Haddaway – Acceleration 2014 Portugal International Race and Music Festival Concert – April 25, 2014 – Algarve International Circuit, Sitio do Escampadinho, Mexilhoeira Grande – Portimao, Portugal –  Photo Credit: Rui M. Leal / PRPhotos.com

Birth Name: Nestor Alexander Haddaway

Place of Birth: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Date of Birth: 9 January, 1965

Ethnicity: African-Trinidadian

Haddaway is a Trinidadian-born German singer, songwriter, and musician. He is known for his song “What Is Love.”

His father is a marine biologist and his mother is a nurse. As a child he lived in Europe with his father, and the U.S. with his mother, settling in the Washington, D.C., area, and then living in Fort Meade, Maryland. He moved to Cologne, Germany, in his early 20s.

2 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    His father is said to be either a Dutch or “from Holland” oceanographer/marine biologist. Haddaway himself speaks Dutch, but he does not strike me as mixed race man.

  2. andrew says:

    “What is love, baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me, no more”

    a true 90s legend

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