In the last few months, there has been a negative trend on the Nigerian entertainment scene. Various artistes have been in the news over paternity or maternity issues. Celebrities are often times mentors to lots of people without knowing it. These people tend to emulate their lifestyles, whether they are acceptable or not. It is for this reason celebs are always advised to get their acts together because they never know who is watching. Saturday Beats highlights some of the acts that have been in the news over baby mama/daddy drama in the industry
The paternity tussle between actress, Bisi Ibidapo-Obe, and former House of Representatives member, Dino Melaye, was a trending issue for months. While the actress stuck to her gun that the lawmaker was the father of her child, the married lawmaker with three kids denied the claims. The issue of DNA came up but when the pictures of her baby girl surfaced on the Internet, people made judgments in their mind. The baby girl is some months old now while her mother has since found love and obviously moved on with her life.
Liz Da Silva
Just few weeks ago, various news portals reported that the up and coming sexy actress, Liz Da Silva, who held her baby shower in May in Lagos, is not sure who is responsible for her pregnancy. At least three men were said to have been intimately involved with her, but the actress allegedly doesn’t know who the father of the child is. News about her dilemma is slowly simmering down and she is fast adjusting to being a single mother. During the week, the screen diva did her child dedication.
The light-skinned actress welcomed her baby boy into the world on May 3 in New York. Not too long after, her estranged first husband, Olumide Okunfulure, claimed to be the ‘baby-daddy’. The twist in this story is that Laide Bakare is married to another man, Tunde Oriowo, but her first husband, Okunfulure, is claiming he was still married to her when she got pregnant and quit their marriage without letting him know. However, the actress, few days ago, named her son ‘Oriowo’. Some days ago, she also hit back at her former husband, saying she was fully aware that her baby was the result of her liaison with her new man.
Just a few weeks after welcoming his first new born baby in Atlanta, Paul Okoye, the other half of the singing duo, P-Square, had another baby delivered for him in a London hospital by a former beauty pageant contestant, Elshama Benson. However, Paul has refused to claim paternal responsibility for the baby boy. Although the new mother had been in touch with the singer, he had not been forthcoming beyond telling her that he wants a DNA test to ascertain paternity. Elshama claims she never slept with any man except Paul, adding that she lost her virginity to him when she was 17 years old. Hard to believe, Elshama was a close friend to Anita, the other woman who gave birth to Paul’s first son.