The paternity imbroglio between Nigerian music star and entertainer, Paul Okoye and the beauty pageant contestant and model, Elshamah Igbanoi, has taken another dimension.
A close relative of Mr. Okoye’s has revealed that the baby born by Ms. Elshamah Igbanoi, a former Miss Plateau State, is in fact the musician-entertainer’s first child. A few weeks ago, P-Square had thrown a party in Atlanta, Georgia to welcome another baby born by a different lover of his.
However, Mr. Paul Okoye has kept mum, even though some blogs reported that his public relations claimed that the paternity report was a “hoax” and even an “April Fools’ joke.”
A source who regaled of the goings in the household said the music artist was aware of Ms. Igbanoi’s pregnancy for him about the same time another lady, Anita, became pregnant for him. The source disclosed that the baby born in London is in fact Mr. Okoye’s first son, since he was born on April 7, 2013, three days before Anita delivered another baby in Atlanta on April 10, 2013.
However, while Paul was in Atlanta to announce the birth of Anita’s son, he abandoned Ms. Igbanoi to her fate in the UK. In the earlier report, the beauty pageant contestant’s hospital bills of more than 5000 pounds sterling were yet to be paid. We also reported that Ms. Igbanoi had received several demands for payment from Queen Charlotte and Chelsea Hospital on Du Cane Road, London W12 0HS where her baby was born.
An online news service shortly after the news of the London baby was out, displayed some pictures of Elshama carrying the pregnancy of Paul, this indicated that the model was at the burial of Paul Okopye’s mother on August 2, 2012 while she was already pregnant for him.
“We know her to be a responsible lady who trusted Paul,” said the source. He added: “She had been with him since she was 17 years old.” Ms. Igbanoi is now 19 years old and third year law student at the University of Jos. Meanwhile, the nursing mother and her new baby, Mitchel Paul Okoye are now in an apartment awaiting the arrival of Paul, the father of the baby.
Edited by Nigeriafilms.com