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11 Nigerian celebrities who had children before they turned 20

by Tom Chiahemen
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While the norm and average age for most women in Nigeria to get married and have kids around age 25, some Nigerian stars broke this norm and had children while they were teenagers.

Meanwhile,some of them also had the chance to marry early .

browngh.com presents a list of Nigerian celebrities who had kids at a tender age.

Below are the various Nigerian celebrities with their children


Singer Aituaje Iruobe who is famously known as Waje has a daughter, Emerald, whom she gave birth to in March 28, 1999, when she was just 17 years old.

2. Shan George

Actress, Singer and film director Shan George got married at tender age of 16 and had her two boys who are now men, immediately after marriage. Shan later divorced her husband.

She once said: “Being married at the age of 16 was just like a child still living with her parents. It was more like an obligation. I don’t really want to talk about it because of my children.”

3. Omotola Jalade Ekehinde

Star actress, singer and former model Omotola Jalade Ekeinde met her pilot husband at age 16, and got married to him at age 18 and had her first child, her daughter at age 19.

4.Ireti Doyle

Actress Ireti Doyle had her first child when she was in her late teens before her marriage to Patrick Doyle. Her daughter is all grown up now and is married.

5. Clarion Chukwumah

Talented actress and humanitarian, Clarion was impregnated by Sir Shina Peters many years ago when they were dating. She got pregnant at the age of 18 and had her baby boy who has grown to be a music director, in the person of Clarence Peters.

6. Adah Ameh

The popular actress had her first child at age 14 and according to her, she was dragged down that path by peer pressure. She was once reported saying, “Sometimes, I ponder over that. I had a child when I was 14. My peers influenced me.”

7. Genevieve Nnaji

The super star actress became a mum at age 17 and have carefully shielded her daughter from the prying eyes of the public. Her daughter’s name is Theodore Chimebuka Nnaji.

9. Liz Benson

Super star actress, Liz Benson got married to her first husband, Samuel Gabriel Etim at a very young age. The marriage had already produced 2 girls and 1 boy before the demise of her husband in her mid twenties.

10. Liz Anjorin

Nollywood actress, Lizzy Anjorin has a beautiful grown up teenage daughter, Rotimi and the actress successfully kept her daughter hidden until 2011. The actress allegedly gave birth to Rotimi at a tender age.

11. Hilda Dokubo

Actress Hilda Dokubo revealed she got pregnant at the age of 16. She said, “I was a very brilliant girl, and I got admission into the university at the age of 16. I became rascally and did what girls like that do. I slept with a man, and I became pregnant.


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