Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, has welcomed her first child through surrogacy.
The actress revealed she chose to have her first child through surrogacy to fulfill her dream of becoming a mother.
She said, “Yes I do have a daughter and I had her through surrogacy. The eggs are mine and so genetically, she’s my blood.
“I chose this path to fulfill my dream of becoming a mother. I still have a good number of eggs frozen in case I decide to do surrogacy again or carry my baby myself.”
Ini Edo revealed she had a series of miscarriages in the past.
Ini Edo, speaking with Stella Dimoko Korkus, further denied rumors that her child’s father was a married man, identified as Kome.
“It’s so sad that in Nigeria when a ‘single’ woman is friends with a guy, it must mean to people that they are dating.
“Kome has been my friend for years and that is what it is, period. He is a responsible family man and doesn’t deserve to be dragged into my motherhood story,” she said.
The actress added that she opted for a donor because of her and her baby’s peace of mind.
“I went for a donor for me and my baby’s peace of mind.
“Another major reason I opted for a donor is that it scares me so much when I see banter and controversies between a mother and a father over a baby in public forums,” she said.
“For me, it is the fear of what that would mean for the child.”
According to her, ideally, it is marriage before children but we are not living in an ideal world.
Ilebaye wins BBNaija All Stars
Ilebaye Odiniya is the winner of BBNaija All Stars, the eighth season of the reality television series.
She took the highly coveted top spot at Sunday’s finale, leaving 2019 winner Mercy Eke, 33, in the number two position.
Ilebaye goes home with a cash prize of N120 million, a weekend getaway for two, and an SUV, among other rewards.
The 22-year-old was evicted from 2022’s BBNaija Level Up season after only three weeks.
Cynthia Nwadiora aka CeeC, who was the runner-up of the third season Double Wahala in 2018, came in at number three behind Ilebaye and Mercy Eke.
Adekunle Olopade, 28, was revealed by host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as the third runner-up on Sunday.
Pere Egbi, 38, and Cross Okonkwo, 33, were named the fourth and fifth runners-up, respectively.
No holds barred: Why I demanded sex with Simi before music collaboration
Ọlawale Ọlọfọrọ, better known as Brymo, has come out to describe his alleged sex-for-music request from female colleague, Simisola Kosoko, simply known as Simi as an “artistic pursuit”
Brymo sparked controversy after he revealed in a voice note he posted on X (formerly Twitter) that he demanded a sexual relationship from Simi in lieu for a music collaboration.
This didn’t sit well with Simi’s husband, singer Adekunle Gold, who warned him to “stay away” from his wife and “stop disrespecting” his family.
But in a recent interview with TVC, Brymo defended his sexual advances towards “Tiff” singer describing it as “an artistic pursuit.”
According to Brymo, “One day I was somewhere and I met Adekunle Gold, I was just like, ‘Oh! Gold.’ The first time I was ever meeting him. And he requested a collaboration… When he came to me, I just said flatly, ‘Oga, I’m not doing any collaboration right now.’
“Two weeks after, Simi came. I didn’t know they [Simi and Adekunle Gold were together]. I’m sure you all know about Falz. He took the fall that I was supposed to take. I was the target… But I’m a smart guy.
Continuing, he said, “When I saw her [Simi], I said no features except I am laying with the woman I am working with so it can really be intense. Did she not sleep with Adekunle Gold? Is that not why the music is extra good? But she said no, and I was like okay, bye-bye and then she left.
“She wasn’t the only one I proposed it to. But guess what? I’ve made music with seven women. I didn’t sleep with anyone of them.
“After that incident, I’ve recorded songs with four women. We didn’t even have that [sexual] conversation at all. We just made music. So, it wasn’t about me asking for sex for collaboration. No, no, it wasn’t about that. For me, it was an artistic pursuit.”
Sam Larry opens up on fight with Mohbad
Nigerian socialite, Balogun Olamilekan Eletu aka Sam Larry, who is one of those at the center of controversy surrounding the death of Mohbad, has explained that his brawl with the late singer was over N2 million owed him by the late singer.
Recall how Sam Larry came under fire on social media after a video of him and some people harassing late singer, Mohbad surfaced on social media.
In the video, Mohbad and Zlatan were on set for a music video when Sam Larry, who is said to be an ally of Naira Marley, stormed the scene with some boys targeting Mohbad, who scampered away in fear.
The video left many Nigerians on social media furious as they stormed Larry’s Instagram page to attack him for bullying and threatening the late singer.
In a statement shared on SnapChat, which has since gone viral, Sam Larry claimed to have paid Mohbad N2 million to perform at his mother’s annual remembrance concert, but that the late singer failed to show up.
He wrote “Two year’s ago, I gave Ileri N2 million to perform at my mother’s annual remembrance concert at Ikorodu.
“The boy never turned up. So I called him to ask why. He then said he was not feeling well.
“When I asked for a refund, he said he lost his phone and money recently when the NDLEA raided his place and since he was leaving Marlian Records, he is now broke, with no commitment to repay.
“I then left, all for me to later hear that this same boy was having a musical video shoot next door, practically the next street to my house.
“So I went there to ask for my money again. We had an argument that lasted five minutes. Even one of his friends insisted he was going pay the money. Up till today one kobo they have not paid me. This was early last year. I have since moved on.
“I travelled to Kenya to find new African act that can perform at my mother’s concert this year. I have been away since August 20!
“Till now I don’t know anything other than what was written in the blogs and press. I don’t even know where he lives I only know his former label boss and their house.
“I don’t know any nurse or doctor or hospital. I don’t know anything about his movement, I don’t have that time. I have lost a lot more money than that before; you win some you lose some.
“That is my story, case close. I came here willingly and happily. I know nothing about how the musician died.”
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