When a 31-year-old Nigerian woman went into labor in February last year, she was about to experience a miracle that would astonish everyone. Today, she effortlessly distinguishes between her twin sons, Daniel and David, who share a strange dissimilarity despite being born twins. Stacy and Babajide, both from Lagos, Nigeria, are the proud parents of charming twins who often attract attention due to their strikingly divergent looks.
Although they are identical twins, David’s pale skin and golden hair contrast sharply with his brother Daniel’s dark skin and curly black hair. Following in the footsteps of their older sister, Demilade, the twins’ unique situation quickly grew in popularity, with nearly 18,000 followers on Instagram in their first year. The birth of the twins on February 26 last year came as a shock to everyone. “During my pregnancy, we had no idea of their differences; the scans didn’t reveal anything unusual,” shares mother of three Stacy. “It was a jaw-dropping moment when the first twin, Daniel, was born with black hair, followed by the second twin, David, with golden hair.
Even the doctors were stunned and exclaimed that we had completely different twins! The twins’ father was delighted by the rare event, quickly nicknamed David “Golden.” “He stood there for over 10 minutes looking at them, saying he was just looking at God’s wonderful work and that they were his greatest gift. » David falls into the very rare category of albinism, a condition found in only 1 in 20,000 infants. Albinism is a congenital condition resulting in a lack of melanin production affecting the color of the skin, hair and eyes. Albinism, which affects all racial and ethnic groups, is relatively rare, with birth probabilities between 3,000 and 20,000. David’s oculocutaneous albinism gives him his unique golden hair and pale complexion. Despite the potential skin and vision problems associated with albinism, Stacy says David doesn’t experience any health complications.
Despite having one of the highest rates of albinism in the world, Nigeria also experiences considerable prejudice against this community. More than 600,000 Nigerians with albinism face discrimination and harassment, leading to difficulties in work and academics. The love and future aspirations of a family However, Stacy assures that both her sons are loved equally and unconditionally and have never had any unpleasant experiences. “We often attract side chats whenever we go out, but I think because of their cute and adorable nature, people just want to walk up to say hello,” she shares. Their unique attributes have attracted the attention of modeling agencies in the UK and the family is open to such opportunities.
To share their joy and highlight important subjects, they created an Instagram account. Stacy believes her sons have a story to share. She describes them lovingly: “They have two different and amazing personalities. Daniel is more expressive while David is an observer. Both are very curious. They are both energetic. Share this inspiring family story with your friends and family on social media!