She graduated from West Jefferson High School in Harvey, Louisiana. After growing up in New Orleans, she launched her career in Dallas, Texas, as a host on the city’s premier urban radio station, 97.9 The Beat.
A picture of Zendaya with her parents Sources: Video of Zendaya and her parents talking about their ancestry – of Zendaya (focusing on her mother’s side) – of Zendaya’s maternal grandfather, Phillip Hilary Stoermer – maternal great-grandfather, Fritz Hillary Stoermer, on the 1920 U. Census – https://Zendaya’s maternal great-great-grandfather, Henry Stoermer, on the 1880 U. Census – https://Zendaya’s maternal great-great-great-grandmother, Ellen Grandona, on the 1860 U. Census – https://Her dad is African American, but to those saying he’s Ghanaian, are mistaken.
: Rocsi Diaz She completed her schooling from West Jefferson High School in Louisiana.
She then graduated and moved towards the east coast.
Her mother, Claire Marie (Stoermer), who is white, has German, Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry.
Her name, “Zendaya”, comes from the word “Tendai”/”Tendayi”, which means “to give thanks” in Shona, a South Western African language common in Zimbabwe and southern Zambia.
During mid-2000s, Diaz shifted over to the radio station of Chicago, named Power 92 WPWX-FM.