Actor David Oyelowo is now a citizen of the United States of America.
The multiple award-winning star was born in Oxford, England and is of Nigerian descent, but has been acting in America for several years and recently became a naturalised citizen.
Oyelowo let the news slip during an appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning, as he talked about the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., which he attended.
“It was absolutely amazing, I felt so privileged,” the 40 year-old said on the breakfast show. “As someone who is from elsewhere… I just became a citizen… I just feel like that museum is an incredible testament to some of the bad stuff that has gone on in this country’s history. We need to know what went wrong to get things right and that’s what I feel that museum represents.”