Violet Brown

by Manila on April 24, 2017

Birth Name: Violet Mosse

Place of Birth: Duanvale, Trelawny, British Jamaica (now Jamaica)

Date of Birth: 10 March, 1900

Ethnicity: Afro-Jamaican

Violet Brown is a Jamaican supercentenarian, who is the oldest verified living person in the world since the death of Emma Morano.

Violet’s father, John Gordon Moss, was a sugar boiler. Violet’s mother, Elizabeth (Riley), died at the age of 96.

Violet was married to Augustus Gaynor Brown, until his death in 1978.

Violet’s paternal grandparents were Robert Moss and Rebecca.

Violet’s maternal grandfather was Robert Riley.

Source: Marriage record of Violet’s parents – https://familysearch.org


Shameik Moore

by follers on April 14, 2017

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 4, 1995

Ethnicity: Jamaican

Shameik Moore is an American actor and rapper. He has said:

Music was always heavily involved with my spirit… My entire family is Jamaican. It’s nothing but reggae music and those kinds of vibes.

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Herizen Guardiola

by ethnic on April 11, 2017

Birth name: Herizen Fawn Guardiola

Place of Birth: Miami, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 24, 1996

Ethnicity: Afro-Jamaican, Cuban

Herizen Guardiola is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. She is known for starring in the television series The Get Down. Her father, Juan Carlos, is a reggae artist, of Cuban origin. Her mother, Venice Pink, is of Jamaican origin.

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by ethnic on April 4, 2017

Birth name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy

Place of Birth: Plantation, Florida, United States

Date of Birth: January 23, 1998

Ethnicity: Afro-Jamaican, Syrian, Italian, Indian

XXXTENTACION AKA Young Dagger Dick, is an American rap artist. In an interview on 103.5 The Beat, he stated that he is of “Afro-Jamaican, Syrian, Italian, Indian descent”. His surname, “Onfroy”, is of French origin and is a common surname in Jamaica. It is possible that he has French heritage too.


Lianne La Havas

by stlucas on March 5, 2017

Birth Name: Lianne Charlotte Barnes

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

Date of Birth: August 23, 1989

*Greek (father)
*Afro-Jamaican (mother)

Lianne La Havas is a British singer and songwriter. She was born in London, England, the daughter of Henry Vlahavas and Lorraine (Barnes).

Henry, a bus driver, is originally from Greece. Lorraine, an Afro-Jamaican postwoman, has roots in Christiana, Manchester Parish. They divorced when Lianne was two years old. Lianne was mostly raised by her maternal grandparents, in Tooting and Streatham, London.

Lianne’s stage name, “La Havas”, is a modification of her father’s surname.

Lianne’s mother is pictured here.

Sources: http://www.fuse.tv

Interview in English – https://www.youtube.com

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