Kazembe Ajamu Coleman: Incredible father of Zendaya

Who is Kazembe Ajamu Coleman?

Kazembe Ajamu Coleman is a renowned American celebrity. The father of Hollywood star Zendaya, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, works as his daughter’s full-time bodyguard and manager.

Kazembe Ajamu Coleman is of Nigerian, Icelandic, and Macedonian ancestry. Born Samuel David Coleman, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman later changed his name To honor his African American roots.

The meaning of Kazembe stands for “Ambassador,” while Ajamu means “God of strength.”

Kazembe Ajamu Coleman Biography
Kazembe Ajamu Coleman Biography

Quick facts

Full NameKazembe Ajamu Coleman
Also Known AsSamuel David Coleman
BirthdayFebruary 10, 1960
Age63 years old
Sun signAquarius
TraitsPositive- Simple, Nurturing, and Progressive
Negative- Pushy, Defensive, and Arrogant
BirthplaceOakland, California, USA
EthnicityNigerian, Icelandic, and Macedonian
Height6 feet and 2 inches
Eyes ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Marital statusDivorced
SpouseClaire Stoermer (Ex-wife)
ChildrenJulien Coleman (son)
Austin Coleman (son)
Katianna Coleman (daughter)
Anabella Coleman (daughter)
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (daughter)
Kaylee Stoermer Coleman (daughter)
Profession Bodyguard and manager
Net WorthUSD 300,000
Social mediaInstagram

Kazembe Ajamu Coleman Birthday

Zendaya’s father was born on February 10, 1960, and the Euphoria actress penned a sweet tribute in honor of her dad’s birthday. Kazembe Ajamu was born in Oakland, California, USA.

Kazembe Ajamu Coleman with his daughter Zendaya
Kazembe Ajamu Coleman with his daughter Zendaya

Zendaya wrote,

“That one time my dad tried to get in a cold ass lake and was immediately like “oh helllllll naaaawwww” 😂Happy birthday to my main man…I love you and appreciate all that you are. I always got you pops just like you always got me.”

Kazembe Ajamu Coleman Family

Kazembe Coleman was in a relationship with Claire Stoermer for many years. They welcomed their daughter Zendaya even before walking down the aisle. Coleman and Stoermer finally tied the knot in 2008.

However, after eight years of marriage, Coleman and Stoermer filed for divorce in 2016. Fortunately, despite going their separate ways, Coleman and Stoermer share a good relationship and are excellent co-parents to their daughter, Zendaya.

Zendaya with her dad and mom
Zendaya with her dad and mom

Stoermer is a former teacher. She taught for two decades at Fruitvale Elementary School, where Zendaya gained her early education.

Likewise, she also worked a summer job as the house manager at California Shakespeare Theater in Orinda, California. She currently owns her handmade jewelry brand “Kizzmet Jewelry.”


Zendaya is the only child of Kazembe Ajamu Coleman and Claire Stoermer, but she does have five half-siblings.

Kazembe Coleman has six children altogether. They are Julien Coleman (EZ), Austin Coleman, Katianna Coleman, Anabelle Coleman, Zendaya, and Kaylee Coleman.

Kazembe’s children share an incredible bond. Zendaya, in particular, is incredibly close to her older sister Katianna. She revealed in an interview,

“I look up to my big sister and realize the influence she’s had on me, making me a better person. Having such a big, grounded family, I realized as you get older how important that is.”

Not much is known about the profession and whereabouts of the Zendaya Siblings.

The Coleman Family
The Coleman Family

Kaylee, the elder hlaf-sister of Zendaya, is often seen attending red carpet events and award shows with her. Apart from this, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman is also a grandfather, as some of his older kids have children.

Who is Kazembe Ajamu Coleman’s daughter Zendaya?

Born on September 1, 1996, in Oakland, California, Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is a Primetime Emmy Award-winning actress and singer. Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022, Zendaya started her career as a child model and backup dancer.

Making her debut on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up, Zendaya starred in the sitcom K.C. Undercover. She made her film debut in 2017 in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Zendaya played the role of Rue Bennett in the HBO teen drama series Euphoria which pushed her to critical acclaim. For her portrayal of a drug-addicted student in the show, Zendaya was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, making her the youngest recipient of the prestigious award.


Additionally, Zendaya has acted in several films, including The Greatest Showman, Smallfoot, Malcolm & Marie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Dune. Moreover, she is also a singer.

Some of her popular singles are “Swag It Out” and “Watch Me.” After signing with Hollywood Records in 2012, she released her debut single, “Replay.”

Her eponymous debut studio album was released in 2013. Zendaya has also collaborated with Zac Efron in the song “Rewrite the Stars.”

Kazembe Ajamu Coleman Career

Zendaya’s dad, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, has worked with many renowned musicians in the past. Furthermore, he also works as Zendaya’s bodyguard and manager.

Zendaya and her father Kazembe Ajamu Coleman
Zendaya and her father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman

Before this, Kazembe Coleman worked as a teacher. In addition, his ex-wife, Claire Stoermer, also was a teacher.

Thanks to Zendaya’s parents’ past teaching careers, Zendaya, and her siblings realized the importance of education from an early age. Zendaya was so inspired by her parent’s dedication to their professions that growing up; she wanted to become a teacher.

Zendaya, a part of the “This Is for My Girls” track, said in an interview with Teen Vogue,

“as the daughter of two teachers, learning happens to be something that really hits home for me.”

The Primetime Emmy Award-winning actress recalled her father’s sacrifices for her family and said,

“My dad was a pump operator at the city water plant and didn’t earn much money. But he was determined to pay whatever tiny part he owed for my tuition on time every month. So even though he had multiple sclerosis and often struggled just to get dressed in the morning, he hardly ever missed a day of work. His determination and love are an inspiration to me every day.”

Social Media


Kazembe is active under the username “kazembeajamu,” and has over 26.4K followers. Zendaya’s daddy, dearest, often shares photos of himself and posts adorable pictures of his family on his Instagram account.

Kazembe Ajamu Coleman Now
Kazembe Ajamu Coleman Now

Coleman uploaded a selfie on August 20, 2022, and shared how proud he was of Zendaya for purchasing her home six years ago. He wrote,

“Six years ago today, my baby purchased her first home! She’s always been a smart cookie! Happy home Anniversary.”


Joined July 2011, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman is active on Twitter under the username “Zendayas_Dad.” He has 9,858 Twitter followers.

Recent News and Controversies

Although Kazembe Coleman leads a reasonably private lifestyle, Zendaya’s dad is known for his outspoken nature. On March 15, 2022, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman slammed Hollywood in an Instagram post for unfairly treating the Black fathers of successful daughters.

The former teacher took to Instagram and shared a screenshot of an E! News article that showed Zendaya in a glamorous pose.

“I have standards I don’t plan on lowering for anybody… Including myself.”

Zendaya in a glamorous pose for E! News
Zendaya in a glamorous pose for E! News

Her father, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, captioned the post.

“Black fathers are too often shunned for having successful daughters in Hollywood, Mathew Knowles, King Richard, and Kazembe Ajamu.”

Net worth and Lifestyle

As of 2022, Kazembe Ajamu Coleman has an estimated net worth of approximately USD 300K. Coleman has made impressive earnings due to his career as a bodyguard and manager. As a result, Coleman leads a lavish lifestyle.

Moreover, Coleman’s daughter Zendaya has an even more remarkable net worth. The Disney starlet has a whopping net worth of approximately USD 20 million.

Zendaya, who currently stars as Rue in HBO’s Euphoria, earns roughly $500,000 per episode of the superhit show. Likewise, she is the highest-paid member of the cast.

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