Ghanaian

Alexandra Wester

by fraciscovargas1545 on August 18, 2018

Place of Birth: Bakau, The Gambia

Date of Birth: 21 March, 1994

Ethnicity:
*German (father)
*Ghanaian (mother)

Alexandra Wester is a German athlete. She specializes in the long jump. Alexandra was born in The Gambia, to a German father and a Ghanaian mother.

Source: https://www.iaaf.org

Photo by kamasi/Bigstock.com

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Kofi Annan

by Manila on August 18, 2018

Photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Kofi Atta Annan

Date of Birth: 8 April, 1938

Place of Birth: Comassie, Gold Coast (now Kumasi, Ghana)

Date of Death: 18 August, 2018

Place of Death: Bern, Switzerland

Ethnicity:
*75% Fante
*25% Ashanti

Kofi Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat. He served as the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations, from 1 January, 1997 to 31 December, 2006, and as the United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria, from 23 February, 2012 to 31 August, 2012.

His father, Henry Reginald Annan, was of half Ashanti and half Fante descent, and had served as the governor of Ashanti. His mother, Rose Victoria Eshun, was ethnic Fante.

Kofi was married to Swedish lawyer Nane Maria Lagergren, until his death. He has two children with his former wife, Titi Alakija, a Nigerian woman from an aristocratic family.

Kofi’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Kwesi Nyan Annan (the son of Kofi Annan and Adwoa Fie). Thomas was born in Kakomdo (Ebubonku), Central Region.

Kofi’s paternal grandmother was named Mary Brown. Mary was born in Amissano, Central Region.

Sources: The United Nations in the Twenty-First Century: Management and Reform Processes in a Troubled Organization (2006), by Marcus Franda

Genealogy of Kofi Annan (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Benjamin Jealous

by follers on June 27, 2018

Benjamin Jealous – National Action Network’s 14th Annual Convention at Washington Convention Center in Washington on April 11, 2012 – Washington Convention Center – Washington, DC, USA – Photo Credit: Aaron J. Thornton / PR Photos

Birth Name: Benjamin Todd Jealous

Place of Birth: Monterey, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 18, 1973

Ethnicity:
*English (father)
*African-American (mother)

Benjamin Jealous, also known as Ben Jealous, is an American civic leader and politician. He served as President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), from September 1, 2008 to November 1, 2013.

Benjamin is the son of Ann Fredericka (Todd) Jealous, a psychotherapist, author, and activist, and Fred Jealous, who was also a civil rights activist.

Benjamin’s father, who is from Maine, is white, and from a family with deep roots in New England, going back to the 1600s. Benjamin’s mother, who is from Virginia, is black.

He has two children with his former wife, NAACP lawyer Lia Epperson.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2014) stated that Benjamin’s genetic ancestry is:

*80% European
*18.2% Sub-Saharan African
*0.5% Middle Eastern and North African
*0.2% East Asian / Native American

In his 2016 book about the show, Finding Your Roots, Season 2: The Official Companion to the PBS Series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. wrote that Benjamin’s European ancestry was mostly Northern European, and that his African DNA matches southeastern Bantu (Mozambique, Angola), as well as Benin and Togo, the Ivory Coast, and Ghana, and smaller amounts from Cameroon, Congo, and Senegal.

Benjamin’s paternal grandfather was Sargent Jealous (the son of Lionel Frederick Jealous and Evelyn Sargent). Sargent was born in Maine. Lionel was the son of Francis Hugh Jealous and Charlotte G. Evelyn was the daughter of Harry Edward Sargent and Anna Laura “Annie” Trask.

Benjamin’s paternal grandmother was Annette Smith (the daughter of Joseph Cummings Smith and Ethel Maude/Maud Locke). Annette was born in New Hampshire. Joseph was the son of Leonard Wood Smith and Lucy J. Youngman. Ethel was the daughter of Levi M. Locke and Fannie M. Smith.

Benjamin’s maternal grandmother was named Mamie Bland. Mamie was born in Virginia. Mamie’s grandfather was Edward David Bland, a politician in Virginia (who was black). Ben’s maternal great-great-great-grandfather, Peter G. Morgan, was also an influential black politician in the late 1800s.

Sources: Information about Benjamin’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?, 2014 – https://blogs.ancestry.com

Marriage record of Benjamin’s paternal grandparents, Sargent Jealous and Annette Smith – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Benjamin’s paternal great-grandparents, Joseph Cummings Smith and Ethel Maude Locke – https://www.familysearch.org

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Mark Smith

by madman on April 21, 2018

Mark Rhino Smith – 2nd Annual International Fashion Film Awards – Arrivals and Inside – Saban Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Keywords: actor, fashion, entertainment, film awards, celebrity, red carpet, arrivals, attending, Arts Culture and Entertainment, vertical Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Sheri Determan / PRPhotos.com

Place of Birth: London, England

Date of Birth: September 30, 1969

Ethnicity: Jamaican, Native American, Ghanaian, European, Chinese

Mark Smith is a British actor and body builder. He is usually said to be of Jamaican, Cherokee Indian, Ghanaian, White, and Chinese descent.

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Joey Ansah

by madman on March 21, 2018

Joey Ansah – The Bourne Ultimatum – Los Angeles Movie Premiere – Arrivals – Arclight Theater – Hollywood CA, USA – Keywords: Bourne Ultimatum, Bourne Identity, Joey Ansah, Joe Ansah – – – Photo Credit: Glenn Harris / PR Photos

Birth Name: Joey Edward K. G. Sasraku-Ansah

Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 24 November, 1982

Ethnicity:
*Ghanaian (father)
*English, possibly other (mother)

Joey Ansah is a British actor, martial artist, fight choreographer, producer, and director. He is the son of Nicola M. (Treece) and Kofi Ansah (Kofi Sasraku-Ansah), a fashion designer. His father is Ghanaian and his mother is English, from Plymouth, Devon. His brother is musician Ryan Ansah. His uncle is film director Kwaw Ansah.

Joey’s maternal grandfather was George E. Treece (who was likely the son of William Treece and Lilian Mary Leavers).

Joey’s maternal grandmother is Marcia J. Vardon (the daughter of parents surnamed Vardon and Heal).

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