by stlucas on August 21, 2017

Rotimi Akinosho – “Boss” Starz TV Series Los Angeles Premiere – Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich / PR Photos

Birth Name: Olurotimi Akinosho

Place of Birth: Maplewood, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 30, 1988

*Yoruba Nigerian (father)
*Igbo Nigerian (mother)

Rotimi is an American actor, singer, songwriter, and model.

Rotimi’s parents are from Nigeria; Rotimi’s father, Segun Akinosho, has Yoruba roots and Rotimi’s mother is of Igbo origin.

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Keiynan Lonsdale

by stlucas on August 17, 2017

Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Date of Birth: December 19, 1991

*Nigerian (father)
*Irish, possibly other (mother)

Keiynan Lonsdale is an Australian actor.

Keiynan’s father is Nigerian, and has roots in the Edo people. Keiynan’s mother is Australian and white, and has partial Irish ancestry.


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Annie Ilonzeh

by stlucas on June 6, 2017

Birth Name: Annette Ngosi Ilonzeh

Place of Birth: Grapevine, Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 23, 1983

*Igbo Nigerian (father)
*Polish (maternal grandfather)
*English (maternal grandmother)

Annie Ilonzeh is an American actress.

Annie is the daughter of Annette Louise (Osmianski) and Christian Osita Ilonzeh. Annie’s sisters are Christina, Emily, Jennifer, and Laura.

Annie’s father is Nigerian and has Igbo roots, as Annie has stated. Annie’s mother is American, and is of half Polish and half English descent.

Annie has stated:

I come from an interracial family: My father is from Nigeria, and so he is African American, and my mother is American and white, so I rarely see skin color. It’s never an issue for me.

Annie’s maternal grandfather was Chester P. Osmianski (the son of Michael/Michal Francis Osmianski and Mary Agnes Prezelenski/Przelenski). Michael was born in Poland. Mary Agnes was born in West Virginia, to parents from Poland.

Annie’s maternal grandmother was Laura May Bullock (the daughter of Francis “Frank” J. Bullock and Laura May Finlay). Annie’s great-grandparents Francis and Laura were English.

Sources: Birth record of Annie Ilonzeh –

Annie’s maternal grandfather, Chester P. Osmianski, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Annie’s maternal grandmother, Laura May Bullock, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Annie’s maternal grandmother, Laura May (Bullock) Osmianski –

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Rockmond Dunbar

by stlucas on May 25, 2017

Place of Birth: Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 11, 1973

Ethnicity: African American (including Yoruba Nigerian)

Rockmond Dunbar is an American actor. Rockmond is married to actress Maya Dunbar (born Maya Gilbert).

Rockmond was born in Berkeley, Alameda, California, the son of African-American parents. Rockmond’s mother holds the surname “Lewis”.

According to a DNA test, Rockmond’s ancestry includes Yoruba people from Nigeria.

Sources: Birth record of Rockmond Dunbar –


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Judi Shekoni

by stlucas on May 1, 2017

Birth Name: Judith Jyabo Shekoni

Place of Birth: Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 1978

*Yoruba Nigerian (father)
*English, Spanish (mother)

Judi Shekoni is a British actress, model, and television presenter.

Judi’s father is from Nigeria, of Yoruba descent. Judi’s mother, who holds the surname “Fenn”, has English and Spanish ancestry.

She has stated:

I definitely have a lot of Nigerian going on in my name. My dad is Nigerian and my mum is half Spanish and half British. Shekoni is Yoruba and my middle name is Iyabo. I have been to Nigeria twice, which was great, and I would love to get back there again.

Sources: Birth record of Judi Shekoni –

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