In Nigeria, mixed race persons are often referred to as half castes. Several mixed-race celebs have gone on to have successful careers in politics, sports, film, music and sports. With the increasing visibility of inter-racial marriages leading to more mixed race people, the world is becoming a colourful place. Here is a list of 10 Famous Nigerian Celebrities who are of mixed race:
1 Lilian (Bola) Bach
Nollywood actress and model, Lilian Bach, was born in Lagos Island to a Nigerian (Yoruba) mother and a Polish father.
2 Mrs Florence Ajumobi
The former First Lady of Oyo State, Mrs Florence Ajumobi, was born in Benin, the capital of the then Bendel State of Lebanese descent from her father’s side and Yoruba descent from her mother’s side.
3 Adunni Ade
Model and Nollywood actress Adunni Adewale, popularly known as Adunni Ade, was born in Queens, New York, United States to a German American mother and a Yoruba Nigerian father.
4 Caroline Ekanem
Nollywood actress and one-time producer Caroline Ekanem was born to a Scottish father and a Nigerian (Akwa Ibom) mother.
5 Queeneth Hilbert
Actress-cum-model Queeneth’s father is Lebanese, while her mother is from Ebonyi State.
6 Shan George
Nollywood actress, singer, film producer and director, Shan George, was born in Ediba, a town in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria to a Nigerian mum and a British dad.
7 Ramsey Nouah
Ramsey Tokunbo Nouah Jr, popularly known as Ramsey Nouah, was born in Edo State to an Israeli father and a Yoruba mother who hails from Owo, Ondo State.
Wisconsin-born American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer Jidenna Theodore Mobisson, popularly known as Jidenna, was born to a white mother and a Nigerian father who is Igbo.
9 Nneka Egbuna
Nneka Egbuna, widely known as Nneka, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. Nneka is the daughter of an Igbo Nigerian father and a mixed race half-German mother.
10 Daddy Freeze
Nigerian broadcaster, presenter and social activist Ifedayo Olarinde, popularly known as Daddy Freeze, is also the founder of the Free The Sheeple movement in Nigeria. Freeze was born in Cluj-Napoca, Romania to a Nigerian(Yoruba) father and a Romanian mother.
Compiled by The Nation