British born Nigerian Hollywood star, John Boyega, has cemented his place in the film industry on Sunday as he picked up the EE Rising Star award at the glitzy BAFTAs.
According to the Mailonline, the 23-year-old beamed with delight as he beat out competition from more established stars including 50 Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson and Brie Larson, who was named Best Actress at the prizegiving for her turn in Room.
Other nominees included Taron Egerton and Bel Powley.
Taking to the stage, he said: ‘First and foremost I want to thank God for this moment.
‘Guys, I haven’t been doing this for a long time, it’s a fluke! I’m gonna share this award with all the young dreamers who are determined, who are hard working, who are quite frankly amazing. This is also for you. Blessings for your path and God bless.’