John Boyega attended the European premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker wearing traditional dress. On Wednesday evening, the actor, who portrays Stormtrooper-turned-rebel Finn in the intergalactic film series, joined his co-stars in London for the premiere of the saga’s latest installment.
The 27-year-old, who was born in the capital to British-Nigerian parents, graced the blue carpet wearing a blue Agbada, a wide-sleeved robe traditionally worn by men in West Africa, particularly in Nigeria.
Boyega completed his look by wearing a Fila, a traditional Yoruba cap frequently paired with an Agbada. He was joined at the star-studded event by members of his family, who were dressed in matching garments.
Several social media users expressed their admiration for Boyega’s sartorial choice, praising him for paying homage to his African heritage.
“He looks ‘out of this world’,” one person commented. “For a Nigerian kid raised on Star Wars, this means everything to me. Representation matters. Thank you,” someone else wrote.
Boyega shared a post on Instagram about the London premiere, saying he “had an amazing time”.
“Last leg of the tour! Couldn’t be more grateful for such an amazing opportunity,” he wrote in the caption. The world premiere for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was held in Hollywood, California on Monday evening.