Aminat, 36, was born in Nigeria and immigrated to the United States when he was a youngster. "As a Caucasian man, I accept my family and my wife's Nigerian culture," he explained. He also hopes that the picture session would help his girls appreciate the beauty of their mixed heritage.... His sister Alimama, 34, has two daughters of her own, ages 9 and 14. She said she was excited about having some time alone with her brother before all their children were together for Christmas.
McClure said he was unaware of any African roots that might be present in his family tree until recently. His mother was raised by an aunt after the death of both of her parents, so perhaps that is why McClure said he isn't worried about passing on his genetic material to future generations.
He added, "I'm not planning on having more kids. So, we'll see."
Overall, the pair seem like nice people who are just trying to enjoy their lives while they can. Good for them for looking beyond their own cultures' traditions and making an effort to understand those different from themselves.
While Nollywood actress Ini Edo is from Onna Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State, South-South Nigeria, her "twin sister," Esther Urrah, is from Oturkpo Local Government in Benue State, according to P.M.NEWS. Her life's aim is now to meet the super actress and, if possible, to co-star in a film with her. Ini was adopted at a young age by a family from Eket town in Osun State and christened Evelyn Agbamucope. She made her screen debut in 1998's A Piece of Bread, which starred Jim Iyke and Yvonne Nelson. Since then, she has appeared in more than 20 films, including The Family Doctor (2000), One Good Cop (2001), My Wife and I (2001), When Your Man Is Black And Your Woman Is White (2002), Tears of the Sun (2003), Half Love Story (2004), After School Special (2005), Chocolate City (2006), A Time for Everything (2007), A Soldier's Dream (2008), A Stranger Calls (2009) and The Returned (2010).
In addition to acting, Ini is also known for her singing talent. She first came to public attention when she won a contest organized by Golden Voice Records in 1999. Thereafter, she started working on developing her voice and now sings backing vocals for several albums. In 2007, she released her first album titled Life Is Sweet which included songs written and produced by various artists.
"Modern Nigeria is still made up of different groups of people and religions that have their own monarchs, and these monarchs are still important within the Nigerian landscape," says Osodi. They are used by the government to bring peace and keep their cultural heritage intact. Modern Nigeria has moved on from being a kingdom, but it's those kingdoms that make up today's country.
Mary Mitchell Slessor was a Scottish Presbyterian missionary to Nigeria from 2 December 1848 until 13 January 1915. She is well known for putting an end to the traditional practice of twin infanticide in Okoyong, Cross River State, Nigeria. For this reason she has been called the "African Mary Mitchell."
According to news reports at the time, between the years of 1875 and 1895 almost 100 pairs of twins were brought to Dr. Slessor for treatment. All but eight of these twins were alive, although three of them were too weak to walk. The cause of death for most of these children was stated to be neglect or starvation. This does not include cases where one child was healthy while its sibling was not, but rather only those instances where both siblings were sick or injured.
Dr. Slessor began her work in Okoyong as a medical missionary for the Presbyterian Church. At the time there were no doctors in Okoyong, so this made her job very difficult. However, through friendship with other missionaries in the area, she was able to secure some funds from them to purchase medicine and treat patients. She also used her own money to buy food for those who needed it most.
In addition to treating patients, Dr. Slessor also conducted classes on health and hygiene for local chiefs and elders.
Nigeria With an estimated 110 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the world's most populous country, according to population experts, and the country, particularly the southwest, has the world's highest twinning rate. The twinning rate in Nigeria is about 20 per 100,000 births - higher than any other country in the world.
The government-run National Health Statistics Agency says more than one in four babies are born into poverty in Nigeria, where the average national income is $1,300 a year. It's also one of only five countries in Africa where the number of babies born with low birth weight is rising. That means many Nigerian children are growing up in families that can't afford to feed them or care for them when they're sick.
Nigerian twins are often separated at birth. Parents believe it makes them richer because they can be given different names and lives separate from each other. This practice tends to stop when twins become more common due to improved medical technology. Currently, there are no laws against separating twins in Nigeria, but doctors say this practice puts the infants at risk of death during childbirth or from infections after their births.
Twins are common in regions where malnutrition is high.
The renowned actress hails from Ogbunike in Anambra State, Nigeria, and has six siblings. She is well-known for her portrayal of a mother in Nollywood films. In 2012, she acted in Adesuwa, for which she received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 8th African Movie Academy Awards. Her other notable works include Mummy's Girl (2010), A Soldier's Dream (2011), The Way You Are (2012), My Lovely Nigerian Wife (2013), After School Job (2014), and Broken Marriage (2015).
She began her acting career in 2006 when she was selected by Afroditi Films to play a role in their film Burning Love. Since then, she has appeared in more than 20 movies. In 2008, she won the Best New Actress Award at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Ngozi Ezeonu was born on August 4, 1982 in Onitsha, Anambra State, Nigeria. She is the second child of Chief Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeonu, who is an academic and politician, and Mrs. Emma Ezeonu (née Akpan). Her family is of Igbo origin and they are Christians. She has two older sisters, Prince, who is also an actress, and Chioma. She grew up in Onitsha, Anambra State and attended St. Mary's College, Onitsha for her secondary education.
We spoke with model and philanthropist Princess Keisha Omilana, wife of Nigerian Prince Kunle Omilana, to learn what it takes to be a real-life Black American Princess (the good kind), about her extravagant royal wedding, and how she met her royal boyfriend!
Omilana was born on January 4th, 1984 in Lagos, Nigeria. Her father was a government official while her mother was a homemaker who also worked as a fashion illustrator. At an early age, she moved with her family to New York City where she grew up.
She began modeling at the age of 15 when a friend introduced her to a photographer. From there, she went on to work with major brands such as Marc Jacobs, Prada, Versace, and more. In 2008, she moved back to Nigeria where she took time off to raise her son before returning to NYC to resume her career as a fashion illustrator.
In 2014, Omilana decided to revisit her past by signing up for the second season of VH1's reality television series, "Black American Princess." The show tracks different African-Americans as they try to become princesses for a week. Omilana said she wanted to see if it was really possible to become a real-life version of the character she has always loved from afar - Tiana from Disney's "The Princess and the Frog."