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Is Nas Nigerian?

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One of the best rappers of all time, Nas has attained local and international recognition as a result of his unique rapping style and songwriting ability.

He has encountered incredible success in his career, having dropped eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums. He has also had sales of over thirty million records across the world.

Some of his hit albums include ‘Illmatic‘ that is widely regarded among the greatest hip hop albums of all time, ‘Stillmatic‘ and ‘Nastradamus.‘

He has often made headlines following his career achievements and equally his birth name which has prompted his fans to question his nationality; if Nas is a Nigerian.

Well, the rapper has been to Nigeria and has performed with some Nigerian artists, but do his performances in Nigeria have any connection to the question being asked by many?

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Is Nas a Nigerian?

The question of whether Nas is really a Nigerian came as a result of his birth name. The eminent rapper Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones was born on 14th September 1974 in New York City, United States.

He is the son of Charles Jones III who is professionally known as Olu Dara. Born in Natchez, Mississippi, his father moved to New York City where he began with his music career and also changed his name to a Nigerian Yoruba name – Olu Dara which means God is Good.

However, it was reported that Nas’ father was given the name by a Yoruba priest whom he met when he visited Nigeria. The rap artist’s mother, on the other hand, was not a Nigerian as well. She was a native of North Carolina and worked as a Postal Service personnel before succumbing to breast cancer in 2002.

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Judging by his place of birth and those of his parents, Nas is really not a Nigerian.

His father’s musical personality which is immersed in African American tradition has given rise to the conviction upheld by many that he is of Nigerian ancestry and this is yet to be proved true as neither Olu Dara nor his son, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones has stated having ancestors from Nigeria.

Meanwhile, Nas’ birth name does not only comprise of Nigerian names, but it also comprised of Arabic names; Nasir meaning helper and protector and bin, which means Son of.

Though he is not a Nigerian, the famed musician who is also a songwriter, entrepreneur and investor has had a few performances in the country and has performed together with Nigerian artists like Modenine & Elajoe. He was also among the international artists that performed at the 2008 edition of the popular music concert, Star Mega Jam.

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Tyrell Owens-Riley died: What happened to columbia police officer?

W.H. “Skip” Holbrook, the chief of the Columbia Police Department, has reported the death of a dedicated police officer, Tyrell Owens Riley. Let’s see what happened and how the police officer died.

Cause of Death: What happened to Tyrell Owens Riley?

Tyrell Owens Riley, a Master Police Officer (MPO), experienced a medical issue on Saturday while taking a Specialized Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Assessment with the Columbia Police Department (CPD).

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MPO Owens Riley reportedly became unwell during the assessment’s physical fitness training section, according to CPD. EMS sent him to Providence Hospital downtown, where he had a cardiac arrest and was not able to be resuscitated.

MPO Owens Riley, a native of Columbia who has worked for CPD for the past seven and a half years, most recently served as a patrol officer in the Metro Region. Before beginning his career as a police officer with the CPD, he excelled during his service in the US Marine Corps.

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Peyton List Net Worth & Biography

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What Are Peyton List Age, Net Worth, Boyfriend, Family & Biography And Salary?

Peyton List Net Worth

$7 Million


Peyton List aka Peyton Roi List is an American actress and model. As of 2022, Peyton List’s net worth is $7 million. She is very well known for acting in hit movies like 27 dresses and Diary of A Wimpy Kid. She has also been a part of various modelling assignments and teen magazines. She has also worked extensively with the Disney channel. She is very active on social media and has a huge fan following.

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Peyton List Wiki/Biography

Born on 6 April 1998, Peyton List’s age is 24 Years Old as of 2022. She was born in Florida, USA. She holds an American nationality and has her belief in Christian religion.

peyton list childhood pic

Peyton List Childhood Pic

She completed her elementary education from the carroll school and subsequently moved to new voices school for academic and creative arts in New York City. She completed her graduation from Oak Park High School in California. After that, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.

NamePeyton List
Full NamePeyton Roi List
Net Worth$7 Million
Date of Birth6 April 1998
Age24 Years Old
Birth PlaceFlorida, USA
Currently Live InLos Angeles, California, United States
ProfessionActress and Model
Debut Film: Spider-Man 2 (2004)
TV Series: As the World Turns (2002)
Music Video: Only You (2018)
Years Active2002 – Present
Famous RoleEmma Ross in TV Series Jessie (2011-15)
NationalityAmerican
ReligionChristian
EthnicityWhite American
HometownFlorida
Zodiac SignAries
School/High SchoolThe Carroll School, New York, United States
New Voices School for Academic and Creative Arts, New York City, United States
College/UniversityOak Park High School, California, United States
Education QualificationGraduate

Family, Boyfriend & Relationships

Payton List’s parents are John and Suzanne List. Payton List’s father’s name is John List who is a businessman by profession. Payton List’s mother’s name is Suzanne List who is a housewife by profession.

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Peyton List with her Father

She has three siblings. Her brother’s name are Spencer List who is an actor by profession and Phoenix List who is an actor by profession. Her sister’s name is Brittany List.

Peyton List’s marital status is unmarried. Peyton was relationship with her Disney co-star Cameron Monaghan but the model turned actress has remained single post her break up with him.

Father NameJohn List
Mother NameSuzanne List
Brother NameSpencer List
Phoenix List
Sister NameBrittany List
BoyfriendCameron Monaghan (Ex)
Marital StatusUnmarried

Physical Appearance

Peyton List is a beautiful woman with a charming personality. She has an appealing smile and a toned physique. She is 5 feet and 5 inches tall and weighs around 52 Kg. Her hair color is brown and she has mesmerizing blue eyes.

Height (Approx)in centimeters: 167 cm
in meters: 1.67 m
in feet inches: 5’ 5”
Weight (Approx)in kilograms: 52 kg
in pounds: 114 lbs
Eye ColourBlue
Hair ColourBrown

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Ralph Macchio Net Worth

$4 Million


Ralph Macchio aka Ralph George Macchio Jr. is an American actor and producer. As of 2022, Ralph Macchio’s net worth is $4 million. He is best known for starring in movies like My Cousin Vinny, The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid part 2, and The Karate Kid Part 3.

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He has also been a part of ‘The Karate Kid’ Netflix sequel series called Cobra Kai since 2018. He is active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and has a huge fan following on social media.

Ralph Macchio Wiki/Biography

Born on 4 November 1961, Ralph Macchio’s age is 60 Years Old as of 2022. He is born and raised in Huntington, New York, United States. He holds an American nationality and he has belief in Christian religion.

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Ralph Macchio Childhood Pic

Ralph Macchio graduated from the Half Hollow Hills Central School District in New York. At a screen test in 1980, he said that his family was from Naples.

NameRalph Macchio
Full NameRalph George Macchio Jr.
Net Worth$4 Million
Date of Birth4 November 1961
Age60 Years Old
Birth PlaceHuntington, New York, United States
Currently Live InMiller Place, Long Island, New York
ProfessionActor and Producer
Debut Film: Up the Academy (1980)
TV Series: Eight Is Enough (1980-81)
Years Active1979 – Present
Famous RoleDaniel LaRusso in Film The Karate Kid (1984)
NationalityAmerican
ReligionChristian
EthnicityItalian and Greek Descent
HometownHuntington, New York
Zodiac SignScorpio
School/High SchoolLocal High School in New York, United States
College/UniversityHalf Hollow Hills Central School District, New York, United States
Education QualificationGraduate

Family, Wife & Relationships

Ralph Macchio’s parents are Ralph Macchio, Sr. and Rosalie Macchio. Ralph Macchio’s father’s name is Ralph Macchio, Sr. who is a businessman by profession. Ralph Macchio’s mother’s name is Rosalie Macchio who is a housewife by profession.

He has one sibling. His brother’s name is Steven Macchio who is an engineer by profession.

His relationship status is married. His wife’s name is Phyllis Fierro who is a nurse by profession. The couple tied the knot in 1987.

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Ralph Macchio with his Wife

They have two children, Daniel Macchio and Julia Macchio.

Father NameRalph Macchio, Sr.
Mother NameRosalie Macchio
Brother NameSteven Macchio
Sister Name
GirlfriendPhyllis Fierro
Marital StatusMarried
Wife NamePhyllis Fierro
ChildrenDaniel Macchio (Son)
Julia Macchio (Daughter)

Physical Appearance

Ralph Macchio is a handsome man with a very dashing personality. He has a good physique. He is 5 feet 9 inches, weighs around 70 kgs, has brown eyes and black hair.

Height (Approx)in centimeters: 179 cm
in meters: 1.79 m
in feet inches: 5’ 9”
Weight (Approx)in kilograms: 70 kg
in pounds: 154 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack

Career

He was discovered by a talent manager when he was 16 years old. Subsequently, he was cast in his debut television series called right is enough. After that, in 1983, he was cast in his debut Hollywood movie called ‘The Outsiders’.

In 1984 he was cast in the hit Hollywood movie called ‘The Karate Kid’ and it’s subsequent sequels called ‘The Karate Kid Part 2’ and ‘The Karate Kid Part 3’. In 1986 he starred in the Broadway play ‘Cuba and his teddy bear’. This play also featured Robert De Niro. In 1992, he starred in a hit Hollywood comedy movie called My cousin Vinny.

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