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I’m A Proud Nigerian Wife – Crystal Ellis Owonubi

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August 30, 2012 – I’m A Proud Nigerian Wife – Crystal Ellis Owonubi

Mrs Crystal Ellis Owonubi in the above picture is an American woman who currently lives with her husband and children in Jos, Nigeria.

She is a proud supporter of inter-racial marriage.

For a while now, Mrs Owonubi has been sharing the story of her life via a popular Facebook page “Mixed and Happy:I support mixed-raced families!”

Here is what she recently shared on the page.

Crystal Ellis Owonubi Shares Her Life Story

I grew up in Bauxite, Arkansas. I have lived in Nigeria for the past 7 years with my husband. We have two children together. We have been married for 12 years now. My father has never met my husband and has refused to accept my children also. When I had my first baby, a little girl that is now 12 years old. I called my father and said that I wanted to come and see him for Christmas with my baby. He said, “I don’t want any black people in my home!” and hung up the phone!

I grew up in an all white school with only one mixed girl in the school. I was treated horribly in school because I dated a black boy that lived in the next town at the age of 16. My father told me that he would disown me and to this day, I have never received a phone call from him.

I was called nigger lover in school and nobody wanted to sit by me. I knew what it felt like to be rejected. I was sent away to several different homes for troubled children because my mother did not want me to be with a black person. She would lock the phone up in her room. But, today I live in the blackest nation, Nigeria. And today I am happy that I did not end up racist like them or should I say ignorant.

” I am holding back my tears. I thank God that he gave me a family of my own! He has blessed me with a wonderful man that understands me and loves me for who I am. He has blessed me with a wonderful family that accepts me regardless of my skin color and regardless of where I come from. Even though my mother and father in law are both deceased now, I thank God for their lives and how they were able to show me love before they went on to be with the Lord. Many people have been amazed that I am been able to stay in Nigeria for this long, but now I am ready to share my story. This is not the full story nor is it the ending of the story, so watch out for my book……coming soon! God wrote my story, but I wrote the book. I pray that many peoples lives will be touched by my story and that lives will be changed.

We are happy for you Mrs Owonubi.

Wishing you the best in life.



  1. Ogunmade Omolara Abiola

    August 30, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    wowooowowowowowowowowowowow what an interesting story.

  2. Itsok

    August 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Love will always conquer racism – Al Sharpton, NBPP, NOI start loving now so we can end this racist nonsence.

  3. Kevin Croccifixio Sylvester

    August 30, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    if all whites reason or think like you, the world would not just be a better place but a paradise on earth. I must tell you am so proud of you and God will continue to bless you in this great country Nigeria. we Nigerians love you with all our heart.

  4. Agbeniyi Adesola

    August 30, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    I luv ds!

  5. Eddy

    August 30, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    You are great and unique.

  6. victor

    August 30, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    Mrs Crystal Ellis Owonubi I am proud of you,
    you know what God sent you to this world to enlighten the ignorant, That in front of our God we are one we are the world both black or white. My dear sister life is too short thank you we love you all Nigerians loves you victor from London bye.

  7. Lucy

    August 30, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    I tank God 4 u.Bt U stil hve to pray hard 4 God 2 touch d hrts of ur parents 2 accept dem bcos we al ar humans…

  8. Otuodi Maduakoh

    August 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    this is great, you are just an ANGEL of change.

  9. Olaniran Bolaji Olayinka

    August 30, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    Am so happy for you Mrs Owonubi. For the fact that you follow your heart and chose to be happy, that makes me happy too. May God bless you and your family. God will be with and you shall never regret following your heart. God will uphold you. I heard a Scandinavian woman from Norway I think married a Nigerian of Fulani extraction, and she is doing fine as well, these stories are the true picture of how God wanted us to appreciate and love our differences and use it to build a strong bond through love. But, many are too blind to see, and are too dull to reason that NO MATTER THE SKIN COLOUR, ITS STILL BLOOD THAT RUNS THROUGH OUR BODIES, either Black, white, red or brow or yellow. We are all humans.

  10. Dwon Michael

    August 30, 2012 at 9:23 PM


  11. Guzze baba

    August 30, 2012 at 9:44 PM

    Dis is cool

  12. Deebaby

    August 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM


  13. ayoola noah oloruntolu

    August 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    I luv ur courage and that is the demonstration of God’s luv.

  14. Justice

    August 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    O what a Joy.That’s a bold step been taken my dear,How i wish them all we reason together and see we blacks are not inferior,that we are also superior as them too……..Truly they said ‘Love’ conquers all regardless of any,(Racist)..Wishing you the best and for the up coming write up u want to publish, i pray it will go a long way to make the world a better place.With God all things are possible……..

  15. Amiesopirari Emi

    August 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Thank God 4 u o! But b a humble wife 2 urinlaw dat he would know.

  16. Africanshop

    August 30, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    this is so cute. especially seeing her in ankara, backing a baby. lovely

  17. Nneamaka Nwakile

    August 31, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    Nice story.

  18. lala

    August 31, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    I’m ever so proud of you.

  19. dayo

    August 31, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    You are a lucky woman.
    With natural food and healthy weather long life is guaranteed

  20. Tima Ochuko Favour

    August 31, 2012 at 6:48 AM

    Mrs owunubi,this joy u ve been experiencing ll know no end. May God bless u n your family IJN

  21. Igweeeeeee

    August 31, 2012 at 7:03 AM

    There is only ONE race on Earth………………… THE HUMAN RACE! If someone thinks just becoz they are PINK then they are superior than everyone, then they are SICK.

  22. Sunday elijah ashade

    August 31, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Waoh! I’m amuzed by her picture,as well as inspired by her attitude nd determination. Let continue to enshew racism nd foster tolerance among races nd tribes.

  23. dolmof

    August 31, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Ride mami you are world best may the love of God be wit you and ur family amen ride on

  24. Sulaiman Sekinat Omolola Jinad

    August 31, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    u have done a great tin by follown your mind, its well with u insha Allahu…. I pray u wl neva regret takn dis decision**** our people (Nigerian) should learn frm dis story, sm xtian wnt allow dre dota or son to marry a muslim or otherwise and thus using dis to spoil d lives of dre children, most of dis children later end up marryn smbody dey dnt luv/planned to spend dre lives wt, whc may later resultd to regret/ divorce. Dsame tin applies to pple dt wnt allow dre children to marry odas frm anoda tribe/country, its wrong, parents/guidance are suppose to support children and pray along wt dem to have happy home, not to destroy d plan of dre lifes….

  25. Sulaiman Sekinat Omolola Jinad

    August 31, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    I wish u all dbset in life Mrs Owonubi.

  26. ONYI

    August 31, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    i love this and promise to conect you with my wife?

  27. jane

    August 31, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    This is a very commendable union. Keep it up.

  28. Kooffre

    August 31, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Wat an interesting story. Kip luving ur husband and d family.

  29. cynthia

    September 1, 2012 at 6:50 AM

    Dats gud

  30. mary pablo

    September 4, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    iam a mexican mix,,,my father mexican,,my mother white,,,,,,ive always liked the darker skin,,,,and yes,,,i guess i had my pepole haten me,,,,,but i dont care,,,i belive love is from the heart not the skin color,,,,my dad as well wont let me in as long as i date black,,,or any race thats not latino,,,,thank u for ur story,,,,u did right,,,and uve been blessed,,,,stay strong ,,,and for get those haters,,,,

  31. Marly

    September 11, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    This is unusual to me, because where I live-Las Vegas- interracial marriage is so common that it would never make the news these days. I am glad that even tho I was born in the southern state of Mississippi, where racism is still common, I was not raised there, and my parents were not racist. I am white and have lots of mixed grandchildren, both Latino and Black and we love them all. Good luck to everyone in Nigeria, I hope things get better for all of u. Love from America.

  32. Emmanuel Ekpo

    October 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Α̲̅♍ proud of U̶̲̥̅̊, God would always strengthen U̶̲̥̅̊

  33. Sly

    October 23, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    If this is true then it’s a wonderful story.
    But living in the USA, I have grown to mistrust all.
    I hope this is not just hype for a book she wants to sell with Oprah.
    But this really sounds good though.
    God will take care of u. He is already doing that!

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