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Friday, June 7, 2013

‘Why I don't discuss the paternity of my daughter - Omawumi

Omawumi opened up to Thisday entertainment contributor, Seun Apara, on the reasons why she does not like discussing the paternity of her daughter. She said:
I never hid my child's paternity but I felt that since I'm not married, I don't need to come out and say this is the father of my child. It is always ideal for someone who wants to marry you to be the one to identify himself. Another thing is that he might not want to identify himself because he is not an artiste. He might not want that part of my life. He might just love me and my child. So I like to respect people's privacy. I also strongly feel that it is my job as a musician to entertain you and if you feel like my personal life is your business, it doesn't mean I feel the same way.
Initially when I got pregnant, I didn't feel the need to come out and start telling people that this is the father of my child. I didn't feel I owed it to anyone.
She says a lot more. Read after the jump...



My family and my close friends know who the father of my child is because we’re in a relationship. We have a very healthy relationship and our families are intertwined. I don't think I need to start telling people all this.

I felt so bad about the stories people are writing about my child's paternity because normally, controversies don't get to me and my daughter don’t have to be part of this. So when people start putting that kind of stuffs in print and my daughter stumbles upon it when she is old enough to read, it will hurt her.


Considering the kind of upbringing I had, I'm not that morally bankrupt that I will now fraternize with a married man that is like a father figure to me.


You want to reveal his identity?

I don't feel that will be necessary. I just want to use this opportunity to tell people that I will try as much as possible to be a normal artiste and I want to encourage people to try and enjoy my music. It’s not easy but they should just try not to be concerned about my private life. They should know that I'm a human being and they should try to understand that I tried to be a person that people can look up to.

128 comments:

Princez Zoe said...

What's the problem wit all ds artistes having children outside wedlock! Na wa o...bad role models.

Princez Zoe said...

Linda plz post my comment oo or else...

Humble Nigerian Parrot said...

I RESPECT YOU FOR THOSE STATEMENTS YOU MADE.

somadina obi said...

Ok ma, I'll try and enjoy your Music. **Propped up on one elbow** NEXT biko!!

sodiyan aderonke said...

So *makes face* whats ur comment?

Anonymous said...

Exactly omawummi its no bodys biz it ur private life n owe no one any xplanation on hw 2 live ur life

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares yo.

bimsoty said...

Its well dear!people will always talk,its ur life let dem talk naa dem bizness! REMEMBER dis:naa who dey alive naa him dey love o,naa who dey alive naa him dey chop o,naa who dey alive naa him dey wrk o!jeje laiye(Stay alive gal-love u scatta

miss Kdd said...

@princez zoe is dat a comment*rollin eyez*.I support all she has said,she deserves her privacy.*gbam*

Anonymous said...

Gbam!!! Omawunmi kari go jawee!

Josh say o ( only if linda will post it!)

Anonymous said...

Gud2hear...

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Oma, the paternity of your kid is your personal business and that of your child, but then it will surely get to a time in her life when people will use that to make fun of her, I hope it doesn't get to that.

cecilia agu said...

Well said girl. People should respect other people's privacy irrespective of whether they are in the public eye or not. S

Anonymous said...

Well said

Anonymous said...

Attacker is not mad...BLAQ_mAN

Make-Up by Teju Tobun said...

Omawunmi is just so humble!

hawtdimples said...

Awwwww...Sweet Lady!

BUITI said...

Her life, her choices..well done Omawunmi Visit www.buiti.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I think she's got a point there, the poor girl deserves her privacy and this needs to be respected. She is a star but at the same time has got a life behind the camera, so plzzzz....let the girl breathe and let the paternity of her kid be left out of it....after all, so many people today were born out of wedlock too. Olofofos! Shooooo!

Jesuwale Israel Femi said...

I love her perspective about her love life.
The idea is Rich.
The likes of Linda always want to know and know and know.....
Well, the padlock to her privacy is still locked.
Lolz.

Anonymous said...

hey please post ma comment. . .u are a really really informed chic ur jists are interesting keep it up

Anonymous said...

If her ways are str8, I don't see d reason 4 her hiding d parternity of d poor girl.

Anonymous said...

Una don hear her......hehehehe WISDOM!

Anonymous said...

i am the father of her child, sue me??

Sunday Otuns said...

Women love marriage and love to flaunt their hubby to whoever cares to see.The likes of mj,omosexy,jenifa can attest to that.I wonder why oma will have one and hid it from public view.99% of women dont know the father of their child because they sleeps with every tom,dick and harry.mostly when they are desperate for marriage.If one of their lover denies the pregnancy they will go to other lovers who had sex with her too.It is ony DNA that can prove the right ful owner.

Anonymous said...

Who cares

Anonymous said...

Did I hear her say (am not morally bankrupt)what do u call getting pregnant outta wedlock?

Anonymous said...

I'm right behind you girl.those who will love will always love you.

Anonymous said...

Let her shatap der, d father is fat tosin that went to kc, he use 2 run zamunda...n y she can't identify is cos he accepted the child not her, he had a steady girlfriend of 5yrs n at d time he was a bit low in his relationship, omawunmi served has d other woman, her pregnancy was such a mistake. N mawunmi is like 10yrs older dan him....so let her just shut it der......

Anonymous said...

Shut up! She knows her Father,so there's no reason to make fun of her. Omawumi Dear,it's ur private life and not public biz.Your life as an artiste is different from ur personal life,keep it that way.

hilary obiorah said...

Like to say if she tell you the pikin papa, ona two go share responsibility of taking care of the pikin

Anonymous said...

Yeah so many kids are born out of wed lock and. Out of known paternity,few are trained to be useful to the society.most has remained useless turning into kidnapping and so many other vises..like this we will have generation of non paternity children and worst is about to happen. Wishing her well big time

Anonymous said...

You dey take our money but you know want us to know how far with you. ABI.Forget privacy because you are a public figure that is benefiting from the public.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit! Ur meant to be a role model and not a poster child for having kids outside wedlock!! You made your choices. Live with it and stop with the dodgy comments...shioo!

Anonymous said...

Omawunmi signed a record deal not a role model deal, I don't see why she should even feel pressured to release a statement on this. These people are not famous for being bastions of virtue or propriety. Omawunmi is famous because she makes good music. If a musician on TV or the radio is raising your child you have failed as a parent.

Anonymous said...

Na u Sabi!

Anonymous said...

Ur stupidity is verified on twitter. If your own ways are str8, tell us d first time u hit climax. Elegushi bitch. Dnt call d girl "poor" sef cus she's liteally richer dan u are.

Anonymous said...

Hiss who cares. Nt morally backrupt? And u av a child out of wedlock at ur age? As old as u are? Ok I hear u. Linda pls post dis comment

bbdatouch said...

Warri babe

bbdatouch said...

Warri babe

Anonymous said...

why is she hiding her baby father? is he not proud of him?

Jade said...

*singing*if u ask me,na who I ask.Omawumi dear,carry go

Anonymous said...

What concern me wiv all dis bullshit. Madam pls park well jare cos am too allergic to such story,if u like born ur pikin 4 old papa u'r on ur own Abegiii#Next pls

Candy Bortons said...

And y didnt u paste my comment?,,maybe visiting here will be d best option cos nairaland and others are there!

Olawale Arole said...

Yorubas say "Aito odo o to si ni ki elede o diju, ki konko o diju" (which shortly means if you are bold enough, you'll definitely face the reality.) If these so-called 'role models' are giving birth out of wedlock, what kind of foundation are they laying down for their children and their fans? Where in the Bible or Qur'an is it mentioned that you must give birth out of wedlock? These are the issues parents must strongly look into. The bible as well says teach your child so that he may give you rest. A child or children born out of wedlock has a name. We all know it. It is anti-christian and as well anti-islam. Get married first, then have your children. May the Lord save us all when these type of chilren are growing up. Our future lies in our palms. Good day.

Anonymous said...

Babe no mind any mudfker I beg dey born dey go joor.

Anna said...

Well said, you owe nobody any explaination as far as your private life is concerned. Btw love your music. Keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

And ur point here is???? Grammar speaker

Anonymous said...

I love you Omawumi, but if u have a child together, and claim to have such a healthy relationship, how come he hasn't married u? Doesn't seem to add up to me. Secondly, once u sign up to be in the public eye, people don't just say aww dats her personal life, lets not go there. Just give up dat dream. If u don't wanna disclose, fine but don't expect to do stuff and get a way with it under the guise of "my personal life". Don't forget I love u. Mmuaah!

#FANESTFAN

esthylove said...

Whose biz is it if she decide to tell us de Father of ha girl,its her life pls,so many of u here re single mothers n so many guys have children without paying a dime,so y leaving a holy@ thou life?pls leave her private live alone

Princez Zoe said...

@ aderonke, and Miss kidd....u guys r so obviously dumb. U make havin children outta wedlock sound like a gud tin. Dumbasses.

Princez Zoe said...

@ aderonke, and Miss kidd....u guys r so obviously dumb. U make havin children outta wedlock sound like a gud tin. Dumbasses.

Rafiu said...

And that includes you Linda.... Leave people's privacy alone and stop snooping all around seeking amebo news just to keep your readers happy and your bank account smiling

Anonymous said...

Tnx 4 d details.....Thot as much....jst knew sumfin was fishy!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are very correct!!!!!! You must be an insiderr cos I am tooo

Anonymous said...

Looking lustfully is a sin,getting pregnant out of wedlock is what?why do people justify wrong doing...oh Jesus!!what's dis world turning into??? Rapture pls take place cos d sins of dis generation is too much..

Anonymous said...

i wonder why omawunmi is bothering to answer you fools making noise out here.....you promiscuous lot cos you commit abortion and nobody knows you sit her and make noise....her baby has a father and its obvious they cant marry but she doesn't owe you his name.....you idiots who make noise are the same one that will hound her when she does yet you make noise.....she will not tell and its better for her, wish other celebrities will follow suit so your gossip itchy ears can rest.....oshisco.....bloody hypocrites yet they hide under anonymous and insult others

Ezekiel Akinbo said...

That's my boss Seun Apara...

Anonymous said...

U dnt own anybody any explanation,dey r just whining der mouth.

Anonymous said...

hehehehe....If u ask me, Na who I go ask? Our celebrities av lost it.

Anonymous said...

Never knew sensible nigerians still exist. Quite impressed by some comments. Tut immorality Is now the norm but some are stil morally updated. Wunmi do ask God for forgivess and bring up ur child in His ways. I don PORT...

Anonymous said...

And u deduced that from ds short interview? Abi na yur neighbour. Gbeborun

Anonymous said...

So?

Very pointless comment!

Anonymous said...

You sacrificed your private life the day you signed a record deal to become a recording artist. U r a celebrity, kind of. You cannot claim to have a private life. It is what it is.

Anonymous said...

why is she feeling sad? she screwed the screw,so she should bear the consequences. Next time use a condom outside marriage.

Ize Lilly said...

Well said girl. People should respect other people's privacy irrespective of whether they are in the public eye or not. hisssss

Ize Lilly said...

Well said girl. People should respect other people's privacy irrespective of whether they are in the public eye or not. S

Anonymous said...

And as a good role model, wot hv u done to make d world a better place for others?

Ize Lilly said...

Well said girl. People should respect other people's privacy irrespective of whether they are in the public eye or not. hisssss

Anonymous said...

Shut d fuck up! People like u naiam dey drive all these artiste insane! They are humans like u,they are bound to make mistakes! Its better she kept d baby than aborting it for crying out loud! Enjoy d music and leave others to leave their own! Kilode!

Anonymous said...

Nice words from u there. U really humble

Anonymous said...

I tire o! People won't just mind their business.

Anonymous said...

Shut d fuck up! People like u naiam dey drive all these artiste insane! They are humans like u,they are bound to make mistakes! Its better she kept d baby than aborting it for crying out loud! Enjoy d music and leave others to leave their own! Kilode!

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

@Anonymous 7:09; See how some of you reason? Who is talking about the girl not knowing her dad? You Mr/Miss Anonymous, Don't your friends know who your father is? I bet they do, so think of it for a teenager growing up and her friends asking her about who is her daddy and all she says is "I can't tell you who he is", wouldn't that come with stigma?

Anonymous said...

Dunt mind dis babe jare! D father of her dota is a big boy,owns a club on d island and he is happily married wth kids(hv frgtn his name jare)..she agreed nt to reveal his identity since he's agreed to tk respnsibility of d child..omawunmi I like u too much but pls we kno d koko..keep his identity to save his home while u remain his baby mama..

Anonymous said...

Oh shut up already!! Blabber! Mtchew.

Anonymous said...

Okay, so she should have gotten rid of the pregnancy or what? People can sha like to open their mouths and blab! Like you've not messed up once in ur silly life.

Anonymous said...

Omawumi u dey copy waje abi waje dey copy you?lol......waje sef get pikin of 15 years old....chai!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is...thank God, man no be God. Human beings are too damn judgemental. Remove the 3rd mainland bridge from ur eyes biko!

Anonymous said...

Okay, so she should have gotten rid of the pregnancy or what? People can sha like to open their mouths and blab! Like you've not messed up once in ur silly life.

Anonymous said...

Wat is wrong is wrong,we shouldn't try and cover it up with excuses.Having children out of welock is bad.end of story.asides from dat it is a sin so stop making excuses cos they will stand out on the day of Judgment

Anonymous said...

The mistake is already don,so just move on,the thing is giving birth out of wedlock is on the increase now and people are so cool ba

Anonymous said...

well omawunmi, i know the father of your child, His name is Tosin ( surname withheld ), he lives in Lekki phase 1. his parent never liked the ideal of him dating and getting an artist pregnant, that is why he is not married to you, so no need for all this your cock and bull story. My dear, there is no secret in this earth, someone will always know

fernando said...

whats your problem pricez Zoe or whatever you are called...she is living her life just live yours....get a grip

Anonymous said...

From a reliable source, the father of that child is Gov. Emmanuel Uduagha, the governor of delta state. Let omo come and defend her self......

BLOGLORD said...

The matter wey you see so...e heavy for mouth!

Anonymous said...

I don't see no difference btw her and that p-square lola gal!! Child outside wedlock is something else.. If she is entitled to her privacy, so is lola... U pple are so biased... Gosh....

Anonymous said...

You must be speaking from experience!! Hope your mum told you who your real father is before she passed away?

Anonymous said...

Estylove its living not leaving olodo

Anonymous said...

No be her manage dey responsible before, irresponsible Warri animal

Anonymous said...

BTW, y r some irritants here supporting this wretch, n then insult others like lola omotayo n co, dey r all baby mamas after all n deserve the same criticism, cin thats what you lots know how to do best...Nigerians smh thats why u pple are so backward, ur never honest to urseleves...

Anonymous said...

Shebi her friend, Waje has helped her announce her baby dada's name on twitter.

Anonymous said...

This was a much wiser statement than the one lola omotayo made.

Anonymous said...

@anon 9:21 u re d biggest fool, u re a waste to ur generation. U support immorality??? Hell is sure not filled up until u re there. Pple Are Entitled to dia opinion, so why re u angry. Owwwwwwwwkaaaay guess u were born out of wedlock also. And pls I advise us not to see. Celebrities as *Role Models* Cos dey will alwys disappoint u. Pearl says so

Anonymous said...

U don't nEed to explain but u did, stories don't get to u but all d insinuations did,abeg Omawunmi pack well good relationship ko, knwing Niger n trend d Man no gree for u n child o jare so work hard n explain to ur fans so u can sell records well o if not... U enter lagos dey jump around wit ur K-leg now ur eye don see!

moet said...

Hmmm...*surprised*I thought she got married sometym last year..well I guess dat was fake gist..whether u disclose or don't is practically no one's biz

guzy said...

Shut up, α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ they not better off, you dat hav aborted all ur babies, people shld learn dat it
i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ only a strong woman dat decides to keep her pregnancy wen she
i̶̲̥̅̊s̶̲̥̅̊ not married, you can only speak if at her age you α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ still a virgin if not shut up, Pretenders

Anonymous said...

She's nt a private person so pple will olways wonder even wen ur married rumours will still come I get hw she feels sha flauntin boo n ol buh instead of tlkin ol d long shit a name would av Reduced or stopd d rmours pele ooo.fink am u be celeb so u cnt say ur life is private biko.

Anonymous said...

She is? Naaa!

Bloxxy said...

Hmmmn! Omawumi I luv you and i respect ur decision. Who is without flaws let he/she cast d first stone. *GBAM*

miss Kdd said...

Oga zoe aka papa omawumi,u r actually d dumb one here.y must u pry into her personnal life or is she not mature enuf or did she tell u she dosnt knw its a sin,wat if she aborted it.so jut shut d fuck up.na ur type dey do worse.morrafucker oshi(shit zoe)

Anonymous said...

Mumu!! Nd u jst made a point for ur mind?

Pamzy said...

Too bad, my children can sure not look up to u. All these talk don't make sense. Give up forming to be a good gurl.

Anonymous said...

Sorry sir/ma...Its called Holier than thou

Pamzy said...

Hmmm, too bad, my children and so many others out there will sure not look up to you. What is bad is bad no other name for it....All the best

Anonymous said...

Pls its owe sir @least u cn read 4rm her write up even if u aint sure of d corrct word

Anonymous said...

tot i read somtin abt delta state governor Uduaghan being the father of her child. That the legal wife has warned her to steer clear of her husband or she finishes her. omababy it is well we love you

Anonymous said...

Mmmnnnnnn...but you were morally bankrupt enough to have premarital sex and a child out of wedlock. Omawunmi, you should've just kept quiet and reconcile with God who is able to handle all situations perfectly

Anonymous said...

10000 Likes

Anonymous said...

Lwkmd u be kolo!

Anonymous said...

You shouldn't have gotten pregnant at the first place Considering the kind of upbringing u claimed u had, so if u are morally bankrupt to have a child out of wed lock, u can equally fraternize with a married man.

Mind u am not judging, but spare us the space 4 better talk, Good luck

Anonymous said...

Haba ur own turn is coming... keep exposing people

Anonymous said...

Gbosa Gbosa Gbosa

Anonymous said...

English... damm

Anonymous said...

So teach your own.....leave abosi website

Anonymous said...

All tis public/private life life is crap...celebrities dnt ave private lives..tats why we ave gossip columns,..gossip blogs(like tis)..magazines like ok,.hello,.sun etc..cos human beings love gossip..let's not be hypocrites...ur fans wanna knw all about u...wen breezy beat up rihanna,..why didn't he world say it was private..or wen tiger woods cheated..abeegi...sleep in ur bed like u lay am my sis....

Anonymous said...

@sunday otuns I feel u on dat one, no homo. If ur ways r str8, why play games? When ur music is public, tryn to av a private life could be tricky since u r a role model to many. Very soon, every woman in naija will think it is swagalicious to av kids outta wedlock.
Free english. If u no proud to show a guy off as ur baby daddy, abeg use condoms jo!
Odabo

Anonymous said...

And I assume you are a virgin?

Anonymous said...

If u ask me? Naa who I go ask??? Is dat not enuf to tell u her situation? Make una leave omawumi alone abeg.

Anonymous said...

Saint idiot,I can visualize you in ur white garment bouncing into the gate of heaven,(stupid mofo)its judgmental goats like you that will be thrown into the deepest hottest part of hell.fuck ooofffff joorr

Anonymous said...

tosn ko toskanini ni. this is an inside source stating it clear that omawunmi's baby father is a governor from D. shes been paid heavily to shut up and his wife is aware.

Anonymous said...

So dat her if u ask me song is a reply to critics on her preg. Na wa ooo. It just clickd....mehn...modupetemi

Anonymous said...

She does not like the stories circulating about the child's paternity. That's all.Having a child outside wedlock, did it start today? Was it a mistake made by a small girl? Was she not up to 29 or 30 years when she had that child? She is complaining that some members of the press are insinuating that a state Governor fathered the child, not that the child was had outside marriage. Nobody is going to ask the child anything later in life. Let's not pretend to be puritans. Some people gain 100% joy from having a child than not having at all if they don't get married.

Anonymous said...

As the child grows, the need to continue hiding the father's identity will decrease. So, Prince Charming, the child already knows the father just like close friends and family do. She will likely bear the surname and will not have use for this secrecy, Ok?

Anonymous said...

Don't knw ppl wil nt just mind deir business,som say uduagan is responsible,odas say dharkta frabs.u folks shuld mind ur bizness,cos omawunmi is a humble,better dan most of u iphone n blackberry gals(miss party hard..and evrytin is loading)go get a life.leave our Ekpoma graduate alone,we luv her and we r proud of her...thumbs up gal.if u dey vex go push train or lick bag of salt

Anonymous said...

anywia in d world,once ure a public figure,u have jettisoned ur private life cos ur fans and enemies follow u 24/7.

the onus is on the star to be decent if she doesnt want to be talked about

Anonymous said...

she is not the first or the last person to have a child outside wedlock.most of u are jus hypocrites,how many children have u aborted?because she has a child outsd wedlock doesnt mean shes irresponsible or lacks home training,somtym its destiny.for y'al that are talking rubbish n being judgemental,go and ask ur parents welll cs im sure u were born outta wedlock too>rubbish#