This is the black couple who have amazed medical experts after their baby daughter was born with white skin, blue eyes and blonde hair.
Benjamin and Angela Ihegboro’s daughter, Nmachi, has flummoxed genetic experts who are unable to explain why she looks they way she does.
Doctors say the white-skinned newborn is not an albino.
The blonde, blue-eyed girl’s Nigerian parents say they don’t know of any white ancestry in either of their families.
The British couple are both of Igbo Nigerian origin and have dark skin.
Father Ben Ihegboro, 44, a customer services adviser, admitted that when he saw the baby he exclaimed ‘What the flip?’ before joking: ‘Is she mine?’
Doctors at Queen Mary hospital in Sidcup insist that Nmachi – whose name means ‘beauty of God’ in the couple’s native Igbo language – is not an albino.
Her stunned parents, who already have two black children, just ‘sat and stared’ at their white baby when she arrived, they told the Sun last night.
‘We both just sat there after the birth staring at her,’ said Mr Ihegboro.
Mum Angela said: ‘She is beautiful, a miracle baby.’
Despite jokingly asking whether he was the father, Mr Igegboro said: ‘Of course she is mine.
‘My wife is true to me. Even if she hadn’t been, the baby wouldn’t have looked like that!’
Pale skin genes can skip generations but neither Ben nor Angela Ihegboro – who only moved to Britain five years ago – know of any white heritage in either of their families.
‘She doesn’t look like an albino child anyway,’ Mr Ihegboro said.
‘Not like the ones I have seen back in Nigeria or in books. She just looks like a healthy white baby.
‘My mum is a black Nigerian although she has a bit fairer skin than mine. But we don’t know of any white ancestry.
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Source: www.dailymail.co.uk and The Sun