Giannis Antetokounmpo

by ethnic on April 19, 2017

Photo by Keith Allison

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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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

*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 –

Genealogy of Jidenna’s great-grandmother, Louise Amidon Bethel –

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Hannah John-Kamen

by stlucas on March 8, 2017

Birth Name: Hannah Dominique E. John-Kamen

Place of Birth: Beverley, Yorkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: September 6, 1989

*Nigerian (father)
*Norwegian (mother)

Hannah John-Kamen is a British actress. She was born in Anlaby, East Yorkshire, the daughter of a forensic psychologist and a fashion model.

Hannah’s father is Nigerian. Hannah’s mother is Norwegian.


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Caroline Danjuma

by fraciscovargas1545 on February 19, 2017

Birth Name: Caroline Uduak Abasi Ekanem

Place of Birth: Nigeria

Date of Birth: 26 June, 1980

*Scottish (father)
*Nigerian (mother)

Caroline Danjuma, previously known as Caroline Ekanem, is a Nigerian actress. She is the first of three children of a Scottish father and a Nigerian mother.