Duchess Of Sussex Meghan Markle Reveals Has She Nigerian Roots In Latest Podcast (Audio)

In what can be termed surprising, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has revealed that she has Nigerian roots as she tackled stereotypes facing black women in her latest podcast.

She made the revelation in the latest episode of her podcast, Archetypes joined by comedians Issa Rae and Ziwe.

Markle said that she took a genealogy test which revealed that she is 43% Nigerian.

“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!”.

Ziwe, who is Nigerian-American, then asks: “Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?

“Ziwe, was not surprised and said: “No, honestly, you do look like a Nigerian, you look like my aunt Uzo. So this is great.”

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?”

Meghan also said:

“I remember when I was auditioning, the idea of even black roles, and I remember those casting sheets where the description of the character – she always had to have an edge or an attitude.”

She continued: “This idea that a black woman must be angry when we all know sometimes things make you feel angry or sad or hurt or upset and that’s not a gender or racially specific feeling. Yet this trope of the angry black woman, it persists, and… it was being reinforced constantly in ways we hadn’t even realised.”


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