Africa: Showbiz big girls with kids out of wedlock

Showbiz big girls with kids out of wedlock

Some of these Nigerian female celebrities had their first babies while they were teenagers and it is evident that they were yet unmarried the first time they all became mothers. SAMUEL INYANG writes.

She shot to prominence after featuring in one of the popular songs of PSquare. Born Aituje Iruobe, Waje had a daughter in her teenage years and it was clear she was unmarried at the time. She didn’t make it known she had a daughter until sometime in 2011 while the girl was already 10 years old. But before unveiling the identity of her beautiful daughter, the talented musician never denied the existence of the child or that she is the result of an affair she had many years back. Thought she is still very single and not really into any serious relationship the public is aware of, that has not stopped her from rising to the top or dotting on her now teenage daughter. Waje has a 19 years old daughter she’s very proud of.

Genevieve Nnaji
She remains one of the mostsought after actors in Nigeria but the story behind Genevieve Nnaji’s child has remains a mystery. Not so surprising considering this is an actress who is so shy of revealing anything personal but what is known is that, like Waje, she gave birth to her daughter as a teenager. Known as Chinembuka or Theo by some of her friends, the daughter, whom the actress protected at all cost from the public glare until recently, was conceived when our dear Genny was still in secondary school. The actor and producer, now in her late 30s, remains unmarried and she doesn’t seem bothered about that.

Omawumi Megbele
Her story is close to what you call a fairy tale. She was rumoured to be dating popular producer, Dokta Frabz at a time but not long after, she became involved with another man, Tosin Yusuf, who later became her husband and along came news of her pregnancy. It started like a rumour but she delivered her daughter, Kamilah Yusuf later and questions started arising as to who is the father of her child. She later got married to her husband at a low key marriage at the registry but it doesn’t change the fact that her daughter was delivered out of wedlock.

Fathia Balogun
This beautiful script interpreter is without doubt a delight to watch anytime but of course the same cannot be said of the news of her separation from her former husband, Saheed Balogun. Rumours were rife that Fathia has had a baby with another man before she decided to settle down with Saheed, who is also an actor. Some even claimed her union with Saheed was an after-thought as she had initially declined the actor’s advances initially in favour of a London-based lover. She later got married to Saheed but the union has since broken down completely over issues relating to infidelity.

Grace Amah
This petite light-skinned actress who acts mainly in English movies also has a child out of wedlock. She has successfully earned herself a place in the group of celebrities with kids out of wedlock and some pessimists are still of the opinion that marriage may not be a thing on her mind soon especially as she has becomes rare at events and the social circuit.

Ibinabo Fiberisima
This actress and former president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) is presently fighting a battle that can be described as the biggest in her life yet and many of her fans are fervently praying she comes out unscathed from it. The former beauty queen was in a celebrated relationship with actor and current president of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Fred Amata. It was a relationship many of Ibinabo’s friends thought would lead to the altar but just as it started, it was brought to an abrupt end with no cogent reason but not without the actress having a child for the actor. That brought the number of children she has had out of wedlock to 3 as she had two children before the time.

Funke Etti
She was one of the regular faces in the Yoruba Nigerian female movie industry some time ago. Funke Etti was at a time thought to be having an affair with Itele, another actor in the Yoruba movie industry but she denied it. After she delivered a bouncing baby boy, the father of the baby was conspicuously missing at the naming ceremony, with sources even claiming that was because she is yet unmarried to the person responsible for the pregnancy.

Alex Lopez
She is probably one of the very few celebrities that will talk about the children\child they have out of wedlock openly with no sign of regret. Alex Lopez is always happy to talk about her son, Joshua, whom she had for her lover years back. Although the relationship didn’t last, she is always quick to express her gratitude to God for the joy of motherhood which the relationship afforded her.

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