Birth Name: Jovan Valde Bland
Place of Birth: Ploughley, Oxfordshire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: c. September 1988
*Yoruba Nigerian (mother)
Jovan Adepo is a British-American actor. He is known for his roles in the film Fences and Overlord, and on the show Watchmen.
Jovan is the son of Adelola and James Bland. His father was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S. His mother was born in London, England, of Yoruba Nigerian descent. Jovan was raised mostly in Waldorf, Maryland, U.S.
Jovan’s paternal grandmother was Crystal Y. Bland (the daughter of James Bland and Annie Mae Crutch). Annie was the daughter of Horatio Crutch and Sadie.
Jovan’s maternal grandparents were named Patrick Fatai/Fatayi Adepo and Shakira A. F. Talabi. Patrick was a noted Nigerian public official, who served under former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Sources: Obituary of Jovan’s paternal grandmother, Crystal Y. Bland – http://www.chattanoogan.com
Obituary of Jovan’s paternal great-grandmother, Annie Mae (Crutch) Bland – https://www.familysearch.org
Likely Jovan’s paternal great-grandparents, James Bland and Annie Mae Crutch, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org