Coming 2 America didn’t just give us a movie to enjoy but also gave us a diverse cast of celebrity cameos from our favourite celebrities.
Set in the lush and royal country of Zamunda, newly-crowned King Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and his trusted confidante Semmi (Arsenio Hall) embark on an all-new hilarious adventure that has them traversing the globe from their great African nation to the borough of Queens, New York – where it all began.
Coming 2 America also features cameo appearances and performances from a number of artists, who just so happen to be featured on the film’s soundtrack.
1. Rick Ross Plays a Nexdorian Commander
Rick Ross’s appearance in Coming 2 America is basically a blink-and-you-miss-it moment because you wouldn’t be expecting it. He plays a commander for Nexdoria under General Izzi
2. Salt-N-Pepa Play Themselves
Sandra Denton and Cheryl James, also known as hip hop duo Salt-N-Pepa, join En Vogue to rap their verses to “Whatta Man” in the movie. Salt-n-Pepa and En Vogue only appear in one scene, but it is easily one of the best moments in the entire movie.
3. En Vogue Play Themselves
There are a few surprise performances in this movie which made us scream, including one by the iconic girl group En Vogue. They attend King Jaffe Joffer’s funeral and put a spin on their best known song “Whatta Man.”
4. Gladys Knight Plays Herself
The next list of legendary performers who pop up at King Joffer’s funeral is Gladys Knight. She sings an parody version of her Grammy-winning classic “Midnight Train to Georgia.”
5. Dikembe Mutombo Plays Himself
Mutombo’s cameo is probably the most random in the movie, but we are not complaining. He delivers his “Not in my house” line perfectly and we love it.
6. Davido Plays Himself
Davido is one of the last musical acts to perform in Coming 2 America. You will have to wait until the end, though, if you want to see him sing his song “Assurance” at the grand wedding.
7. Michael Blackson as a Nexdorian Lieutenant
Blackson’s character is on General Izzi’s side. Blackson plays a Nexdorian lieutenant.
8. Wesley Snipes Plays General Izzi
General Izzi. He is the leader of a neighboring country called Nextdoria and he wants to intimidate Zamunda now that Akeem is king.
9. Teyana Taylor Plays Bopoto Izzi
Lavelle meets his potential bride named Bopoto Izzi in a scene similar to the moment in Coming to America when Akeem is presented with women to possibly marry. General Izzi (Snipes) offers his daughter Bopoto’s hand in marriage as a condition for not attacking Zamunda or Akeem.
10. Trevor Noah Plays ZNN Newscaster Totatsi Bibinyana
Totatsi Bibinyana is the television host of the Zamunda News Network, aka ZNN. Most of the news he reports is about all of the drama occurring in the Joffer palace. Since he is a respected journalist, Totasi interviews a few palace workers to get the inside scoop.
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