The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has opened up on her genetic heritage, revealing that she is 43% Nigerian.
Markle made this known in the latest episode of her podcast, Archetypes, where she expressed her desire to learn more about her roots, Mirrors reported on Tuesday.
In the episode, Markle discussed with American actress Issa Rae, Nigerian-American writer Ziwe Fumudoh, and professor Emily Bernards.
The Duchess of Sussex then stated that she took a genealogy test which revealed that she is 43% Nigerian.
She said, “I just had my genealogy done a couple of years ago.”
When her guests asked her to share what the results entailed, the Duchess said, “I’m 43% Nigerian,” to the shock of Ziwe, who responded, “No way!”.
Ziwe further asked, “Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?”
The Duchess of Sussex then answered, “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?”
The podcast revelation was the first time Meghan opened up about her ancestral background on the public stage.
Glo Hails Tobi Amusan on Third Diamond League Win
Leading provider of digital and telecommunications services, Globacom, has congratulated its brand ambassador, Tobi Amusan, on her victory in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Diamond League final in Oregon, United States.
Amusan won the race on Sunday night in 12.33 seconds to win the Diamond League for the third time in a row. She captured her maiden Diamond League trophy in 2021 and had successfully defended it in 2022 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Globacom, which applauded Amusan for the remarkable accomplishment, said in a statement on Tuesday that her triumph, “despite her recent setback, has demonstrated that she is a bright professional who still has a lot to give the world of athletics”.
“With the third Diamond League trophy in her kitty, Amusan remains a true African ambassador at the world stage and an inspiration to millions of youths who look up to her as a role model”, Globacom said.
The company praised Amusan for embodying the resilience and work spirit of the Nigerian people and challenged her to keep progressing, win more laurels, and create a lasting impression on the world of athletics stage.
Amusan has now won three 100m hurdles championships, making her the second woman in Diamond League history to do so after Dawn Nelson-Harper.
Mohbad: Ikorodu ‘Cultist’ Threatens to Kill Naira Marley (Video)
By Eric Elezuo
A man, who identified himself as Obama, in a viral video, posted by Ogunsuyi Kehinde David @kennywhite234, has threatened to kill Afro hip hop singer, Naira Marley, if he comes to Ikorodu.
The man, who appeared pissed off at the burial site of Mohbad, and said to be cult leader, was seen issuing death threat at Marley in company of other equally aggrieved young people. They accused the musician of being responsible for Mohbad’s tragic death on Tuesday.
It is imperative to note that ever since the death of the 27 year-old singer was announced, the internet has been awash with accusations of culpability against Naira Marley. They said he knows one or two things concerning the death.
Recall that Mohbad and Naira Marley were once part of the same music family. Mohbad, a young rapper, was signed to Naira Marley’s record label called Marlian Records. However, things between them turned sour, and they went their separate ways in 2022. There were hints of trouble before their split.
Mohbad had posted messages on social media, suggesting that he felt threatened and was having problems with Naira Marley and his team. He even shared photos from a hospital bed, claiming he was assaulted. This made people wonder if there were issues between them.
While many suspected that their disagreements might have played a part in Mohbad’s tragic death, there is no concrete evidence to confirm this.
Furthermore, the exact details of what happened between Mohbad and Naira Marley are still sketchy but nonetheless the music community is sad and it appears their anger is directed at the “Soapy” crooner.
Apart from the Ikorodo threat, Naira Marley has received condemnations and more concerning the death of Mohbad.
Mohbad, who died on Tuesday, was hurriedly buried on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after his death.
More will surely be heard concerning the death of Mohbad in the days ahead.
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Rema Wins Best Afrobeats at MTV Video Music Award
Nigerian music star Divine Ikubor, popularly known as Rema, emerged winner of the first Best Afrobeats award at the MTV Video Music Award in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America Tuesday.
Rema won for his collaborative effort with International star Selena Gomez on the record ‘Calm Down.’
Organisers of the show unveiled the best afrobeats category in the 2023 edition.
Rema’s ‘Calm Down,’ was nominated alongside Burna Boy’s ‘It’s Plenty,’ Davido feat Musa Key’s ‘Unavailable,’ Ayra Starr’s ‘Rush,’ Libianca’s ‘People,’ Wizkid feat Ayrra Starr’s ‘2 Sugar,’ and Fireboy DML’s ‘Bandana.