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BN Exclusive: Famous Nigerian Beauty Queen Nike Oshinowo welcomes Twins at 47



Nike-OshinowoBN can exclusively reveal that Nigeria’s legendary beauty queen Nike Oshinowo is now the happy mum of a set of twins!
The 47 year old beauty queen turned entrepreneur welcomed her twins via a gestational surrogate in the United States of America.

For those who are unfamilar with gestational carriers, the twins are biologically Nike’s children, though they were birthed by an another woman. There is no confirmation on the identity of the twins’ father as Nike and her husband Dr. Tunde Soleye ended their marriage months ago.

Nike has been open about her long-term battle with endometriosis – the gynaecological condition which can cause severe pain and infertility. International celebrities including Giuliana & Bill Rancic, Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban, Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick have all welcomed children via Gestational carriers.

Congrats to the new mum!


  1. lol

    October 5, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Wow aunty nikky congrrat.wise move

  2. Milly

    October 5, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I am so happy for her. God makes everything beautiful in his time.

  3. xoxo

    October 5, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Awww, I’m happy for her. Children are a blessing

  4. tito

    October 5, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Congrats haappy for her

  5. Bvf

    October 5, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Congrats my dear n God bless u n ur new family:)

  6. Mobs

    October 5, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Happy for her regardless of how the babies were born. The pain she goes through… I pray for God to show her mercy…

  7. Winny

    October 5, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Good for uuu. Naija women pls u have choices out there you don’t have to punish urselves with misery and wear a coat of shame cos ur infertile, neither should u let ur in-laws torture and dehumanise u either. Be strong

    • Diya

      October 6, 2013 at 7:54 am

      Thank you jare. Since we like to copy the oyinbos , I hope we follow this one. Thanks to technology, there are other ways to produce children.
      Also, more couples should adopt children in nigeria. it is possible to adopt a child while you “wait on Lord” for your biological child. Being a good parent is all that matters- biological or not. There are too many irresponsible sperm donors. “God will not punish you” for providing someone’s child with love. Why should anyone wait for 90 years to become a parent when there are many children in need of homes & other ways to have children.

    • me

      October 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      have u tried to adopt before in Nigeria???? go through the mountainhill of a process then come back with your yeye advice…

    • Diya

      October 6, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Angry bird, my mother adopted a little boy some years ago. I am aware of the process but if you want something and are OPEN to it, then you will do what you can to get it. That applies to many other things in life. If you really want a higher position at work wouldn’t you follow whatever process it would take for you to get there?
      Forget about the lengthy process, I have had discussions with Nigerians regarding adoption and they are usually not open to adoption. Some people are OK with the idea.
      There are many couples I have seen get caught up on “waiting on the Lord ” for many years to have a child–without doing anything besides praying, visiting pastors. Of course, the wives bear the blame for their childlessness. Since religion is the best way to get through to Nigerians’ heads, I will say this; you need God to move but you don’t need Him to move for you. He gave YOU power. Faith without action is useless.

    • Jcsgrl

      October 6, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Dear Diyarbakir you are soo right. I’ve always wanted to
      adopt along with having biological children. Since I’ve been
      waiting for over 5 years now, I’m thinking of going ahead to adopt
      in Nigeria. But the process I hear is quite lengthy and tedious.
      Instead of waiting for years and years for children to come I can
      open my heart to other means. I don’t want to do IVF…I will
      rather spend that money on adoption. Hopefully , if my Oga goes for
      it, I will begin the process. Do recommend good agencies in nja to
      start with. Thanks

    • slice

      October 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      @Jcsgirl, why don’t you want IVF?

    • chiangel

      October 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      I just love you Diya. People like you is what I need in my life and around me.

    • Diya

      October 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      And watch Battabox to hear the ignorant answers from Nigerians.

    • slice

      October 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      @Jcsgirl, i see you answered my question below ie you don’t want to put your body through that. understandable. i don’t know if you’ve tried the other processes yet but there are other things you can try before getting to the IVF stage. just make sure you’re in the hands of an excellent doctor.

    • Salewa

      October 7, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Word from a close friend who went through IVF. If you truly want a baby, you will put your body through worse than IVF if the solution you are looking for calls for it. Besides pregnancy and motherhood in general puts your body through worse, IVF will look like child’s play. She has two beautiful twin girls now and I know she will do it over and over again if that was what it took. I guess @jcsgirl has her reasons, I hope it is not due to fear because America has the best fertility doctors in the world. All the best though. I hope adoption works for you and your prayers are answered

  8. jinkelele

    October 5, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Ended their marriage? wow

    • Duke Donald

      October 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      And that’s ALL you saw and took from the story?????

    • jinkelele

      October 6, 2013 at 12:16 am

      no that’s not ALL I saw, I posted a comment on the only thing that was news to ME. Her infertility challenges are not new to me and since Aproko BN decided to add the comment about her marriage…well then I’m free to post

    • Diaryofdido

      May 5, 2014 at 4:20 pm

      @ Jinkele, I love your response to Duke Donald.
      It irritates me when I see folks jump down people’s throats like voltron forces- “and that’s all you took from the story???”- and how is that you gaddamn business?
      Y’all be acting like you’re the epitome of civility on BN, abeg, shift away, yeye.

  9. Timma

    October 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Congrats,God is good

  10. Abiola

    October 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Congratulations to her and may the good Lord keep and preserve these wonderful gifts.

  11. Couture By Makioba

    October 5, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Congrats to her….. May the good lord hear and answer our prayers…Amen…

  12. Mamalette

    October 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    We wish her the very best! Congrats to her

  13. trufactoid

    October 5, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Congrats Nike!

  14. justsaying

    October 5, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    happy for her but putting her age in the subject was silly and irrelevant esp if she did not carry em, theres no need.

    you coulda simply wrote
    Famous Nigerian Beauty Queen Nike Oshinowo welcomes Twins .

    dont headline her age, tell me what is the revelance of her age and her twins

    • Grace E

      October 5, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      why are u angry and bitter?The owner of the age is not even complaining…
      take several seats inside a snowball!!

    • Diya

      October 6, 2013 at 8:09 am

      You are the one who sees age/ ageing as a bad thing. In fact, Nigerian women should see this a motivation to try other means of having babies regardless of their age rather than rely on only traditional methods or await confirmation from their prophet & voodoo doctor. Being open minded will save many Nigerian couples a lot of pain.

      I am very happy for Nike for being a strong woman & creating her own story. Take control of your life!

    • Iris

      October 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      They’re saying that at 47 a woman can still have her own biological children (by the way, not in any way downplaying adoption; it’s about choice). I think this is actually inspirational.

  15. Chyke

    October 5, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Congrats Nike. She’s one of the most beautiful Naija women

  16. tat

    October 5, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    @justsaying you obviously do not know much about fertility. The fact that she is 47 is very relevant. Most 47 year old women do not have viable eggs which will result in pregnancy. Despite the IVF and surrogazy, the children are biologically hers and this is a miracle. Say what you want about Nike but this is an encouraging story for women who have been waiting for the fruit of the womb.

    • Juba

      October 6, 2013 at 1:58 am

      Amen sis. This isinglass a miracle that she was able to produce eggs at 47. My God is in fact the almighty terrible one. Awesome wonder

    • Juba

      October 6, 2013 at 2:00 am

      Amen sis. This is in fact a miracle that she was able to produce eggs at 47. My God is in fact the almighty terrible one. Awesome wonder

  17. banimo

    October 5, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    So happy for her!


    October 5, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    We welcome Nike into motherhood and wish her the best of luck for the future!

  19. omofever

    October 5, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    way to go, nice one

  20. Blessed-Diva

    October 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I’m so happy for her.

  21. deb

    October 5, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I’m so happy for her. Congrats


    October 5, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    She looks great.

  23. Chic

    October 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Congratulations Aunty Nike!

  24. Tikka Masala

    October 5, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Whoa! Awesome!

  25. nene

    October 5, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    i hope she spends time with those kids. cuz now the attention will have to shift to the kids.

    • inosend

      October 8, 2013 at 10:32 am

      what rubbish are you saying nene? you hope she spends time with those kids? amebo comments indeed….because it was u she was spending time with before……mtcheeeeeeew

  26. Milly

    October 5, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    My Mother had me at 47 and she is still alive rocking her baby! Please just be happy for her and leave her age and fertility out of it!
    It is every African woman’s joy to become a mother.


    October 6, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Nike may your bundles of joy bring you peace..

  28. Shanday

    October 6, 2013 at 12:11 am

    So happy for her. I know how much she wanted kids. Aww this is great news

  29. Naomi

    October 6, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Congrats to her!!!

  30. jennifer

    October 6, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Thank God for His Good work in ur life! A big congratulation to u

  31. Dire

    October 6, 2013 at 2:11 am

    This is like 1 of the best news EVER! Finally! God is Good! I’ve always loved U, and deserve dis blessing, every woman does! God bless ‘dem babies’ and keep U 4 dem!

  32. slice

    October 6, 2013 at 3:28 am


  33. paris club

    October 6, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Wow! Am so happy for her. Watched her interview on Mo AbudUs show when she talked about her condition and Iwas moved. Am glad that she made this move.I think there’s nothing like children .Husbands come and go,friends come and go but ur kids are always yours. May God keep her and give her strength to handle the kids

  34. Kathryn Cage

    October 6, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Congrats Aunty Nike! And some Nigerian women who can afford it will be whining about infertility when there are several other options even here in Nigeria. U can get a surrogate here, ur sister, cousin or family can be a surrogate for you so long as they are willing and meet the conditions. Try Diff hospital in Abuja. It’s good to be enlightened and stop faking pregnancies or buying children when you can get a surrogate, except your eggs are dead or non existent. If u have no eggs or no sperm, there are donors or u can adopt. Stop stealing and buying babies!

  35. ngnewsgallery

    October 6, 2013 at 7:44 am

    am so grateful for her life and that of her children we call that success

  36. Olabode

    October 6, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Congratulations to Ms Nike Oshinowo.,

  37. Modella

    October 6, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Never say never…But then again,why didn’t she take this decision long time ago?

    • Winny

      October 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

      Whenever you wake up is ur morning. What is ur point exactly, just congratulate and move on.

    • slice

      October 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      how do you know she didn’t. just cause you try IVF doesn’t mean it will work the first time or work at all

  38. Deee

    October 6, 2013 at 11:22 am

    So happy for her that she has chosen to be honest about it. A lot of Nigerian women do this but they will pretend to be pregnant just because they care too much about “what people will say”. There is no shame in having a child in a legal way that does not exploit anyone, if people learn they can take such options openly we will stop having all these baby farms where teenage girls are exploited.

  39. Chidera

    October 6, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Congrats to her, children add joy to living.

  40. lol

    October 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    should have been done long time ago! especially when you had a crown lori

  41. frances

    October 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Congrats,congrats to her.

  42. Ify D

    October 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Well I guess what matters is that she eventually overcame whatever held her back and went for the decision. Na who wear shoe know where e dey pain and na dem know when dem go pull am rock bathroom slippers. I wish you well darling, may your journey open a thousand routes for more women, I celebrate you.

  43. Dayo

    October 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm


  44. Beautiful

    October 6, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Truly happy for her. When God is ready, nothing can stop him, eggs age, endomitreosis husband anything that can be an obstacle isn’t to small or big for God to destroy when HE says time is now. The way God works He will even give double for your trouble. For all those hypocrites (hopefully none of you are here congratulating)that have abused her in the past about her childlessness as well as other unmarried or childless women , know that you are not God and all that you have (husband, children etc) is only by His grace, not that it is your right. It is Grace. So silly women and men that go defining a woman by the title before her name and no of children she has, before you speak remember this and say a prayer instead or be mute if you have nothing to say. Our society puts a strain on such women with such comments and words piercing through, only the strong can still keep moving with their heads up high with ignorant insecure women( despite the presence of the lack of what they think others have) making them feel less of themselves. A welcome development. Women there is nothing wrong if you are unable to birth children on your own, due to any circumstances, God created these innovators and willing surrogate mothers for you, for such situations. He knows all about you, before even you were born embrace it and do not let society stagnate your blessings.

    • Jcsgrl

      October 6, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      You spoke the truth. I don’t want to be one of those women
      or couple who waited 10, 14 years when I can have my children now.
      I’m soo thrilled for Nike. bN, what are the sexes of the

    • Salewa

      October 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      Sorry to ask a personal question and you don’t have to answer. What is wrong with spending money for IVF? By year 2, it is considered an option. Adoption can also be long and harrowing like IVF.

    • jcsgrl

      October 7, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      @Salewa..nothing wrong with IVF. Just don’t feel like putting my body through the process

    • zsa zsa

      October 7, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      @Jcsgrl, God be with you dear in whatever you decide to do. There are countless stories of couples who adopt and end up conceiving naturally barely 2 yrs after.
      God blessed me with a child but i still day dream about adopting one, it has always been my dream. There are other ways that are not so strenuous….if you are catholic or know a catholic try to get in touch with a reverend sister as they have access to children who are ready to be adopted without all the hassles BUT BE CAREFUL. My sister in law and her husband(both in their 50’s with no kids) started the adoption process sometime last year through the above means i mentioned, they were introduced to the baby but during the process of health checks it was discovered the baby was HIV +. Now that wasn’t the painful part….my husband tried to explain to his sister and her husband that the child can live a normal healthy life as long as the baby gets her meds….long story short the baby had to be taken back for whatever reason. My hubby and i were in tears as we were already planning on how to support the baby…she was just 4 months old. It hurt my heart that that poor baby my never get a chance at a good life and love *tears*.
      So again i say God be with you, he will guide you in your decision making and bless your decisions. You can never go wrong with choosing to give a child love.

  45. chioma

    October 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Go to this motherless baby homes and see how children are
    treated, you as a single girl will want to adopt. Some places they
    don’t hold them cos they say the babies will get use to bring hold.
    My mum told and she refuse to let go after the visit. Some places
    the workers share the gifts the children get. Some places they let
    these kid wit dirt diapers. Pls single working ladies adopt,
    married ladies and older mummies wit time and empty rooms pls
    adopt. Let’s get this children out of these homes. I have seen
    child less couples that ended having children after they adopt,
    they bring so much blessing to homes

    • ccc

      October 7, 2013 at 2:51 am


  46. mulikat

    October 7, 2013 at 7:13 am

    Close all ur dirty mouth, if God give u child easy thank God,this Niki have problem to have child,no doctor can help her,and is better she go to Surrogate,cos biologycalily she is the mother,cos is her ege inside another woman womb,just like keeping things inside bag for save keeping till u need it.for me is better than adopting a child,that is not ur blood,later he or she will call u name,stop that u are not my mother,or 1 day they will start ti look for their really mother,that day u will cry all ur life this way is better if u have the money to pay ,and for niki ,she cant even go for IVF,cos the problem is her womb,can carry a child,she have ege,but the womb.

    • missNk

      October 25, 2013 at 2:33 am

      my God, is that how you view adoption? Your grammar isn’t even helping. But anyway let me tell you, a child you adopt and bring up in love will not all of a sudden turn around and start insulting you and humans are inquisitive so it’s normal if they want to know their biological parents.

  47. Hurpeyeahmie

    October 7, 2013 at 8:19 am

    am so happy for her congrats ma

  48. kendra zuhair

    October 7, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I’m sooooooo happy for Nike. I’m in no way traditional but I always felt really sad looking at her and thinking “this beauty and brains will just end with one person” and “she’s so lovely I don’t want her to be alone when she’s much older”. My thoughts may be silly but it was the headache I was carrying for her. Happy for her. Wish them long life and they are lucky kids. She will make a good mum.

    • Justanopinion

      October 9, 2013 at 1:48 am

      Oprah has no kids but has done so much and touched so many lives that she will never be alone and even when she’s gone her name will last longer than those with kids. Some people kids give them grief or can even spoil their good name. I love kids and consider them a huge blessing…but they don’t define an individuals legacy. It’s God that chooses how he blesses us and how that blessing manifests is what counts. It’s how u touch lives positively that matters the most. Kudos to adoptive parents.

  49. Wale

    October 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

    BN should do a piece on Children: are they really important and relevant these days? More and more people here(USA) are going without them. In Japan it has gotten to such an alarming situation that the government is bribing women to have children out of fear of becoming extinct. But there seem to be more pressure to have them back home. In my circle of well educated and professional friends from various ethnic background both married and unmarried prefer not to have children. In light of the dwindling global resources and various security uncertainties
    is it selfish to produce them?

    • Nino

      October 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Mr. Professional and well educated—-are u not someone’s child?

  50. Jaycee

    October 7, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Congratulations! I’m happy for you Nike.

  51. Cynthia

    October 7, 2013 at 11:43 am


    Very good question. It is true that in the advanced world, many people are choosing not to have kids anymore. They just acquire pets instead. However in Africa, the cultural mindset is different and adult children still take care of their parents because we don’t have nursing homes. In countries like America, we have assisted living facilities for the elderly as well as nursing homes. So, depending on an adult child in old age is out of the question.

  52. Jivey Ivy

    October 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    not sure what the relevance of her age is …………
    Congrats though a child is indeed a blessing.

  53. Amina

    October 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Congratulations to her..

  54. fashionandstylepolice

    October 7, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Congrats to her. I am so happy for her. At last……

  55. ese

    October 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Congrats to Nike.Only she knows if d eggs were truly her’s or not .

    • Shygirl

      October 8, 2013 at 5:41 am

      And what is it to you?

    • slice

      October 8, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      why congratulate her and throw in doubt about her at the same time. kai

  56. I Rock

    October 8, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Am happy for Nike and wish her more blessings in her life.

    @Jcsgrl, God will shine His face upon you and bless you with favored children that will bring your family peace and love always, amen.

  57. Abby

    October 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Aww God bless her with her beautiful twins.Always let God determine the timing and not the society.He turns the impossible to possible.

  58. Yep i said it, bite me

    October 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Congrats to her, but Nike as a mom hm….

  59. Theresa Doghor

    November 21, 2014 at 11:29 am

    You go, girl…

    Lolz at the comments
    Women talking bad, other women supporting
    Let’s all dazzle so we don’t have to be tugging at someone else’s life


  60. ozi

    March 3, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Lack of information is killing us in this country. We don’t know the meaning of things before we conclude what she did is like ‘artificial insemination’ and not adoption (plus adoption isn’t a crime I believe angelina jolie has been able to explain that) she deposited her ovary in another womans bod because she is suffering frm endometrosis which could cause severe pain during child delivery . I believe every woman going through the problem of child birth should learn from her story

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