K'Naan Visits MuchOnDemand In Toronto On February 24, 2009

K’naan in 2009, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Keinan Abdi Warsame

Place of Birth: Mogadishu, Somalia

Date of Birth: February 1, 1978

Ethnicity: Somali

K’naan is a Somali-Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, actor, and poet. He is famous for his song “Wavin’ Flag”, which was Coca-Cola’s promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. K’naan was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. When he was thirteen, he moved with his mother and siblings to New York, and later Toronto, where his father had lived for a time, to escape the civil war. K’naan is a Muslim.

K’naan is the son of Marian and Abdi Warsame. Abdi is a member of the Somali Warsangali clan, which is a subclan of the Hawiye clan.

K’naan’s maternal grandfather is Haji Mohamed, a poet.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca

4 Responses

  1. Adamina says:

    He is really handsome

  2. madman says:

    I don’t know if it is necessary to tag Hawiye and Warsangali. It is kind of like tagging McDonald on a Scottish person.

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