ENigeria Newspaper exclusively reveals the identity of comedian, Alibaba ‘s grown son with late Ras Kimono’s wife.
The number of women who dated legendary comedian Atunyota Alleluya Akpobome (Aibaba) is well-known, but what many people may not realize is that the number of children he fathered is also rather extensive.
Remember that in an earlier exclusive piece on ENigeria, we detailed the events that led up to his current marital issue, which included allegations of infidelity…READ IT HERE.
Despite the comedian’s fast reaction, we have it on good authority that, contrary to his poor explanation, things in his marriage to Mary Akpobome, née Udoh-Bassey, aren’t exactly rosy.
According to family sources who spoke to ENigeria, the young man whose name is stated as Onanome is one of the main reasons why Alibaba’s marriage is currently in turmoil.
Mummy Mary was astonished to learn about Onanome, whom her husband supposedly had with late Ras Kimono’s wife, Efemena, according to the source, and when she questioned him, he admitted it.
Mummy Mary was reportedly shocked by the discovery and sought a DNA test to verify the claim, but ENigeria cannot confirm if a compromise has been made on the topic as of the time of posting this article.
Onanome’s mother, late Efe, was claimed to have revealed his father’s genuine name to him but convinced him to play along because her contract with Alibaba was to keep the topic under wraps to avoid any possible fissures in his marriage to Mary.
Although they train on the same pitch at Lekki on weekends, ENigeria also learns that despite Alibaba’s efforts over the years to keep tabs on his son, the two never discussed their relationship.
“Onanome’s sole known father figure was the late Ras Kimono. Alibaba was never present; while keeping an eye on him from afar, he was never present in his life as his father. Despite the fact that they both play football on the same pitch on weekends, they do not have a father-son bond”, according to our source.
Onanome is most likely in his 30s and is a well-known international cobbler who creates shoes for celebrities, notably those who live on the island. He is also the founder of TheAwo brand; an event management company which veered into production of original English club jerseys and other merchandise. His marriage to actress Ejiro Okurame which was low key, produced a daughter, Efemena Norioghene.
To represent the African tradition of reincarnation, their daughter Efemena was named after Onanome’s late mother and wife of Reggae legend, Ras Kimono.
Alibaba is one of Nigeria’s best and most brilliant comedians, and he opened the path for a new generation of comedians.
Prior to his marriage to Mary in 2006, the ace comedian and Nollywood actor dated Elsie Oluku, Patricia Leon among others.
A graduate of Religious Studies and Philosophy from Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo State, he ranks first among Nigeria’s most clever, analytic, and pragmatic comedians.
He was born to the Agbarha Otor Royal family in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria, and his first marriage was to Patricia Leon, a former beauty queen, which ended in divorce, with the latter threatening to damage his chances of marrying Mary in 2006.
He was born in Warri and spent his first eight years there as the first of several children. His father is a retired soldier who served in Lagos Nigeria.