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Nigerian Celebrities That Have Faced Childbearing Issues



Our Nigerian celebrities are not just talented but possess strength and an enduring spirit when it comes to their family. Some of our favorite celebs have had difficulties when it comes to bearing children as they are human just like every other person. They all deserve a badge of honor as no matter what they go through, they never fail to give us their all when it comes to the big screen and being an inspiration to the younger generation.childbearing koko tv ngThey had an immense struggle with fertility until they finally had their own children and here are some Nigerian celebrities who have had issues with childbearing
Ufuoma McDermott
Nollywood actress Ufuoma McDermott gave birth to her first child using the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure in 2012. The actress is happily married and blessed with two children today after she was reported to have lifted the lid on the usage of the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Opening up on her struggle with fertility after giving birth, according to a report by, Ufuoma McDermott said, “how the child was conceived does not matter as long as the woman gives birth to a healthy baby. I urge women to open their hearts and open their minds. there are many ways to become a parent. don’t deny yourself that joy and don’t deny that joy and love for that child”.Nse Ikpe-Etim
Another Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe Etim whose talent on the big screen never fails to leave a standing ovation behind is a woman of steel. She has one of the heartbreaking experiences among the celebrities with fertility issues as in 2016, she was diagnosed with Adenomyosis which ended up with her womb being removed. Speaking about it at a session ‘Conversation with Nse’ held in Lekki, she revealed that realizing that she can’t have children threw her into periods of depression. From that time till date, the actress has blessed us with so much goodness on the big screen that one can’t help but commend her strength and tenacity.Funke Akindele
Funke Akindele is one of the most hilarious and comic actresses in Nigerian and is married to Rasheed Bello also known as JJC Skillz. Funke with her blockbuster and record-breaking movies and series is a powerhouse on her own.  The super talented producer and actress gave birth to twins in 2018 after a long battle with infertility and miscarriage. The ‘Jenifa’s Diaries’ star was reported to have attempted to conceive via In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure several times. Though there was some failure that made her childbearing journey quite stressful, she is a proud mother of a set of twins today and we are happy for her.Stephanie Coker-Aderinokun
Popular media personality Stephanie Coker Aderinokun had challenges giving birth and as she was reported to have undergone the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) to give birth. Stephanie Coker disclosed that she was diagnosed with Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome. She welcomed her child in November 2019 after getting married in 2017, and according to her, she opened up on her struggle with infertility because of how some women she met who had fertility challenges shared their experiences. Etinosa Idemudia
Instagram comedienne and popular Nollywood actress Etinosa Idemudia welcomed her first child in December 2020. The actress revealed how she lost several pregnancies within the 7 years of searching for a child. After she had her beautiful baby girl, Etinosa spoke about how she is a private person and though most people did not know about her pregnancy, her true friends and family knew she was pregnant. She disclosed that her pregnancy was high risk one but God saw her through as she was two months gone before she knew. The first time mum on her own journey to childbearing has some issues as she had to wait for seven years before having her first child. She advised awaiting mothers to take their minds off the issue and relax. “It is a tough advice that almost sounds crazy but that was the advice I got from my sister-in-law years ago”, Etinosa revealed. The joy of it all is the fact that irrespective of the issues along the way, mother and child are hale and hearty.Adesua Etomi and Bankole Wellington
The Nollywood power couple took everyone by surprise when they announced the birth of their bouncing baby boy and celebrated his birth with a song Final Say by the happy father. Months later, the couple disclosed the struggles and issues they went through on their journey towards having a child. They revealed that they had once had a shrinking embryo with a set of twins which left them brokenhearted. Moving on they even did IVF which also failed. Putting their faith in God and depending on the word of God while partaking in the famous Nathaniel Bassey Halleluyah challenge, they finally got their miracle baby. The proud and happy couple made it known that indeed God has the final and everyone expectant of one thing or the other from God should just hold.Photo Credit: Getty
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