Saida Avala former housemate of Big Brother Naija 2019 ‘pepper Dem’ season, has finally told the story of how she gave birth outside wedlock.
“When I was a little girl I would dream of getting married at the age of 25 and having a child at the age of 27, with my music career blowing to the sky.
“Always thought at this age I would be famous for the world to love and that I would have all the money I needed to build an empire. However like the saying goes, “God watches you plan and he laughs”. Things didn’t turn out like I’d hoped.”
“Things were hard I wont lie, alot of things were happening all at once, like with my relationship with the baby’s father, my living situation at the time or the fact that my mother was ill with kidney failure at the time but she was always optimistic and full of faith, even if she was scared she never showed me.”
“All the while I was in New York, I realised I had to put all the fear aside and be brave, not only for me but for my child. I had to sacrifice a lot of my time because she was my number one priority and my baby was and still is my happiness.”
“The day I went into labour, it snowed for the first time that year. I can remember it like it was yesterday, I remember how cold it was and how I kept screaming “I am not ready! I am not ready!”
“The baby should wait! I was in tears cause I was so scared to meet her and at the same time I could not wait to meet her and be out of labour. I was in labour from 11:05am on the 25th of January and my baby Elanni Lawal was born at 12:07pm the next day 26th January.”
“The love I felt for her was very innate! I never felt such love before. My life changed ever since and all I care about and live for is making myself better than I ever was for her. It is safe to say I am very grateful and thankful for the gift I was given.”
“Being a mother has been the greatest gift ever!”