Vashtie Kola

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Kola in 2014, photo by kathclick/Bigstock

Place of Birth: Albany, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 23, 1981

Ethnicity: Trinidadian [Indian, small amount of African]

Vashtie Kola is an American music video director, filmmaker, artist, designer, creative consultant, and disc jockey. She is also known as Va$htie. Her parents are from Trinidad. Her first name and surname are likely of East Indian origin. She has talked about growing up in Albany:

My parents didn’t explain a lot of things to me about West Indian culture… I assumed I was black. But the black kids were like, ‘You look Indian,’ and the Indian kids were like, ‘You look black.’

A 23andMe DNA test taken by Vashtie stated that her genetic ancestry is:

*90% Indian
*6% African

Source: http://www.vashtie.com

7 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    “I learned that my family background was mainly Indian and some African (23andMe.Com showed me I was 90% Indian and 6% African).”

    https://www.vashtie.com/blog/life-this-trini-american-has-her-very-first-trinidad-carnival/

  2. Multiethnicchick says:

    She can be both. Mixed race is something people need to get through their heads

  3. fuzzybear44 says:

    Quote:
    (I assumed I was black. But the black kids were like, ‘You look Indian,’ and the Indian kids were like, ‘You look black.)

    I can’t honestly say until recently, I have never witness this stuff before. My niece calls my house crying, because this dumb boy tells her she’s to light to be seen as black

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