"Behind the Music" 2014 Grammy Afterparty - Arrivals

Tinashe in 2014, photo by PR Photos

Birth Name: Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe

Place of Birth: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: February 6, 1993

*father – Shona Zimbabwean
*mother – Irish, Norwegian, Danish, English, Scottish

Tinashe is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist, model, dancer, actress, and director.

Her name “Tinashe” means “We are with God” in Shona; a Bantu language, native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe and southern Zambia.

Tinashe has said:

#MyHeritage is Norwegian, Danish, Irish, a teeeeny bit of Scottish and English, and half Zimbabwean!

Tinashe’s maternal grandfather is Michael Fitzgerald (the son of Ralph A. Fitzgerald and Lillian D. Hexom). Ralph was of Irish ancestry, the son of John Fitzgerald and Abigale Malanaphy. Lillian was of Norwegian descent, the daughter of Helmer Hexom and Stella Arness.

Tinashe’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Jorgensen (the daughter of Arthur C. Jorgensen and Cleone J. Kennard). Arthur had Danish ancestry. Cleone was the daughter of Glenn Clyde Kennard and Myrtle Irene Simerson.

Source: Genealogy of Tinashe (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://www.strandnet.com

Obituary of Tinashe’s paternal great-grandmother, Lillian D. (Hexom) Fitzgerald – http://www.findagrave.com

Tinashe’s maternal great-grandmother, Cleone J. Kennard, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

69 Responses

  1. tinasheeeee says:

    CORRECTION: Tinashe is also Lithuanian and Spanish


  2. MettaWorkPlease says:

    Her surname Kachigwe means little rope in chewa, a language spoken in Malawi & it’s a common surname. Lots of Malawians migrated to Zimbabwe, her dad must have Malawian roots

  3. abbracci says:

    I don’t see what’s so special about mixed-race people. They look the same. They all have black facial features, curly hair and light brown skin.

  4. lelo4 says:

    A proper mulatta.

  5. xoxo says:

    A lot of jealous people on here. Tinashe is pretty and talented, don’t know what some of you have against her. Did she steal your man?

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