Nigerian actress and Yoruba movie star, Jaiye Kuti has announced that she is an Abiku (Ogbanje). Jaije Kuti made this disclosure in a message she wrote on her Instagram page to her mother as she celebrates her birthday.
For those who may not know who an Abiku or Ogbanje is Abiku is a term given to people who are believed to cycle rapidly and repeatedly through birth and death.
A consecutive familial sequence of births and deaths of infants is construed as the same child dying and being born over and over again.
“She gave birth to 11 children and because of me (Abiku) we are now seven. She said she wanted to have many children as She’s not sure which one will be Abiku again. Then she met Christ Jesus and gave all her life. And from there and then, here we are not only that she has children.”
“Iya Abiku to di Iya Abiye through Christ Jesus. My mom, my first lover. Orisha bi Iya o si. Abiamo totoo.”