They are young, handsome, rich and upwardly mobile. Little wonder they attract legions of adoring female fans. The baby mama syndrome is fast becoming the norm, as it seems some young musicians don’t see anything wrong in sowing wild oats. In fact, it has become the trend for young Nigerian artistes to father children out of wedlock, without any intention to get married to their baby mamas. From Tuface Idibia aka Tubaba who is regarded as ‘father of many nations’ to youngsters like Wizkid and Davido, the story is the same. This is the world of notable musicians with baby mamas.
While he has been a pioneer of sort in the music industry, Tuface Idibia is also a pioneer as far as baby mama palaver is concerned. In a career spanning two decades and still counting, Tuface has developed a legendary reputation for sowing wild oats, and to date, over a dozen women have claimed that he’s the father of their babies. Tuface’s baby mamas include Sumbo Adeoye nee Ajaba, Pero Adeniyi and Annie Macaulay. Between them the women have seven kids for the musician.
However, in 2013, Annie Macaulay became the official wife when Tuface married her in a society wedding that attracted the crème de la crème of the entertainment industry. In an interview, Tuface confessed that even though, he regrets his life with women; he loves his children very much.
Success hit 9ice like a ton of bricks after the release of his chartbuster, Gongo Aso, a few years ago. Before anyone could say Jackie Robinson, 9ice tied the knot with Toni Payne and together they made a baby boy. But the marriage soon broke up, and ever since, 9ice has been on rampage!
Beginning with his long time girlfriend, Vicky Godis, the musician fathered a set of female twins. Not done, he hooked up with Olasunkanmi Ajala, who also had a child for him, raising his number of children to four.
Ever since he hit fame and stardom with the remix of Osita Osadebe’s classic, Ashawo, contemporary highlife singer, Flavour, has been smiling to the bank, with girls swooning all over him. Little wonder he is not left out of the fray.
However, what sets Flavour apart from the pack is his attraction to ex-beauty queens. So far, he has two daughters from ex-Delta queen, Sandra Okagbue and former MBGN queen, Anna Banner.
Seun Kuti has always insisted that the institution of marriage makes no sense to him because of the high rate of divorce in the world. In fact, the Afrobeat act has severally declared in interviews that he has no intention of getting married.
However, Seun Kuti, who has a baby girl from his long time girlfriend, Yetunde Ademiluyi, a couple of years ago is alleged to have secretly fathered another child with a lady called Adaeze.
What actually exposed Seun were messages leaked on social media credited to his baby mama, Adaeze, disclosing that he is yet to set eyes on his child, Zuna, who was delivered over a year ago. To date, Seun has declined comments on the issue.
Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid rode to fame after the release of his debut single, Holla At Ur Boi and since then the self-acclaimed Star Boy has never looked back. While his career has risen at an astronomical rate, so also his penchant for bedding pretty ladies.
Beginning with Tania Omotayo, who had a child for him in 2011, Wizkid fathered another child recently courtesy of Blue Diamond, a Guinean model. She posted the picture of her and the baby on the Instagram recently, saying that she has christened him Ayo Balogun Jnr.
OBO singer, David Adeleke aka Davido, is not left out of the brouhaha of musicians sowing wild oats. He was recently in the thick of a custody battle with his baby mama, Sophia, over their daughter, Imade. However, Davido has openly declared that he has no intention of marrying Sophia due to age difference and the fact that she does not deserve him.
Delta-born musician, Joshua Iniyezo aka Solidstar, had a son with his UK-based lover late last year. Although, the identity of the white baby mama is still unknown, the singer shared adorable photos of his cute baby on Instagram. As a testament to his bedding skills, the Baby Jollof singer in an interview described himself as a “striker”!
Award-winning rapper and YBNL boss, Olamide, is also in the thick of the baby mama drama. Only recently, the musician revealed that he had no intention of marrying Adebukunmi Suleiman, who had a child for him.
“We’ve been cool from way back and we’ve been together for almost five years now. She is not just a random chic that came around from nowhere. But regarding the question of marrying her, that one is very hard to answer because Olamide is not God; only God knows tomorrow,” he said.
Majemite Oritsefemi grew up in the ghettos of Ajegunle and rose to limelight in 2013 after the release of his hit single, Double Wahala. The self-styled Musical Taliban has two beautiful daughters aged 9 and 11 from his baby mama, Blessing Rawa. However, both of them broke up amid allegations that she hacked his Instagram account last year. The pair dated for years but as soon as success came Oritshefemi’s way, the story changed, leading him to hook up with sexy singer, Adasounds.
When popular gospel singer, Lanre Teriba aka Atorise impregnated a lady outside wedlock, he had thought that his marriage was over. But luckily for him, his wife forgave and took him back!
In a recent interview with The Sun, Teriba narrated his ordeal: “When I had a child out of wedlock I cried. The reason why I felt bad about it was that some people were using it against me. I regret it as well. Certain things happen in your life that are beyond you; I am human. But I don’t know why some people think I should kill myself because of that singular mistake. When I read stuff about me on the Internet, I felt so bad but I have some wonderful fans that encouraged me.
“And I thank God for my wife for being a great encouragement. I have prayed to God for forgiveness and my wife has also forgiven me. So, those who still use it against me are haters.”