WHO IS A BABY MAMA?
The term originated in Jamaican Creole as “baby-mother” (pronounced [ˈbebi ˈmada]), with the first printed usage appearing in the Kingston newspaper, The Daily Gleaner in 1966.Originally, the term was used by the fathers of illegitimate children to describe the mothers of their children, but the term is now in general use to describe any single mother. Since entering currency in U.S. tabloids, the terms baby mama and baby daddy have even begun to be applied to married and engaged celebrities. he Oxford English Dictionary defines baby mama as “the mother of a man’s child, who is not his wife or (in most cases) his current or exclusive partner”
Peter L. Patrick, a linguistics professor who studies Jamaican English, has said of the terms baby mother and baby father, “[they] definitely imply there is not a marriage—not even a common-law marriage, but rather that the child is an ‘outside’ child”. The term “baby-mother” in Jamaica is most often used to describe any pregnant woman or any woman with a young child. For example, on a crowded bus you may be admonished to give the “baby-mother” a seat. However, in this case no judgement is being made about her marital status and literally means “the mother of the child”.(Copyright WIKIPEDIA).
NIGERIAN ARTISTES AND BABY MAMAS
2face Idibia has 7 children from different baby mamas whom he seems to be taking care of rather nicely.Many other artistes probably want to be like him.
Davido has one with Sophie but the drama going on shows that as far as love goes you can ask, “What’s love got to do with it?” Davido had taken to the social media to open a can of worms concerning his baby mama, Miss Sophia Ajibola Momodu who he believes is unfit to claim custody of their daughter as a result of her alleged wayward lifestyle such as smoking and the rest.On the other hand Sophia filed a lawsuit against the ‘Gobe’ crooner which restricted him from flying the baby with his family to the United States of America or Dubai. Davido, 23 accused Sophia, 28 of having a sexual relationship with his billionaire father’s friend. Sophia is not letting the issue slide as he claims cursing the day she met Davido.
However not all artistes are in favor or wish to be caught in the baby mama web. Popular rap artiste Naeto C says “I got married to avoid being a ‘baby daddy’. When I wanted to get married, I lost some fans and at the same time, I gained some fans. Some fans like the fact that I am married and responsible; they like the fact that I am a one-man-one-woman kind of guy. Other female fans don’t like that because they want to keep fantasizing about the possibility of becoming my woman one day. I got married because I found a companion, a friend, and someone I want to spend the rest of my life with and raise a family. Marriage made me a better person. The most you can do for your female fans legally is to take pictures with them and keep making hit songs. Anything outside that would be inappropriate.”
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