White woman who turned herself ‘black’ now adopts Kenyan name
Martina Big, the 29-year-old German woman who turned herself ‘black’, has now adopted the Kenyan name Malaika Mkubwa.
Martina, who began her maiden trip to Africa starting with Kenya in February, adopted the new name – which means ‘Big Angel’ in Swahili – after being baptized in Nyeri.
In a video she posted online, a man – believed to be a pastor – is seen baptizing her and then proclaiming, “Malaika Mkubwa, you are now a new creature in Jesus’ name.”
On Facebook, Martina confirmed her baptism and adaptation of the new names.
“Today I would like to tell you about a highlight of my Kenya trip. My church baptism to a real African woman. One of my Kenyan friends told her pastor about my transformation to a black woman and told him how much I wanted to become a true African woman. He invited me to his church in Nyeri. There he baptized me to the name Malaika Kubwa,” she wrote.
The former blonde and blue-eyed air hostess began the journey of transforming herself into an African (black) last year.
Her transformation came after she spent more than Sh6 million to have breast implants that earned her the tag “the woman with biggest boobies in Europe”. Her breasts now weigh a massive 12 kilograms.
In an interview with The Sun last year, Big said that she admired the dark skin of Africans and had decided to turn herself black.
She later underwent a life-threatening melanin injection, a procedure outlawed in some countries, and completely changed her skin color.
She further made a 50-tubed sun bed in her house, to accelerate her blackness and now believes her kids will be born black.
She further visited a salon that caters for African hair and got a kinky weave, in her journey to become an African.
“I compared my hair with that of other Africans in the salon. Theirs is identical to mine,” she posted on her Instagram page after the weave was sewn in.
Martina has revealed that she now plans to widen her nose and also enhance her bottoms to give it the African look. She has even updated her website to reflect her newly acquired name.
However, Race Equality Foundation, a European organisation which champions for racial equality, has criticised her attempt to become black.
“She has “limited understanding” of challenges ethnic minority groups face. Her story distracts from problems black people face,” said the group.