There is no ideal age for marriage but having a baby at a very young age is often frowned at in some part of Nigeria. Some Nigerian celebrities however had kids while they were teenagers and some got married early.
Here are 6 Nigerian celebrities who became mothers before they turned 20.
6. Clarion Chukwura
Famous Nollywood actress Clarion Chukwura got pregnant at the age of 18. She was impregnated by Sir Shina Peters many years ago when she was still in the university. She had a baby boy who is one of the best producer the entertainment industry has known. The baby boy, Clarence Peters is an multi-award winning musical video director.
5. Genevieve Nnaji
Genevieve became a mum at the age of 17 and she gave birth to a baby girl named Chimebuka. There were so many stories surrounding her pregnancy with most media suggesting she was raped at 17. Genevieve Nnaji got pregnant when she was still in secondary school as a teenager. Today her child is all grown up and married.
4. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Omotola met her husband at the age of 16 and the duo got married to him at the age of 18 and had her first daughter Princess Ekeinde at the age of 19. She had other beautiful kids afterwards. The actress is not against early marriage and she clearly states that she wouldn’t disapprove should any of her daughters want to marry young.
Singer and song writer, Waje had a baby girl at the age 17 years old. Waje who is a single mother spoke on trying to protect her daughter Emerald from an absentee father. She said “I was young. He was young. Our relationship now is very cordial. We respect each other. He has not always been a part of my daughter‘s life until recently.
2. Amarachi Kanu
Amarachi got married to former captain of the Nigerian Super Eagles Kanu Nwankwo at the age of 18 and was rumored to be pregnant with her first child before the wedding.
1. Liz Benson
Veteran Nollywood super star actress and TV personality, Liz Benson got married to her first husband, Samuel Gabriel Etim at age 17 and the marriage had already produced 2 girls and 1 boy before her husband passed on to glory.