Five celebs who welcomed newborns in 2018

First-time mom Kayise Nqula
First-time mom Kayise Nqula

Jessica Nkosi

Our July 2018 cover star gave birth in September, but only shared the news of her daughter’s arrival about a month later. The Isibaya actress made the announcement on Instagram by sharing an adorable picture of her family. Her daughter’s name is Namisa ‘Nami’ Dlamini.

Kayise Nqula

Our Perfect Wedding host Kayise Nqula is the latest celebrity to reveal that she’s a mommy. The first-time mother announced her pregnancy in a lovely shoot. “Those bonding moments are priceless,” read the caption of the first picture she posted last week.

Gail Mabalane

In an interview with Touch HD in June, actress and businesswoman Gail Mabalane opened up about the difficulties of being a mother.

"I haven't quite found my rhythm yet. He's only five months old, so I'm still in this sort of hazy phase where you don't know what you're doing," she said, adding that she hopes that things will eventually fall into place as her little one grows.

"Apparently when they turn one that's when you find your groove."

Gail gave birth to baby Khumo in January.

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Thembi Seete

 We’ve got to give it up to musician Thembi Seete, who was able to keep her pregnancy a secret for a whole nine months! In an interview with Drum, she said in her culture, they don’t share information until the baby is born.

The 41-year-old only let us in on the arrival of her little one five months after giving birth. “My First Mother’s Day. I approach this day with so much gratitude. I’m still in awe that God trusted me to carry & take care of his masterpiece… #Dakalo you were worth the wait. God truly was and He continues to be in control,” she wrote on Instagram.

Nkateko ‘Takkies’ Maswanganye

The dancer and hubby Chris Dinwiddy welcomed their baby girl named Sana Dinwiddy in January. The couple shared a video shot by Chris from the moment Takkies’ water broke to when she actually gave birth after labour.


Additional reporting: Sowetan, Times Live

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