BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
It seems celebrities are getting more determined to take away as much prying power as possible from the public and protect their privacy at all costs.
Tonto Dikeh-Churchill has refused to show her baby’s face, Osas Ighodaro-Ajibade did not announce her pregnancy until one month before the birth of the baby (the birth was announced a week after it happened), Ivie Okujaye-Egboh‘s pregnancy was also kept private until recently.
Mavin singer, Di’ja’s marriage and pregnancy was (attempted to be) kept a secret (oya lie that you didn’t know) and now award-winning novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has told Financial Times that she has a baby.
E shock you too.
In a feature for Lunch with the FT, Chimamanda said after getting a drink during the interview:
“This is just very sugary, very sweet. I would probably have a glass of wine, but I’m breastfeeding, I’m happy to announce.”
“This is the first time I’m saying it publicly. I have a lovely little girl so I feel like I haven’t slept . . . but it’s also just really lovely and strange. I have some friends who probably don’t know I was pregnant or that I had a baby. I just feel like we live in an age when women are supposed to perform pregnancy. We don’t expect fathers to perform fatherhood. I went into hiding. I wanted it to be as personal as possible.”
When she was asked the baby’s name, she said, “No, I won’t say.”
It’s starting to look like a trend now so we expect more secret marriages and births in the nearest future. Makes the job a bit harder but, oh well.