Afro-Asians are people of mixed Asian, particularly Southern or East Asian ancestry and Black. It’s a term that also refers to modern descendants of aboriginal, mostly uncontacted, Asian ethnic groups with direct genetic ties to ancient first-wave migrants coming out of continental African. Historically, Afro-Asians have been marginalized due to social conflict and human migration. Much hasn’t really changed for several years till this day, we have lots of celebrities proud to be Afro-Asians such as the ones mentioned below, take a look at 12 Famous Blasian (Afro Asian) Celebrities you probably didn’t know they were Afro Asians:
Famous (Afro Asian) Blasian Celebrities You Never Knew
1. TIGER WOODS
Tiger woods is a World class expert golfer. He is one-quarter Thai, one-quarter Chinese, a quarter African-American, one eighth Dutch and one eighth Native American. The golf star, Tiger Woods Edrick was born in USA in California. His father, Earl Woods was of mixed ethnicity specifically a quarter Chinese, a quarter American Indian and half African-American. His mother Kultida is of mixed ethnicity as well, she is a quarter Chinese, a quarter Dutch and a half Thai. Woods is a practicing Buddhist. Tiger’s achievement today ranks him among the most successful golfers of all time. He is currently the World No. 1, he has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years according to Forbes.
2. NE YO
Shaffer Smith Chimere popularly known by his stage name as Ne-Yo, is an American R&B and pop singer, record producer, songwriter, actor, songwriter and occasional rapper. He was born in October 18, 1979, well some sources say 1982. Since his first appearance, Ne-Yo has had 5 top ten songs on Billboard Hot 100 as the leading artist and 2 number-one albums on Billboard 200.
In addition, Ne-Yo has a collective catalog of chart-topping songs which he’s written for other musicians. Ne-Yo was born in Arkansas, Camden and baptized as Shaffer Smith Chimere. His mother is of mixed Chinese American and African-American descent while his father is African-American; both of them were musicians.
3. DENYCE LAWTON
Denise Lawton Marie, born in May 2, 1978 is an actress and a model popular as Denyce Lawton. Born in South Korea, Seoul, Denyce is the second child of 3 children. She survived a military life with the family abroad in countries like Korea, Germany and Japan. Her family moved to the US, they lived in Neptune, New Jersey, and then went to Washington D.C. In the year 1996, Denyce graduated from Largo High School, in Maryland. She attended the same high school with R&B songster Harrison Mya. Lawton has long been involved romantically with actor Jonathan Wesley. Lawton is of Korean and African-American descent.
Kelis Jones, who was born as née Rogers in August 21, 1979, is an American R&B Songwriter and singer. She’s popularly known as Kelis, which is pronounced as /kəˈliːs/. She is Puerto Rican, Chinese and African-American. The Harlem-born songster was born to a half Puerto Rican and half Chinese Mother and an African-American Father. In an interview, Jones stated that she considers herself black, even if the mother is technically half-Puerto Rican and half-Chinese, she said that the father is black.
5. NAOMI CAMPBELL
Naomi Campbell is an English model who was born on 22 May, 1970. She is a blasian of Chinese and Jamaican descent. The British top model was born to a father of Black Jamaican ethnicity but with some Chinese ancestry. Her paternal side grandmother was believed to be of Chinese ancestry, with a family name Ming as reported by the Independent, a British newspaper. Naomi Campbell had never met her true father who left his family before she was even born. Her mum is of Black Jamaican ethnicity.