Neneh Cherry

by ethnic on February 20, 2008

Birth Name: Neneh Mariann Karlsson

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: 10 March, 1964

*Sierra Leonean (father)
*Swedish (mother)

Neneh Cherry is a Swedish singer, songwriter, rapper, broadcaster, and DJ.

Her father, Ahmadu Jah, is a musician from Sierra Leone, where his own father was a chief. Her mother, Monica “Moki” Karlsson, is a Swedish painter and textile artist. Her stepfather is American jazz musician Don Cherry, who helped raised Neneh from a very young age. Don is African-American.

Her half-brother is musician Eagle-Eye Cherry.

Her daughter is R&B singer Mabel.

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