Sierra Leone native Neneh Ada Yang met her husband, renowned Chinese artist Yang Yan of Beijing, when he came to her country specifically looking for a BLACK woman to marry.
Within one week of meeting, they were married!
Within. One. Week!
Note: This can happen when both persons:
- Know themselves
- Know what they want/don’t want in a mate.
Neneh has been featured in news articles too numerous to count. She was profiled by Lorraine Spencer on the Interracial Marriage and Family website in an article entitled, “China’s Black First Lady.”
Lorraine writes, “Neneh and her husband Yan are celebrities in China and of course she is loved in her home of Sierra Leone. Neneh’s foundation provided thousands of Ebola resistant, protective wear for healthcare workers and citizens.
Neneh has become fluent in Chinese since she lives in China. Her husband taught her art and now she has her own exhibitions as does her husband in various countries. Neneh also plays a rare instrument; a guqin, one of only a few in the world who mastered it in China.
She is a philanthropist and most importantly wife and mommy.”
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