Baby-Mama Boom in Nigeria: Growing Trend among Popular Nigerian Celebrities

Just like the oil boom that was trending in the 80’s, the baby-mama trend is fast becoming the norm among popular musicians in Nigeria. It has become the in-thing for celebrities to father children out of wedlock in Nigeria without no intention of getting married to these baby mamas.

Well, some see it as gaining fame or a normal thing, others see it as a western virus that has finally crept to the shores of Nigeria and has shown the high level of moral decadence among the youths of our time. From 2baba who was described by a Nigerian comedian as the ‘father of many nations’ to youngsters like Wizkid who also joined the league (list) of Nigerian artiste with baby-mama’s.

Top Musicians in Nigeria with Baby-Mama’s

1.Innocent Ujah Idibia aka 2baba
The legendary musician has seven children from three women namely Sumbo Adeoye, Pero Adeniji, and Annie Macaulay. Nino and Zion are children of Sumbo Adeoye. Justin Agaba Idibia is Tuface second son and Rose is also Tuface daughter from Pero Adeniyi. Innocent Ejeh Oluwakitan Idibia is Tuface’s last son. While Annie Macaulay, Tu-face’s wife gave birth to two girls for him, Isabella and Olivia. They got married 2baba in 2013 at a lavish wedding ceremony in Dubai.

In a interview with a celebrity magazine gistmania.com, 2baba regrets his life with women but he loves his children.

2. Abolore Akande aka 9ice
Gongo Aso crooner, 9ice has twin girls from his longtime girlfriend ‘Vicky Godis. The 36 year old singer has a son with his ex-wife, Tony Payne, while his current relationship with Olasunkanmi Ajala produced one child. This brings the number of his children to four from different women.

3. Chinedu Okoli aka Flavour N’abania
The 31 year old singer has two daughters from ex-Delta queen, Sandra Okagbue in September 2014 and ex-Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Anna Banner.
Flavour is a high-life musician who sings mostly in his native Ibo language.

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4. Seun Kuti
Seun Kuti has a baby girl with his longtime girlfriend, Yetunde Ademiluyi. According to eraveng.com, Seun Kuti has fathered another child, Zuna, by a lady called Adaeze. Seun Kuti is Fela’s last son who is towing his fathers path in Afrobeat music with Egypt 80band.

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5. Ibrahim Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid
The Ojuelegba crooner is popularly known as Wizkid. His first son, Boluwatife was born in 2011 by Sola Ogudu. According to TunezMediaBlog, the ‘Star Boy’ label chief is reported to have fathered another child from a Guinean model known as Blue Diamond Diallo. The lady, Diallo in an interview with shadeRoom in U.S claims Wizkid refused to accept responsibility for the child. She went further to name the child, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun Jnr, and has accepted her fate.

According to Pulseng, Wizkid is currently in a relationship with U.S singer and model, Justin Skye.

6. David Adeleke aka Davido
Davido fathered a child, Imade with Sophie Momodu. Davido has been in the thick of a custody battle with his lover, Sophie, for their daughter, Imade. Music buffs believe the fight was over, after it was reported that they signed a peace accord at the NAPTIP office.

Sophie is the cousin of Ovation publisher, Dele Momodu. Davido claims Sophie lied to him about her age and hence he can’t marry her for that reason.

7. Solidstar
The Delta born musician, Joshua Iniyezo aka Solidstar had a son with his U.K based lover late last year. Although the identity of the white baby mama is still unknown, the singer shared adorable photos of his new baby on instagram, ‘cute’ as his caption. The ‘BabyJollof’ crooner in an interview, described himself as a striker.

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8. Olamide
Award- winning rapper and YBNL CEO, Olamide has revealed in an interview with pulse ng said he had no intention of marrying his babymama, Adebukunmi Suleiman. His words:

“We’ve been cool from way back and we’ve been together for almost 5 years now. It’s not just some random chic that came around from nowhere. That’s just it. But the question of marrying her, that one is very hard to answer because Olamide is not God. Only God knows tomorrow.”

Olamide grew up from notorious Bariga slum and rose to fame after releasing hit tracks like ‘Awon Goons Mi’, Shakitibobo, Lagos Boy, and others.

9. Timaya

Enetimi Alfred Odom aka Timaya had a girl child from his baby-mama, Barbara in 2015. He was formerly in a relationship with Nollywood actress, Empress Njamah before they parted ways. He was accused of raping a woman, Shella B in the Unites States, which he later claimed was consensual. The Egberi papa 1 of Bayelsa crooner is known for songs like Sanko,

10. Terry J

Terry J fathered a male child, Rex, with his girlfriend, Mimi Omoregbe in 2012. The Akpako crooner is known for his controversial lifestyle. He recently slapped  DJ Phrinz during his performance at comedian Bash show in Lagos. He has released a new song titled ‘Ferrari’.

Those are the list of popular musicians with baby-mama’s what’s your take on this growing trend among these celebrities.

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Updated: July 31, 2016 — 3:36 pm

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Joy Umukoro

I am Joy Umukoro, a grahic designer, journalist and also a writer on Nigerian Infopedia. Love making friends, reading and writing. Am also a Jesus addict. Saved by Grace Alone

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  1. Abdul Kadir

    Since they want to have baby mama’s, let them have. Its their choice. I see no reason wrong in that

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