It all started after popular Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji announced her pregnancy with baby bump photos on Sunday, May 20.
My greatest dream has been realized. I'm going to be a mum. There's nothing that has happened in my life that compares to this. I'm beyond happy. I love children so much and literally obsessed with babies and to think in a few months, I'll look down at a baby and he will be mine. My own son. No accomplishment, no title, no milestone, no achievement, no money or worldly possession compares to this. This is my greatest blessing. My gift from heaven. Dear God, thank you so much for this gift! Thank you! I wrote a piece on my blog about finding out I was pregnant early this year and all the emotions I've felt since then. You can go read it if you want. Thank you so much for all your well wishes. I appreciate your love and kindness. May God visit everyone for whatever their hearts desires are. May all your prayers be answered. God bless
Controversial Blogger and owner of hnnafrica, Kemi Olunloyo has rubbished Linda Ikeji’s pregnancy stating that it’s a fake baby bump saying she was neither engaged nor married.
@Beyonce or @officiallindaikeji Who rocked the #prostheticbabybump best? #MADAMKOO went on YouTube today to tell people that Ikeji was neither engaged nor pregnant and this was a surrogate single woman frozen egg deal. Linda loves kids so she can buy her way thru one. She also said a friend of @lauraikeji confided in her that Linda cannot have kids. Seems like #Charlyboy confirmed that. The activist said he encouraged Linda to just go get pregnant regardless of a husband something that contradicts her preaching to young ladies about celibacy. Some not so positive messages sent out there. #HNNWomenNG👩💋💪💅 #HNNWomen WATCH HER VIDEO on YouTube.com/hnnafricatv SWIPE FOR SNIPPETS 👉 💻 @hnnamanda
But the blogger on Instagram insisted that she had taken in, saying she had no cause to fool Nigerians.
Ikeji said, “She wrote that I am wearing a prosthetic baby bump. Like I could get away with that in Nigeria? And some folk actually believe it. If I couldn’t have a child, I would proudly adopt one. Proudly. I love children so much. But, fortunately, God blessed me with a womb to carry my own child.
“I was just hiding the baby bump until I got to my second trimester before letting you amazing people know. I could have continued hiding it to be honest but I just couldn’t keep calm. I’ve had the easiest pregnancy with no swelling and no issues and I thank God.”
(How to hide a baby bump 101. Suck belle in and wear a high waist…lol). So, a few friends have been calling me, asking me how I'm holding up with all the trolling on the internet since I announced my pregnancy. I kind of felt bad for them because they were worrying over something I wasn't. I've been on the internet for nearly 12 years now, I've made money, I've met amazing people, I've written about folks and stepped on toes (mostly of course, unknowingly…lol). So when people troll me, that's fine. It's called Karma. Lol. Fortunately it doesn't get to me. There's nothing I haven't been called on the internet, and it will never stop because this is where I plan to do business for the rest of my life! So we all are stuck together. I'm not going anywhere…lol. So let's address some issues…and the reason why I bother is for the young girls who look up to me. I owe you and will always speak to help you in anyway I can because I want you to shine and be the better version of yourself. So number one, let's talk about this celibacy issue. I preached it a lot of times but I have NEVER said do not have sex before marriage. Here's what I have always said to young girls and I maintain it. Never ever give your body to a man for money. You're worth so much more than that. You're beautiful beyond measure and there's absolutely nothing a man can give you that you can't give urself if you apply yourself, believe in yourself and work hard. Start now that you're young, pursue your dreams, work hard till your hands are sore and ur mind is tired, never listen to anyone who tells you you're not good enough or you're wasting your time, and no matter how hard it gets, no matter how rough the road becomes, never give up on yourself or your dreams. 2. I've always also said & I maintain it; do not sleep around because your body is too precious & deserves respect. You deserve love & dignity. I've always said sex should only happen when you find yourself in a loving relationship, with someone you love & who loves you back. I was 100% celibate until I was ready to share my life with someone and I met the man of my dreams. (unfortunately, I can't share him with the internet..lol)
Kemi has also responded in a video insisting it is fake
The Closing Chapter. #lindaisnotpregnant @officiallindaikeji don't do a baby bump shoot. God forbid. Nobody sane should flaunt their REAL pregnant belly online. I saw u in Lagos 12 days ago & you weren't pregnant. Dahlin, just tell people you love kids and will adopt or do a surrogacy. Do not purchase a baby like Caroline Rhodes who lied to Punch newspapers that she and her estranged husband Lanre had twins when she actually purchased the girls from your side in the South East then went to London, UK to hibernate for 9 months. I met a lot of baby belle cases at #PHMax. Linda don't join these bandwagon of women liars in Lagos. I'm am investigative journalist and know them all. U are not private, your mansion interior and exterior is on the internet, we know your cars, your office and people close to you especially employees are baffled. They also talk to media secretly. I'm a mother of three. You CANNOT SUCK in a baby bump. I'm sorry I was told that you allegedly can't have kids. It was the same with Beyonce the 1ST time but she claimed she wore the bump because she wanted to look preggo early. #BlueIvy was carried by her surrogate aunt who wore her boubou kaftans for 9 months but at last Beyonce responded to Pergonal and Clomid and conceived two, carrying them almost to term. I applauded her and that's how I will celebrate you too when you actually carry a real baby. #prostheticbabybump comes in different skin tones. Stop fooling your fans. They are already brainwashed and so fake. They couldn't even vote for you for the #MTVMAMAS then I warned you about role modeling. I only mentor people. Role models fall from grace. God should be your role model. You let down a lot of young girls. You haven't taught them how to blog. You haven't shared your secrets of blogging with them. You must carry them along Linda. I have had three FREE blogging seminars in 6 years in Naija. In America we even have a #takeyourchildtoworkday. I used to take my kids to the pharmacy and they served customers while #kayjeezy went to the radio and TV stations with me. Share that knowledge and go back to preach abstinence and protection from STD. I'm battling #PTSD now. Good luck 👧 KOO