Michaela Pereira

by stlucas on December 19, 2016

Place of Birth: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Date of Birth: August 26, 1970

*Afro-Jamaican [including Nigerian, Taino, Irish, and other] (father)
*European (mother)

Michaela Pereira is a Canadian television personality. She was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, to a Caucasian mother, Dale, and an Afro-Jamaican father, whose origins were from Montego Bay and Cambridge, Saint James Parish.

After being placed for adoption, Michaela was adopted and raised by Ainslie and Doug Thomson, with four other siblings.

About her adopted and biological families, Michaela has stated:

It was, I suppose, an unusual family to grow up in, in the respect that we didn’t look like most families on the prairies of Canada. We are a multicultural family; my parents are Caucasian, my sisters are First Nations and then there is me. I grew up knowing that I was biracial and that on my paternal side, I was Jamaican”.

An Ancestry DNA test taken by Michaela whose results were displayed on Ancestry Blog showed that:

Jamaicans typically have African, Native American (which includes the original inhabitants of Jamaica, the Taino), and European roots, which Michaela has. She is largely Nigerian and Irish. Her trace regions of Italy/Greece, Europe West, and Iberian Peninsula suggest she has Mediterranean roots as well.

Michaela’s biological mother, Dale, is pictured here.

Michaela’s adoptive parents, Doug and Ainslie, are pictured here.


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Ugo Monye

by andrew on December 5, 2016

17/09/2011. Twickenham, England. Harlequins Ugo Monye, in action

Birth Name: Ugochukwu Chiedozie Chinye-Monye

Date of Birth: Islington, London, England, U.K.

Place of Birth: 13 April, 1983

Ethnicity: Nigerian

Ugo Monye is a British former international rugby union player. He represented England and the British and Irish Lions.

He is of Nigerian descent. He is a devout Christian.


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Sarah-Jane Crawford

by stlucas on November 25, 2016

LOS ANGELES - APR 6:  Sarah-Jane Crawford at the Barbershop - Th

Place of Birth: Lambeth, London, England

Date of Birth: July 15, 1983

Ethnicity: Irish, Afro-Caribbean (including Nigerian, Beninese, and Togolese), possibly other

Sarah-Jane Crawford is a British presenter, actress, voice-over artist, and DJ. She was born in Lambeth, London, to a white mother, Anne, and a father of Afro-Caribbean origin.

A DNA test whose results were displayed by Sarah-Jane on her Instagram page stated that her genetic ancestry is, among smaller matches:

*38% Ireland
*32% Benin/Togo
*7% Nigeria

A picture of Sarah-Jane with her mother can be seen here.


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by stlucas on September 27, 2016

Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 - Vanessa Bruno - Backstage

Birth Name: Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin

Place of Birth: Frechen, Germany

Date of Birth: September 14, 1980

*Yoruba Nigerian (father)
*Romani (mother)

Ayọ is a Nigerian and German singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born in Frechen, near Cologne, Germany, to a Yoruba Nigerian father from the Ondo State, and a Romani mother who was born in Romania.

She considers herself an “AfroGyspy”.

Source: (in German)

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Tinie Tempah

by wanderer on September 7, 2016

GQ Men of the Year Awards 2016 - Arrivals

Birth Name: Patrick Junior Chukwuemeka Okogwu

Place of Birth: Southwark, London, England, UK

Date of Birth: 7 November, 1988

Ethnicity: Igbo Nigerian

Tinie Tempah is an English rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His middle name, “Chukwuemeka”, means “God has done it” in the Igbo language. Tinie Tempah is Catholic.


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