Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a copper-containing enzyme involved in the production of melanin.
Earlier we asked you to share some of the myths you have heard on what albinism is, here are the replies.
Henry Kanywamusai: Albinos don’t die, they just disappear.
Manovin Tanaad: If u eat an albino meat u will live longer than you supposed to live
Sheikh M Kamara: That a woman throwing away ashes at night results to giving to an albino.
Eric Kobina Woode: If you have sex with a woman in her menses and gets pregnant, she will give birth to albino
Nneoma Amanda Onyeukwu: Albinos see better in the dark
Itz Ayodele Kayb Lee That albino should not be buried in town but evil forest
Lanyero Linda Gaudensia Albinoz hold a lot of riches which makes them always hunted 4 mostly in Tanzania
Ifeanyi Steve Nnadili : whenever it rains while the sun still shines, an albino is born.