The recent Tuface Idibia family saga which made headlines since the turn of September, no thanks to his Wife Annie’s issue with his baby mama Pero, has led to a close look at the rise of the baby mama/baby dad relationship among Nigerian celebs.
It has become a common trend for some time for male celebrities to father kids through baby mamas. It is noticed that these celebrities prefer to be baby daddies rather than settle down in marriage, though some are married. Many of them have children with two, three, or more women.
The word ”baby mama” and ”baby daddy” is used to describe a situation where two couples decide to have children out of wedlock.
The noteworthy thing about the celebs on this list is, they are not only financially supporting their children. They have also been present fathers, co-parenting, and proud of these kids. While some baby mamas are unknown probably due to agreements they had with their male partners, many of the baby mamas are well-known ladies.
Below is a list of these male celebs with baby mamas, comprising of both old and young men.
Triple MG boss, talent manager and politician, Ubi Franklin, is the first name on this list. The successful businessman has four children from four different women; including his first child Jayden, who he had with Nollywood actress and ex-wife Lilian Esoro.
His first daughter is Zanette whose mother is a US-based model and entrepreneur originally from Kogi State in Nigeria. He also has a son, Shiloh, with a South African baby mama, Nicole Siyo. His fourth baby mama is Sandra Iheuwa and they have a daughter, Ariella, together.
Earlier in the year, Ubi took to his Instagram page to appreciate three of his baby mamas for not giving him trouble. He excluded Siyo the South African baby mama, who would later drag him on Instagram for not playing a father role in the life of their son.
DM Record boss and dancehall singer, Inetimi Timaya Odon aka Timaya has three girls and a son from three baby mamas. His children are Emma, Gracey, Emmanuel, and Maya. His first two children are from his date of many years, Barbara Nwokolo, while Emmanuel’s mum is an interior décor named Tamar. Maya’s mother is a popular American-based visual artist who goes by the name Dunnie Onasanya.
Timaya in his interviews has also said marriage is not for him, that he’d not get married, says he’d rather just have kids. He had once dated actress Empress Njamah.
Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele widely referred to as Oritsefemi is also included in this list. Oritsefemi’s claim to fame was the release of his remake of Fela Kuti’s ‘Double Wahala’ song in 2013. The “musical-Taliban”, as he fondly calls himself, has two daughters – Patience and Esther Majemite Ekele from two different women. However, the Ajegunle-bred singer is married to Nabila Fash who is not one of his baby mamas.
King Sunny Ade
Legendary Nigerian juju singer, multiple award winner, and songwriter, King Sunny Ade, is no stranger to the World of having baby mamas. He is also termed ‘a father of many nations ’ because of the large number of children born for him by his baby mamas.
After several speculations, Homto Dokpesi, the daughter of AIT founder and DAAR communicatons, chief Alegho Raymond Dokpesi, shed light on her relationship with juju music maestro, King Sunny Ade in the last quarter of the year 2020.
Homto, in an interview with The Nations, when asked by her interviewer Paul Ukpabio, if she has heard people insinuating that King Sunny Ade could be the father of her son? She said,
“Everyone is always looking for answers to their questions. Even though the father of my child is not in our lives, a decision he made which I choose to respect, my son knows who his father is, and the father knows he has a son. What more can I say? I would rather keep my private business private.”
The Juju Legend reportedly has more than 20 children, many he doesn’t even know. However, KSA is also said to have seven known wives.
Nigerian rapper, Panshak Zamani widely known as Ice Prince is not left out from the list of celebrity baby daddies. He welcomed his son, Jamal Zamani with his baby-mama, Bimbo Babatunde sometime in 2012. Ice Prince who is a lover of exotic rides is extremely private with his son’s life.
Afropop star, Chinedu Okoli a.k.a. Flavour N’abania is the biggest music export from the eastern part of Nigerian. Famed for his music exploits within and outside the shores of Nigeria, Flavour is a proud daddy to three adorable baby girls. His baby mamas are Nigerians – Sandra Okagbue and Anna Banner. Interestingly, there is no love lost between the two ladies who are ex-beauty queens.
The man of many women himself, Fuji star Wasiu Alabi a.k.a Pasuma is fond of dating socialites all over the world. His three known baby manas (one in Nigeria and 2 overseas) delivered 10 children for him. Alabi is blessed with 10 children, 2 boys, and 8 girls. His first child is 30-year-old Wasilat Odetola popularly known as Wassy on Instagram.
Afro Juju megastar and legendary musician Sir Shina Peters has many children from his different relationships with women. One of these children is A-list Nigerian Cinematographer and Music Video producer Clarence Peters who was born by veteran actress Clarion Chukwura. There is Damilare is allegedly the love child of Sir Shina Peters and the late Nollywood actress, Funmi Martins, who is a stepbrother to actress Mide. There is also Ife, half-sister to celebrity fashion stylist Toyin Lawani, who their mother gave birth to for Shina Peters.
Nigerian producer, songwriter, and singer, Tekno Miles whose real name is Augustine Miles Kelechi is unsurprisingly a baby dad. He joined the list of celebs with baby mamas when his long-term girlfriend and fellow musician Lola Rae gave birth to a baby girl for him in 2018. Tekno has been known to be with different ladies from musicians, models, video vixens, etc. This includes Chidinma Ekile, Agnes Masogange, Lulu Elizabeth, etc.
The multi-talented musician, in a series of videos on his Instagram stories, spoke on why he can’t be with one woman. He said, “It kind of makes sense. But in reality, it is just weird because I want to love one person and be with them but it is impossible because the women are so beautiful. There are so many beautiful women everywhere around the world.” Tekno calls himself “a womanizer for life”.
Abolore Akande aka 9ice is also a strong contender on our list. Previously married to Toni Payne, the union, which produced a son, Zion, fell apart like a stack of badly packed cards in 2010, with the ex-wife alleged fling with Ruggedman.
The ‘gan-gan aso’ crooner who attributed the loss of his voice to the absence of “good equipment” in the country has since gone on to bring forth four kids from three baby mamas.
In the year 2020, 9ice tied the knots with the mother of his fourth child, Olasunkanmi Ajala, though there was a brief separation owing to 9ice’s infidelity. They have reconciled and are still together. The singer also has twin daughters from a short-lived romance with Abuja-based Vicky Godis, a sibling of popular OAP, Oreka Godis.
Nigerian rapper, Olamide Adedeji aka Badoo is the proud father of three kids from two women – Adebukumi Aisha Suleiman and Maria Okanrende. In 2015, Olamide joined the growing list of Nigerian celebrity daddies when his long-term girlfriend, Aisha Suleiman, bore him a son; he is presently married to her. The music sensation staged a grand naming ceremony for his son. The well-attended ceremony was even graced by the then Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola.
His children are Maximilian Boluwatife Adedeji, Tunrepin Myles Adedeji, and Asaiah Monife Maria.
Global Popstar and Grammy Award winner Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun popularly known as Wizkid is unsurprisingly on this list. Wizkid has fathered three kids from three different women – Oluwanisola Ogudugu, Binta Diallo, and Jada Pollock. His children are Boluwatife Balogun, Ayodeji Balogun, and Zion Balogun.
Boluwatife is the first child of Wizkid. His mother, Sola Ogudu gave birth to him in 2011 when she was just 19. Ayodeji is the second child of the music icon and was born in 2016. Initially rejected by Wizkid, Diallo Binta insisted on a paternity test to buttress her point. Zion, born in 2017 is the third child of Wizkid. It came as a surprise to us all as it was revealed that Zion’s mother is Wizkid’s manager, Jada Pollock.
Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, aka Patoranking is also on the list of Nigerian celebrities who are proud baby daddies. He is the father of Rapharanking Okorie, his son, and his daughter, Wilmer Okorie. His baby mamas are Leila who borne Rapha and an unknown lady who was seen at Davido’s daughter’s birthday early in the year.
Patoranking loves to keep his love life secret, although there have been rumors of his love affair with some female music artiste.
American-born Nigerian music star, David Adedeji Adeleke, widely known as Davido, is a prominent baby daddy with 5 children that are known to the public by five different women. These women are
Sophie Momodu, mother of Imade Adeleke.
Hailey Veronica the mother of Hailey Adeleke.
Chioma Avril Rowland, a.k.a Chef Chi the mother of David Adeleke Jnr.
Ayomide Labinjo, the mother of her 7year old son Anuoluwapo.
Then there is Larissa Yasmin Lorenco, also known as Larissa London, an Angolan-born makeup artist living in the United Kingdom. She is the mother of Davido’s 6-year-old daughter, Mitchell Anu Adeleke.
One thing is certain – Davido has a way of getting these ladies.
‘African queen’ crooner and one of Nigeria’s music legends, Innocent Idibia is one who became popular for having children with several women, one of which he is married to. 2baba was nicknamed ‘the father of all nations” because he fathered up to 7 kids from different women. His baby mamas are Pero Adeniyi and Sunmbo Ajaba, the latter who has since remarried while the former has been in the news for a controversial marital feud with Annie Macaulay, who is Tuface’s legal wife.
The controversial issue which has escalated since the beginning of the month has been one of the most trending topics on social media. Within Nigeria had reported this issue which has led to a big drama between Annie Macaulay & the Idibia family. His children are Isabel, Nino, Zion, Justin, Rose, Innocent, and Olivia.
Others in the Baby Daddy club include, but are not limited to Solid Star, Jim Iyke, D’Prince, Wande Coal, Joe El, and Jesse Jagz, May D, Terry G, IK Ogbonna, Kayswitch, and Seun Kuti
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