Nigerian

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 – http://www.familysearch.org

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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

Ethnicity:
*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 – http://www.familysearch.org

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Giannis Antetokounmpo

by ethnic on April 19, 2017

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Birth Name: Giannis Ougko Antetokounmpo

Place of Birth: Athens, Greece

Date of Birth: December 6, 1994

Ethnicity: Nigerian

Giannis Antetokounmpo, also known as “The Greek Freak”, is a professional basketball player who was born and raised in Greece. Giannis was born to Nigerian parents in Athens and holds Greek citizenship which he attained in 2013. He has represented Greece internationally.

Antetokounmpo stands tall at 6 feet 11 inches. His mother was a competitive high jumper and his father was a professional soccer player.

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MNEK

by Manila on April 11, 2017

Birth Name: Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike

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

Date of Birth: 9 November, 1994

Ethnicity: Nigerian

MNEK is a British singer and songwriter. His parents, Cynthia I. (Kalunta) and Chijioke O. Emenike, are Nigerian immigrants.

Sources: Birth record of MNEK – https://familysearch.org

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

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Jidenna

by madman on March 29, 2017

Birth Name: Jidenna Theodore Mobisson

Place of Birth: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States

Date of Birth: May 4, 1985

Ethnicity:
*Igbo Nigerian (father)
*English, German, Dutch (mother)

Jidenna is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer.

Jidenna is the son of Tama, an accountant, and Oliver Mobisson (Oliver Udemmadu Ogbonnia Mobisson), an academic. His father was born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, of Igbo Nigerian descent. His mother, who is American, has English, German, Dutch, and possibly other, ancestry. Jidenna grew up in Nigeria for the first years of his life, and moved back to the United States at age six.

Two of Jidenna’s great-grandparents were Ralph Heer Buck and Louise Amidon Bethel. Ralph was the son of William W. Buck and Katherine Hur/Heer, who was of German descent. Louise was the daughter of Louis Prentiss Bethel and Harriet “Hattie” Morse.

Sources: Obituary of Jidenna’s great-uncle, Robert Buck – http://www.legacy.com

Genealogy of Jidenna’s great-grandmother, Louise Amidon Bethel – http://www.ancestry.com

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