- Namiko Love Browner is the celebrity daughter of R&B singer, Jhene Aiko whom she had with her ex-boyfriend, O’Ryan
- The 14-year-old has been associated with established entertainers on both sides of her family
- Also, she has been featured in some of her mother’s songs
In the entertainment industry, there are many ways that one can become famous. While many are introduced by their skills and talents, others enjoy the perks of fame as children or spouses of these celebrities. In her case, Namiko Love Browner’s popularity is linked to her famous parents, Jhene Aiko, and O’Ryan Browner.
Also, Namiko has been linked to other successful family members such as her paternal uncle Omarion. Bearing all this in mind, here is all we know about Namiko’s interesting life.
Fascinating Facts About Namiko Love Browner
1. She Traces her Ancestry to Places Outside America
Namiko Love Browner was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 2008 to R&B singers Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo and O’Ryan Omri Browner. Considering her looks, many have always wondered about her ancestry. It turns out that she is of mixed heritage from both sides of her mother’s family.
Her maternal grandfather, karamo Chilombo who was born Gregory Wycliff Barnes is of Native American, African American, and German-Jewish descent. On the other hand, her maternal grandmother, Christina Yamamoto is of Spanish, Dominican, and Japanese descent. Looking at all the places that form part of her heritage, Namiko’s ancestry leads her to more than three continents of the world.
2. Browner was Born During her Mother’s Three-year Relationship with O’Ryan Omri Browner
Namiko’s parents, Jhene and O’Ryan dated for three years between 2005 and 2008 before they parted ways. Prior to Namiko’s birth, her parents met in the course of their careers. In fact, Jhené contributed to O’Ryan’s debut video, Take It Slow in 2004.
When she conceived Namiko, Jhené had taken a step from her career to complete her studies. Moreso, she was taking voice lessons at West Los Angeles College. Thusly, when the then 20-year-old conceived Namiko, she had a lot going on in life. Some sources report that the pregnancy forced her to drop out of college.
When she eventually gave birth to Namiko, her relationship with O’Ryan ended shortly after within the same year. As it is, this relationship is now the past of both singers as they have since moved on with their lives. Needless to say, both singers remain friends and they have come together at different times to celebrate their daughter.
3. The Celebrity Child was Involved in an Automobile Accident at the Age of 5
In 2013 when Namiko was just 5 years old, she was involved in a ghastly motor accident in Los Angeles. Notably, her mother was in the backseat with Namiko. Aside from her, other people in the car were her father and Miyoko, her mother’s older sister.
While she and the other passenger were lucky to escape without any injuries, her mother was not as lucky as she had some injuries including a broken wrist and chipped teeth that had to be fixed with some stitches on her chin. The accident led to the cancellation of Aiko’s shows. Thankfully, everyone involved in the accident has since moved on.
4. The 14-year-old Made her First Screen Appearance in a Music Video in 2014
Namiko made her first cameo appearance in her mother’s 2014 video for The Pressure. After this, she appeared in another music video for a song in her mother’s Eternal Sunshine album in 2015.
Though it is unclear whether she will also take a career path after her parents, one thing is certain about her love for music. Her mother revealed that Namiko loves being on the mic. So far, the celebrity daughter has collaborated with her mother on Sing to Me, a ballad from Jhene’s album Trip.
Apparently, the mother-daughter duo started working on the song as far back as 2011 but they didn’t take it seriously till the Lightening and Thunder crooner found the song on her system in 2017 after which it was released.
5. Namiko Love Browner is Related to Other Established Entertainers
Aside from her parents who are successful musicians in their own right, Namiko also has other family members that are established in the industry. On her mother’s side, her aunts, Mila J and Miyagi are talented singers who are renowned as members of the group Gyrl.
Also, she was the stepdaughter of Oladipo ‘Dot da Genius’ Omishore, a record producer whose short-lived marriage with Jhené ended in 2016.
Away from this, she is closely linked to Jhené’s long-time boyfriend, Big Sean, an American rapper that was born Sean Michael Leonard. Notably, Namiko and the rapper have a cordial relationship as can be seen in Big Sean’s public shout-outs to her during her birthdays.
On her father’s side, she is the niece of R&B singer Omarion who was the lead singer of the group B2K before he launched a solo career in 2004.
6. She is not the Only Child of the Grammy Nominated Singer, Jhené
Considering all the attention that Namiko enjoys from her popular mother, one would think she is the only child of the singer. As it is, she has a younger brother named Noah Hasani who was born on November 14, 2022, a few days before her 14th birthday.
Noah is her half-sibling from her mother’s relationship with Big Sean.
7. The Los Angeles Born is an Anime Lover
Thanks to having a proud mother who leaves no stone unturned when it comes to praising her daughter, we learned that Namiko is a versatile individual that loves animals and collecting animes. On her 14th birthday, Big Sean also inferred this side of her interest in his shout-out.