It’s been a very eventful year, this one. There’ve been historic achievements and performances, controversies and calamities, triumphs and trollings, international invasions and viral videos, magical moments, and soothing stories of intimacy and affection.
Talking of soothing stories of intimacy and affection, think all the beautiful love stories, think the splendid fairytale weddings and the moments of utter exhilaration as celebrities welcomed their newly offspring.
That last bit is what this piece is about…
Join Channel For Africa as we celebrate the continent’s top celebrities in entertainment and arts who introduced adorable new babies to the world in 2018
GHANA – NADIA BUARI (Actress)
The actress welcomed her 4th child earlier in the year on 7th January 2018 with the name of her child still unknown – as she has managed to keep her family affairs very discreet
SOUTH AFRICA – GAIL MABALANE (Actress)
Actress Gail Mabalane and Kwaito star Kabelo Mabalane welcomed their second child on January 31, and joyfully introduced him to her social media followers as Khumo after teasing her followers with a few snaps of the baby’s hand, when she officially confirmed the baby’s arrival.
GHANA – BIBI BRIGHT (Actress)
Ghanaian actress Bibi Bright welcomed her first child in March – a beautiful baby girl named Imela. Months later she tied the knot with the father of her daughter; Akwesi Boateng in a colorful ceremony that was attended by several Ghanaian movie stars.
NIGERIA – AKPORORO (Comedian)
The popular Nigerian comedian welcomed his beautiful set of twins Prince Faith and Princess Favor in April, as he announced via his Instagram page.
NIGERIA – TEJU BABFACE (Comedian)
Seriously you Naija comedians!! This is indeed HILARIOUS.
Another popular Nigerian comedian also welcomed a set of twins in the same month of April. 39-year old Teju held a star-studded baby naming ceremony days after at the Daystar Christian Centre.
UGANDA – JOSE CHAMELEON (Singer)
Highly acclaimed Ugandan Dancehall crooner Jose Chameleone and wife, Daniela Atim, welcomed their fifth child, Xara Amani Mayanja on Thursday, April 5 at exactly 7:14 AM in Atlanta, Georgia where his wife resides with two of their children.
KENYA – AVRIL NYAMBURA (Singer)
Kenyan songbird Avril announced the birth of her first born on Sunday, 15th April, 2018. The Kenyan singer had kept her pregnancy on the low, with speculation that the baby’s father is Kenyan music director J Blessing, who was previously married to singer Chantelle.
SOUTH AFRICA – LOYISO BALA (Singer)
South African singer and member of vocal trio Bala Brothers, Loyiso Bala and his wife Jennifer welcomed their second child on Saturday, 19th May and wasted little time introducing her, Liyana Bala to the rest of Mzansi.
GHANA – Sonnie Badu (Gospel Singer)
The gospel minister and his wife Ann-Marie welcomed their son whom he nicknamed KING Badu on July 7, 2018. He displayed his uttermost joy knowing his King shared the same birthday with his spiritual father; Pastor Kingsley
NIGERIA – TEKNO (Singer)
The Pana hitmaker and Afrobeat star, Tekno, 25, announced the birth of his son with Ghanaian-Nigerian singer/dancer Lola Rae; real name Rachel Akosua Funmilola Garton, 27.
NIGERIA – LINDA IKEJI (Lifestyle/Celebrity Blogger)
The multi-millionaire blogger revealed on her Instagram that she had successfully delivered a baby boy; nicknamed Baby J in Atlanta. He was born on Monday, 17th September.
The identity of the father is yet to be known as the celebrity blogger only hinted that his tribe was Itsekiri and she would disclose his identity at the right time.
Earlier in the year, July, her sister Laura Ikeji and husband Ogbona Kanu welcomed a son