The 2018 year is coming to end and you might say it has been a blissful one to several local celebrities who were blessed with newborns in 2018.
Nairobi News takes a look at some of the prominent Kenyan celebs who became mothers or fathers in 2018.
1. Kevin Bahati
The gospel singer together with his wife Diana Marua welcomed their first child, daughter Heaven on the Valentine’s Day, 14th February. Bahati, who also has a daughter from previous relationship with Yvotte Obura, took to his Instagram to announce he had become a father for the second time.
Comedian Njugush, who has become a sensation on YouTube with his witty content, together with his wife Celestine Ndinda aka Wakavinye welcomed their son in March 2018. The two news of their bundle of joy a secret for a month until April, when Njugush posted a picture on Twitter of them in matching pajamas to celebrate the boy turning four weeks old.
After months of hiding her pregnancy, the 32-year-old singer finally welcomed her first child, a son in April 2018. This is after she had to battle with fibroids, a condition which prevented her from getting pregnant. To date Avril has never revealed the face of her son. She has also kept secret the identity of the child’s father. However, speculation has been rife that video producer J Blessing is the father. J Blessing has denied being the father, while Avril being has been elusive over the subject.
4. Nick Mutuma
On February this year, Kenyan hunk actor Nick Mutuma and his girlfriend welcomed their first child, a daughter named Dua while in the USA. Mutuma took to his Twitter account to break the news to his fans by tweeting “Charles Mutuma is the newest and proudest grandfather in the world.” However it’s not clear who Dua’s mother is with Mutuma choosing to remain tight-lipped over her identity. Some quarters have claimed the the 29-year-old actor had the baby with his on and off model girlfriend Bridgette Shighadi whereas some claim he had the child with a lady only identified as Mukami.
5. Janet Mbugua
The former TV presenter together with her husband Eddie Ndichu also welcomed their second child, a boy named Mali Mwaura Ndichu who arrived on 17th September 2018. Their first child is also a son named Baby Huru who is three years old.
6. Lilian Muli
The Citizen TV siren welcomed her second child, a son named Liam, in July this year. News of Lilian’s delivery was announced live on air by her colleague Anne Kiguta. Lilian had baby Liam with her now estranged boyfriend Jared Nevaton. The two broke up on Christmas Eve. Her first son Joshua was from her failed marriage of seven years to ex-husband Moses Njuguna Kanene.
7. Lulu Hassan
Swahili celebrated news anchor married to fellow TV presenter, Rashid Abdallah, welcome their third bundle of joy in September. Lulu made a very low key announcement that she had become a mother for the third time, seven days after giving birth to a baby girl. While commenting on an Instagram post by renowned thespian Ian Mbugua celebrating his granddaughter, Lulu disclosed that her daughter was 8 days old then.
8. Liz Njagah
The House of Lungula actress who relocated to Greece with husband Alex Konstantaras welcomed their second bundle of joy December this year. They are now parent of two boys.