Dijmon Hounsou celebrates his son's 9th birthday with superhero-themed bash

Claudine Varela
Jun 13, 2018
04:52 A.M.

The proud father reveals snaps from his son's Avengers party which included one famous superhero that he reveals plays a vital role in imparting an important message to his son.


Djimon Hounsou is a proud father who recently gushed about his son Kenzo as he shared party photos celebrating his boy’s 9th birthday.

The theme was superheroes and Djimon made sure Wakanda’s Black Panther was represented along with the rest of the Avengers superheroes that graced his son’s milestone event.

In snaps and clips the 54-year-old actor shared, he revealed his son’s happiness standing alongside Captain America, Wonder Woman, Spider Man, the Black Panther and of course his superhero dad.


Marking the occasion, Djimon greeted Kenzo with messages of love both in English and in French, his native language.

“Happy 9th birthday to my brilliant and kind loving boy. Merci beaucoup”

“a 9ans bonne anniversaire #wakanda party! merci beaucoup”


He also tagged Kenzo’s mother Kimora Lee Simmons in his posts and even shared his ex-girlfriend’s own birthday post for their son.


Kenzo loves superheroes which is probably why he invited them as guests to his party. In the past, Djimon revealed how heartbroken he felt when his son told him he wished he was born with lighter skin so he’d look more like his favorite superhero.

Speaking to The Guardian ahead of the DVD release of his film ‘The Legend of Tarzan’, the actor and former model expressed his happiness at finding out the ‘Black Panther’ project was then in the works which would feature the superhero as black. He said,

“It’s about time! It’s absolutely great news to have a hero that black folks can identify with.”


This prompted him to open up about his heartache over his son’s wish to be light-skinned so he could emulate his favorite superheroes. He recounted,

“Could you imagine my misfortune when my son told me, ‘I want to be light-skinned so I can climb the walls like Spider-Man’ – just because he has seen Spider-Man and Batman and all these superheroes who were all white. The minute he said it, I was like, damn. My whole self was shattered. I was like, ‘wow, what sort of comeback do you have for this?’ It’s important to recognize yourself.”

Djimon voiced the now famous black superhero for a TV cartoon but unfortunately did not get the film role that eventually went to Chadwick Boseman. Asked if he was disappointed to have lost the part, he said,

“There are things that you hope to get and obviously everyone was talking about who would get the role and he was lucky to get it. It was not something that was mine that I’m losing.”

The actor may not be Black Panther, but he sure is a superhero in his son’s eyes and that’s all that should really matter.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

My Heart Stopped after I Saw What My Mother-in-Law Did to My Son on His 2nd Birthday

February 09, 2024

Boy Falls into Dry Well and Uncovers Grandpa's Secret Bunker on the Bottom – Story of the Day

February 21, 2024

5 Stories of Spoiled Children Who Learned a Lesson

January 31, 2024

While Preparing for Her Husband’s Birthday Celebration, Woman Becomes The Target of Her Mother-in-Law’s Ploy

January 10, 2024

Heath Ledger Was Found in Rented Apartment with Rolled up 20$ Bill near Him — Inside the Day He Died at 28

December 18, 2023

Stepmom Tried to Ruin My Brother's Engagement Party — Event Staff Helped Me Give Her What She Deserved

February 22, 2024

I Hired a Wife for an Hour – Story of the Day

February 22, 2024

This Lady Captured the Heart of 'James Bond' Star and One-Time Sexiest Man Alive Who Showers Her with Praises

November 15, 2023

20 Nightmare Wedding Guests Who Completely Ruined the Big Day

December 26, 2023

20 Nightmare Wedding Guests Who Completely Ruined the Big Day

December 26, 2023

This Boy Is the Son of a ‘Sex and the City’ Actress Who Married Her Beloved Man in a Black Dress 26 Years Ago

November 05, 2023

34 Nightmare Wedding Guests Who Completely Ruined the Big Day

November 13, 2023

Jennifer Aniston & Matthew Perry’s Never-before-Seen Photo Revealed after His Death Made Fans Cry

November 16, 2023

I Asked My Friend to Come over & His Ability to Speak French Revealed a Startling Family Drama

February 09, 2024