BABY GIRL FOR SINGER ZEAL
Elizabeth Akinlabi, the soul singer known as Zeal has put to bed.
The young singer, who shocked many with her pregnancy early this year, delivered her baby at Reddington hospital, a private clinic in Victoria island, Lagos.
Sources close to the singer say she put to bed at about 6pm Nigerian time, and did not stay ‘too long’ in labour.
Zeal and her friends have continued to shroud the identity of her fiance in secrecy, but there is no doubt she’s having a very serious affair that may lead to marriage.
‘She’s very serious with this guy. He’s always by her side, and he has wormed his way into the hearts of her mom, her siblings and even her friends’, a source close to her told me last night.
Zeal moved to Nigeria around 2006, after living in Cyrus for several years. She belongs to the category of young acts who are looking beyond Nigeria; making music with a global slant.
Not weighed down by her pregancy, she continued to honour engagements and make public appearances up till last month.
However she turned down a magazine photoshoot around July, because, according to a source, ‘she would not display her pregnancy’ in front of the camera.
As the industry prepares to meet Zeal’s baby officially, many are keeping thier ears close to the ground, waiting for more baby news. Peter Okoye (of Psquare) and his lover Lola Omotayo are also expecting thier first baby. Sources say her EDD is ‘very near’, and she may have travelled abroad to have the baby.