“She’s My Child and I Fought Hard for Her”: Princess Opens Up on Relationship With Foster Daughter

“She’s My Child and I Fought Hard for Her”: Princess Opens Up on Relationship With Foster Daughter

  • Comedian Princess rejoiced happily on social media after Baba Ijesha bagged 16 years in prison for molesting her daughter
  • In an interview with Arise TV, she noted that she swore to take care of every child under her care even though she isn't their biological mother
  • Princess also added that Baba Ijesha tried to bribe her before the case eventually turned into a huge mess for him

Popular Nigerian comedian Princess was faced with harsh criticism on and off social media when she decided to pursue the Baba Ijesha case to the end.

The actor was eventually sentenced to 16 years in prison on different counts.

Princess, in a recent interview, revealed why she went hard for her foster daughter.

Nigerian comedian and actress Princess
Princes says Baba Ijesha tried to bribe her to keep quiet Photo credit: @princesscomedian
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According to the comedian, she has been taking other people's kids under her care for years, and when the Baba Ijesha case happened, she went numb first.

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As someone who always urged all her kids to say the truth even in the face of consequences, Princess felt a need to fight for the girl who was entrusted in her care by her parents.

She noted that it didn't make sense that people kept asking why she couldn't let the case go, saying anyone who loves kids knows that they should be cared for and protected.

He tried to bribe me

The comedian added that Baba Ijesha tried everything possible so that she would keep quiet on the case and even went as far as calling on people he knew she respected and wouldn't dare go against.

Princess was surprised that instead of everyone to rise to fight Baba Ijesha on her behalf, there were people like Yomi Fabiyi cutting corners and coming up with false narratives.

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She also added that hers was the first case that would see a celebrity punished for their crime.

Nigerians react to Princess' interview


"I am yet to understand how Nigerians reason sometimes when I read some people's comments on sensitive issues online. The only thing I tell myself is that everyone, bothe the mad and the sane now own a phone and small data and can now browse, open a social media account and comment on posts."


"God bless you ma for standing for that child, you deserve a standing ovation ❤️❤️. Much Love and God’s blessings."


"I love ur courage upon all the supporters he had but God vindicated the true at last "


"Wow, ❤️❤️to u, I always say giving birth to a child does not make u a mother, but loving the child unconditionally is what makes u a mother."


"I salute your courage . May you recover every lost strength."

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Princess tearfully places heavy curses on Yomi Fabiyi

The popular Nigerian comedian had heavily blasted her detractors on social media after Omiyinka James aka Baba Ijesha was sentenced to 16 years in jail.

Recall that Baba Ijesha and Princess caused a serious buzz in 2021 after the comedian accused him of molesting her 14-year-old foster daughter.

In a lengthy Instagram live video, Princess made sure to heavily curse out two of Baba Ijesha’s biggest supporters at the time, Yomi Fabiyi and Idowu Phillips aka Mama Rainbow.

Source: Legit.ng

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Maymunah Ajetunmobi (Entertainment Deputy HOD) Maymunah Ajetunmobi is a journalist and the deputy HOD of the entertainment desk with over two years of work experience at Legit.ng. She graduated from the University of Ilorin in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Zoology and has moved on to pursue courses and a degree in communication. Maymunah joined Legit.ng in 2020, and emerged Editor with Top Entertainment Article in 2021. She has written exclusive articles, unique pieces, and interviews. Email: ajetunmobi.maymunah@corp.legit.ng