Celebs You Didn’t Know Where From Africa

Embeth Davidtz african celeb

There are some whom when you look at you think which country are they from? While there are others who just assume are from anywhere else but not Africa. Today however we want to zone in on a few famous celebs from Africa.

Celebs from Africa

Dave Matthews

The American based singer and songwriter Dave Matthews was actually born in Johannesburg. When he was two, the family moved to the United States. To be more specific, Westchester County, New York. They lived there until his father died and the family returned to S.A. Matthews then graduated from St. Stithians College. Having graduated, he stayed in Mzansi for a whole before mobbing to Virginia where his music career started.

Embeth Davidtz

Embeth Davidtz african celeb

The talented actress Embeth is best known for her roles in Schindlers List, The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and Bicentennial Man. Although she was born in Indiana, her parents are South African, that alone making her part of the celebs from Africa. When she turned nine, the family moved back to Mzansi where she had to learn Afrikaans before going to school. She then graduated from a high school in Pretoria and enrolled at Rhodes where she got a degree in English. She then started her acting career in Cape Town before moving to Los Angles in 1991 to pursue it.

Ernie Els

He is best known as “The Big Easy” the golf legend is one of the many celebs from Africa. Els is ranked alongside the likes of Tiger Woods. Ernie Els was born in Joburg in 1969. He started playing golf at the tender age of 8.  At the age of 17, he won the South African Amateur Championship. In 2011, he was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame. He dedicates most of his time to helping disadvantaged children in Mzansi learn how to play golf.