“I’m 43% Nigerian” – Duchess Of Sussex Meghan Markle Reveals

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Meghan Markle has revealed insight into her genetic heritage on the latest episode of her bombshell podcast Archetypes.

Unpicking the “Angry Black Woman” Stereotype in a thought-provoking discussion with Nigerian American actress and comedian Issa Rea, Writer Ziwe Fumudoh and professor Emily Bernards, The Duchess of Sussex told listeners that she took a genealogy text which revealed that she is 43% Nigerian.

“I just had my genealogy done a couple of years ago,” Meghan Markle explains, as her gust eagerly asks her to share what the result entailed. She asked “What are you”

The Duchess,41, then proudly says “I’m 43 per cent of Nigerian ” to the shock of Ziwe, who shout“No way!”

Issa Rea

Meghan can be heard giggling over her guest’s excitement, as she opens up about her root during the major podcast moment.

She was further asked by Ziwe, 30, what tribe she is from , “Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo Yoruba do we know?”


The Duchess of Sussex answered by saying, ” I’m going to start to dig deep into all of this because anyone that I have told, especially Nigerian women, are just like WHAT”.

Nigerian American, Ziwe says she resembles “Her aunt Uzo” and they both laugh about it.


She revealed that she felt “like a woman” for the first time when she started dating Prince Harry.

Meghan and Harry had signed a deal with Spotify to host and produce podcasts, estimated to be worth about £18 million, in late 2020.

The podcast Archetypes was set up to investigate the “labels that try to hold woman back” through conversations between Meghan and historians, experts and women who have gone through being typecast.

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