Category: Fulani History

Jennifer Hudson, Kerry Washington and Janelle Monae Likely Have Fulani Ancestry

Jennifer Hudson, Kerry Washington and Janelle Monae all have distinct Fulani features…long noses, a particular lip shape and fullness as well as long faces. As a Fulani woman I recognize that these beautiful ladies are very likely descendants of the Fulani tribe. I see my aunt in Jennifer Hudson, my cousin in Janelle Monae and […]

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Fulani Princess Nana Asma’u of Sokoto Caliphate

Nana Asma’u bint Shehu Usman dan Fodiyo was the daughter of the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate (est. about 1804), Usman dan Fodio. Asma’u was a scholar and poet who was fluent in four languages – Arabic, Fulani, Hausa and Tuareg (Tamasheq – a Berber language). She wrote several books and was a teacher to […]

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