

“Pacific Rim 2” will make its debut on February 23, 2018.The sequel will debut one week after Marvel’s anticipated “Black Panther,” which premieres February 16, 2018.


will be produced by “Pacific Rim” co-creator, Guillermo Del Toro, along with Boyega and Femi Oguns under their Upper Room Productions.

It will be directed by Steven S. DeKnight based on a script by “Jurassic World” co-writer Derek Connolly.

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