Popular Yoruba actress, Jaiye Kuti has revealed that she is an Abiku (Ogbanje).
For clarity, Ogbanje/abiku refer to people who are believed to cycle rapidly and repeatedly through birth and death. A consecutive familial sequence of births and deaths of infants is construed as the same child dying and being born over and over again.
Jaiye Kuti made this shocking revelation in a birthday message she wrote for her mother on Instagram.
“She gave birth to 11 children and because of me (Abiku) we are now seven. She said she wanted to have many children as She’s not sure which one will be Abiku again. Then she met Christ Jesus and gave all her life. And from there and then, here we are not only that she has children.”
She also wrote:
“Iya Abiku to di Iya Abiye through Christ Jesus. My mom, my first lover. Orisha bi Iya o si. Abiamo totoo.”
Jaiye Kuti took to social media platform, Instagram to celebrate her mother with lovely video and photos.
“Happy beautiful birthday to my forever praying mother. Iya Jaiye atata, Oyinlola Ashaje. Omo Ajilala Eso, omo aji fojo gbogbo da bi Egbin. I don’t know where to start or what long story to write but to say a mother like Iya Jaiye is just one on Earth. She is a Wonder Woman.
She gave birth to 11 children and because of me (Abiku) we are now seven. She said she wanted to have many children as She’s not sure which one will be Abiku again… Then she met Christ Jesus and gave all her life. And from there and then, here we are not only that she has children….she’s a great grandmother. My mum is blessed.
We call her Iya Jaiye. A word of prayer for my mum please. Mami wa lastttttttttttttt. We love you”
Watch the video below…