by Rachel Ogbu
Oyinlola Rotimi, Obafemi Awolowo University student who became popular after giving birth in the student’s toilet has named her baby, Nifemi, Okikiola.
The 22-year-old mother has described her experience as “unforgettable” adding that her child had made her a celebrity.
Also, the father of the baby has been named as a 400-level student of Engineering in OAU, Oyewole Samuel.
According to reports, when asked how soon she would have another baby, she said, “not so soon,”
A friend of Rotimi told Punch news that Rotimi was “extremely happy” at the naming ceremony of her child.
“Today(Wednesday) is one of the days I have seen my friend looking so happy, she is extremely joyous. Although, this is not the actual way we planned it. We should have celebrated more than this if not for the fact that examination is ongoing,” she said.
“Most of our colleagues are taking exam and that is the major reason for the small celebration. I am hopeful that when the baby clocks one, we will celebrate it in a bigger way because he is our boy.”
The Punch reports:
Rotimi, who gave birth last Tuesday, was initially accused of attempting to flush her baby boy down the septic tank.
But it was later learnt that Rotimi, who was inexperienced in child bearing, thought she had a stomach upset when she was actually in labour.
It was gathered that the naming of the baby was low-key due to the examination going on in the school.
However, some OAU students, who were not at the naming of the baby earlier, created their own fun by organising another ceremony, where they named the baby after the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Bamitale Omole.
The students, who gathered around 10pm on Wednesday, appointed a pastor among them to coordinate the christening.
Among the names the students gave the baby are Oriyomi, Omomoremi, Oluwanimilo, Titilayo, Eniolorunopa, Bamitale Omole.
But one of his friends, who pleaded anonymity, explained that the father was not happy with the controversy that surrounded the birth of his baby.
He said, “He does not like the controversy and the noise about the birth of the baby. He is a cool person and does not like publicity.”