Taio Cruz

Taio Cruz in 2010, Featureflash / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Adetayo Ayowale O. A. Onile-Ere

Place of Birth: Brent, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 23 April, 1980

*father – Yoruba Nigerian
*mother – Brazilian

Taio Cruz, also stylized TΛIO CRUZ, is a British singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. He is also known as Tayo Onile-Ere.

His father was a lawyer. His mother had a hairdressing business. Taio’s mother’s family’s name is Vera-Cruz.


Curious about ethnicity

8 Responses

  1. Mixed Kidd says:

    For the Brazilian part, it should say his mix of what his mom his. She is most likely African, Portuguese, and Indigenous and possibly among other ethnicities depending on the part of Brazil she’s from.

  2. phaedra says:

    Lol…”Brazilian”, but still looks fully black.

    • fuzzybear44 says:

      What’s funny about that? Brazil has a huge black population(consisting of very bright to the darkest ebony)

      • phaedra says:

        Brazilians are a mixed people. They’re usually of European and native American people. What’s “funny” about this is the fact that he looks neither Amerindian or European. He can easily pass as a subsaharan African.

        • fuzzybear44 says:

          Well I do agree that Brazilians are usually mixed blooded, but you left out the Third group(African).There are pure bloods there( are at least close to it), from each group there. Also there mixed all types of ways(Euro/Na, Afro/Na, Euro/Afro/Na. Euro/Afro/Na/Japanese etc). There’s nothing fixed about those people. Also not looking a certain way, doesn’t mean you’re not it. Taio could fit in Brazil easily

  3. Brigzzz98 says:

    But cruz is a spanish surname??!?

    • stlucas says:

      Not necessarily. Cruz also exists as a word and surname in Portuguese. In fact, Vera Cruz was the first name given by the Portuguese to what is today known as Brazil.

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