Monday, October 08, 2012

Dino Melaye Impregnated Me- Bisi Ibidapo-Obe

Pregnant actress, Bisi Ibidapo-Obe has finally confirmed that former Federal lawmaker; Dino Melaye is the father of the child she is expecting.  Bisi, whose friends besieged her Magodo, Lagos home penultimate Sunday and had a baby shower for her did not only confide in some of her friends  but granted  an interview to E24-7Magazine’s BIODUN KUPOLUYI  during which she  confirmed  the former lawmaker  as the father of the child she’s expecting. She admitted that though her relationship with him was very brief and not planned to bring forth a baby but fate and circumstance proved her wrong.
She also confirmed our story last week that that she met the ex-lawmaker through another actress, Lola Alao. Please click to continue.
” I actually met Dino  through Lola Alao sometime March or early April  and honestly speaking I was in need of help and Lola Alao promised she would introduce me to someone who could help. The person turned out to be Dino.  I actually visited him in Abuja.  He was actually forthcoming and helpful. I was not the only one involved then but he took particular interest in me.  We got to know each other and at a point I was scared because he was all over me. Overtime, he showed me he meant well and we became good friends.

“Somehow, one thing led to the other and we started dating. He appeared nice, loving and showed me a lot of affection. He was quite frequent in my Lagos house. I remember when he came to Lagos for the birthday of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu,  I went to pick him from the airport to my house.  We were an item and it was known to a couple of our close friends in the industry.  Shortly after, I travelled to Canada and it was while in Canada with my colleagues, Foluke Daramola and Moji Olaiya, that I felt the symptoms of pregnancy. It started with the usual morning sickness. I could not believe it. It was painful because I could not participate in all the programmes lined up for us in Canada.   I can remember that it was Moji Olaiya that went to buy the pregnancy kit that later confirmed I was pregnant. Immediately, I called Dino in Nigeria and shared the news with him. He was excited about it and he told me he was looking forward to seeing me in Lagos soon. When I returned, he received me with joy and on an occasion he took me to his hometown, Kabba in Kogi State. He told me he wanted to marry me. He was so nice to me.” The romance heightened over time, they became closer than ever but somehow there was a dark cloud lurking in their stars.

“Sometime in  May, I went to London, came back and he called and said again that he actually wanted a big  society wedding for me but since his parents are clerics and the rules and regulation of their church  frowns at pregnant brides he would want me to get rid of the pregnancy. I was shocked. I wept uncontrollably all night. Later, I called him nd told him since that’s his new position, I will advise him to go to his parents with another and marry. I’m not keen about society wedding but love to keep the pregnancy and have my baby. He did not allow me to say my mind when he dropped the phone. I called him severally but he refused to pick my calls. I sent emissaries, friends to him but he refused to listen. His complaint, according to my friends who took the courage to talk him was that I was rude. You can imagine, Dino refused to understand; he failed to know that I’m no longer a baby. This is my joy, joy unspeakable to me, something I have been praying for and he wanted me to be funny with it.  It’s ridiculous.” Since June , Bisi told E24-7 MAGAZINE, Dino, never showed, he never came.

“He stopped picking my calls. But each time I tried to call him with another mobile number,  he would pick the call but as soon as he finds out I’m the one on the phone he will drop it.  I have not wronged Dino, I have only chosen to do what is right to me but he sees it differently.  I’m no longer a kid.  It’s painful that such action is coming   from a man who claims he loves the masses, the oppressed people  of this country and he is oppressing me. My fate is in the hands of God and He will see me through. I have not been working to earn any money but I have found favour before God and a couple of my friends. I know I’m not alone in this. God is with me.”

Asked if Lola Alao had intervened, the Bisi  Omologbalogba fame actress said: “ I spoke with her; I pleaded with her to talk to Dino. I was shocked when she told me that Dino said he was not responsible for the pregnancy. I took her up on this.  I asked her if she believed him. I found it insulting that at my age I wouldn’t know who is responsible for my pregnancy?  But then, I’m not surprised because I have been fed with a lot of information that Lola and Dino are dating now.”

Meanwhile, the baby shower held  penultimate Sunday was an exclusive affair for close family and friends.  Bisi looked awesome and charming as she is expecting her first child. Star actresses,   Faithia  Balogun, Moji Olaiya, Iyabo Ojo,   Foluke Daramola and  Kafila Sogunro were among close  friends that attended the baby shower.   Though close friends said Bisi due to travel to Canada to deliver soon have her fingers crossed for a baby girl, said she will be happy about any sex.  Conspicuously absent was the man alleged to be the baby’s father, ex-federal lawmaker, Dino Melaye. Melaye in an exclusive interview with E24-7 Magazine published penultimate week denied the paternity.

He said it was “Africa Magic’s story” and dismissed the actress’ claim that he is the father of the child she is expecting as” an expression of fiction.”

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