In a world where borders are becoming increasingly blurred, it’s no surprise that people of different cultures are beginning to mix and mingle more than ever before.
In this post, I will be highlighting two Korean artists of Nigerian descent who are making wave in Korean entertainment industry. Let’s go!
- Han Hyun-min
Biography of Han Hyun-min
He is a South Korean model and actor who rose to prominence after becoming the first Korean model of African origin to walk the catwalks in South Korea and internationally.
Han was born in Chungju, South Korea, in 2001 to a Nigerian father and a Korean mother from the Han family. He grew up in Seoul’s Itaewon area, which is home to many foreigners in the country.
As a multiracial youngster growing up in Seoul, Han suffered racial persecution and has openly spoken out about his experiences.
He rose to prominence after starring in the film Tale of Fairy. He swiftly rose to prominence as one of Korea’s most sought-after models, and he was named one of TIME Magazine’s 30 most important teenagers.
- Bae Yujin
SHS Model Management’s Bae Yujin is a South Korean model, TV personality, and trainee. She was also a contestant on the reality show CAP-TEEN.
The Nigerian descent Bae Yujin was born in Itaewon, Seoul, on April 30, 2002. She was born to a Nigerian father and a Korean mother and is currently 20 years old.
Her height of 176cm makes her a fashion stylist’s dream. She has a strong modeling resume and has been in many shows during Seoul Fashion Week.
Her K-Drama debut, “The Moment The Heart Shines,” catapulted her into the spotlight.