Foreign Musicians with Nigerian Root



OLUSEGUN ADEOLA AKARBI SAMUEL (SEAL) was born on the 19th of February 1963 to Nigerian mother; Adebisi Ogundeji and a Brazilian father Francis Samuel. Seal is known for his song ( Kiss from a Rose and Long time coming) .



OLUBOWALE VICTOR AKINTIMEHIN BABAFOLARIN (WALE) is a Nigerian American born on September 21, 1984. His parents are both Nigerian but he was born in Northwest, Washington D.C. over the years , Wale had dropped 4 Studio Albums , 2 Compilation Albums, 28 Music videos , 34 Singles , 8 Mixtape, and 2 Promotional singles.


CHAMILLIONAIRE; born November 28, 1979, to a Muslim Nigerian father and an African – American Christian mother in Washington D.C. His birth name is HAKEEM SERIKI. Chamillionaire has a younger brother; Rasaq who is also a rapper.


NASIR BIN OLU DARA JONES (NAS) is an American rapper , songwriter, actor, record producer and entrepreneur . He is the son of Olu Dara, a jazz and blues musician , who is a Yoruba Descent.


HELEN FOLASHADE ADU (SADE) was born on January 16, 1959 in Ibadan , Oyo State. Her parents; Adebisi Adu and Anne Hayes a nurse met in London, and got married in 1955 then moved to Nigeria. Her parents got separated and Anne returned to England taking Sade and her older brother; Banji.


JIDENNA THEODORE MOBISSON (JIDENNA) born May 4, 1985 to an Igbo father who was a Professor of Computer Science at Enugu State University. Jidenna partially grew in Nigeria. He is currently signed to Janelle Monae’s record label (Wondaland) .

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