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Meghan Markle reveals she is 43% Nigerian


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In the last episode of her archetypes podcast, Meghan Markle shares her genetic ties to Nigeria. In a conversation with Nigerian-American comedian Ziwe Fumudoh, Markle highlights her Nigerian genetic ancestry.

Markle: “I just did my genealogy a couple of years ago.”

Fumudoh: “What? What are you going to?”

Markle: “43% Nigerian.”

Fumudoh: “No way! Na wa o! Oh my God! Are you serious?”

Markle: “Yeah!”

Fumudoh: “This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba… do we know?

Markle: “So, I mean, I’m going to start digging into all of this because anyone who’s told her, especially Nigerian women, they’re like – *gasps* – what?!”

Fumudoh: “This is huge for our community. No, honestly, you look like a Nigerian, you look like my Aunt Uzo, so this is great.”

The seventh episode of the archetypes The podcast, titled “Upending the ‘Angry Black Woman’ Myth with Issa Rae & Ziwe,” features candid conversations with each of the aforementioned multi-hyphenate creators. In the episode, Markle aims to debunk the myth “of the label that’s often attached to black women: ‘angry’.” The Conversation features a raw conversation with Issa Rae along with chats with Ziwe and Professor Emily Bernard, a professor of English at the University of Vermont.

The full episode is available to listen exclusively on Spotify.

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