Eye Candy: Sexy African Men

Eye Candy: Sexy African Men
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 01, 2011

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Idris Elbs is one of the sexiest men on the planet, hands down. Though British-born, Idris’s father is Sierra Leonean and his mother is Ghanaian.

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Oh, yeah! We can never, ever, ever, get enough of Idris.

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Recognize this gorgeous face? You should! Up and coming actor Bambadjan Bamba, who was born in the Ivory Coast, has starred in popular Snicker’s commercials with Joe Pesci and on numerous hit TV shows.

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Bambadjan played the rapping messenger in “I Think I Love My Wife” and has shared screen time with your favorite stars on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Law and Order, Cold Case, and Sopranos. This cutie pie is certainly one to watch. Get to know him, ladies!

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Soccer star Oguchi Onyewu has swagger for days — one of the many things we love about him. Oguchi was born to Nigerian parents who immigrated to America.

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If you’re looking for Oguchi, you can find his photo in the dictionary under “stacked”. More, please!

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We just had to give you one more glance of Oguchi. You’re not mad at it, we know it!

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Academy award nominated actor Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, before moving to France as a teenager and launching his successful acting and modeling career in Paris.

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Djimon is Beninese-American because he has dual citizenship in both Benin and America. He’s also got double the sexy going on making him #1 in the eyes of his fans.

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Ghanian actor Van Vicker is one of the most recognized, and gorgeous, faces to come out of the African film industry. He’s won many awards and has over 20 hit films.

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Um, what were we saying about Van? (Sorry, those abs are a serious distraction!) Oh, right, the actor has plenty of beauty to go with those performance skills, making his female fan base tremendous.

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We’re head over heels for “The Wire” star Gbenga Akinnagbe’s fine features. Gbenga was born to Nigerian parents.

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Gbenga’s supple lips and almond shaped eyes earn him a spot on our eye candy list.

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You might remember drooling over German born-Ghanaian soccer star Kevin Prince Boateng during the 2010 World Cup.

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Macho man Kevin had more ladies tuning in to the World Cup than ever before. (Us included!)

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The New York Giant’s #72 has never made playing the field look better. Osi was born in Golders Green, London to Nigerian parents.

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Osi Umenyiora’s lips are the ultimate distraction!

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Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Chiwetel brings sophistication and sexiness together in a way we just can’t get enough of.

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Fashion model David Agbodji is seriously hot and the camera adores him. David was born in Paris though both his parents are from Togo.

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Between his smooth skin, steamy eyes, and luscious lips, we’re not sure what we love most about David.

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Actor Souléymane Sy Savané was born in Côte d’Ivoire, Ladies, have you ever seen a more lovely smile? He can flash his at us any time.

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We just had to see Souléymane’s smile one more time.

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Former NFL player Adewale Ogunleye has royal Nigerian roots. His grandfather was the Yoruba king of the city-state of Emure in Ekiti State.

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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje was born to Nigerian immmigrants. The “Lost” star is defintley someone we wouldn’t mind being stranded on a desert island with.

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What a lovely smile!

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Soccer star Didier Drogba hails from the Ivory Coast and has one dreamy set of peepers.

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Didier is sure wearing that uniform. We just love a man with great legs!