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Famous Faces

Below is a list of some well-known Brummies with Black or Asian Heritage.
Do you recognise any of them?

Joan Armatrading (the first British black woman to have international music success).


Jaki Graham (most successful black British female artist of all time).


Apache Indian (the first Bhangra artist to cross over into the Pop charts.

His single Boom Shack-A-Lak reached No 5 in the UK in 1993).

Other musicians include Laura Mvula, Jamelia, UB40, Steel Pulse, Musical Youth, The Beat. Can you think of any more?

Other well known people in other fields of work include:

Benjamin Zephaniah (Poet)


David Harewood (Actor)

  • Adil Ray (Actor – Citizen Khan)
  • Lorna Laidlaw (Actor, writer and theatre director)
  • Gabriel Imuetinyan Agbonlahor (Footballer)
  • Stilyan Pavel (Footballer)
  • Moeen Ali (Cricketer)
  • Alison Hammond (TV presenter and former teacher/actor at The Play House)
  • Adrian Lester (Actor)
  • Shazia Mirza (Comedian)
  • Rustie Lee (TV Chef)
  • Denise Lewis (Athlete, TV sports presenter)
  • Meera Syal (Comedian, Writer, Actor)

Why do you think they have done well in these fields? Who else should be on this list?


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