Celebrities With African Names

Applause starts at home.
~ Kenya (Gikuyu)

 

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The Archbishop Desmond Tutu

This is a partial list of celebrities with one or more African names.

  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Amiri Baraka
  • Barack Obama
  • Buchi Emecheta
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Desmond Mpilo Tutu
  • Djimon Hounsou
  • Erykah Badu
  • Haki Madhubuti
  • Hugh Ramopolo Masekela
  • Idris Alba
  • Iman
  • Jomo Kenyatta
  • Kanye West
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Kofi Annon
  • Kwame Nkrumah
  • Kwame Toure
  • Kwesi Mfume
  • Laila Ali
  • Malcolm Jamal Warner
  • Malik Yoba
  • Mekhi Phifer
  • Miriam Zenzi Makeba
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
  • Omar Epps
  • Queen Latifah
  • Sade
  • Sanaa Lathan
  • Shani Davis
  • Tatyana Ali
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Winnie Madikezela Mandela
  • Yaphet Kotto
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