Meghan Markle reveals she is ’43 per cent Nigerian’
Meghan Markle is making headlines once again and this time it has everything to do with her roots of origin.
Speaking in the recent episode of her Archetypes Spotify original podcast, the Duchess of Sussex revealed to Nigerian-American talk show host Ziwe Fumudoh that she had her genealogy done a couple of years ago. She did this to learn more about her family ancestry.
From this, she learned that she is 43 per cent Nigerian.
“Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?” Ziwe the host asked.
Asked if she knew which tribe her ancestors were from, the Duchess said she did not know but was planning on digging deeper into all of this.
“I’m going to start digging more into all of this because anyone that I’ve told, especially Nigerian women, are just like, what?” Meghan said.
The host who said the news was big for her community went on to joke about how she resembled her Aunt Ouzo which they both laughed about.
Meghan has previously spoken about being biracial, her mother being African-American and her father Caucasian has never delved deeper into her roots until most recently.
The episode, which aired on Tuesday, largely focused on the stereotype of the “angry Black woman”.
The Duchess told actress Issa Rae, who was also a guest on the episode that setting boundaries in life helps to clarify everything.
“You’re allowed to set a boundary; you’re allowed to be clear. It does not make you demanding, it does not make you difficult. It makes you clear.”
Markle’s other guests included American writer Emily Bernard, and Ziwe Fumodoh, a Nigerian American talk show host. They all examined how the label continues to be a subject of conversation for many women of colour.