A black Nigerian couple named Angela and Ben lhegboro welcomed a beautiful blonde blue-eyed daughter and started calling her a ‘miracle baby.’
In the year 2010, the husband and wife who lives in London, UK gave birth to their baby girl, Nmachi. At that time, they already had two kids who looked the same as them. But, their third child looked very different from other family members, and everyone was too amazed after watching her.
“She’s a miracle baby,” Angela told. “But still, what on Earth happened here?”
When Nmachi was born, lhegboros couldn’t understand what just happened and he instantly sat in the hospital and decided to stare at his miracle baby for hours.
A black, Nigerian couple Ben and Angela Ihegboro living in the U.K. gave birth to a white, blonde, blue-eyed baby that they call "miracle baby." pic.twitter.com/dRQTYKE9ZT
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“The first thing I said was, ‘What the flip?’” the customer service adviser shared. “We both just sat there after the birth staring at her for ages — not saying anything.”
“Of course, she is mine. My wife is true to me,” Ben also added. “Even if she hadn’t been, the baby still wouldn’t look like that.”
When the couple went to their doctors to discuss the issue with them, they told them that their daughter was not an albino kid, though a subsequent report has claimed that the Nigerian couple didn’t rule out the possibility completely.
As the parents were not able to understand why their third kid looked completely different than their other kids. They talked about this matter with their doctors and they made three possible theories or logical explanations that how it is possible to happen what just happened.
In July 2010, a Nigerian couple, Ben and Angela Ihegboro gave birth to a blue-eyed, blond-haired white baby, Nmanchi (not an albino), in a London hospital that surprised all experts, as neither Ben nor his wife, Angela, had any mixed-race family history. pic.twitter.com/xWKGaQM2o4
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As per the reports of the New York Post, the theories were as their daughter Nmachi was expected to be a result of a rare gene mutation, and if it really happened, it is possible that she would pass on the gene to her children, and they would likely to be white as well.
Another theory was that she could be a result of long-dormant genes that was passed onto her parents, by their predecessors without being active until she was born.
According to the third theory, even though she was not an ‘outright albino, it may be possible that Nmachi might, “have some kind of mutated version of the genetic condition — and that her skin could darken over time,” The Post wrote
“She doesn’t look like an albino child anyway,” Ben said to The Sun. “Not like the ones I have seen back in Nigeria or in books. She just looks like a healthy white baby.”
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