Nike Oshinowo, Ini Edo, others who gave birth via surrogacy
For women who have individually tried to bear children, but to no avail, often opt for surrogacy, which is the new trend for those who can afford it. Surrogacy is a special arrangement where a woman agrees to have a baby for a married couple or a single person. The arrangement has legal, social and economic implications. So, before couples get started, they are made aware of these implications. Fortunately, more and more people are coming out to share their fertility stories, explaining why they decided to become parents through surrogacy. One group of such people lending their voice to the discourse and helping to steer the conversation in a new direction, of course, are the Nigerian celebrities. The revelation last week by one of Nigeria’s most famous Nollywood actresses, Ini Edo, that she had her baby via surrogacy has once again brought the issue to the fore in the media world and Nigerian entertainment. Here are some well-known Nigerian celebrities who welcomed their babies through surrogacy…
A delectable actress, Ini Edo rocked the internet recently when she openly talked about her decision to have a child through surrogacy. She revealed this in an interview with blogger, Stella Dimoko Korkus, stating that she had fostered a daughter through surrogacy, as she revealed that: ”Yes, I have a daughter and I had her. by surrogate motherhood. The eggs are mine and therefore genetically she is my blood. I chose this path to realize my dream of becoming a mother. I still have a good number of frozen eggs in case I decide to do another surrogacy or carry my baby myself, who knows. ”I’m not someone who allows any situation to control me. I make lemonades with lemons thrown in my way and I have no regrets. Life itself is so fragile and so short that it aspires to perfection. I am fine and am able to take care of my own child as I took care of myself. I wanted a child and thank God for surrogacy and donor options.”
Exbeauty queen, Adenike Asabi Oshinowo, is a talk show host and entrepreneur. She was crowned Nigeria’s most beautiful girl in 1991. Oshinowo, born in 1966, had a set of twins through surrogacy in December 2013. Once married to Dr. Tunde Soleye, she suffered from endometriosis which left her infertile for years. Speaking about how she came to the decision, Oshinowo said, “I was out of my marriage and laying in my bed talking to my God. Okay, so here I am, is this what you want for me? Please tell me the next step. What am I supposed to do now? And I fell asleep. While I was sleeping I felt a tug on the bedding and I opened my eyes, there is nothing and so I look at the bottom of my bed to see a small child tugging at the bottom of my duvet. ”She was a little girl so I carried her, put her on my bed and she played while I slept. She always came in my sleep and played, then I put her on my bed, we played and then we slept. “The day I thought, ‘This little girl that I keep seeing in my dreams, maybe I can have a child. Maybe it’s God’s way of telling me it’s time. I took my iPad while lying in bed and started surfing the net thinking I had endometriosis. I literally typed into Google search ‘what is the best way to have a child if you have extreme endometriosis? I pressed search and it came out. I’m not ashamed to tell the world that I have children through surrogacy.
Folasade Tinubu-Ojo had two babies through surrogacy. The first daughter of former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, General Iyaloja of Lagos State, married to Oyetunde Ojo, had her first child, a boy, by surrogacy on December 25. , 2017. The family, two years after the arrival of the first child, had another child, a baby girl through surrogacy, on October 18, 2019.
Nigerian-born British royal Viscountess Emma Weymouth and her husband have welcomed their second child, Henry, into the world via surrogacy after Weymouth’s doctor warned she could die if she decides to trying to have another baby during pregnancy. During her first pregnancy in 2014, Emma developed a life-threatening condition called hypophysitis, a condition that caused her pituitary gland to swell and caused her to suffer a brain haemorrhage.