Little Nmachi, born blue-eyed and blonde haired, has left her parents in a state of shock. “We both just sat there after the birth staring at her,” Dad Ben, 44 said, jokingly adding “is she mine?” Their two children kept coming over to look at Nmachi. Their two year old daughter Dumebi is too young to understand, but their eldest son Chisom, who is four, is still confused as Mum and Dad try to explain why Nmachi is white.
Her name means ‘Beauty of God’ in Nigeria where both parents originated. As of yet, there is no explanation. Neither of them know that they have any white ancestry. “All that matters is that she is healthy, and that we love her.”