Sierra Leonean

Titiyo

by Manila on December 27, 2017

Birth Name: Titiyo Yambalu Felicia Jah

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: 23 July, 1967

Ethnicity:
*Sierra Leonean (father)
*Swedish (mother)

Titiyo is a Swedish singer and songwriter.

Titiyo’s father, Chernor Ahmadu Sahidu Jah, is a Sierra Leonean drummer. Titiyo’s mother, May Lilian “Maylen” (Johansson) Bergström, is Swedish.

Titiyo’s older half-sister is singer, songwriter, rapper, broadcaster, and DJ Neneh Cherry, and her niece is R&B singer Mabel.

Titiyo has a daughter with music producer Erik Magnus Frykberg.

Titiyo’s maternal grandfather was Elving Rune Osvald Johansson (the son of Julius Johansson and Augusta Severina Nöjd). Julius was the son of Johannes Jönsson and Johanna Andersdotter. Augusta was the daughter of an unknown father and Carolina Nöjd.

Titiyo’s maternal grandmother was Elin Matilda Karlsson (the daughter of Carl Julius Carlsson, later Karl Julius Karlsson, and of Johanna Thilda Johansdotter). Karl was the son of Karl Knutsson and Lovisa Söderberg. Titiyo’s great-grandmother Johanna was the daughter of Johan Petter Bengtsson and Anna Christina Petersdotter.

Titiyo’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandmother, Beata Pettersdotter.

Sources: https://www.aftonbladet.se

Birth records of Titiyo’s mother – https://search.ancestry.com
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Birth record of Titiyo’s maternal grandfather, https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Titiyo’s maternal great-grandfather, Julius Johansson – https://search.ancestry.com

Baptismal record of Titiyo’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Johannes Jönsson – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Titiyo’s maternal great-grandmother, Augusta Severina Nöjd – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Titiyo’s maternal grandmother, Elin Matilda Karlsson – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Titiyo’s maternal great-grandfather, Carl Julius Carlsson – https://search.ancestry.com

Baptismal record of Titiyo’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Lovisa Söderberg – https://www.familysearch.org

Birth record of Titiyo’s maternal great-grandmother, Johanna Thilda Johansdotter – https://search.ancestry.com

Baptismal record of Titiyo’s maternal great-great-grandfatber, Johan Petter Bengtsson – https://www.familysearch.org

Baptismal record of Titiyo’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Anna Christina Petersdotter – https://www.familysearch.org

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Mabel

by stlucas on January 5, 2017

Birth Name: Mabel McVey

Place of Birth: possibly Málaga, Spain

Date of Birth: 1996

Ethnicity:
*Scottish, English (father)
*Sierra Leonean, Swedish (mother)

Mabel is a British R&B singer. She is the daughter of British producer Cameron Andrew McVey and Swedish singer Neneh Cherry (born Neneh Mariann Karlsson). She was raised in Málaga, Andalusia, Spain, and Stockholm, Sweden. Her aunt is singer and songwriter Titiyo and her uncle is musician Eagle-Eye Cherry.

Mabel’s paternal grandparents are Duncan Blair W. McVey and Jean A. Millward. Mabel’s father is of Scottish and English descent.

Mabel’s maternal grandfather is Ahmadu Jah. Ahmadu is a musician from Sierra Leone, where his own father was a chief.

Mabel’s maternal grandmother is Monika Marianne Karlsson (the daughter of Oskar Verner Karlsson and Justina Mariana Antonsson). Monika is a Swedish painter and textile artist. Mabel’s step-grandfather is American jazz musician Don Cherry (Donald Eugene Cherry), who helped raised Mabel’s mother from a very young age. Don is African-American. Mabel’s great-grandfather Oskar was the son of Carl/Karl Wilhelm Olofsson and Hilda Nilsson. Mabel’s great-grandmother Justine was the daughter of Nils Gustaf Antonsson and Ida Övall.

Sources: http://diymag.com
https://i-d.vice.com
http://www.vogue.com
http://www.dazeddigital.com

Birth records of Mabel’s maternal grandmother, Monika Marianne Karlsson – https://search.ancestry.com
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Birth record of Mabel’s maternal great-grandfather, Oskar Verner Karlsson – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Mabel’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Carl/Karl Wilhelm Olofsson – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Mabel’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Emma Karlsdotter – https://search.ancestry.com

Household examination records of Mabel’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Hilda Nilsson – https://www.familysearch.org
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Birth record of Mabel’s maternal great-grandmother, Justina Mariana Antonsson – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Mabel’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Nils Gustaf Antonsson – https://search.ancestry.com

Birth record of Mabel’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Ida Övall – https://search.ancestry.com

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Michael K. Williams

by madman on September 18, 2016

HBO's "Girls" Season 2 New York City Premiere - Arrivals

Birth Name: Michael Kenneth Williams

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 22, 1966

Ethnicity:
*African-American (father)
*Afro-Bahamian (mother)

Michael K. Williams, also credited by his full name Michael Kenneth Williams, is an American actor and dancer. He is known for his role as Omar Little on the crime drama television series The Wire.

Michael’s parents are both black. He has said that his father is from South Carolina, and that his mother is from Nassau, Bahamas. He has ancestry from the Mende people in Sierra Leone.

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

by gamer20 on January 30, 2016

Date of Birth: 15 August, 1875

Place of Birth: Holborn, London, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 1 September, 1912

Place of Death: Croydon, London, England, United Kingdom

Ethnicity:
*Sierra Leonean Creole – African and English (father)
*English (mother)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was a British composer. He was the son of Alice Hare (Martin) and Dr. Daniel Peter Hughes Taylor. His father was a Creole from Sierra Leone, of mixed European and African descent. His mother was English.

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Jasmine Tookes

by Girll on July 17, 2015

2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Runway

Birth Name: Jasmine Danielle Tookes

Place of Birth: Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 1, 1991

Ethnicity: African-American, Brazilian, Barbadian, European

Jasmine Tookes is an American model. She is known for modelling for Victoria’s Secret. Jasmine has described her heritage as being African-American, Brazilian, West Indian, and European. Her Caribbean roots are in Barbados.

Jasmine is the daughter of Cary Danielle (Robinson) and Sean Lamar Tookes.

Jasmine’s paternal grandfather is Luther Tookes. He is pictured here. Jasmine’s paternal grandmother was originally from Barbados.

Jasmine’s maternal grandparents are Ira L. Robinson and Sharon J. They are pictured here, with Jasmine’s mother in the middle.

A DNA test whose results Jasmine displayed on her Snapchat feed stated that Jasmine’s genetic ancestry is:

——–*47.8% British & Irish
——–*30.1% Nigerian
——–*11.0% Sierra Leonean
——–*5.4% Central African
——–*5.7% Other

Sources: http://www.dailymail.co.uk
http://www.vogue.com
http://www.airjanero.com

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