First, here’s a little something about Ms. Mumba…
Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba (born January 18, 1983) is an Irish singer, actress and model. Her first album was released in 2000 to international success. Although her follow up album was cancelled, she will soon release her third studio album. She is also an actress; her most notable role was Mara in the 2002 film The Time Machine. She also modeled for Dunnes Stores lingerie line Per Amore. [Wiki]
Now, it’s time for a little Bastardly Black History Month lesson…
So who was the first African American woman on the cover of Playboy? ReneÃ© Tenison, of course!
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ReneÃ© Tenison (born 2 December 1968 in Caldwell, Idaho) is an American model and actress.
ReneÃ© has three older brothers and an identical twin sister, Rosie, who also works as a model. Rosie and Renee posed in the August 2002 issue of Playboy together.
Tenison appeared in the November 1989 issue of Playboy magazine and was subsequently named Playmate of the Year, the first PMOY of African American descent. In 2001, she was selected as one of the ten sexiest women of the year by the readers of Black Men magazine. [Wiki]