Remember comedian Dick Gregory? His daughter Ayanna looks a lot like him & has great singing skills

Monica Otayza
Dec 21, 2018
11:40 A.M.

Daughter of Dick Gregory has been frequently posting tributes to her late father on Instagram. The look-alike daughter shared videos that showcased her beautiful voice.


Ayanna Gregory, daughter of the late Dick Gregory has a talent for singing which she has shared multiple times on her social media account. One Instagram post of herself singing, she dedicated the song to her father and definitely moved many of her followers for her soulful renditions. In her first post, she wrote about not ever meeting anyone who was more brilliant and powerful than her own father, whom she says lived an extraordinary life and left a legacy in the world.


“I have never known a more brilliant and powerful human being. Thank you Daddy for an extraordinary life and legacy. What you brought to this planet is unparalleled. I am clear that you were ready. You're work here was done. And in the midst of the world's chaos and confusion, you left here with so much peace, grace and clarity. And for that I am beyond grateful. The joy of getting to spend a lifetime with you far exceeds the sadness in my heart. I can't wait to receive your instructions from the other side. I love you Great Warrior! We will carry your light. The seeds you have planted in me have set the foundation for the healing work that has become my life. Your legacy continues... @therealdickgregory.”


She didn't stop at that, however, and posted another video of herself paying tribute yet again to her late dad. She spoke about how lucky she felt that she was able to dedicate a song to her dad, which made him cry back in 2007. According to Ayanna, her dad even said that while Malcolm, Martin, and Medgar never got the chance to hear their children talk about them, he was able to hear his daughter sing a song for him. She wrote,


“So grateful that I honored my father @therealdickgregory while he was here. When I first sang this song to my father, he cried and said, "Malcolm, Martin and Medgar never got the chance to hear their children talk about them. "Ballad For My Father" was released on Fathers Day in 2007. I share it with you today. It means more to me now than ever. It was the hardest song I've ever written. Special thanks to @afriendtotheworld for composing the music to this song, @jamessongz for producing the project, and @truth_thrower for putting this video tribute together in 2011. #ripdaddy#thegreatest #dickgregory#balladformyfather.”


Gregory was an African-American comedian and a civil rights activist who was loved by many, including his wife and kids. Among his children, Ayanna stood out for her wonderful voice and tributes to her late father. She consequently mentions how honored she is to have such a strong, wonderful, and good-hearted man for a father who stood up for justice up until his last days on earth.


Gregory passed away at age 84 but left a legacy in this world. He wrote books including Niger: An Autobiography and No More Lies; The Myth and the Reality of American History. He fought for many injustices and became a civil rights activist and spokesman for health issues, to name the least. Truly, his legacy lives and so will his memory in the hearts of many.

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