3 celebrities you may not have known were of Guyanese descent

The Caribbean is a melting pot of cultures and home to some of the world’s greatest entertainers. Check out these 3 celebrities who are of Guyanese heritage.

Leona Lewis

Singer and songwriter Leona Lewis was born in London Borough of Islington to a Guyanese father and a British mother. Lewis gained national recognition after winning reality-tv singing show X-Factor in 2006. Since winning the competition, Lewis has become a multi-platinum selling artist with hits such as Bleeding Love and Better in Time.


Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born to a Barbadian father and Guyanese mother in St. Michael, Barbados. After being discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers in Barbados, the singer shot to fame with her hit single “Pon de Replay”.

Sean Patrick Thomas

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Best known for his role in the movie Save the last Dance and Barbershop, Thomas was born on December 17, 1970 in Delaware to Guyanese parents.

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