by Eddie Aoki on January 10, 2013

"Behind the Music" 2014 Grammy Afterparty - Arrivals

Birth Name: Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe

Place of Birth: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: February 6, 1993

*Zimbabwean (father)
*Irish, Norwegian, Danish, English (mother)

Tinashe is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, model, dancer, actress, and director.

Her name “Tinashe” means “We are with God” in Shona; a Bantu language, native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe and southern Zambia.

Tinashe’s maternal grandfather is Michael Fitzgerald (the son of Ralph A. Fitzgerald and Lillian D. Hexom). Ralph was of Irish ancestry, the son of John Fitzgerald and Abigale Malanaphy. Lillian was of Norwegian descent, the daughter of Helmer Hexom and Stella Arness.

Tinashe’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Jorgensen (the daughter of Arthur C. Jorgensen and Cleone J. Kennard). Arthur had Danish ancestry. Cleone was the daughter of Glenn Clyde Kennard and Myrtle Irene Simerson.

Source: Genealogy of Tinashe (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.strandnet.com

Obituary of Tinashe’s paternal great-grandmother, Lillian D. (Hexom) Fitzgerald – http://www.findagrave.com

Tinashe’s maternal great-grandmother, Cleone J. Kennard, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Photo by PR Photos

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tinasheeeee March 8, 2017 at 9:59 pm

CORRECTION: Tinashe is also Lithuanian and Spanish


MettaWorkPlease January 10, 2017 at 10:43 am

Her surname Kachigwe means little rope in chewa, a language spoken in Malawi & it’s a common surname. Lots of Malawians migrated to Zimbabwe, her dad must have Malawian roots

abbracci October 7, 2015 at 11:10 pm

I don’t see what’s so special about mixed-race people. They look the same. They all have black facial features, curly hair and light brown skin.

madelein October 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm
xoxo November 19, 2015 at 8:17 pm

LMFAOOOOO you really have to ask why??? Just watch and listen to ANY of her songs and music videos.

lelo4 September 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm

A proper mulatta.

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 8:18 pm

And what the f*ck is a “proper mulatta”??? There’s no certain look to them….

xoxo July 30, 2015 at 10:36 pm

A lot of jealous people on here. Tinashe is pretty and talented, don’t know what some of you have against her. Did she steal your man?

cwm85 July 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm

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