Mr. Nanex 2/16/2017 7:33:24 AM
Having children outside wedlock has become a common practice among Nigerian celebrities as more of them aspire to join the club of fatherhood with no intention of getting married. Listed below are some of them. ORITSEFEMI Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele, the afrobeats singer whose story changed after his re-make of one of Fela Anikulakpo Kuti’s popular songs Double Wahala is a proud celebrity dad with two daughters from two different baby mamas. He was recently quoted as saying he has no plans of marrying either of his baby mamas. SEUN KUTI The last son of the legendary afrobeat pioneer, Fela Anikulakpo Kuti, recently declared publicly that he does not believe and he has no intention of getting married soon because he can’t imagine losing half his earnings. However, the dude likes being a father. Seun and his partner, Yetunde George Ademiluyi, have a lovely daughter. In an interview, the star talked about the exhilarating experience of fatherhood. “Training your first child is a life experience. It is a lesson in selfless service. You know, babies are strong but they are also quite dependent. You know you have to sacrifice your time, and now I am the one who sacrifices my time all night. My partner works all day, I work all night. I am in the studio anyway, so I can stay awake all night. Well, it is interesting and my baby is quite peaceful,’’ he stated. WIZKID Despite the fact that he happens to be one of the youngest and busiest fathers in the Nigerian music scene, Wizkid whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, still has time to spare for his kid. The artiste is said to be fond of his son, Boluwatife and his baby mama, Shola Ogudugu. However, there is no sign that the rich lad would be getting married anytime soon though he is enjoying his role of a father and often posts pictures of his son on his instagram page. 2FACE Now often referred to as the ‘father of all nation’, 2face was linked to three baby mamas before he eventually tied the knot with Annie, his longtime girlfriend. 2face has three children with Pero Adeniyi namely; Rose, Justin and Oluwakitan, two with Sumbo Ajaba namely; Nino and Zion and two with Annie Macaulay, namely Isabela and Olivia One of his baby mamas, Sumbo, who had two lovely kids for him, recently got married to a Pastor in Lagos. When 2face was asked by an online magazine how he felt about it, his reply was “Sumbo deserves all the best; I wish her many good things in her marriage. She’s a nice person.” MAY D Akinmayokun Awodumila, popularly known by his stage name May D, is on the list of Nigerian celebrity Dads. He has a son with his long-time girlfriend, Debola. May D and his girlfriend, Debola welcomed their son on the 24th of January 2013. May D was rumoured to have wedded Sweden born Carolina Wassmuth who he has been reported dating for sometime. FLAVOUR Chinedu Okoli popularly known by his stage name Flavour N’abania is an international singer who is yet to get married. The 31 year-old singer has a beautiful daughter with Ex- Delta soap queen, Sandra Okagbue. They welcomed their daughter in September, 2014. OLAMIDE Olamide Adedeji fondly called ‘Baddo’ is the newest father on this list and he only welcomed a handsome son earlier this month with his long term girlfriend, Aisat Suleiman and the singer is infact very proud to be a dad. The 25-year-old rapper has since named his son Maximiliano, and in the spirit of being referred to as a father has since changed his Instagram name to Daddy Miliano. TERRY G Terry G, whose real name is Gabriel Amanyi, is a proud father of one with his UK-based girlfriend, Mimi Omoregbe. She gave birth to a baby boy in November 2012. He was said to have conducted a silent traditional wedding with Mimi in 2011. TIMAYA Timaya became a father in 2012 and he said he is in no hurry to tie the knot “yet” with his baby mama, Barbara. Even though he admitted that Barbara was his kind of woman. Timaya, born Enetimi Odom named his daughter Emmanuella Perere Timaya. He recently celebrated his baby mama via his Instagram page, saying, “After giving birth to my child she still looks hot. Mama Emma oo.LOL. JESSE JAGZ Ruby, a mother of one is Jesse Jagz’s baby mama. The talented rapper/singer is MI’s younger brother and the brothers have known Ruby since their childhood as the singer is very much close to the Abaga family. The singer met the Abaga brothers back in Jos in the church choir where MI was the music director. Jesse Jagz and Ruby have a seven-year-old daughter, Jade. Jesse Jagz, a proud and committed father has often talked about his daughter in his songs, most especially on the song entitled This Jagged Life. The duo aren’t dating anymore but those close to them say they remain close friends and are jointly raising their daughter. ICE PRINCE Babatunde Bimbo became known in 2012 after she confessed to be carrying the child of the Nigerian rap star, Ice Prince Zamani, a confession that was trailed by denials and rejection. Bimbo, an undergraduate at that time, had to drop out of school to keep the pregnancy. The baby was christine Toluwalase. Ice Prince, who initially distanced himself from mum and child, later admitted in an interview to being the father. In a sudden twist of event, Ice Prince embraced his child and re-named him Jamal Zamani. In an interview, Ice Prince explained that he had denied his son because things were complicated at the time. “It was complicated back then, I didn’t really know what was happening and I wasn’t sure of certain things. So, the best I had to do then was deny it and sort out things first. Now I know he is my child and I have done everything as a father ever since,” he was quoted to have said in the interview. Nigerian male celebrity artists can afford to have and will continue to have children out-of-wedlock because no one really holds them accountable. In fact, it is expected that those in a profession which is considered unruly, and anything but intellectual, will yield results like what we see i.e. children out-of-wedlock.