Top 6 international celebrities with origins in Africa
in recent times, it has become esier to tell he origin about someone based on their skin color. However, this can be misleading.
looking at popular celebrities in west, you will be surprised to know some of them were either born in africa or are directly african decendants. this occurs due to these people having one or both african parents.
most of these celebrities have two or more citizenship, one of the United states and the other on their African state they were born in.
Without further due, here is the;
List of the Top 6 international celebrities with origins in Africa
1. J. R. R. TOLKIEN
J.R.R Tolkien (John Ronald Reuel Tolkien) was a famous writer, best known for his work ‘The lord of the rings’. He was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa in 1892.
Though Tolkien was born in 1892 and died in 1973, he is still remembered today for his magnificent contribution to the writing world of fiction, poetry, and art in general.
He was a Philologist, Academic, Poet, Author, and writer. He was also named the Best and influential person of all time.
Though a lot of people know about his work, only a few are aware J. R. R. Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa in 1892.
He is best known for writing the Lord of the Rings trilogy and its predecessor, The Hobbit.
2. ELON MUSK
Elon Musk was born in South Africa to a Canadian mother and South African father. He grew up in South Africa, before moving to Canada at the age of 17.
Elon is the second richest person in the world right now! He is a programmer, industrial designer, magnate, and engineer among other things.
3. CHARLIZE THERON
Another South African on the list! One of the world’s highest-paid Hollywood Actress present, Charlize is a South African and currently still has her South African citizenship.
She won numerous awards such as an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and several numerous accolades.
Charlize was born in Benoni, South Africa in the year 1975. Her father is of French descent and her mother is both African and Dutch.
She relocated to New York City at the age of 18 to study dance, which prompted her acting career. She is 45 years old now.
Charlize Theron has starred in a lot of commercially successful movies such as Snow White and the Hunstman, Prometheus, Mad Max: Fury Road, Fast and Furious: The Fate of the Furious, The Old Guard, and Atomic Blonde.
4. DJIMON HOUNSOU
Djimon Hounsou is a popular Hollywood Actor, staring in some of the most famous movies ever released!
He was born in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa during the year 1964 where he spent his early life growing up. Djimon emigrated to France with his brother Edmond Hounsou as an attempt at a new life.
After a career in modeling and appearing in many popular music videos, he furthered into the acting industry.
Ever since then, he has seen immense growth in acting, becoming a popular actor in the movie industry.
Some of his popular roles include staring in Cinque, Amistad, Gladiator, The Island, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel, Aquaman, Shazam!
He has obtained numerous awards, some of which are the Academy Award, Black Reel Award, and NAACP Awards.
5. TREVOR NOAH
Trevor is a South African!
Trevor Noah is a 37-year-old prevalent professional comedian, screenwriter, and author with millions of fans all over the world.
He does stand-up comedy and is currently the host of comedy central’s Daily Show.
The Daily Show is an American satirical news program on Comedy Central, viewed by viewers all other the world.
He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in the year 1984 to a Swiss-German father and a South African mother (Xhosa).
6. BARACK OBAMA
Barack Obama is of Kenyan descent!
Barack Obama is a politician, attorney, and author who served as the 44th president of the United States of America. He made Record as to be the African-American to rule the US.
His mother, Ann (1942-1995) is American, while his father (1936 – 1982) is of African Descent (Kenya to be precise).
Barack Obama was voted among the most influential people of all time and among the greatest minds of all time.
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