A black couple, Angela and Ben Ihegboro, living in London, UK, experienced a miraculous moment when they gave birth to a beautiful blonde, blue-eyed baby girl named Nmachi in 2010. Their first two children resembled them, but Nmachi’s appearance astonished everyone.
“She’s a miracle baby,” said Angela. “But still, what on Earth happened here?”
Following her birth, the Ihegboros were left bewildered, spending hours in the hospital, gazing at their miraculous baby, unable to comprehend what had transpired.
“The first thing I said was, ‘What the flip?’” said Ben. “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,” he added. “Even if she hadn’t been, the baby still wouldn’t look like that.”
Upon discussing the matter with their doctors, the black couple was informed that Nmachi was not an albino child, though a later report suggested the possibility wasn’t entirely ruled out.
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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Nmachi’s parents were baffled by their third child’s striking dissimilarity to the rest of the family. After consulting doctors, they formulated three plausible theories to explain this remarkable occurrence.
As per the New York Post, three theories emerged regarding baby Namchi. One suggested a rare gene mutation as the possible cause of her appearance, raising the likelihood of passing it to her children, resulting in a similar appearance.
The second theory proposed that the black couple’s white daughter could be the outcome of long-dormant genes inherited from their ancestors, only becoming active during her birth.
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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She also might “have some kind of mutated version of the genetic condition — and that her skin could darken over time,” per Namchi.
“She doesn’t look like an albino child anyway,” Ben told The Sun. “Not like the ones I have seen back in Nigeria or books. She just looks like a healthy white baby.”
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