Popular Nigerian Celebrities Who Became Parents At Old Age


There are so many myths and misconceptions about women giving birth at an old age or becoming pregnant in their late 30’s and early 40’s. This is so because it has been proven technically that the older you get, the harder it becomes for you to conceive and give birth as a woman.

Aside from medical reasons, some celebrities still chose to become parents at old age.

Nonetheless, we have compiled a list of some famous Nigerian celebrities who became parents in their late old age, proving that becoming a parent knows no age.



Nigerian comedian and actor, Ayodeji Richard Makun, popularly known as AY, became a father once again after he welcomed a second child, a girl named Ayomide Makun, with his wife Mabel Makun in January 2022.

The couple tied the knot on November 29, 2008. The pair earlier welcomed their first daughter, Michelle Makun, 14 years ago.


However, they welcomed their second child, after 13 years of waiting. The Guinness World Records holder welcomed his second daughter at age 50.

Yul Edochie

Veteran actor Yul Edochie, who got married at a very young age, is the proud father of five children. The actor had four children with his wife, May Aligwe Yul-Edochie.


He welcomed his fifth child with his colleague wife, Judy Austin, in his late 30’s. Together, Yul Edochie and Judy Austin celebrated their son’s first birthday in June 2022, after the actor turned 40 in January.


Funke Akindele

Nigerian actress turned politician, Funke Akindele, gave birth to twins in her early forties. She welcomed a set of male twins in December 2018 with her now ex-husband, rapper JJC Skillz. Funke Akindele was 41 years old when she became a mother.


Sandra Achums

The renowned Nigerian actress, who is known for her lead roles in movies like “Ashanti, Deadly Affair,” among others, gave birth to her child at the age of 44 while in Germany with her husband and other children.


Ronke Odusanya

Nollywood actress and movie producer, Ronke Odusanya, is yet another celebrity who welcomed her first child at an advanced age. She gave birth in her early forties in 2019 when she was only 45 years old.

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