by Akan Ido
Popular actress, Bisi Ibidapo-Obe has revealed she is pregnant for former House of Representatives member, Dino Melaye. There are, however, indications that Melaye does not want to have anything to do with the pregnancy claiming he is not responsible for it.
Ibidapo-Obe, who recently had a baby shower at her Magodo, Lagos home told sources that the baby belongs to the former federal lawmaker and he cannot deny being responsible for it. The actress made it clear that they had a brief relationship which later resulted in her getting pregnant for him but that was not her intention going into it in the first place.
In her own words: “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,” she stressed.
She said they both enjoyed a good relationship and were already planning a wedding until he suddenly had a change of heart and advised her to abort the pregnancy.
Ibidapo-Obe explained further saying, “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 and 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,” she added.
She said the former federal lawmaker ignored all her efforts to get him to change his mind and rejected all her pleas.
According to her, “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 about the role played by another popular actress, Lola Alao, in the matter, Ibidapo-Obe 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.”
Dino Melaye reportedly reacted to the allegation saying her claim is “an expression of fiction”. He denied any rumour linking him to the baby Ibidapo-Obe is expecting claiming he is not responsible for it.
Where does the story go from here? We shall keep you updated.