Benjamin Henrichs

by fraciscovargas1545 on February 14, 2017

Place of Birth: Cologne, Germany

Date of Birth: 23 February, 1997

*German (father)
*Ghanaian (mother)

Benjamin Henrichs is a German professional footballer. He plays for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. His father is German and his mother is Ghanaian.



Adwoa Aboah

by stlucas on February 8, 2017

Birth Name: Adwoa Maria C. Aboah

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

Date of Birth: May 18, 1992

*Ghanaian (father)
*English (mother)

Adwoa Aboah is a British model. She was born in London, England, to an English mother, Camilla Lowther, and a Ghanaian father, Charles Aboah. Her sister, Kesewa, is also a model.

Her parents are pictured here.


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Van Vicker

by fraciscovargas1545 on February 3, 2017

Birth Name: Joseph van Vicker

Place of Birth: Ghana

Date of Birth: 1 August, 1977

*Dutch (father)
*Liberian (mother)

Van Vicker is a Ghanaian actor. His father is Dutch and his mother is Liberian. His father died when he was six years old.



Malcolm Gladwell

by fraciscovargas1545 on January 31, 2017

Birth Name: Malcolm Timothy Gladwell

Place of Birth: Gosport, Hampshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 3 September, 1963

*English, small amount of Irish (father)
*Afro-Jamaican (mother)

Malcolm Gladwell, CM, is a British-born Canadian journalist, author, and speaker.

Malcolm was born in Gosport, Hampshire, England, the son of Joyce Eugenie (Nation), a writer and psychotherapist, and Graham Maurice Leslie Gladwell, a mathematician and professor of civil engineering. His father was English (and white), from Otford. His mother was Jamaican (and black), from Harewood. When he was six, his family moved to Canada, settling in Elmira, Ontario.

Malcolm’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to Joseph Gladwell, who was born, c. 1660, in Suffolk, England.

Malcolm’s paternal grandfather was Basil Morris Gladwell (the son of Arthur Basil Gladwell and Mary Amelia/Ann Wells). Arthur was the son of Morris Gladwell and Hrephzibah/Hephzibar Amelia Cracknell.

Malcolm’s paternal grandmother was Doris Alexandra New (the daughter of Frederick William New and Jane Mary Adams). Frederick was the son of Walter William New and Margaret Knowlton Prebble. Jane was born in Balleret, Australia, the daughter of Thomas Adams, who was English, and of Jane Wilson, who was Irish.

Malcolm’s maternal grandfather was Donald Balfour Hyslop Nation (the son of William Nation). One of Donald’s grandmothers was named Martha Levy. Malcolm’s grandfather’s line includes slave owners who were black.

Malcolm’s maternal grandmother was Daisy Gertrude Ford (the daughter of Oscar Charles Ford and Ann Elizabeth Forrester). Oscar was the son of John Ford and Mary Nief Lawrence.

A DNA test taken by the show Faces of America (2010) stated that Malcolm’s genetic ancestry is:

*70-77% European
*20-30% African

In his 2010 book about the show, Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered their Pasts, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. wrote that Malcolm’s African roots likely come from the Deshava Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Ibo people of Ghana, and the Akan people of eastern Nigeria.


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André Ayew

by andrew on January 30, 2017

Birth Name: André Morgan Rami Ayew

Place of Birth: Seclin, France

Date of Birth: 17 December, 1989

*75% Ghanaian
*25% Lebanese

André Ayew, also known as Dede Ayew, is a French-born Ghanaian professional footballer.

André is the second-born son of three-time African Footballer of the Year Abedi “Pele” Ayew and of his wife Maha. His half-brother, Ibrahim Ayew, and brother, Jordan Ayew, also are professional footballers.

André’s maternal grandfather, Alhaji Abdul Aziz Khaldi, was a Lebanese Muslim.

An old picture of André’s parents and maternal grandfather can be seen here.

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