It is nothing short of a miracle to become a parent. Have you ever envisioned a white couple welcoming a black kid, or vice versa?
Although such incidents are scientifically and logically perplexing, the fact that they are occurring is evidence that miracles may occur at any time, anywhere, and to anyone. Something similar was experienced by two Nigerian parents living in London.
Angela and Ben Ihegboro were a Nigerian couple who lived in London. They had their third child, a daughter, in 2010. They were stunned the minute they saw her for the first time. She is wonderful, a miraculous baby,” the mother said.
They called their newborn Nmachi. Little Nmachi was born with blonde hair and blue eyes, unlike their other 2 kids, who were both black like their parents.
The Ihegboros had no idea what had transpired. They sat for a long time, marveling at their miraculous child. But, Ben, a customer service representative, dismissed any suspicion about the situation.
Although Angela and Ben would most certainly regard Nmachi as a “miracle baby” for the rest of their lives, genetic scientists and medical specialists started hunting for rational reasons for how anything like this could be possible.
After that, three hypotheses were proposed. The first said that Nmachi was the product of a rare DNA mutation, and that if it were feasible, she would transmit the gene on to her children, who would also be white.
The second idea said that Nmachi was the result of long-dormant white genes in her parents’ forebears that had never shown themselves until she was born.
Lastly, a third idea proposed that Nmachi’s pale skin tone was caused by albinism. Although the physicians stated that she was not completely albino, they speculated that she could have a mutant form of albinism.
If this is the case, her skin tone may deepen with time. A lbinism may be passed down through families for many generations and is not prevalent in Nigeria.
Experts also speculated that the Ihegboro pair may have long-dormant White DNA from a previous interracial union.
Four years ago a Nigerian couple, Ben Ihegboro and Angela Ihegboro, experienced a miracle when they gave birth to a white baby. Doctors confirmed that their daughter did not have albinism but they could not explain definitively why she was born with pale skin, blue eyes and blond hair. They had a few genetic theories on how it could be possible but none were conclusive. Miracles do happen! Ladies, what would you do if you gave birth to a child who appeared to be of a different race? What do you think your husband would do? Nature is truly a mystery. #Resilience!Posted by Dr James Makamba on Monday, 13 February 2017
Whatever the situation may be with tiny Nmachi, her parents are overjoyed to have her in their life. Ben also mentioned that in any case, she doesn’t appear like an albino youngster. Not like the ones he has seen in literature or in Africa. She just seems to be a healthy white infant.