Sometimes genetics can really mix things up and leave us speechless. How many times have we witnessed hereditary miracles that result in children or adults possessing unique physical characteristics? However, we are sure that you have never heard of such a story, and like us, you will be left speechless when you read it.
Would you believe that a Nigerian couple gave birth to twins whose skin color is completely different?
This is the story of Stacy and Babajide Omirin, a couple from Lagos, Nigeria, who are already the parents of a beautiful five-year-old baby girl named Demilade. Sure, Demilade is as black as her parents, but they didn’t expect the new siblings to have different skin colors. In short, Daniel, like five-year-old sister Demilade, has dark skin and very curly black hair, while David has ash-blond curls and very fair skin. How was such a thing possible?
The thing is, neither parent had white skin. “We weren’t aware of their differences during my pregnancy. The ultrasound didn’t show it, so it was a big surprise at the time of birth. The most surprising moment was when the first twin (Daniel) came out with black hair and the second twin (David) came out with his golden hair. It looked like you gave birth to twins that are not exactly identical. Before I even knew it, the nurse started coming out to examine them closely,” Stacy said.
How did the Nigerian couple give birth to twins with such different skin colors? David was born with a rare form of ᴏᴄᴜʟᴏᴄᴜᴛᴀɴᴇᴏᴜs ᴀʟʙɪɴɪsᴍ, which explains his fair skin and golden hair. It should be noted that while the genetic condition of ᴀʟʙɪɴɪsᴍ is very rare in the rest of the world, it affects over two million people in Nigeria.
But despite this, mom Stacy has never received negative comments about her “different” twins and has never been ʙᴜʟʟɪᴇᴅ or ᴀʙᴜsᴇᴅ. “I don’t care what color their skin is because they are my babies. The important thing is that I have my boys with me all the time,” she added.
True words, dear Stacy!