by ethnic on March 29, 2009

Birth Name: Ciara Princess Harris

Place of Birth: Bell, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 25, 1985

Ethnicity: African-American

Ciara is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, model, and actress.

Her parents, Jackie (Smith) and Carlton Harris, are both African-American. She was born in Austin, Texas, and grew up on army bases in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona, and Nevada, as her father served in the U.S. army. She spent her teen years in Atlanta.

Her name, Ciara, is of Irish origin, and means black or dark.

Ciara is married to football player Russell Wilson. She has a daughter with Russell, and a son with her former fiancé, rapper, singer, and songwriter Future.

Ciara’s maternal grandmother is named Gladys Stewart.

Source: Meaning of the name Ciara –

Joe Seer/

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bablah August 7, 2017 at 9:57 am

I believe this is her uncle’s obituary

I think Gladys Stewart is her maternal grandmother.
She has mentioned that her maternal grandmother is indeed called Gladys

JasonBaker June 11, 2017 at 5:36 pm

Very cute black girl. I like her music a lot.

midori29 June 24, 2016 at 1:40 pm

This girl took a dna test and she is 99% West African Nigerian and Central African 1%

neiltennant January 18, 2017 at 10:01 am

i had a class mate who was in love with her when we were 16 and he had posters of her

and he described her skin as a brilliance of mousse au chocolate and red roses in a glas of high class champagne

fuzzybear44 January 19, 2017 at 1:32 am


Quote(he described her skin as a brilliance of mousse au chocolate and red roses in a glas of high class champagne)

Your friend actually talks like that

neiltennant May 19, 2018 at 2:19 pm

yes of course that was 2005

i dont think he would talk that way nowadays

fuzzybear44 January 19, 2017 at 1:30 am

Actually that woman color is what Igbo were said to have looked like, by the Slavers. The slavers fearing Igbo women and men would group together, purposely mated Igbo women with Yoruba men

cwm85 February 25, 2016 at 1:13 pm

She looks totally different now. Her she looks more African. The makeup, hair and other cosmetic stuff definitely makes her look different today.

midori29 December 11, 2015 at 10:38 am

Lighting, makeup and fake hair weaves have alot to do with it. I know in certain lighting, I can look mixed too. Even though im black. Some pics depending on the lighting, I can look half Chinese or half Mexican. Or if I dye my hair black and straighten it , I have been told that I look half East Indian. In dark lighting, I can look West African. In average lighting and with my hair done, I look African American. Most lighting brightens celebrities.

cwm85 December 4, 2015 at 11:26 am

I agree with you. I personally would like to know what my African ethnicity I am. I know my European and native American sides from my dads side… and through research but no luck to see if my African side is Nigerian, Angolan, Cameroon etc.

andrew December 4, 2015 at 12:42 pm

those nations did not exist during slave trade era. They are made-up countries created by European colonialism, as it happened in Middle East.

cwm85 December 5, 2015 at 10:06 am

Made up as in Europeans named African countries?

andrew December 5, 2015 at 11:35 am
midori29 December 3, 2015 at 11:57 am

Scroll down this link 100 percent Nigerian African subsaharan black women , Ciara fits right in.

andrew December 4, 2015 at 12:39 pm

this woman is biracial and others from that list are suspicious. Did you really think she was fully West African?

cwm85 December 5, 2015 at 10:04 am

A lot of those women look mixed and lighter makeup and permed there hair so its hard to tell if they are all native Nigerian women with the lighter makeup and hair straighten. I’m not denying they are African. I’m saying with perms or wigs and all that make up they look different.

cwm85 December 5, 2015 at 11:56 am

Mid doesn’t think we multi racial people exist. You are either black or white. Even if your Obama or Tiger woods with one parent not being black, African-American at all.

midori29 December 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm

My whole family is multiracial. Everyone in the world is. But racial categories exists. And in this world you will soon learn, you are either considered black or white.

midori29 December 10, 2015 at 3:39 pm

@Andrew to many insecure non black people , every beautiful looking black woman in thier warped minds has got to be mixed. I laughed when I read an online post about the 100 Black Nigerian model Oluchi with a straight fake hair weave and thin features people were calling her Mixed,???? Ridiculous. We black women are insulted when we cannot even look pretty without being accused of being mixed. Its crazy.

midori29 December 10, 2015 at 3:47 pm

I read a website where people were calling this 100 percent black Nigerian beautiful supermodel “mixed” or Indian looking ridiculous. I had to laugh, Oluchi

midori29 December 11, 2015 at 9:07 am

@Andrew, you pointed out one woman, what about the rest? And the woman you pointed out still looks 100 percent African to me. Africans come in all skin tones of brown/black, with many different features

midori29 December 3, 2015 at 11:49 am

People from other countries or even in America need to realize that 90% percent of black American women are not mixed as in having two parents of different races. Biracial people in America is very RARE still, America is Not BRAZIL. Most blacks have two black parents. The black women you see are not biracial. I think people see Halle Berry then simply pick black women that look similar as mixed NO NO NO. Halle Berry is just a black American looking biracial. The only admixture 90 percent of black women in America have is 100 years in the past from slavery rape. Black people marry each other only most in America. They do not marry other races that much. Every pretty black woman is not mixed. 90 percent of black American women are not mixed. GET IT.

Alice December 3, 2015 at 10:48 pm

Halle Berry is actually biracial. Her mother is a white woman. This site is mainly concerned with ethnicity so should just state what breakdown of ancestry people have. People can identify how they want. If Halle identifies as African-American that is up to her but she is mixed racially. Most African-Americans do have admixture. While they are mostly African many can have about 15 – 30% European ancestry. I do understand what you are saying but if ethnicity is known it should be listed.

fuzzybear44 December 4, 2015 at 10:15 am


Just being curious, do you subscribe to the idea that we’re actually different races ?

cwm85 December 5, 2015 at 11:58 am

How the hell do you know 90 percent of African-American women are pure African? Wtf lol… what study did this come from?

midori29 December 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm

@cwm85, you dont have to be a rocket scientist to see the interacial black white couples have been rare in America. Until now people with two parents of different races DID NOT Mix in America. As a matter of fact until the Lovings legitimized mixed marriages in America people are different races could not marry. It was ILLEGAL in America. There fore most black American women 90% are not mixed within the last 100 years , excluding slavery rape.

midori29 October 27, 2015 at 7:43 am
midori29 October 27, 2015 at 7:36 am

Scroll down links and see Ciara when she was younger before the makeup, fake hair weaves,skin lightener and fame. Before her nose job. Screams regular everday black girl off the street. Mank black female celebrities use skin bleach, fake hair and nose jobs.

Samsara November 18, 2015 at 4:21 pm

She looks exactly the same with the exception of the weave. She looks mixed race.

midori29 December 3, 2015 at 11:15 am

I dont see mixed at all. I dont know where you live or your race but she looks like a regular kinky haired average black woman. There are millions of 100 percent Nigeria. AFRICAN women who look just like her. I even posted links. To some people every pretty black woman looks mixed. Also what do you consider mixed? This woman Ciara is not light skinned and or she does not look like she has a white parent or a parent of another race. Both of her parents are black people. What more do you need? Wow people are crazy.

flo January 7, 2017 at 8:17 pm

She does not look mixed. Both her parents are black. She favors her mother.

midori29 October 27, 2015 at 7:15 am

I honestly do not understand the comments here I think most people are brainwashed and conditioned to make every single attractive black woman mixed, as if being just black is considered ugly. This woman looks like a regular , run of the mill, American black woman to me .

abbracci October 17, 2015 at 6:07 pm

Lol. Black people gets so pissed when someday says a black person looks mixed. And ignorant whites are still mixing with them smh.

I wouldn’t want to have mulatto kids because they end up confused and when they have kids with a black person, their kids look mixed and deny their white side.

midori29 October 27, 2015 at 7:06 am

Yes many whites do not want to admitt they have black admixture too. And alot of whites are always finding and interjecting themselves in blacks who have two proven black parents. They cannot see a pretty or handsome looking black person without putting themselves in “oh she or he must be part white” of course thats offensive to black people.

chris91 September 11, 2015 at 6:27 am

She def had some surgery done if you look it up. She could pass as South Indian, Dominican smth along those lines

midori29 October 27, 2015 at 7:07 am

No she cannot be South Indian I do not see that at all, I grew up with many Indians. And the hair is fake.

cwm85 July 19, 2015 at 9:34 pm

She definitely has a lot of european ancestry. Like me… not sure about her but my grandfather was Scottish and Navajo native american. Grandma was black and white. Mom African-American. So I being tri-racial have a lot of european heritage and I’m about her complexion with thick wavy hair.

midori29 October 27, 2015 at 7:10 am

I definitely do not see alot of European, I see barely any European. At the highest 10 or 15 percent . She looks like a regular black woman to me. I dont get this habit of overmixing every attractive black woman. Her hair is fake.

abbracci June 6, 2015 at 6:11 am

Lol @ people claiming her race. Mixed or not, We are all human. Her ethnicity is African American because she’s Americanized and has African heritage. There’s black people in Africa who have Caucasian or Asian features and there’s Latin people who have Asian features and there’s even White people in Europe especially Italy who look Black and there’s Indians from India who look White and Black. We are all the same race.

andrew June 15, 2015 at 6:56 pm
ashleymw1981 July 21, 2015 at 3:08 am

The pretty ones like Ariana Grande , and Pia have African Ancestry. An yes there are Italians that look black that is why some where hung in this country in the early 1900’s because they thought they were black.

andrew October 17, 2015 at 6:51 pm

Right, some Italians look very black. Check out

midori29 October 27, 2015 at 7:13 am

In the early part of the century in America. italians were not considered white people. Also they used to socialize more when they came to America with blacks and Puerto Ricans. Its historical and there are books on this topic. Only when the American census made italians “white” then they switched to being white.

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