Ms Mos-Shogbamimu, a British-Nigerian is also the author of THIS IS WHY I RESIST: DON’T DEFINE MY BLACK IDENTITY.
“I think those who deliberately want to make this not look exactly what exactly it is, which is, it is a racist comment,” Mos-Shogbamimu said when she featured on an ARISE News programme on Thursday.
“When you think that people feel comfortable to have concerns about the implications of Archie having darker skin, that is the stigma that comes with racism, that racism has subjected black people too. It is part of the dehumanisation of the black identity which is rooted in the legacy of slavery.”
She had taken on a former Good Morning Britain anchor Piers Morgan, who had been highly critical of Meghan, and later ran into troubled waters with his over-the-top comments against the embattled royal couple.
On the statement of the Queen, the British-Nigerian said: “The point is this, the statement from the palace was absolutely inadequate. It is their attempt to stop public scrutiny and not be accountable to the public for these serious issues we have heard about and I think it’s definitely unsatisfactory and doesn’t just do the job at all.
“And when I wrote in y book, THIS IS WHY I RESIST, what I write about is the importance of us pushing, it’s the importance of us reclaiming who we are as black people and refusing to be defined by white-centric definitions and I think that is really important, it is so important for me as a British-Nigerian to be my authentic African self.
“I am African from the roots of my hair to the souls of my feet. I should carry my name with pride and when people can’t pronounce my name properly I should call them out.
“We as a people, we have to walk into our own consciousness, whether you are in Nigeria, Ghana, in London, in America, it’s important that your authenticity, who you are, your roots, they speak for you, we shouldn’t have to conform to what is seen as the euro-centric standard of beauty or professionalism, that’s a nonsense, we should change all that.”
By Abel Ejikeme