Celebrity

African-American Celebrities Who Traced Their African Roots

Whoopi Goldberg (Guinea-Bissau)

DNA tests indicated that Whoopi Goldberg descended from the Papel and Bayote people of Guinea-Bissau. After this discovery, the tourism ministry of the country invited her to visit them; however, she did not take up the offer as she has fear of flying.

Whoopi-Goldberg

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Common (Cameroon)

American hip hop recording artist and actor Common traced his roots to the Bamilike and Ewondo ethnic group in Cameroon. Bamileke people inhibit the highlands between the Mbam and the Noun rivers in Cameroon. The Ewondo people are centered in Yaounde.

Common-Rapper

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