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How I Became A Baby Mama – BBNaija’s Avala

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2019 BBNaija housemate Saida Avala has opened up on how she became a baby mama.

According to Avala, she had dreams of getting married, having kids and a blooming career, at certain ages, but all that did not come to pass as she wished.

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In her words;

“When I was a little girl I would dream of getting married at the age of 25 and having a child at the age of 27, with my music career blowing to the sky

Always thought at this age I would be famous for the world to love and that I would have all the money I needed to build an empire. However like the saying goes, “God watches you plan and he laughs”. Things didn’t turn out like I’d hoped.

It was 2016 when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I was scared cause I thought to myself how can I take care of a baby when I could barely take care of myself, I felt lost and confused, I did not know what to tell my family or how to tell the father himself.

To be honest I just felt guilty for not doing things the way my family wanted . Even though I was born in the United States, I also understood my culture in Nigeria. I put my doubts aside and ended up telling everyone and suprisingly they were very supportive to me.

My biggest support was my mother and she still is. I told her my fears of being a mom outside of wedlock, and she told me “such is life, sometimes things do not go the way you plan”. Only God knows why and that I should be grateful cause a child is a blessing.

Three months had passed, my dad came to me and told me he was scared for my health and he wants me to go back to the US to stay with my mother so she can prepare me properly on the things I needed to know about pregnancy. So I packed my bags and got on the plane to New York! When my mother saw me she was very happy cause all she was thinking about was the fact that she is about to be a Grandmother.

Things were hard I wont lie, alot of things were happening all at once, like with my relationship with the baby’s father, my living situation at the time or the fact that my mother was ill with kidney failure at the time but she was always optimistic and full of faith, even if she was scared she never showed me.

All the while I was in New York, I realised I had to put all the fear aside and be brave, not only for me but for my child. I had to sacrifice a lot of my time because she was my number one priority and my baby was and still is my happiness.

The day I went into labour, it snowed for the first time that year. I can remember it like it was yesterday, I remember how cold it was and how I kept screaming “I am not ready! I am not ready!”

The baby should wait! I was in tears cause I was so scared to meet her and at the same time I could not wait to meet her and be out of labour. I was in labour from 11:05am on the 25th of January and my baby Elanni Lawal was born at 12:07pm the next day 26th January.

The love I felt for her was very innate! I never felt such love before. My life changed ever since and all I care about and live for is making myself better than I ever was for her. It is safe to say I am very grateful and thankful for the gift I was given.
Being a mother has been the greatest gift ever!”

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Nse Ikpe-Etim Reacts To Desmond Elliot’s Call For Social Media Regulation

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Nigerian actress, Nse Ikpe-Etim, has reacted to the call for social media regulation by popular actor cum Lagos lawmaker, Desmond Elliot.

A fan had tweeted at the movie star and a few of her colleagues known to be friends with Elliot requesting their opinion on his speech.

@HenshawKate, @uchejombo, @IshaSesay, @NseIkpeEtim, @MichelleDede … Respectfully asking; don’t you guys still hangout with Desmond? I sincerely think if you guys do he would be better at representing the people“, the fan asked.

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Ikpe-Etim retweeted the tweet with a comment that reads:

“A basket can hold many seeds, not all would be worth planting. This reply is also respectfully.”

See her reply below:

The actress’ reply

 

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‘If You Are Arrogant, Stay Away From Public Service’ – Film Director, Mildred Okwo Tells Lawmakers

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Movie Producer, Mildred Okwo

Nollywood film director and producer, Mildred Okwo, has advised arrogant people to stay away from public service in Nigeria. The award-winning filmmaker took to her Twitter page to dish out the advice.

She also shared her take on the lawmakers who are blaming the recklessness of some Nigerian youths on social media.

In her words:

“If you are arrogant, stay away from public service.”

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“Dear Reps, one or two of the youth on social media you malign are supposed to be in your employ to help you read & understand ur constituent’s needs. You are also supposed to create avenues for the hoodlums who helped put you in power to become responsible citizens”

See her posts below:

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Rapper Pepenazi Ties Knot With His Fianceè, Janine

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Pepenazi and his fiancée, Janine

Nigeria rapper, Pepenazi,who is also media personality Dotun’s brother, finally tied the nuptial knot with his fiancée, Janine on Friday.

According to reports, the couple got married at the Ikoyi registry, Lagos in the presence of their close friends and family.

OAP Dotun broke the exciting news on social media and he also shared photos from the civil marriage ceremony.

In the photos, Pepenazi, who is now a married man, wore a dapper tuxedo while his bride donned a beautiful white gown.

Information Nigeria recalls the pair got engaged in February.

Read Also: Singer Pepenazi Proposes To His Girlfriend (Video)

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