Like every expectant mother, the joy of having a child for the first time can never be imagined. But for Yoruba star actress, Bisi Ibidapo-Obe, the expectation of joining the league of mothers is gradually becoming a sour taste in the mouth.
The media was awashed recently with the tales of Bisi’s pregnancy for a former member of the House of Representatives, Dino Melaye. No sooner had the news dropped in the media than the former lawmaker denied the paternity of the unborn child but the actress insisted that the latter was responsible for the pregnancy.
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The development, which is getting messier by the day, as Bisi, who is currently engaged to another man, who is a staff of NNPC, has courted more controversy as the revelation has left her current fiancee in limbo. The parents of Bisi’s fiancee had insisted that the actress must get pregnant before they can get married. Now, Bisi is pregnant, but for a different man.
Bisi who is one of the big girls of Yoruba Nollywood in an interview admitted that her relationship with Melaye was very brief and they had not planned to have a baby but fate and circumstances proved her wrong. She insisted she would not abort the pregnancy as allegedly demanded by Melaye because she had waited long enough to have her own baby.
Even though the pregnancy is a cheering news to the star actress and her league of friends, some entertainment buffs have pilloried her for controversy surrounding the pregnancy. Many have therefore accused her of infidelity. Bisi’s desperation to get pregnant seems to have driven her into an endless escapades that seem to be haunting her.
Her name means so many things to different people as she was once linked to popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Ayinde Marshall (KWAM 1). According to tale bearers, Bisi had moved into KWAM 1’s Castle of Peace at Ago, Okota, Lagos, with the hope of settling down with him, but was sent packing due to what close aides of the Fuji star described as her unrepentant wayward lifestyle. It was learnt that the Fuji musician was really keen on marrying her but backed out because he didn’t see the qualities of a good housewife in her.
Bisi’s next point of call was former High Commissioner to Ghana, Musiliu Obanikoro who allegedly bankrolled one of her films before the relationship hit the rock. Next was London-based big boy, Kunle Ashimi popularly known as ‘Pepper who was so captivated by Bisi’s beauty such that he bought her a Honda Element which she used in cruising town while their love affair lasted. The London big boy who has many assets and greatly respected in the Queen’s land backed out of the relationship as soon as he found out the actress many escapades.
Bisi who loves to enjoy life to the fullest teamed up with another fuji musician, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma but the relationship packed up and since then she has been moving from one relationship to another.
There was a time she was said to be heading to the altar with an undisclosed lover, only for the story to change later. At another time she was linked to one of Nigeria‘s top musicians, Michael Stephens popularly called Ruggedman.
There was also a time she had crisis with Timaya when she tongue-lashed the Bayelsa-born musician for daring to toast her.
But Timaya claimed she was the one making the move.
It was also reported that the delectable actress once had a serious relationship with Chidi Mokeme, another Nollywood actor who has also featured in some Yoruba videos.