August 6th marks the 56th year of Jamaica’s independence. To celebrate such an amazing day, let’s take a look at just some of the celebrities you may not have known were Jamaican.

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1. Bobby Shmurda

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Bobby Shmurda is the son of a Trinidadian mother and a Jamaican father.

2. Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington’s mother is of mixed-race but from Jamaica.

3. Notorious B.I.G

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The Notorious B.I.G was born the only child of Jamaican parents.

4. Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy

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Pete Wentz of the rock group Fall Out Boy is the son of a German father and Afro-Jamaican mother.

5. Tyson Beckford

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Tyson Beckford was born to an Afro-Jamaican father of Panamanian descent, Lloyd Beckford, and a Chinese Jamaican mother

6. Tyga

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Tyga is Jamaican and Vietnamese.

7. Mya

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Mya’s father is Jamaican.

8. Naomi Campbell

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Naomi Campbell’s mother is Jamaican.

9. Colin Powell

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Colin Powell is the son of Jamaican immigrants.

10. Will.I.Am

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Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas was born to Jamaican parents.