Birth Name: Keyshia Myeshia Johnson
Place of Birth: Oakland, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 15, 1981
Ethnicity: African-American, likely Mexican [Spanish/Portuguese, Indigenous]
Keyshia Cole is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality, and businessperson. She is also known as Khanyisile Cele.
Her biological parents are Frankie Lons and boxing trainer Virgil Hunter. As an adult, Keyshia met Virgil, after a paternity test confirmed he was her biological father. She appeared on a reality television show which featured Frankie, who struggled with drug addiction.
Keyshia was adopted at the age of two, by Yvonne and Leon Cole, who were family friends. Her brother is Sean, also known as Nutt-So. Keyshia has a son with her former husband, professional basketball player Daniel Gibson; and a son with her former partner Niko Khale.
A 23andMe DNA test whose results Keyshia displayed on Instagram stated that her genetic ancestry is:
*46.3% Sub-Saharan African
——–*11.9% Ghanaian, Liberian & Sierra Leonean
——–*3.2% Senegambian & Guinean
——–*2.9% Broadly West African
——–*2.8% Angolan & Congolese
——–*0.2% Southern East African
——–*0.2% Broadly Congolese & Southern East African
——–*0.2% Broadly Sub-Saharan African
——–*17.8% Spanish & Portuguese
——–*5.5% British & Irish
——–*2.9% Broadly European
——–*1.1% Broadly Northwestern European
——–*0.8% Broadly Southern European
——–*0.2% Ashkenazi Jewish
*20.4% East Asian & Indigenous American
——–*19.4% Indigenous American
——–*0.2% Broadly Chinese & Southeast Asian
*4.1% Western Asian & North African
——–*2.2% North African
——–*0.6% Filipino & Austronesian
The results may be of a test of Keyshia’s father, rather than Keyshia. Based on her DNA test, Keyshia is likely of both African-American and Mexican origin (family matches in Mexico), with Spanish and/or Portuguese and Indigenous descent.
Keyshia’s biological maternal grandfather was named Wilford Lons.
Keyshia’s biological maternal grandmother was named Alice E. Thomas.