OBI AND BABY ASIKA
The month of June was a very fruitful one for the Nigerian music industry as not less than four music personalities welcomed little tots into their homes. This came after Obi Asika, the amiable boss of Storm Records and his wife, Yetside, had closed the month of May with the birth of their baby girl on Thursday, May 26. This people followed him:
OMAWUMI MEGBELE: Perhaps the most publicized of the quartet is Omawumi’s because ever since the Idols West Africa runner-up appeared with a protruding belly, the Nigerian music world has been awash with tales. Firstly was the mystery of the baby’s father once it was established that her erstwhile boyfriend, producer, Dr. Frabz was not responsible. The lot finally settled on Tosin yusuf, one of the handlers of the popular nightclub, Movida and Omawumi put to bed on Friday, June 17 at the Rockdale Medical Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The baby girl has been christened Emmanuella Kamila Yusuf seven days after birth. Omawumi would be back in the country later in the year to conclude work on her sophomore album and a more elaborate naming ceremony would be held for the baby.
DJ MEWSIC AND HIS FIRS BABY
DJ MEWSIC: On that same Friday, June 17, at the Roding Medical Centre, Victoria Island, DJ Mewsic of Brila 88.9 FM and his wife, Abisola, received their own bundle of joy, a daughter. She is their second child (they had a son first after their marriage in 2009) and they have gone on to christen her, Iseoluwa Michelle Ojedokun.
ROGBA AND MO' CHEDDAH
The Knighthouse team is a music production outfit made up of the trio of Rogba, Gomez and Lanre. They have been involved in the works of some of the most notable of the contemporary Nigerian musicians and have Mo’ Cheddah on their label.
SOUND SULTAN AND FARIDAH
SOUND SULTAN’S baby arrived on the morning of Sunday, June 26 at a FESTAC Town hospital. The ‘Jagbajantis’ crooner and his wife, Faridah welcomed their second child, a baby boy, who comes a year and eight months after the birth of their first child, a girl, who they named Zara.
The couple got married in Lagos on October 1, 2009 after dating for some time. At that time, Farida, an Igbo Christian who went by the name Chichi was an undergraduate at the Lagos State University but she converted to her husband’s religion, Islam before taking on her present name.