A Black British couple have given birth to a genetically White baby girl. The proud parents, Ben & Angela Ihegboro, were shocked when they first laid eyes on their light skinned blonde haired baby girl, who they named Nmachi, whose name means “Beauty of God” in the Nigerian couple’s homeland.
Doctors determined that the baby is not an albino (a condition which is characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of an enzyme involved in the production of melanin) but attribute her appearance to an unknown genetic mutation.
Genetic experts are confused and amazed because neither parents has any mixed-race family history.
The first thing I said, was ‘What the flip?’ We both just sat there after the birth staring at her for ages — not saying anything. She doesn’t look like an albino child anyway — not like the ones I’ve seen back in Nigeria or in books. She just looks like a healthy white baby,” explained Ben.
He added, “My mum is a black Nigerian, although she has a bit fairer skin than mine. But we don’t know of any white ancestry. We wondered if it was a genetic twist. But even then, what is with the long curly blonde hair?” Ben Ihegboro was also quick to dispell any suggestion of foul play, saying, “My wife is true to me. Even if she hadn’t been, the baby still wouldn’t look like that.” Mom Angela Ihegboro admitted that she was “speechless” when she first saw her baby girl, who was delivered by C-section.”