Dev Hynes

Hynes in 2014, photo by vonora/

Birth Name: David Joseph Michael Hynes

Place of Birth: Waltham Forest, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 23 December, 1985

*Sierra Leonean (father)
*African-Guyanese (mother)

Dev Hynes is a British singer, songwriter, record producer, and director. He is based in New York. He has also been known as Blood Orange, Devonté Hynes, and Lightspeed Champion.

His father is from Freetown, Sierra Leone. His mother is from Georgetown, Guyana.

Dev’s maternal grandfather appears in the music video of his song Chamakay (2013).


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