Our last articles (Verified! These 11 Famous American Women Are From Cameroon, Their DNAs show) generated a lot passion.For those familiar with our magazine, we have been covering African Americans that have tried to trace their lineage back to Cameroon since our beginning. While our last article inspired both positive and negative reactions, the enthusiasm generated by the piece has been and continuous to be tremendous. We have decided to present the male version of the article. We would like to point out that the lists presented in these articles are not exhaustive.
They do not include people such as Ndamukong Suh, whose father is straight from Cameroon. They are just lists of individuals that have researched their previously unknown ancestry and have confirmed results, which have been publicized.
Here are American male celebrities that have traced their origins back to our country.
Anthony Anderson: You probably recognize the funny man Anthony Anderson from sitcom such as Black-ish, The Bernic Mac Show and movies such Me. Myself & Irene, Transformers, The Departed, Scream 4 and Kangaroo Jack. Anthony Anderson’s DNA tests revealed that his ancestors hailed from Bubu people of Bioko Island and the Tikar, Hausa and Fulani people of Cameroon. Bioko Island is part of the actual Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa.
Blair Underwood: While appearing on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are, this American television, film and stage actor and director discovered that people on his father’s side are from Cameroon. Blair Underwood’s DNA matched a man in Babungo, Cameroon in the Ancestry DNA database. Along with his father Blair Underwood visited the village of Babungo in the north-west region of Cameroon. Additional test revealed that his African roots comes from the Bamun, Brong and Igbo ethnic groups of West Africa.
Chris Rock: The bigger and blacker comedian showed a lot of emotion after learning that one of his ancestors fought for the freedom of other slaves, and became a State legislator at the age of 24. Chris Rock also found that he was a descendent of the Udeme people of northern Cameroon.
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Quincy Jones: Quincy Jones is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian. Most people know him for his work with Michael Jackson and Franck Sinatra. Jones found out through his Maternal DNA (mtDNA) that he is a descendant of the Tikar people in Cameroon.