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Sunny Ade fathered me, but I can’t access her, laments a woman


This was revealed in an interview with The punchwhere she said her mother confessed to her three years ago after cheating on her about her biological father for years.

Ayeni said she became curious after a prophet told her about a secret her mother was hiding from her.

According to the woman, she sought the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) when all efforts to meet the music maestro failed to yield a positive result, adding that the NHRC also attempted in vain.

Ayeni, however, said she only intended to establish a fatherly relationship with Sunny Ade and was not interested in any financial benefit.

She says, “In 2019, a pastor told me to ask my mother to tell me a secret. First, I didn’t take it seriously until my husband told me. So I called my mom and she confessed to me.

“My mother said that the man I always knew as my father was not my biological father. She said that my biological father is Niyi and he is from Ondo State. When I asked who Niyi was, she said Sunny Ade the singer.

“My mother said it all started when she was still living with her father. Then her father wanted to marry her off to an elderly man but she refused as she had met Sunny Ade earlier and was two months pregnant for him.

“She said she finally got married to the old man because she couldn’t get in touch with Sunny Ade anymore. After getting married, my mom said she went looking for Sunny Ade but that she had not found it.

“She returned to her parents after the search and delivered me there. So when I was two years old, my mother left me with my grandmother and remarried. Ever since the confession, I’ve been looking for Sunny Ade.

“I also went to a festival where he performed, but I couldn’t reach him. All efforts to meet him were in vain, so I went to NHRC for help.

“The NHRC also sent him two letters and photographs, but to no avail. All I want is to know my past, not because Sunny Ade is rich.”

Sunny Ade remains one of the most iconic artists Nigeria has ever produced.