“I just had my genealogy done” – Meghan Markle Speaks Up About Her Nigerian Roots on the Latest Archetypes Episode

Published 10/26/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

Ever since the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, started off with Archetypes on Spotify, Tuesdays come with a bombshell revelation for the audience. Starting from the initial days of her career to all the perils of life she had at her threshold, Markle has revealed it all. However, this Tuesday, the former American actress opened up about her genetic heritage. 

While most of us were under the notion that the Duchess is purely American since it is her native, turns out there is much more than what meets the eye. Far away from the lands of North America, on the coast of West Africa, Markle finds her origin. The previous day, along with other guests, she revealed she was half-Nigerian by birth. Dive in deeper to know the ins and outs. 

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Meghan Markle reveals her Nigerian roots for the first time in public 

Markle’s latest podcast centered around decoding the myths about black women. The episode shed light on the irrational reason behind them getting labeled with certain default attributes and how the world together as one community can fix it. While deciphering the same, she engaged in a conversation with Ziwe Fumudoh of ‘Ziwe’ Showtime. Ziwe is a talented writer and comedian, whose show challenges America’s troublesome front with issues like race, politics, etc. 

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The two powerful women started conversing about the world’s apparent problem with Black women. In the course of the episode, the American comedian actress happened to share the fact that she was a Nigerian by birth. Having a safe place to share, Meghan Markle revealed that she was also 43% Nigerian. This came as a huge shock to not only the audience but the guests who accompanied her. Ziwe almost jumped out of the seat out of excitement, confirming the fact with others. 

Markle dived a little deeper and talked about her “genealogy done a couple of years ago.” She also revealed that she will soon explain all of it with better in-depth analysis, as anyone whom she had told seemed to be taken in by disbelief. This was the first time the former American actress spoke about her genetic origins on a public platform. 

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We are hoping to fetch more details about the same in her upcoming podcasts. What are your reactions to the Duchess’s Nigerian origins? Were you aware of it before? Tell us more in the comments below. 

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Shraddha is an entertainment content writer at Netflixjunkie. Not only does she find immense pleasure in reading literature classics and writing book reviews about the same, but she's also much into movies and documentaries of world-renowned personalities as well. She's also been the Editor in chief of two yearly magazines of an international institute as a high schooler.

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