Nigeria’s dubbed Queen of Afrobeats, Tiwa Savage, recently opened up about considering the option of another child via surrogacy or adoption.
In an interview with host of the BBNaija show – Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, , the 40-year-old mother of one said she was open to both options due to fears for stretch marks or cesarean section (CS).
In her words: “Oh, God! I don’t know. If it’s God’s will, we’ll get a surrogate ‘cause I don’t want any more stretch marks or CS. It’s something I’m open to. I also want to adopt. I’m really open to that,”
She goes on to say: “If I don’t have enough of my own, I definitely would want to adopt. I don’t know how soon. I haven’t really thought of it. It has always been a dream to open my home to someone — a baby or child — who doesn’t have a home.
“I actually want a daughter. When I was pregnant with Jamil, I prayed it would be a daughter. I did my first scan in Nigeria and was told he’s a boy. I was crying and was like, ‘No I’m going to Landon ‘cause these people don’t know’.
“Everyone was saying I wasn’t carrying a load and that it was probably a girl. I went to London and they were like, ‘Nope, we see it right there. It’s a boy’. But now, I can’t change him for the world. I love him.”
Talking about being a single mother and raising her son Jamil Tiwa says:
“It’s tough just because of my legacy, what I’m going to leave behind, building a future for him, trust funds, buying properties and transferring them to him, life insurance, health insurance. I’m doing all of that stuff,” Tiwa added.
“I’m like, ‘the world is so cruel right now’. He’s going to be a young man. What pressure is he going to face because he’s Tiwa Savage’s son? What kind of extra pressure is it going to be for him to be successful?
“I don’t want him to be a spoilt child feeling like he’ll always have his way just because he’s my son. Those are some of the worries that I sometimes have. I try to make it as normal as possible.
The star recently released her album CELIA around August.