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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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.



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 –

Marriage record of MNEK’s parents –

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