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Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by manmustwac(m): 11:45am On Jul 20, 2010
Genetics experts have been amazed by the birth of a blonde, blue-eyed white baby - to a black couple.



Proud parents: Angela and Ben Ihegboro are amazed by their daughter


Doctors insist tiny Nmachi is not an albino and neither of the parents have any mixed-race family history.

Dad Ben Ihegboro, 44, a railway customer services adviser, said: ""We both just sat there after the birth staring at her for ages - not saying anything.

"The first thing I said was 'What the flip?'.

Nmachi, whose name means Beauty of God in the Nigerian homeland of parents Angela and Ben, was born at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup, Kent.

Doctors there told them she is not an albino.

"She doesn't look like an albino child anyway - not like the ones I've seen back in Nigeria or in books," Ben tells The Sun. "She just looks like a healthy white baby."



Blue-eyed blonde Nmachi Ihegboro with parents Angela and Ben


Ben added: "Of course, she's mine. My wife is true to me. Even if she hadn't been, the baby still wouldn't look like that.


"We don't know of any white ancestry. We wondered if it was a genetic twist, But even then, what's with the long curly blonde hair?"

Professor Bryan Sykes, head of Human Genetics at Oxford University, said: "In mixed race humans, the lighter variant of skin tone may come out in a child - and this can sometimes be startlingly different to the skin of the parents.

"This might be the case where there is a lot of genetic mixing, as in Afro-Caribbean populations. But in Nigeria there is little mixing."

He said that both parents would have needed some form of white ancestry for a pale version of their genes to be passed on.

"The hair is extremely unusual," Prof Sykes said. "Even many blonde children don't have blonde hair like this at birth."

Some form of unknown mutation was the most likely explanation, he added.

The couple, of Woolwich, south London, have two other children, four-year-old Chisom and sister Dumebi, two.

Mum Angela, 35, tells the paper: "Nmachi's colour doesn't matter. She's a miracle baby. But still, what on earth happened here?"



http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Strange-News/Genetics-Experts-Baffled-By-Black-Couple-Who-Have-White-Baby-Nmachi-Ihegboro/Article/201007315667867?lpos=Strange_News_Second_UK_News_Article_Teaser_Region_1&lid=ARTICLE_15667867_Genetics_Experts_Baffled_By_Black_Couple_Who_Have_White_Baby_Nmachi_Ihegboro

Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by r231(m): 12:02pm On Jul 20, 2010
either the baby is albino or doctors switch baby orrrrrrr

the wife tippy toe grin cheesy grin but den baby will be half innit grin
Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by kayla79(f): 6:35pm On Oct 03, 2010
It's possible, that means someone in there family was simply white,
Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by naijadiva2(f): 4:39pm On Oct 04, 2010
^^^^ yep, some where aloooooooong the family line, there could of been someone white in their family. genetics can be funny at times.
Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by ezeagu(m): 9:47pm On Oct 05, 2010
naija_diva:

^^^^ yep, some where aloooooooong the family line, there could of been someone white in their family. genetics can be funny at times.

These Igbotic people? White from where?
Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by naijadiva2(f): 3:20pm On Oct 06, 2010
ezeagu:

These Igbotic people? White from where?

what was that for? It is true, just like u may have a white couple who may give birth to a black child. it has happened. I do not think that there is anyone on the face of this earth who has "pure" european blood, or "pure" african blood, or "pure" asian blood. Thats reality so ppl shouldnt be shocked by stories such as this one. genetics does not care if you are the blackest black or the whitest white, it is gonna do its thing, period!
Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by ezeagu(m): 5:08pm On Oct 06, 2010
naija_diva:

what was that for? It is true, just like u may have a white couple who may give birth to a black child. it has happened. I do not think that there is anyone on the face of this earth who has "pure" european blood, or "pure" african blood, or "pure" asian blood. Thats reality so ppl shouldnt be shocked by stories such as this one. genetics does not care if you are the blackest black or the whitest white, it is gonna do its thing, period!

Where did these people get European genes from?
Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by naijadiva2(f): 5:29pm On Oct 06, 2010
bcuz the europeans came and left quietly. . . .
Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by ezeagu(m): 5:35pm On Oct 06, 2010
naija_diva:

bcuz the europeans came and left quietly. . . .

I already told you guys that people know their family history very well in Igboland, these people do not have any Europeans in their family, if they did they'd say so. Many of these Europeans were stationed in specific areas, many of them were in Igboland in the late 1800's and no earlier, which means that their presence in their family tree is even more detectable. All of them were men, and I know you people aren't telling me that a white man assimilated into an Igbo village. There are similar cases of this in Nigeria, it doesn't mean European ancestry.
Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by naijadiva2(f): 5:42pm On Oct 06, 2010
ezeagu:

I already told you guys that people know their family history very well in Igboland, these people do not have any Europeans in their family, if they did they'd say so. Many of these Europeans were stationed in specific areas, many of them were in Igboland in the late 1800's and no earlier, which means that their presence in their family tree is even more detectable. All of them were men, and I know you people aren't telling me that a white man assimilated into an Igbo village. There are similar cases of this in Nigeria, it doesn't mean European ancestry.

oh-kayyy, u didn't tell me tongue, probably missed that one grin but anyways, what i am saying is not "stamped" in the book of "know-alls". was just stating a possibility.
Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by kayla79(f): 9:01pm On Oct 06, 2010
naija_diva:

oh-kayyy, u didn't tell me tongue, probably missed that one grin but anyways, what i am saying is not "stamped" in the book of "know-alls". was just stating a possibility.
ezeagu:

I already told you guys that people know their family history very well in Igboland, these people do not have any Europeans in their family, if they did they'd say so. Many of these Europeans were stationed in specific areas, many of them were in Igboland in the late 1800's and no earlier, which means that their presence in their family tree is even more detectable. All of them were men, and I know you people aren't telling me that a white man assimilated into an Igbo village. There are similar cases of this in Nigeria, it doesn't mean European ancestry.

No need to insult anyone I have a right to my oppion just as you do that's why it's called a forum, learn to agree to disagree and simply keep it moving rubbish.
Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by tpiah: 9:13pm On Oct 06, 2010
I do not think that there is anyone on the face of this earth who hasĀ  "pure" european blood, or "pure" african blood, or "pure" asian blood.


doesnt matter!

let's stick to phenotype and parentage.

white nationalism is rising for a reason.
Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by Nobody: 3:31pm On Oct 13, 2010
Dont you just find it so amazing how this baby is described as a "miracle"? or the black American baby on the youtube videos with blue eyes is described as "cutest black baby" and "wonderful black baby?".

I swear you can't tell white people they are not African now and that evolution is just a theory lol.

Anyway on a SERIOUS note they act like slavery is just a Afro. latin, caribbean and American issue in regard to mixing and rape. There is a reason for the various skin colors in Africa, this baby is not an exception. She' lightskinned with blonde hair and blue eyes, thats great but not the first. Next. . .
Re: Black Nigerian Couple Put To Bed A White Baby by Ndipe(m): 1:38am On May 28
DNA test will put an end to this mystery.

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