Black Celebrities Whose First Name Starts With W

Discover the famous black people whose name starts with W. The list includes people like Will Smith, Whitney Houston, Wilt Chamberlain, Willow Smith, Whoopi Goldberg and many more. This list of black celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. Black people featured on this list, include lyricists & songwriters, actors, civil rights activists and jazz musicians. This list of black celebrities whose names start with W includes people from United States, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and many more countries.

Will SmithWill Smith
25 September 1968, American
Actor
Whitney HoustonWhitney Houston
09 August 1963, American
Singer

Wilt ChamberlainWilt Chamberlain
21 August 1936, American
Basketball Player

Willow SmithWillow Smith
31 October 2000, American
Singer

Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg
13 November 1955, American
 

Wayne BradyWayne Brady
02 June 1972, American
Actor
Wesley SnipesWesley Snipes
31 July 1962, American
 

W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa
08 September 1987, American
Rapper & Songwriter
Wes UnseldWes Unseld
14 March 1946, American
Basketball Player

Wanda SykesWanda Sykes
07 March 1964, American
Actress
Wood HarrisWood Harris
17 October 1969, American
Actor

WizkidWizkid
16 July 1990, Nigerian
Singer-songwriter

Winnie Madikizela-MandelaWinnie Madikizela-Mandela
26 September 1936, South African
Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist

Wanya MorrisWanya Morris
29 July 1973, American
Singer

Wole SoyinkaWole Soyinka
13 July 1934, Nigerian
Author, Poet, Playwright
Wangari MaathaiWangari Maathai
01 April 1940, Kenyan
Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Wesley WillisWesley Willis
31 May 1963, American
Singer

William RutoWilliam Ruto
21 December 1966, Kenyan
Deputy President of Kenya

William TubmanWilliam Tubman
29 November 1895, Liberian
Politician
WolftylaWolftyla
01 June 1996, American
Singer-songwriter

WaleWale
21 September 1984, American
Rapper
will.i.amwill.i.am
15 March 1975, American
Rapper, Singer-songwriter

WiloughWilough
12 September 1996, American
Singer, Rapper

W. Kamau BellW. Kamau Bell
26 January 1973, American
Comedian
William Jackson HarperWilliam Jackson Harper
08 February 1980, American
Actor

Warren SappWarren Sapp
19 December 1972, American
American Football Player
William KamkwambaWilliam Kamkwamba
05 August 1987, Malawian
Inventor

Walt FrazierWalt Frazier
29 March 1945, American
American basketball player

Wilfred NdidiWilfred Ndidi
16 December 1996, Nigerien
Footballer
Willis ReedWillis Reed
25 June 1942, American
Basketball Player

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Whitney Young Jr.Whitney Young
31 July 1921, American
Civil rights activist
Wes MontgomeryWes Montgomery
06 March 1923, American
Musician

Wendy Raquel RobinsonWendy Raquel Robinson
25 July 1967, American
Actress

William DuVallWilliam DuVall
06 September 1967, American
Musician

Willie StargellWillie Stargell
06 March 1940, American
Baseball player
Willis McGaheeWillis McGahee
21 October 1981, American
American Football Player
Will PackerWill Packer
11 April 1974, American
Film producer

Walter SisuluWalter Sisulu
18 May 1912, South African
Activist

W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873, American
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,

Willie McCoveyWillie McCovey
10 January 1938, American
Baseball player
William PerryWilliam Perry
16 December 1962, American
American football player

Wesley MorrisWesley Morris
1975 AD, American
writer, film critic, journalist

William OnyeaborWilliam Onyeabor
26 March 1946, Nigerian
Musician

Willie RandolphWillie Randolph
06 July 1954, American
Baseball player

WovokaWovoka
1856 AD, American
Religious leader
William WarfieldWilliam Warfield
02 January 1920, American
Bass-baritone singer

Wayne EmbryWayne Embry
26 March 1937, American
Basketball player and manager
Willie LanierWillie Lanier
21 August 1945, American
Football Player

W.E.B. Du BoisW.E.B. Du Bois
1868 AD, American
Journalist, Educator, Civil Rights Activist

William Wells BrownWilliam Wells Brown
06 November 1814, American
Writer, Historian, Novelist
William R. TolbertWilliam R. Tolbert
13 May 1913, Liberian
Former President of Liberia

Wilson OrumaWilson Oruma
30 December 1976, Nigerian
Football midfielder
Wallace Henry ThurmanWallace Thurman
16 August 1902, American
Novelist

Wangechi MutuWangechi Mutu
22 June 1972, Kenyan
Artist, Painter

Wyomia TyusWyomia Tyus
29 August 1945, American
Olympic Athlete

Warren KimbroWarren Kimbro
29 April 1934, American
Activist

Wild Bill DavisWild Bill Davis
24 November 1918, American
Pianist
William L. PattersonWilliam L. Patterson
27 August 1891, American
Political Leader

Willie BrownWillie Brown
20 March 1934, American
Politician

Willie BarrowWillie Barrow
07 December 1924, American
Clergywoman

William RaspberryWilliam Raspberry
12 October 1935, American
Journalist
William EdmondsonWilliam Edmondson
1874 AD, American
Sculptor

Willie SimmsWillie Simms
16 January 1870, American
Jockey
William ModisaneWilliam Modisane
28 August 1923, South African
Writer

Wilton D. GregoryWilton D. Gregory
07 December 1947, American
Religious leader

William Christopher HandyWilliam Christopher Handy
16 November 1873, American
Composer
Wayman Lawrence TisdaleWayman Lawrence Tisdale
09 June 1964, American
Basketball player

WillmerWillmer
28 December 1916, American
Gospel singer