Meghan Markle and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala host Women in Leadership summit in Nigeria (photos/video

May 12th, 2024


Meghan Markle and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala host Women in Leadership summit in Nigeria (photos/video

Meghan Markle joined Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to host a Women in Leadership event on Saturday evening, May 11.

 

The event was moderated by Mo Abudu and was well attended by female industry leaders in Nigeria.

 

Meghan Markle and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala host Women in Leadership summit in Nigeria (photos/video

 

Meghan arrived at the event without her husband.

 

Meghan Markle and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala host Women in Leadership summit in Nigeria (photos/video

 

Speaking, the Duchess of Sussex told the audience: “I want to start by saying thank you very much for just how gracious you’ve all been in welcoming my husband and I to this country… my country.”

 

She added: “I am just flattered and honored and inspired. It has been a whirlwind 24 hours since we arrived, and I very quickly got the memo that I need to wear more colour, so I can fit in with all of you and your incredible fashion.”

 

Meghan Markle and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala host Women in Leadership summit in Nigeria (photos/video

 

When asked how she felt after discovering she was 43% Nigerian through a genealogy test, Meghan said the first thing she did was “call my mom, because I wanted to know if she had any awareness of it.”

 

Meghan went on: “Being African-American, part of it is really not knowing so much about your lineage or background, where you come from specifically.

 

“And it was exciting for both of us to discover more and understand what that really means.

 

Meghan Markle and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala host Women in Leadership summit in Nigeria (photos/video

 

“Never in a million years would I have understood it as much as I do now,’ Meghan said.

 

Meghan Markle and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala host Women in Leadership summit in Nigeria (photos/video

 

“It’s been really eye-opening and humbling to be able to know more about my heritage and to be able to know this is just the beginning of that discovery.”

 

Meghan Markle and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala host Women in Leadership summit in Nigeria (photos/video
Meghan Markle and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala host Women in Leadership summit in Nigeria (photos/video

 

See a video below.

 

 

 




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