Karine Silla

by andrew on March 4, 2018

Karine Silla – 11th Annual Marrakech International Film Festival – “Black Gold” Photocall – Marrakech – Marrakech, Morocco – Keywords: Karine Anne Silla Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Dakar, Senegal

Date of Birth: 6 July, 1965

*Senegalese (father)
*Breton (mother)

Karine Silla is a French actress and filmmaker.

Her father is a Senegalese diplomat, who worked for United Nations. Her mother is French, from Brittany.

Karine is married to Swiss actor, director, and photographer Vincent Pérez. She has three children with Vincent, and a daughter with her former partner, actor Gérard Depardieu.

Her sister is film producer Virginie Besson-Silla, who is married to director, writer, and producer Luc Besson.

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Issa Rae

by stlucas on November 13, 2017

Birth Name: Jo-Issa Rae Diop

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 12, 1985

*Senegalese (father)
*African-American (mother)

Issa Rae is an American actress, writer, director, and producer. She is known as the creator of web series Awkward Black Girl.

Issa is the daughter of Delyna (Hayward) and Abdoulaye Diop. Issa’s father is from Senegal. Issa’s mother is American, from Louisiana, and is African-American. Issa was raised in California, Maryland, and Dakar, Senegal.

Her name, Jo-Issa, is a combination of her grandmothers’ names, Joyce and Isseu.

Issa’s maternal grandparents were Ralph Hayward and Joyce.


Birth record of Issa Rae –

Obituary of Issa’s aunt (mother’s sister), Rae Louise Hayward –

Photo by kathclick/

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Youssou N’Dour

by andrew on September 30, 2017

Youssou N’Dour – 29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – Pressroom – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY, USA – Photo Credit: Daniel Locke / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Dakar, Senegal

Date of Birth: 1 October, 1959

Ethnicity: Senegalese (Wolof and Serer)

Youssou N’Dour is a Senegalese composer, singer, songwriter, actor, businessperson, and politician. He is known for the international hit song 7 Seconds. He was Minister of Tourism of Senegal, from 5 April, 2012 to September 2013.

He is regarded as one of the most celebrated African musicians in history.

Youssou is married to Aida Coulibaly.

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Rama Yade

by andrew on September 19, 2017

Rama Yade – Rama Yade, French State Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Human Rights, at a Ceremony in Memory of the Victims of the Genocide in Rwanda – Paris – Paris, France – Photo Credit: Pixplanete / PR Photos

Birth Name: Mame Ramatoulaye Yade

Place of Birth: Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal

Date of Birth: December 13, 1976

Ethnicity: Senegalese (Lebou)

Rama Yade is a Senegalese-born French conservative politician and author. She has served as the French Secretary of Human Rights from 2007 to 2009, and as Secretary of Sports from 2009 to 2010, among other duties.

Rama was raised in a Muslim upper middle class family. Her mother, Aminata Kandji, was a professor, and her father, Djibril Yade, a diplomat and also a professor, was the personal secretary of Senegalese President Léopold Sédar Senghor. Rama moved to France with her family at the age of eight, and attended Catholic schools.

Rama’s husband, Joseph Zimet, is Jewish.


Rose Bertram

by stlucas on January 19, 2017

Birth Name: Stephanie Rose Bertram

Place of Birth: Kortrijk, Belgium

Date of Birth: October 26, 1994

*Belgian [possibly Flemish] (father)
*Portuguese, Senegalese, Angolan (mother)

Rose Bertram is a Belgian model. She was born in Kortrijk, Belgium. Her father is Belgian. Her maternal grandfather was from Senegal and her maternal grandmother was born in Portugal. Rose’s mother is pictured here. Rose, her mother, and grandmother, are pictured here.

Rose was raised in the Dutch part of Belgium. She moved to Ghent with her family at the age of eleven. She speaks fluent Dutch, French, and English.

Rose has said (at 0:47), “My mom is from Senegal/Portugal/Angola, and my dad is Belgian.”


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