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Dr. Karamo Chilombo


Facts of Dr Karamo Chilombo

Full NameDr. Karamo Chilombo
First NameDr. Karamo
Last NameChilombo
Birth NameGregory Wycliff Barnes
Other NameDr.Chill
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusRelation
No Of Children9
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Date of BirthDecember 1,1944
Age79 years

Dr. Karamo Chilombo is an American medical doctor and musician, mainly famous as the father of American singer Jhene Aiko

He was born Gregory Wycliff Barnes. He is also known as Dr. Chill.

The reason he gave himself Chilombo 

He gave himself the word Chilombo in his 20s. 

Jhene released her album titled Chilombo in early 2020, and while explaining to Billboard news about her album, she said, initially, she didn’t feel connected with Chilombo

Still, as she grew older, she started searching for the meaning behind it and found out that it is a word in an African language that means “a Wild Beast” or “African Monster.” 

She resonated with that because as she entered into womanhood, she felt extra confident and extra strong, and also that she had always been the beast. 

She said there are lots of reasons behind naming the title “Chilombo,” and of the reasons is stepping into that confidence.

He divorced his first wife after two decades of marriage

Chilombo was married to Christina Yamamoto. Both Yamamoto and Chilombo are of mixed race. Yamamoto’s father is Japanese. 

Dr. Karamo Chilombo with his first wife Christina Yamamoto
Dr. Karamo Chilombo with his first wife Christina Yamamoto. Source: YouTube

From their marriage union, they gave birth to five children, three girls and two boys. 

They welcomed their first daughter Miyoko Aminah-Khalil Chilombo in 1981, and their second daughter Jamila Akiko Aba Chilombo, in 1983. 

Their first son Jahi Chilombo was born in 1984, and their second son, Miyagi Hasani Ayo Chilombo, in 1986

Their youngest daughter Jhene was born in 1988. However, the couple is no longer together. They got divorced after two decades of marriage. 

Dr. Karamo Chilombo and his first wife Christina Yamamoto welcome five kids from their marriage union
Dr. Karamo Chilombo and his first wife Christina Yamamoto welcome five kids from their marriage union. Source: Instagram
Dr. Karamo Chilombo ex-wife Yamamoto and daughter Jhene Aiko
Dr. Karamo Chilombo ex-wife Yamamoto and daughter Jhene Aiko. Source: Instagram

His son Miyagi Hasani died of cancer

Miyagi was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in 2010. He passed away two years later, on July 19, 2012, at the age of 26. 

During an interview with People, Jhene opened up about her battle with her depression after losing her beloved brother, with whom she was super close, as her writing has always been her way of expressing herself and not feeling judged, just getting through difficult times. 

She says when anyone holds anything in, that creates stress, and the pain disables you. She expressed how her grief almost disabled her. 

She described herself to be an emotional and sensitive person and definitely has been in really dark moments

She went on to explain that she sometimes feels like she can’t even go outside because she will literally feel other person’s emotions. 

She feels it to the point where she feels like she can’t move. And that is the reason she writes and makes music. She tries to turn it into art. 

She also explained her late brother was the one to introduce her to new artists, books, and new ways of thinking. 

According to her website, when her brother learned about his brain tumor, he turned himself to Buddhism. 

He fought cancer for two years and was always in good spirits. 

After the demise of her brother, she started taking trips, trying to escape any person, place, or thing that was too familiar. 

And to process her grief, she said her project MAP (an acronym for movie, album, and poetry book) had helped her a lot.

Dr. Karamo Chilombo late son Miyagi Hasani
Dr. Karamo Chilombo late son Miyagi Hasani. Source: Instagram
Dr. Karamo Chilombo with his three daughters
Dr. Karamo Chilombo with his three daughters. Source: Instagram

He is expecting his ninth child with his current partner

It may be surprising to hear that 77-year-old Chilombo is expecting his ninth child with his current partner. 

In a video shared by Chilombo in July, Chilombo was seen revealing the gender of their unborn baby. It turned out to be a baby boy. 

Jhene commented, “congratulations,” with a blue heart emoji.

Jhene gave birth to her second child, the first child, with Big Sean, on the 8th of November, 2022

She became a mom for the first time at the age of 20, giving birth to a daughter, Namiko, in 2008, whom she co-parents with R&B singer O’Rayan.

Net Worth

His exact net worth is currently unknown, but as a doctor and a singer, he earns a decent amount. 

As of now, we have the net worth of his daughter Jhene. She has a net worth of $6 million which is sure to skyrocket in the coming days.


  1. He was born on the 1st of December, 1944. He is currently 78 years old.

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