Nollywood Star Ini Edo And 3 Other Celebrities Who Chose IVF Or Surrogacy To Become A Parent

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Several years ago, women who were not able to carry their children or even conceive at all were shamed by society but technological advancement has brought about a solution, even though it is at an astronomical cost for many. In the Nigerian entertainment space, some top celebrities have publicly admitted choosing to have children through other means different from the conventional, such as IVF and surrogacy.

Today, will look at some top Nigerian celebrities who had their children via IVF or surrogacy.

1. Actress Ini Edo:

Popular Nollywood veteran actress, Ini Edo, caused a buzz on social media in late 2021 when the news broke about her welcoming a baby girl via surrogacy.

This led to the film star becoming a first-time mother at the age of 39. According to her, she opted for it to avoid the drama that comes with having a baby daddy.


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2. Ufuomo McDermott:

A few years ago, this Nollywood actress disclosed on social media that she had her first child, Isio, via Invitro Fertilization (IVF). Not stopping there, she also went ahead in her post to encourage women who wanted to have children not to be ashamed of getting them through means such as IVF, surrogacy, donors and more.


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3. Folasade Tinubu Ojo:

Folasade Tinubu Ojo is the first daughter of former Lagos state governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. She reportedly welcomed two children via surrogacy in 2017 and 2019.

4. Nike Osinowo:

Former Nigerian beauty queen, Nike Osinowo, also makes this list after she welcomed twin babies via surrogacy. Osinowo also shared the interesting story of how she kept sleeping and dreaming of a child who would come to play with her and she took it as God’s sign that she could be a mother. The ex-beauty queen added that she then researched how people suffering from extreme Endometriosis could have children and she saw the option of surrogacy.


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