Tyler, the Creator

2011 MTV Video Music Awards - Press Room

Tyler, the Creator in 2011, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Tyler Gregory Okonma

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 6, 1991

*50% Nigerian
*25% European
*25% African-American

Tyler, the Creator, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, music video director, and designer. He is the co-founder, and a leader, of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future.

His father is Nigerian, of Igbo descent. His mother, Bonita Smith, is of European Canadian (her own father) and African-American (her own mother) descent. Tyler is an atheist.

13 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    Can someone find Bontia Smith’s parent’s information? I’m curious. Here is a picture (gif) of her:


  2. bablah says:

    His mother’s name is Bonita Smith.
    Found her name in this article:

    Can’t find much about her.

  3. Check7t says:

    I swear he said he was part Cambodian once.

  4. ShawntheGod says:

    he’s like 1/4th white?

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