The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle said she discovered that she’s partly a Nigerian after taking a genealogy test to learn more about her ancestry.
Meghan Markle Says She Uncovered Her Nigerian Root
She disclosed this during a conversation with Senegalese-American actress and comedian, Issa Rae, Nigerian-American comedian and writer, Ziwe Fumudoh, and professor Emily Bernards in the latest episode of her podcast, Archetypes.
The Duchess of Sussex told listeners that she took a genealogy test which revealed that she is 43% Nigerian, stressing that she is still digging more into her tribe.
“I just had my genealogy done a couple years ago,” Meghan explains, as her guests eagerly ask her to share what the results entailed.
The Duchess then proudly says “I’m 43% Nigerian” to the shock of Ziwe, who shouts “No way!”.
Meghan can be heard giggling over her guest’s excitement, as she opens up about her roots during the major podcast moment.
“Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?,” the writer excitedly probes, desperate to know more about Meghan’s findings.
The Duchess of Sussex then tells her listeners: “I’m going to start to dig deeper into all of this because anyone that I’ve told, especially Nigerian women, are just like, what?”
After absorbing the bombshell revelation, Nigerian American Ziwe continues to joke that the Duchess looks like ‘her aunt Ouzo’ in a heart-warming clip between the pair.
She added that Meghan being 43 percent Nigerian, according to the genealogy test she did, is “huge” for the Nigerian community.
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KanyiDaily recalls that Meghan Markle, the wife of Prince Harry, had accused the British royal family of racism over the skin colour of their son, Archie.