Single parenting has become a growing trend in Nigeria, especially among celebrities.
FirstNews in this report lists 14 famous Nigerian celebrities who are single parents due to broken marriages and other reasons.
1. Iyabo Ojo
The scriptwriter, role interpreter, and producer got married to her ex-husband Mr. Ojo, who is a Lagos-based movie marketer, in 1999 at the age of 21, the union produced two children.
The actress divorced her ex-husband and she is doing very fine with her children, her second child just graduated from Babcock University.
2. Yvonne Jegede
Yvonne Jegede got married in 2017 to Olakunle Fawole, fondly called Abounce, he is also an actor and the last child of the late broadcaster and veteran actress, Bukky Ajayi. Her marriage lasted for a year and they have a son together.
3. Mercy Aigbe
She is an amazing actress, scriptwriter, role Interpreter, businesswoman, and fashion guru. She had her first child when she was 22, and later got married to a hotelier Lanre Gentry in 2017, their union produced a son.
The duo separated due to domestic violence and alleged infidelity, Mercy supposedly has been taking care of her two kids all by herself.
4. Biodun Okeowo
Biodun Okeowo better known as Omobutty is an actress, producer, and entrepreneur. According to reports, the mother of two openly admitted that she was never married at any point although she was once in an abusive relationship which left her a single parent.
5. Tonto Dikeh
Tonto is an actress, entrepreneur, and brand influencer, she got married to her ex-husband, Oladunni Churchill in August 2015. The union was blessed with a son in 2016, the duo went their separate ways in 2017 and she has been taking care of her son alone.
6. Tiwa Savage
She is a talented singer and songwriter. Tiwa tied the knot with the love of her life Tunji “Tee Billz” Balogun in 2013.
While the traditional marriage was held in Lagos, their white wedding was held in 2014 in Dubai.
The duo had a son together In 2015 but went their separate ways in 2016, leaving Tiwa in the custody of their son.
7. Kate Henshaw
Kate is a Nollywood actress and fitness lover. She married her ex-husband Roderick James Nuttal in 2000. They have a daughter before going their separate ways after 12 years of marriage.
8. Adunni Ade
She is a Nollywood actress and brand influencer, Adunni Ade has two sons, D’Marion and Ayden with her partner. The mother of two was never married to the father of her kids but left him because he allegedly was not ready to marry her.
The mother of two loves her children so much and does not joke with them.
Aituaje Aina Vivian Iruobe fondly called Waje is a talented singer, she got pregnant at the age of 17. Waje gave birth to a beautiful daughter and she has been taking care of her ever since.
10. Genevieve Nnaji
Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji had a daughter when she was a teenager in secondary school. She took care of her daughter, who is now happily married, all by herself.
11. Ayo Adesanya
She is an amazing actress, producer, and director, Ayo and her partner Omogoriola Hassan welcomed the birth of their son in 2004. The duo went their separate ways and she has been taking care of her only son all by herself.
12. Fathia Balogun
Fathia is an actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She got married to her ex-husband and colleague, Saheed Balogun in the year 2000 and parted ways in 2014.
They both have two children together.
She is a good role interpreter, her husband died four years after they got married. Their union produced two children, a boy, and a girl. The actress and entrepreneur have been taking care of her children since then.
Ronke is a very good actress and producer, she and her partner welcomed the birth of their daughter in 2019, however, a year and some months after they had their child, the duo had issues and the child is with her mother.