Sierra Leonean

India Arie

by Mixed Kidd on March 19, 2018

India.Arie – 2017 Essence Music Festival- Arrivals Day 1 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome – New Orleans, LA, USA – Keywords: Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Musician, Producer Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Richard Dunn /

Birth Name: India Arie Simpson

Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 3, 1975

Ethnicity: African-American [including Guinea-Bissauan, Sierra Leonean, and Liberian]

India Arie, also styled as India.Arie, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, musician, and record producer.

She is the daughter of Joyce and Ralph Simpson, a professional basketball player. According to a DNA analysis, she descends from the Mende people of Sierra Leone, the Kru people of Liberia, and the Fula people of Guinea-Bissau.

Source: Information about India’s DNA ancestry –



by Manila on December 27, 2017

Birth Name: Titiyo Yambalu Felicia Jah

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Birth: 23 July, 1967

*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.


Birth records of Titiyo’s mother –

Birth record of Titiyo’s maternal grandfather –

Birth record of Titiyo’s maternal great-grandfather, Julius Johansson –

Baptismal record of Titiyo’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Johannes Jönsson –

Birth record of Titiyo’s maternal great-grandmother, Augusta Severina Nöjd –

Birth record of Titiyo’s maternal grandmother, Elin Matilda Karlsson –

Birth record of Titiyo’s maternal great-grandfather, Carl Julius Carlsson –

Baptismal record of Titiyo’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Lovisa Söderberg –

Birth record of Titiyo’s maternal great-grandmother, Johanna Thilda Johansdotter –

Baptismal record of Titiyo’s maternal great-great-grandfatber, Johan Petter Bengtsson –

Baptismal record of Titiyo’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Anna Christina Petersdotter –



by stlucas on January 5, 2017

Mabel – BRIT Awards 2018 – Arrivals – The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square – Greenwich Peninsula, London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Mabel McVey

Place of Birth: possibly Málaga, Spain

Date of Birth: 19 February, 1996

*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. Her half-brother is singer, songwriter, and rapper Marlon Roudette.

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.


Birth records of Mabel’s maternal grandmother, Monika Marianne Karlsson –

Birth record of Mabel’s maternal great-grandfather, Oskar Verner Karlsson –

Birth record of Mabel’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Carl/Karl Wilhelm Olofsson –

Birth record of Mabel’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Emma Karlsdotter –

Household examination records of Mabel’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Hilda Nilsson –

Birth record of Mabel’s maternal great-grandmother, Justina Mariana Antonsson –

Birth record of Mabel’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Nils Gustaf Antonsson –

Birth record of Mabel’s maternal great-great-grandmother, Ida Övall –


Michael K. Williams

by madman on September 18, 2016

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Birth Name: Michael Kenneth Williams

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

Date of Birth: November 22, 1966

*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.

Photo by Prphotos


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

*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.