It was heartwarming news for the Nigerian community in diaspora when the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, revealed that she is 43% Nigerian.
The ex-American actress made this shocking revelation in the latest episode of her podcast, Archetypes, where she hosted Nigerian-American comedian and writer Ziwe Fumudoh, Senegalese-American actress and comedian Issa Rae, and professor Emily Bernards.
Meghan Markle, 41, opened up about her genetic heritage, and he desires to know more about her roots made her take a genealogy test which revealed that she is 43% Nigerian.
“I just had my genealogy done a couple of years ago. I’m 43% Nigerian,” she said.
While reacting to the shocker Meghan dropped; Ziwe was stunned and replied, “No way!” She probed further by asking, “Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?”
Markel responded by saying she’s going to start digging deeper because everyone she’s informed about her genetic heritage, especially Nigerian women have always been shocked to hear that she’s 43% Nigerian.
Queen Elizabeth Ii: Jeff Bezos Slams Uk-Based Nigerian Professor Over Vile Tweet
Meanwhile, a Nigerian professor based in the United Kingdom caused an uproar on Twitter, after she tweeted about Queen Elizabeth II.
Nigerian professor at Carnegie Mellon University said she felt nothing but disdain for the British monarch. She pointed to the nefarious role the late Monarch played during the Nigerian civil war that claimed the lives of over 2 million Nigerians, majorly of Igbo descent.
Amazon founder and one of the richest men in the world, Jeff Bezos, also reacted to the tweet and said he expects better from a university professor. “This is someone supposedly working to make the world better? I don’t think so. Wow,” he tweeted.