The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has disclosed that she is 43 per cent Nigerian.
This, according to her, she discovered after she carried out a genealogy test some years ago.
Meghan Markle shared this in the latest episode of her podcast, Archetypes, where she expressed her desire to learn more about her roots.
The Duchess of Sussex told Nigerian-American actor, Ziwe, that she discovered her roots after having her genealogy done “a couple of years ago.”
Ziwerekoru ‘Ziwe’’ Fumudoh is a comedian and writer who is known for her satirical commentary on politics, race relations and young adulthood. She is also famous for creating the YouTube comedy show Baited with Ziwe and its later Instagram Live iteration. Ziwe was a writer on Desus & Mero from 2018 to 2020, and in 2018 she co-hosted Crooked Media’s Hysteria podcast. Fumudoh stars in and produces the Showtime variety series Ziwe, which premiered in May 2021.
According to reports in the Mirror, the Duchess, Meghan Markle, said to her guest, “I’m 43% Nigerian” to the consternation of Ziwe, who shouted “No way!”.
Ziwe then asked her if she was serious and inquired to know more if she is Igbo, Yoruba or the rest.
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“Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?,”
Meghan Markle, however, said she was going to find out more about this.
“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?”