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BIZARRE: How Drake is part Nigerian, Cameroonian, Congolese, Ivorian, Ghanian

BIZARRE: How Drake is part Nigerian, Cameroonian, Congolese, Ivorian, Ghanian

Multiple award-winning Canadian singer, Drake, has revealed that his father has Nigerian roots.

The entertainer shared a result of his father, Dennis Graham’s ancestry which revealed that he was 30% Nigerian.

According to the screenshot, which the singer shared on his verified Instagram account story which has thoroughly thrilled his Nigerian fan base, his father’s DNA is 30% Nigerian; 28% Cameroonian; Congolese and Western Bantu; 11% Ivory Coasterian and Ghanaian; and 8% West and Northern European.

On Instagram, where he has over 138 million followers, Drake wrote, “This is my Dad’s results. Does this mean I’m a Naija man finally?”

Born Aubrey Drake Graham on October 24, 1986, the entertainer is a Canadian rapper, singer, and songwriter. An influential figure in contemporary popular music, Drake has been credited for popularising singing and R&B sensibilities in hip hop.

Drake is a father to one son who was born on October 11, 2017, to French painter and former model Sophie Brussaux whose pregnancy was the subject of several rumours after featuring in an article in early 2017.

After the nature of the pair’s relationship was discussed in American rapper, Pusha T’s “The Story of Adidon”, Drake confirmed his fatherhood on the album Scorpion in 2018, citing a desire for his child’s privacy.

Drake has been credited for popularizing singing and R&B sensibilities in hip hop. Gaining recognition by starring as Jimmy Brooks in the CTV teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–08), he pursued a career in music releasing his debut mixtape Room for Improvement in 2006. He followed this with the mixtapes Comeback Season (2007) and So Far Gone (2009) before signing with Young Money Entertainment.

Drake’s first three albums, Thank Me Later (2010), Take Care (2011) and Nothing Was the Same (2013), were all critical successes and propelled him to the forefront of hip hop. His fourth album, Views (2016), saw exploration of dancehall and stood atop the Billboard 200 for 13 non-consecutive weeks, making it the first album by a male artist to do so in over a decade, and featured the chart record-setting lead single “One Dance”.

 

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