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Seyi & Layal Tinubu welcome baby Amira Titilayo | See Proud Grandpa Tinubu at the Naming Ceremony



Seyi and Layal Tinubu have welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Amira Titilayo Noella Rose Simisola Ashabi Tinubu.

Today in London, proud grandfather Asiwaju Bola Tinubu hosted close friends at the naming ceremony which took place in New Cavendish. The APC Chieftain was all smiles as he happily cuddled his granddaughter and posed for photos.

The couple who tied the knot in August 2016 (Click to view BellaNaija Weddings’ exclusive feature) are said to be overjoyed and excited about the new phase in their lives.

Photo Credit: Alakija Studios | DeleMomoduOvation – Instagram | JoyceJacob_JJB – Instagram


  1. madman

    June 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Congrats ~ May your daughter be treated the same way you treated other people’s kids. Amen.

    • lily

      June 9, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      amen and 100 times more

    • Princess Jubril - Abubakar

      June 9, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Please have a heart and leave my mate to enjoy his grand fatherhood. You are highly wellcome brand new baby girl. May Allah grant you long fulfilled life is good health A’ameen. A big Congratulation to my Mate. I pray you enjoy your grand fatherhood and for Allah (AZW) to answer all your prayers for your grand child A’ameen Kunfayyakun.

    • Smh

      June 10, 2017 at 11:58 pm

      Lmao how is wishing someone the same they did to others not having a heart naww? If he’s been a good man then no wahala. Abeg carrygo

  2. Fierce

    June 9, 2017 at 5:10 pm


  3. Arinola

    June 9, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Congrats! Is Layal not half igbo? No igbo names?

    • Na Wa!

      June 9, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      Are you her Igbo mother or relative? How e take concern you? Shes part Ghanian part Lebanese.

    • nene

      June 9, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      she’s part delta part lebanese

    • Bia

      June 9, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      @Na wa, Are you their house help? Fighting nonsense battle.

    • Ehen?

      June 9, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      loyal herself doesn’t have igbo names so what’s your point?

    • Ehen?

      June 9, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Layal, rather

  4. Na Wa!

    June 9, 2017 at 5:34 pm


  5. dupsy

    June 9, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    awww so cute! Tinubu looks so gooey eyed and very excited! Congratulations!

  6. Biker Chic

    June 9, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Sooo upon all d money wey dem tif they still shop at the COOP??

    • nanciejul

      June 9, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      Lol @COOP

    • Jus

      September 8, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Are you comparing Co-Op with Aldi, Lidl, Farmfoods, Herons and co ? Co-op is more pricier than the likes of Tesco , Sainsbury’s and Asda. It’s in class of Waitrose . Go and do your survey .. Their prices are outrageous.

  7. olorificent

    June 9, 2017 at 6:46 pm


    • Bia

      June 9, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Are you a member of the tif family? Ole people

  8. Ramadan

    June 9, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Wow! Seyi had a daughter! God don’t play!

  9. Arinola

    June 9, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    @ na wa I was just asking a question don’t get your panties in a bunch. Cyber warrior lmaooo

  10. dinma

    June 9, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    the wife doesnt look happy one bit..

    • bey

      June 9, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      Do you know if she’s just recovering from childbirth. Especially if you had CS.
      It ain’t easy,Just 7days after.
      I was even seated throughout.

  11. Uwamukiza

    June 9, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Congrats to them..but how many names does the baby have? (sorry am not Nigerian so I don’t know how the Naigerian naming works)…

    • Bola

      June 9, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      With a name like yours, I’d rather 100 Nigerian names any day, but what do I know?

    • bey

      June 9, 2017 at 11:22 pm

      In Yoruba culture most elders in the family usually give baby a name. Parents ,Both Grand parents and some elders.
      However the names are hardly used.
      It’s whatever is on the birth certificate the baby usually bears. First name,middle name and surname.

    • Ajiun

      June 10, 2017 at 12:09 am

      Nigerian usually have two-three official names excluding surname on their passport. 3 if the names are not too long. But in general, you can have tonnes of names. Especially the Yorubas. In Yoruba land, you have

      1. Oruko amutorunwa – a name that describes the circumstance of your birth. E.g. twins are instantly known as taiwo & kehinde while a child born outside the country are called Tokunbo. And etc

      2. Oruko abiso – name given at birth. It can be whatever. Mostly the Yorubas like to given meaningful or symbolic names, e.g. Ekundayo meaning my tears have turned into joy; Olajide, meaning wealth is awoken and has arrived into our life. And etc

      3. Oruko oriki – nickname or praise name such as Abike, Ajala, Ajani, Asake, Ajiun, Amoke, Adunni. Which is usually given/used (If given by the newborn’s dad or family elder) by people in the family who can’t call the child by name. People who for instance married into the family before the child was born has to call them by a nickname. Same applies to women married after the child’s mum as 2nd/3rd…etc wife.

      4. Oruko Inagije – basically a name that describes you, your personality or physical attribute, such as: ajisafe, meaning you wake up daily to love the good life and have fun; Aponbepore, meaning as yellow/light as palm oil, in reference to a light-skinned lady.

      5. Oruko esin, Christening/Islamic/Trad name – now this one is self explanatory. Some people also give names in accordance to their religion. E.g. for trad, Orisabunmi, meaning the deity gifted her/him to me; Oluwabunmi, meaning God gifted her/him to me. Oluwabunmi can be given to Christian or Muslim and they can also be given an additional Biblical or Arabic name respectively. The religious name of the child in the Yoruba culture is always first, most times. Some might have it as their middle name. But it is quite common to have it as a first name.

      Note: Yoruba names are mostly unisex. With just few exceptions.

      Now in this baby’s names:

      Amira is an Arabic name which shows she is from an Islamic home. Her granddad is a Muslim and he most likely chose this name. For most Yoruba first born, their granddad or the eldest man in the family chooses their first name.

      Titilayo – a symbolic name, meaning joy is forever. Basically the Yorubas belief a name has a powerful effect on the bearer.

      The parents might have chosen Noella & Rose each. And also Simisola, or the grandma chose it. And Noella/Rose might have come from the bride’s parents.

      Ashabi might have come from the grandma too or the grandpa or the child’s parents. Or even a great grandparent. Ashabi is an oriki, it means she was specifically chosen to be born. Basically, she is a very special child. Some people uses oriki sort of name as a first name for their child. It isn’t quite common though.

      Basically, the greatgrandparents, great great grandparents, grandparents, parents, even uncles, aunts, grand cousins that are important to the couple and family all get to give a name to a child. And it is by this name people who chose it will call the child. Even older siblings get the opportunity to give their siblings a name. But not all these names will be used officially. Only 2-3 names, depending on how long the characters are for official purpose.

    • Ajiun

      June 10, 2017 at 8:10 am

      I wrote my epistle so late and I was distracted a bit. Sorry for the typos.

      1. Mostly the Yorubas like to *give* meaningful or symbolic names

      2. Which is usually given/used (If given by the newborn’s dad or family elder) by people in the family who can’t call the child by name. People who for instance married into the family *after* the child was born has to call them by a nickname. 

      3. Basically the Yorubas *believe* a name has a powerful effect on the bearer.

    • le coco

      June 10, 2017 at 9:57 am

      @Bilan u r stupid.. The person asked a question.. If u cant answer then waka pass.. ah ahhn shoo..

      @Uwamukiza, It differs from tribe to tribe and also frm family. but often when there are a lot of elders like grandparents and so on they give the child a name.. But it’s not likely that all yhe names all are on the birth certificate.

      I have 2 names, my brother had 4, and my parents have 2 each.. its just different that way

    • le coco

      June 10, 2017 at 10:02 am

      sorry I meant Bola..

      and Ajiun thanks for enlightening us.m. I am nigerian and I had no idea about all these names..

    • Omo ajorosun

      June 10, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Ajiun, thanks so much for the little education on Yoruba names. I have really learnt a lot from your short piece.

  12. Hadiza D Kasimu

    June 9, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Big congratulations wish the mother and the baby long living with good health,

  13. Tee

    June 9, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    @madman,you too much!!!! ???????

  14. Comment

    June 10, 2017 at 1:03 am

    @Ajiun that was very enlightening. Thanks.

    • Ajiun

      June 10, 2017 at 8:10 am

      You are welcome. ?

  15. sharon

    June 10, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Where’s Remi Tinubu?

    • Smh

      June 11, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Now that’s the real tea here ?☕️

    • Sade twyse

      June 11, 2017 at 7:33 am

      Awon aiye elenu MTN

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