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The irony. Celebrity gossip blogger Linda Ikeji refuses to reveal her “baby daddy.”

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It’s been a few weeks since I blogged. If you are a subscriber to the AML newsletter, you will know that I took a break and it is good to be back.

Last we left off, the hot topic was Nigerian celebrity gossip blogger Linda Ikeji announcing her pregnancy to the world. Ordinarily, this would not even be news on AML, except that Ikeji’s news created quite a storm because many called her out for what they perceived as hypocrisy. Ikeji, they claimed, preached celibacy until marriage but here she was pregnant and about to birth a child out of wedlock.

Weeks later, while many remain discussing her hypocrisy, what seems to be gaining momentum is her insistence on not revealing the identity of her “baby daddy.”

Ikeji has thrived and built a media empire partly through a Maury Pauvich styled exclusive revelation of the “baby daddies” and “baby mamas” of numerous Nigerian celebrities. Indeed, such revelations have caused much conflicts with the affected parties, including the notable case of Wizkid. So, it is indeed ironic that when the roles change and the storyteller becomes the story, the storyteller cannot handle the heat of revealing her own “baby daddy”.

I don’t know how long Ikeji believes she can conceal the identity of her baby daddy. But, one thing is for sure. Whomever discovers the protected information will be the next big publication/blogger to watch.

-Ms. Uduak

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