Popular Nigerian songstress, Tiwa Savage, has opened up on her choices for expanding her family stating that she would love to conceive another child either by adoption or through surrogacy.
The Afrobeat queen made this known in the course of an interview with Big Brother Naija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu where she mentioned that she initially desired to have a female child.
According to the 40-year-old mother of one, she is afraid of developing stretch marks as well as undergoing Caesarean Section (CS), hence her preference for adoption or surrogacy.
In her own words,
“OH, GOD! I DON’T KNOW. IF IT’S GOD’S WILL, WE’LL GET A SURROGATE ‘CAUSE I DON’T WANT ANY MORE STRETCH MARKS OR CS. IT’S SOMETHING I’M OPEN TO. I ALSO WANT TO ADOPT. I’M REALLY OPEN TO THAT,”
“IF I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH OF MY OWN, I DEFINITELY WOULD WANT TO ADOPT. I DON’T KNOW HOW SOON. I HAVEN’T REALLY THOUGHT OF IT. IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DREAM TO OPEN MY HOME TO SOMEONE — A BABY OR CHILD — WHO DOESN’T HAVE A HOME.
“I ACTUALLY WANT A DAUGHTER. WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH JAMIL, I PRAYED IT WOULD BE A DAUGHTER. I DID MY FIRST SCAN IN NIGERIA AND WAS TOLD HE’S A BOY. I WAS CRYING AND WAS LIKE, ‘NO I’M GOING TO LANDON ‘CAUSE THESE PEOPLE DON’T KNOW’.
“EVERYONE WAS SAYING I WASN’T CARRYING A LOAD AND THAT IT WAS PROBABLY A GIRL. I WENT TO LONDON AND THEY WERE LIKE, ‘NOPE, WE SEE IT RIGHT THERE. IT’S A BOY’. BUT NOW, I CAN’T CHANGE HIM FOR THE WORLD. I LOVE HIM.”