K’naan

by madman on February 26, 2016

K'Naan Visits MuchOnDemand In Toronto On February 24, 2009

Birth Name: Keinan Abdi Warsame

Place of Birth: Mogadishu, Somalia

Date of Birth: February 1, 1978

Ethnicity: Somali

K’naan is a Somali-Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, actor, and poet. He is famous for his song “Wavin’ Flag”, which was Coca-Cola’s promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. K’naan was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. When he was thirteen, he moved with his mother and siblings to New York, and later Toronto, where his father lived since a while back, to escape the civil war. K’naan is a Muslim.

K’naan is the son of Marian (Mohamed) and Abdi Warsame. Abdi is a member of the Somali Warsangali clan, which is a subclan of the Hawiye clan.

K’naan’s maternal grandfather is Haji Mohamed, a poet.

Sources: https://web.archive.org
http://www.cbc.ca

Photo by Prphotos.com

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Adamina September 13, 2016 at 2:20 pm

He is really handsome

madman March 1, 2016 at 12:13 pm

I don’t know if it is necessary to tag Hawiye and Warsangali. It is kind of like tagging McDonald on a Scottish person.

bleachsoda April 10, 2016 at 4:43 pm

you’re suppose to tag him as just african i dont think anyone here knows wtf a hawiye is i sure dont

Peanut December 6, 2016 at 2:25 pm

the tribe hes from. he’s a bit too light skinned for a somali from mogadishu, he looks more like hes from somaliland or the north, which most warsangali are.

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