"My dad has four tribal marks on his cheek and it was a way of identifying which tribe you're from, but he told me that he had fought a tiger. When I was struggling at school, he said, 'Anyone that messes with you, tell them I fought a tiger... and he would come and get me (from school) and there were the tribal marks. They (kids) were impressed and terrified. And then we went back to Nigeria and all my uncles had fought tigers...! There are no tigers in Nigeria." Selma star David Oyelowo grew up thinking his father's facial scars were trophies from a battle with a big cat.