Troost-Ekong was born in the Netherlands to a Nigerian father, and Dutch mother Eleanore Troost. He represented the Netherlands at under-19 and under-20 youth levels.
He made his Super Eagles debut on 13 June 2015, playing 90 minutes in an AFCON qualifier against Chad.
He made 3 starts for the senior team in 2016 before being selected by Nigeria's under-23 team in their 35-man provisional squad for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
In May 2018 he was named in the Super Eagles' preliminary 30 man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
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