How I felt when I found out my wife was having triplets – Ali Baba

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Veteran stand-up comedian Atunyota Akpobome, commonly known as Ali Baba, has expressed mixed emotions after learning that his wife is expecting triplets.

“I felt indifferent, but I was happy,” he remarked in a Saturday Beats interview.

In addition, Ali Baba took issue with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group’s decision two years ago to leave out the entertainment and creative sectors from a five-year economic forecast.

He said,

“A 200-page booklet forecasting the Nigerian economy did not consider the creative industry. I believe the Nigerian Economic Summit Group was poorly advised at that time.

“However, they have started forming sub-committees to address this oversight. It was a significant omission, especially considering that sectors like the creative industry generate more revenue than some insurance companies and advertising agencies, which are part of the creative industry. It’s unfortunate, but I believe this issue is being corrected.”

Ali Baba also emphasized that corruption is a far more serious issue in Nigeria compared to the moral controversies raised by skit makers and content creators.

He stated, “Moral standards are not determined by skit makers or content creators but by parental control, government policies, and the educational system. These creators reflect societal issues, not cause them. While they shouldn’t always promote negative behavior, the focus on morality overshadows the more significant issue of corruption. Is a girl dancing naked on social media worse than a man embezzling N2 billion in office?”

Recall that Ali Baba stirred reactions on April 1 after announcing on his Instagram page that he and his wife, Mary, welcomed triplets, but many people considered the post a popular ‘April fool’ prank.

Alibaba and Wife Mary Joyfully Embrace Arrival of Triplets.

On Monday, Alibaba shared the announcement via an Instagram post, disclosing that the male newborns joined the family two months ago.

The boys have been named Aaron, Alexander, and Andrew.