Biography of Shakira

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Early Life

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll known around the world as just Shakira was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia to Nidya del Carmen Ripoll Torrado and William Mebarak Chadid. She has 8 older half siblings from her father’s previous marriage. She would write short note to her father as a child which he encouraged. By the age 4 she wrote her first real poem titled “La Rosa De Cristal” (“The Crystal Rose”). She was fascinated by her father’s typewriting and had asked for one for a Christmas present. At seven she got one and continued writing her poetry.

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