Nigerian showbiz stars are not only in the business of making money and making music, they are also in the business of making babies – some of them out of wedlock.
Here are some with children out of wedlock…
Sometime last year Babatunde Bimbo hit the news after she opened up about carrying the child of the Oleku super star, Ice Prince Zamani. Several denials and rejections trailed her announcement. Ice Prince blatantly rejected the baby. Bimbo had to quit school in order to keep the pregnancy. The baby was christened Toluwalase. In a sudden twist of events, Mister Zamani embraced his child and later renamed him Jamal. In an interview, he was asked by a reporter how he felt about being a “New dad”, Ice Prince didn’t mince words, he hit the nail on the head admitting he is now a dad.
Even though the Oleku superstar initially denied having a son with Bimbo Babatunde, he has finally accepted t paternity of the boy. These days he proudly flaunts his pictures of him carrying Jamal on the social media.
It is no longer news that Paul of P-Square has a son named Andre with his long time girl friend, Anita. Earlier, Paul had announced his plans to marry her. Peter amazingly took to twitter when he wrote that Paul and his heart beau, Anita, were expecting their first child. Reports say that Paul started dating Anita even before he became renowned in the entertainment industry. She has always been part of his success story. Andre is a post graduate student of the University of Dundee, Scotland
Former Square Records artiste, Akinmayokun Awodumila a.k.a May D also is part of the ever growing list of celebrity fathers who are not married. His long-time girlfriend, Debola gave birth to a baby boy sometime early this year and the talented May D took to Twitter to announce the birth of his son. In his tweet he says:’ I just had a sure baby boy’ and also tweeted a picture of him carrying his son.
Ngohide Ruby Ann Gyanggyan a.k.a Ruby and the fast rising Soul singer Jesse Jagz have been an item for sometime. They met way back in Jos in the choir. They both have a grown daughter named Jade. Jesse mildly disclosed this in his ’Jagz of all Tradez ‘album in the track titled:’ This jagged life’ featuring Lindsey another J-Town R n B singer. Though they are not dating any more but sources state that they have jointly raised their daughter.
He is the chart-topping musical wonder-kid whose meteoric rise to the peak of the music industry has been nothing short of breathtaking. Life as a star boy however does have its downsides. Even though he also initially denied the paternity of his son, he has finally concurred.
Mother of the child, Oluwanishola Ogudugu was a student of the Houdegbe North American University Cotonou, Benin Republic. His son Boluwatife turned two sometime in May this year and Wizkid showered him with lots of birthday gifts. Even though Wizkid is not currently dating his baby’s mum, he has been a good father to his son.
The energetic and restless Terry G also belongs to the league of celebrity daddies. He definitely wasn’t testing the microphone when he did this. He has a baby boy, with his fiancée Mimi Omoregbe, who was delivered sometime last year in the U.K.
The self-confessed Dem Mama Soldier welcomed his baby girl in May 2012. Timaya christened his daughter Emmanuella Perere Timaya. According to him: ‘I’m building my own dynasty which is why my baby and the other ones that would come after her would bear Timaya as their surname, not Odom’.
Timaya’s baby mama is a dark skinned singer and budding actress named Barbara whom Timaya reportedly met in 2010. Reports say Timaya put Barbara and Emmanuella in an apartment in the heart of Ikeja and bought her a GL Fomatic 450 Benz, valued at about N13m.Timaya has managed to stay out of controversy since he became a dad even though the Empress saga still haunts him.