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Being a single mother is oftentimes not a thing of choice but circumstance. Many ladies who find themselves being single mothers is as a result of things beyond their control, but as they say, life happens.
These days there are many kids being raised by strong and responsible single mothers who decided to ignore the shame that might come with their decision to give birth and take care of a child without the father’s involvement.
The term ‘single mother’ has now become so common that it is no longer seen as a thing to be ashamed of but as a symbol of strength.
The Nigerian entertainment industry, for instance, has a number of female celebrities who have kids but have never been married or are no longer with their partners.
It is no longer news that celebrity relationships or marriages are no stranger to facing hard times as these unions pack up soon after they start. Sometimes these relationships lead to the birth of children that have to be taken care of.
More often than not, these kids are left by their fathers for their mothers to take care of them. It is no easy feat to take care of a child talk less of children and these strong women have been able to step up to the task.
Today, Legit.ng brings you five examples of strong single mothers in the entertainment industry.
1. Mercy Aigbe:
This Nollywood actress is a mother of two beautiful kids, Juwon and Michelle. The kids look very healthy and well and it is obvious that their mother takes good care of them despite having to raise them alone.
2. Iyabo Ojo:
This Yoruba film star is another single mother who wows many with her strength. Iyabo Ojo has two kids, Festus and Pricilla, from a previous marriage that later crashed. Despite that, she has been able to raise her kids properly. Her kids definitely enjoy what kids with both parents sometimes do not get to enjoy.
3. Toyin Lawani:
Nigerian celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani, has two kids from two different relationships that have packed up. Despite that, the fashionista is the sole carer of her kids. Lawani, however, is on good terms with her son’s father and does not block their communication.
4. Tiwa Savage:
Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, is another entertainer who is a strong single mother. The 49:69 star was married to her former manager, Tunji ‘TeeBillz’ Balogun, and their marriage produced a son before it ended.
5. Sola Ogudu:
This young lady happens to have a kid for one of the top singers in the country, Wizkid. Despite that, there have been controversies about whether he takes care of their son, Bolu, or not. Sola has called out the singer on different occasions for being a deadbeat father. Despite that, Bolu has been raised well by his mom.