Diana Ross' Grandson Raif-Henok Can Speak 4 Different Languages at the Age of 10

Joe Akins
Dec 26, 2019
06:00 P.M.
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At nine years old, Diana Ross's oldest grandson, Raif-Henok Hendrick, is an internet celebrity thanks to his genius talents – speaking four different languages. 

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Raif-Henok wowed attendees when he got on the Grammy Awards' stage to warmly introduce and express immense admiration for his famous grandmother, Diana Ross, who was celebrating an early 75th birthday. 

The youngster, who only clocked nine in August, made a spectacle when he showed that he has not only the smarts but also a charming sense of humor. 

Diana Ross performs on stage during the 2019 World AIDS Day Concert "Keep the Promise" of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) on November 29, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

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When host Alicia Keys described him as a "distinguished little guy," Raif piped up asking:

"Did she say 'little guy'? I'm almost 4-foot-9!"

Well, how adorable is that! Raif-Henok Hendrick is the only child of American singer-songwriter Rhonda Ross and her jazz musician husband of over two decades, Rodney Kendrick. 

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Yes, Rhonda is one of the children born to award-winning soul singer Diana Ross who is considered a legend for many of her accomplishments in the music industry. 

She expressed amazement at the fact that despite the many lessons little Raif had, he didn't mix up the languages and instead had a good handle of them. 

At 75, Diana Ross is a proud mother and grandmother, and little Raif-Henok, who stole hearts on stage, is one good reason for that. 

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The youngster was only three years old when the unique story of his intelligence surfaced online thanks to his parents. 

That was back in 2015 when his father, Rodney, shared a video of his son unbelievably speaking four different languages, English, French, Mandarin, and Spanish, while in a conversation with his mother. 

Subsequently, Raif became an internet celebrity as he made headlines. In an interview with HLN-CNN, Rhonda explicitly detailed the roots of Raif's nearly unbelievable talent. 

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"It started very innocently. At six months is when we started introducing the French, and at a year is when I started exclusively speaking to him in French."

The gorgeous singer further explained that she and Rodney made notable efforts to help Raif develop his talent. 

They employed a babysitter that only spoke to him in French, a Chinese babysitter, and even enrolled him in a special program where he learned Mandarin. 

She expressed amazement at the fact that despite the many lessons little Raif had, he didn't mix up the languages and instead had a good handle of them. 

Raif is indeed one genius youngster and going by the intelligent airs about him as he gave a speech to welcome his "grandmommy" Diana Ross, he is one little man to watch out for. 

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