, 2022-10-26 12:46:19,
Meghan Markle’s podcast, Archetypes, has already given us so much insight into the Duchess of Sussex’s life. Speaking to actor Ziwe in the Spotify exclusive podcast, titled “Upending the ‘Angry Black Woman’ Myth,” which also featured actor and producer Issa Rae, Markle revealed that she is 43% Nigerian. “I just had my genealogy done a couple years ago,” the Duchess explained.
“Oh, this is huge!” Ziwe replied enthusiastically. “Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?” The comedian is of Nigerian descent herself. “I’m going to start to dig deeper into all of this because anyone I’ve told, especially Nigerian women, are just like what!” Adding that this is “huge for our community,” Ziwe continued, “no, honestly, you do look like a Nigerian, you look like my aunt Uzo. So this is great.”
Markle has previously spoken about being biracial, but had never delved deeper into her roots. “Being biracial paints a blurred line that is equal parts staggering and illuminating,” she wrote in a 2015 essay in Elle magazine. “While my mixed heritage may have created a grey area surrounding my self-identification, keeping me with a foot on both sides of the fence, I have come to embrace that. To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman.”
In September 2019, during her and Princes Harry’s royal tour of Africa, the Duchess said: “Just on a personal note, may I just say that while I am here with…
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