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Red-head African People by Nobody: 6:28pm On Dec 11, 2012
Red hair occurs naturally on approximately 1–2% of the human population.[1][2] It occurs more frequently (2–6%) in people of northern or western European ancestry, and less frequently in other populations. Red hair appears in people with two copies of a recessive gene on chromosome 16 which causes a mutation in the MC1R protein.
Red hair varies from a deep burgundy through burnt orange to bright copper. It is characterized by high levels of the reddish pigment pheomelanin and relatively low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin. The term redhead (originally redd hede) has been in use since at least 1510.[3] It is associated with fair skin color, lighter eye colors (gray, blue, green, and hazel), freckles, and sensitivity to ultraviolet light.[4]
Cultural reactions have varied from ridicule to admiration; many common stereotypes exist regarding redheads and they are often portrayed as fiery-tempered.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_hair


I was just curious to know, how common is it to see red-head people in Nigeria or other african places?
I think it's a condition less severe than albinism, but is it as common as the later?

Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 6:45pm On Dec 11, 2012
More pics




She is a Red-Head or "Rouquine" but she dies her hair black
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 7:59pm On Dec 11, 2012
The red heads we have in Nigeria are albinos grin
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 8:24pm On Dec 11, 2012
Vikin: The red heads we have in Nigeria are albinos grin

Really? u never met some similar to that baby?
The ones I have met, are usually very light but not albinos, and a few are dark like the baby on the 1st post smiley

Could this Nigerian Model be possibly a red-head? Her roots are red (but maybe she dyed it?)
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 8:38pm On Dec 11, 2012
She dyed the hair! Anyway, I have never seen a red hair Nigerians. Except abinos and ones that use petals relaxers!
Re: Red-head African People by firestar(f): 9:56pm On Dec 11, 2012
There are.
My mom: fair skin, freckles but dark hair.
Me: freckles only. undecided
A dear friend of mine: Copper hair, freckles and fair skin.
A former classmate had olive-gray eyes but no freckles.
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 10:48pm On Dec 11, 2012
firestar: There are.
My mom: fair skin, freckles but dark hair.
Me: freckles only. undecided
A dear friend of mine: Copper hair, freckles and fair skin.
A former classmate had olive-gray eyes but no freckles.

cheesy Thanks dear! This is what I thought, however i didn't know if they were as common and as sensitive to sunlight as albinos,
I wanted to post more pics but it's hard to find
in my own family there are just a few ( all very fair )
and out of my family, the ones I happen to know are usually from a specific ethnic group
Re: Red-head African People by firestar(f): 11:26pm On Dec 11, 2012
It seems it cut across all ethnic groups. But, it's a rare occurence- even here.

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Re: Red-head African People by shymexx(m): 11:26pm On Dec 11, 2012
Sybellah:

cheesy Thanks dear! This is what I thought, however i didn't know if they were as common and as sensitive to sunlight as albinos,
I wanted to post more pics but it's hard to find
in my own family there are just a few ( all very fair )
and out of my family, the ones I happen to know are usually from a specific ethnic group


I have got two red-headed cousins...

They're not albinos, though... grin
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 11:39pm On Dec 11, 2012
firestar: It seems it cut across all ethnic groups. But, it's a rare occurence- even here.

ah ok i c, from my observation in CIV it occurs more with westerners than others, but maybe I am wrong.
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 11:42pm On Dec 11, 2012
shymexx:

I have got two red-headed cousins...

They're not albinos, though... grin

hey Shym kiss
wassup?
Re: Red-head African People by shymexx(m): 11:44pm On Dec 11, 2012
Sybellah:

hey Shym kiss
wassup?


Hey cutie, I'm good.. wink kiss grin

We need to make kids and have our own red-heads.. grin
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 11:47pm On Dec 11, 2012
shymexx:

Hey cutie, I'm good.. wink kiss grin

We need to make kids and have our own red-heads.. grin

ahaha when u want hun, i am so fascinated by them,
so when u r ready, u let me know we r gonna build some red-head football team wink grin
Re: Red-head African People by shymexx(m): 11:54pm On Dec 11, 2012
Sybellah:

ahaha when u want hun, i am so fascinated by them,
so when u r ready, u let me know we r gonna build some red-head football team wink grin

Damn! That's why I e-love you, my queen... wink

11 beautiful kids... kiss kiss kiss
Re: Red-head African People by shymexx(m): 11:55pm On Dec 11, 2012
How was your exam, anyway?
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 12:00am On Dec 12, 2012
shymexx:

Damn! That's why I e-love you, my queen... wink

11 beautiful kids... kiss kiss kiss

with 11 e-kids my body gonna be e-destroyed lipsrsealed
i changed my mind, let adopt 7 wink
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 12:01am On Dec 12, 2012
shymexx: How was your exam, anyway?

it went well, but i still have another tomorrow and on Thursday, now i am chillin cuz my mind is exhausted sad
Re: Red-head African People by shymexx(m): 12:04am On Dec 12, 2012
Sybellah:
with 11 e-kids my body gonna be e-destroyed lipsrsealed
i changed my mind, let adopt 7 wink

You're a black woman, that shouldn't be a problem.. grin

I know a naija woman with 15 kids out here.. shocked

Alright, adoption it's, queen.. kiss
Re: Red-head African People by shymexx(m): 12:05am On Dec 12, 2012
Sybellah:

it went well, but i still have another tomorrow and on Thursday, now i am chillin cuz my mind is exhausted sad

Good luck - I wish you all the best... wink

And don't think about me for now, focus on your exams.. kiss
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 12:09am On Dec 12, 2012
shymexx:

You're a black woman, that shouldn't be a problem.. grin

I know a naija woman with 15 kids out here.. shocked

Alright, adoption it's, queen.. kiss

wink now u r being reasonable, we can start the e-adoption process now

let adopt Sexkillz, our 1st baby-son grin
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 12:11am On Dec 12, 2012
shymexx:

Good luck - I wish you all the best... wink

And don't think about me for now, focus on your exams.. kiss

loool ok wink
thank u dear smiley
Re: Red-head African People by shymexx(m): 12:19am On Dec 12, 2012
Sybellah:
wink now u r being reasonable, we can start the e-adoption process now

let adopt Sexkillz, our 1st baby-son grin

@ the bolded - I don't want albinism and pseudo-intellectualism in my family, they're contagious... grin
Re: Red-head African People by shymexx(m): 12:20am On Dec 12, 2012
Sybellah:

loool ok wink
thank u dear smiley

When are you going to graduate??

I'm thinking about taking a Ph.D course in America next year, but I'm not sure yet, though...
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 12:24am On Dec 12, 2012
shymexx:

@ the bolded - I don't want albinism and pseudo-intellectualism in my family, they're contagious... grin


lmaooo nawa smh
ok i ll let u decide wink
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 12:26am On Dec 12, 2012
shymexx:

When are you going to graduate??

I'm thinking about taking a Ph.D course in America next year, but I'm not sure yet, though...

Next December smiley
if u ever come, holla when u can wink
Re: Red-head African People by shymexx(m): 12:40am On Dec 12, 2012
Sybellah:

lmaooo nawa smh
ok i ll let u decide wink

Ite cutie.. wink

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Re: Red-head African People by shymexx(m): 12:41am On Dec 12, 2012
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Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 12:47am On Dec 12, 2012
shymexx:

I'll probably still be on nl by then...

Do you know anything about the Ph.D programmes in America??

ummh can u be a bit more specific? what do u really wanna know?
what's your major? smiley
Re: Red-head African People by shymexx(m): 12:57am On Dec 12, 2012
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Re: Red-head African People by shymexx(m): 1:13am On Dec 12, 2012
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Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 1:16am On Dec 12, 2012
shymexx:

I'm into IT and I want to do artificial intelligence...

I'll like to know about the funding et al..

aa ok
about IT i don't know, but here is a link where u can see average costs for PhD degrees

http://education-portal.com/articles/How_Much_Does_a_Doctorate_Degree_Cost.html

http://www.findaphd.com/student/study/study-24.asp
Re: Red-head African People by Nobody: 1:17am On Dec 12, 2012
shymexx: I kind of thought about it a couple of days ago after imagining what schooling in America will be like... I'm bored of the UK now, I'll like to try a new place and enjoy my youth around my age-group before I get too old... grin

ahah i hear u wink
depending on the city, the US can be a fun experience, have u thought of Canada as well?

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