Birth Name: Leona Louise Lewis
Place of Birth: Islington, London, England
Date of Birth: 3 April, 1985
*Welsh, Italian (mother)
Leona Lewis is a British singer and songwriter. She is also an animal welfare campaigner.
Her father, Aural Josiah, is Guyanese. Her mother, Maria Lewis, is said to be of Welsh, Italian, and Irish descent.
Leona has said “My mum is Welsh-Italian and white and my dad Joe is Guyanan and black”.
A picture of Leona with her parents can be seen here.
The ancestry of the population of Guyana is East Indian (43%), African (30%), mixed heritage (16%), and other ethnic groups (11%).
Leona won the third season of the British television series The X Factor, in 2006.