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 Rae, writer Ziwe Fumudoh and professor Emily Bernards, The Duchess of Sussex told listeners 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!”.
Meghan says she wants to explore her heritage further after getting the results
Meghan can be heart giggling over her guest’s excitement, as she opens up about her roots during the major podcast moment.
“Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?,” the writer excitedly probes, desperate to know more about Meghan’s findings.
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?”
After absorbing the bombshell revelation, Nigerian American Ziwe continues to joke that the Duchess looks like ‘her aunt Ouzo’ in a heart-warming clip between the pair.
A strong advocate for fighting against racism and prejudice, this is the first time that Meghan has opened up about her ancestral background on the public stage.
On this week’s episode, the Duchess of Sussex also opens up about the stereotypes of Black female roles in TV as she draws on her experience as a former actress.
The revelation comes after the Duchess’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021, where her and Prince Harry alleged that a member of the royal family made racist remarks about their son Archie’s skin colour when they were working royals.
Meghan and Harry signed a lucrative deal with the audio streaming giant Spotify to host and produce podcasts, estimated to be worth around £18 million, in late 2020.
Archetypes was launched with the aim of investigating “labels that try to hold women back” through conversations between Meghan and historians, experts and women who have experienced being typecast.
In last week’s episode, she chatted to Paris Hilton about the stereotype of the “bimbo” and revealed that she felt “objectified” during her stint as a briefcase girl on Deal or No Deal.
She also recalled the four-word jibe that led to her quitting after being made to feel like a “bimbo”.
Meanwhile, in the first episode of the series with tennis star Serena Williams, Meghan revealed how her and Harry’s son Archie narrowly escaped a fire in his bedroom when he was meant to be sleeping, during the Sussexes’ tour of South Africa in 2019 – and how she had to go out after to do another official engagement.
Guests in the other episodes of the podcast so far have also included pop singer Mariah Carey, comedian and actress Mindy Kaling and comedian Margaret Cho.
Davido in first public outing at Uncle Adeleke’s inauguration after son’s death
Music star, Davido, stepped out in what was his first public outing on Sunday forr the swearing-in ceremony of Ademola Adeleke, his uncle, as the governor of Osun State.
Isreal DMW, Davido’s aide, shared a post of his principal’s arrival at Ede, Osun for the inauguration via his Instagram page on Sunday.
He also accompanied the post with photos of the musician and some members of his team.
“Oga, no go ever minus. We outside #aadeleke_01 Osun State Governor,” he wrote in the terse post.
In July, Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured 403,371 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 375,027 votes.
The ex-lawmaker won 17 LGAs while the incumbent governor secured victory in 13 LGAs.
This will be the first time Davido would be appearing at a public function since the death of Ifeanyi, his only child with Chioma Rowland.
The three-year-old boy was said to have drowned in a swimming pool at his father’s residence in the Banana Island area of Lagos state.
Ifeanyi’s demise elicited a wave of mixed reactions on social media platforms, with many fans and celebrities paying tributes to the little boy.
Sammie Okposo didn’t slump, he died in his sleep — Management
Following the viral reports of how popular gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, died, his project manager Hillary Vincent, has denied that the singer slumped in his Lekki, Lagos, residence on Friday morning, November 25, 2022.
Many media outlets reported that after he allegedly slumped, he was rushed to the hospital, and was pronounced dead on arrival.
However, Vincent said, “It is not true that Sammie slumped and died. That report is false. At the right time, the family will set the records straight. But, I can tell you authoritatively that he did not slump. Rather, he just did not wake up from his sleep.
“As regards the funeral arrangements, the details will be made known by the family. But right now, they are still in grief and mourning the departed singer.
The singer was best known for songs such as Welu Welu, which was on his first album, Unconditional Love.
Na only You was another popular song which was contained in the album No More Drama. The album featured other gospel singers such as Kefee, Essence, Ige Samsong and Soji Isreal.
Another of his songs, Sing Hallelujah, was released in 2019, but it has continued to make waves, especially in gospel circles.
In 2020, he released Chukwu Ebube, a contemporary afrocentric worship that featured Micheal Stuckey.
Shortly before his death, he had held the Sammie Okposo Praise Party in Lagos on November 4, 2022. A day before his death, he had posted a throwback video of the concert on his Instagram page. In the video, he could be seen leading the congregation in an intense praise and worship session.
Meanwhile, tributes have not stopped pouring in for the singer. A veteran actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, posted a video of both of them together. He added the caption, “This was exactly a month ago in the US. We spent two weeks together and fellowshipped as men. Ate, drank and, as I’m known to do, teased you. Toks or Jedi, would drive you to me and we would spend the entire day together.’’
BREAKING: Wellu Wellu crooner Sammie Okposis dead
Ace gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, is dead.
The singer, it was gathered, died on Friday morning at the age of 51.
His project manager, Hillary Vincent, confirmed the sad news.
Vincent said, “Yes it’s true. It happened this morning.”
He, however, declined further comments on the singer’s demise as he did not disclose the cause of the death.
However, unverified sources on the Internet stated that the singer slumped before he was pronounced dead.
The Wellu Wellu master, as he was fondly called, was an internationally-recignised music producer, psalmist, and CEO of Zamar Entertainment.
Sammie Okposo started his music career as a soundtrack producer for Nollywood in 1992. He was well-known at that time in the small circle of Nollywood actors and producers.
He later began to get more career flashpoints when he started the Sammie Okposo Praise Party, a platform that brought many up-and-coming Nigerian gospel artistes into the scene.
The Niger Delta-born music star was known for emboldening the gospel music scene by taking his music away from the quiet confines of the church.
He released his first album Addicted in 2004.
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