The Nigerian entertainment industry has quite a number of single mothers who are playing the roles of mother and father for their kids and doing an excellent job of it. These women have beautiful and strong children to show for their struggles. Some of them were once in abusive marriages while some came from relationships that just didn’t work out. So after a careful study and research I present to you 10 Nigerian celebrities playing the role of father for their children.
1. Bukky Wright
The charming and radiant Nollywood actress Bukky Wright marital life has been a subject of controversy. Bukky Wright who was born in Ogun State Nigeria in the year 1967 was blessed with two kids out of marriage and she chooses to enjoy her life as a single mother and Nollywood actress. She has two sons, namely Eniola and Gbenga. She became a grandmother when one of her sons had a child. Bukky Wright is one of Nigerian celebrity playing the role of father for her children.
2. Tonto Dikeh
The beautiful Nollywood actress who declares herself as a king is no other person but Tonto Dikeh. She divorce her husband Churchill Olakunle and now taking care of her son whom she named King by herself. Nollywood controversial actress Tonto Dikeh has been trending on the internet and social media due to the marital conflict between her and her estranged husband Churchill Olakunle. During an interview with Daddy Freeze, Tonto Dikeh stated that her ex-husband can’t stay more than 40 seconds in a woman, stating that her ex-husband Churchill Olakunle had premature ejaculation. Tonto Dikeh is one of Nigerian celebrity playing the role of father for her son.
3. Tiwa Savage
The beautiful Nigerian songstress and queen of Afro pop Tiwa Savage is one of Nigerian celebrity that is single handedly taking care of her son. The African bad girl as she is fondly called divorced her husband Tunji Balogun who is popularly known as TeeBillz on the ground of infidelity and domestic violence. Ever since she divorced her husband she has been the one taking care of her son as a single mother. Tiwa Savage is one of Nigerian celebrity playing the role of father for her son.
4. Linda Ikeji
Linda Ikeji is a celebrity blogger and an entrepreneur. The self made millionaire had a child out of wedlock. She has never been married and is hoping to get married to her heart desire later in the future. She had a baby boy for her boyfriend who wanted to marry her but later changed his mind after he discovered that Linda Ikeji has so many controversies concerning her lifestyle. He stated that he is a private person and doesn’t want any media attention in his life. Linda Ikeji broke up with him and decided to raise her son as a single mot her. Linda Ikeji is one of Nigerian celebrity playing the role of father for her son.
5. Monalisa Chinda
Monalisa Chinda is a famous Nollywood actress, model and a television personality. Monalisa Chinda left her marriage over domestic violence and abuse. The beautiful actress practically ran out of her matrimonial home with her little daughter who is now growing into a beautiful young lady. Although Monalisa Chinda has tried a couple of different relationships after her breakup with her husband but to no avail. She get fade up and stopped searching, she decided to raise her beautiful daughter as a single mother. Monalisa Chinda is one of Nigerian celebrity playing the role of father for her daughter.
6. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve Nnaji is a Nollywood actress and producer. The red carpet goddess and top Nollywood actress has a child out of wedlock. Genevieve Nnaji had her beautiful daughter when she was still in secondary school. She was put away in family ways when she was still a teenager and still in secondary school. Due to that unfortunate incident she has decided never to get married again. She single handedly raised her daughter into a beautiful and adorable young woman. Her daughter is now married and she will soon be a grandmother. Genevieve Nnaji is one of Nigerian celebrity playing the role of father for her daughter.
7. Fathia Balogun
Fathia Balogun a Nollywood actress, producer and also an entrepreneur. The popular radiant Yoruba actress became a single mother when the line drawn out with the veteran Nollywood actor and ex-husband Saidi Balogun. The 48 years old single mother is enjoying her life with her two kids and she however changed her maiden name from Fathia Balogun to Fathia William in 2015. Fathia Balogun is one of Nigerian celebrity playing the role of father for her children.
Waje is one Nigerian musician whose flawless voice has won her the hearts of many. Since her debut in the entertainment industry, the beautiful and busty songstress has gone to become one of the most sought-after musicians in Nigeria and rest of the world. However, before joining the Nigerian music industry, Waje already had a daughter. During one of her interview, she revealed that she had her daughter when she was just 17 years old. She was put in a family and had a child when she was just a teenager and however decided to raise and train the child as a single mother. Waje is one of Nigerian celebrity playing the role of father for her daughter.
9. Grace Amah
Grace Amah is a Nollywood actress. The beautiful actress had a child out of wedlock. Grace Amah, who welcomed a child out of wedlock some years ago has been away from the movie scene for a while now. In her explanation, the actress said after she returned to Nigeria, that she had to spend time with her son. The father of her son has remained unknown and she seems not to be ready to reveal him anytime soon. In a recent interview, she said it is nobody’s business if she gave birth out of wedlock or not, and according to her, it is her life. The beautiful actress is single handedly taking care of her son. Grace Amah is one of Nigerian celebrity playing the role of father for her son.
10. Georgina Onuoha
Georgina Onuoha is a Nollywood actress and a television personality popularly known for her role as Buchi in the 2003 Nollywood blockbuster movie Egg of Life. Georgina Onuoha divorced her husband Dr. Ifeanyi Igwegbe, a former medical doctor in the United States of America due to his high intake of alcohol. Dr. Ifeanyi Igwegbe was addicted to alcohol and Georgina Onuoha could not take it and sometime when he returns he always abuse her and beat her up for no reason. Luckily for her, the marriage produced two beautiful daughters for her whom she is single handedly taking care of as a single mother. Georgina Onuoha is one of Nigerian celebrity playing the role of father for her daughters.