Celebrities in African Culture
From Sao Joao Rio De Janeiro Brazil Mazzin Mazamba
is A Samba legend. His famous
hit Enredo (Carnival Anthem) Carioca Cariocado mundo na tradicion Nago” won the prestigious annual award as the best samba-enredo of carnaval. Mazinho was consecrated as the man of samba.
India.Arie (born India Arie Simpson; October 3, 1975) is a Grammy Award-winning American soul, R&B, and neo soul musician,songwriter, and producer. She has sold over 3.3 million records on U.S. and 10 million worldwide. She has won four Grammy Awards and received 18 nominations, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist.
Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti (born 16 June 1962) popularly known as Femi Kuti, is a Nigerian musician and the eldest son of afrobeatpioneer Fela Kuti.
If you've seen the film "Sankofa", you've seen me. I played Mona and Shola, the sister who went into the dungeon and got snatched by her Ancestors and had a dream where they gave her a royal butt kicking. I am a Priestess in the Yourba tradition. daughter of Oya. Initiated 28 years in Oshogbo, Nigeria. I have three grown children and three grands. I love life and myself. I believe in Magic and Miracles. I am a free spirit. I'd love to do another movie (one I get paid for this time) but I don"t like to audition so that"s in the hands of the Creator.
Naima Adedapo (born October 5, 1984) is an American singer, dancer, actress from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Adedapo placed in the top 11 on the tenth season of American Idol.
Celia Cruz (born Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso on October 21, 1925 – July 16, 2003) was a Havana, Cuba born salsasinger, and was one of the most successful Salsa performers of the 20th century, with twenty-three gold albums to her name. She was renowned internationally as the "Queen of Salsa" as well as "La Guarachera de Cuba."
Iyanla Vanzant is an inspirational speaker, New Thought spiritual teacher, author, and television personality. She is known primarily for her books, for her eponymous talk show, and for her frequent appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Vanzant was born in Brooklyn, New York, as Ronda Eva Harris. She currently resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. She is also a Yoruba priestess and an ordained New Thought minister.
In the year 2000, she was named one of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans by Ebony magazine, which said that "Her books, lectures and television appearances have made her a multimedia high priestess of healthy relationships."