10 influential American celebrities who have traced their African roots

June 19, 2019 at 02:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

Zaina Adamu

Zaina Adamu

June 19, 2019 at 02:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

Nas
Queensbridge rapper Nas really meant it when he said in a verse on the Stillmatic album that he wished he “could flap wings and fly away/to where black kings in Ghana stay.”

His middle name “bin Olu Dara” comes from the Yoruba people of Nigeria, and he also has ties to Benin, Togo, Ghana and the Ivory Coast. More specifically, he comes from the Yoruba and Fulbe tribes of West Africa.

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