GALLERY | Simphiwe Ngema and Tino Chinyani's son turns 1

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Simphiwe Ngema and Tino Chinyani's son turns 1.
Simphiwe Ngema and Tino Chinyani's son turns 1.
Optimass Art Studios/@Tino_Chinyani Twitter

Actress Simphiwe Ngema and model Tino Chinyani recently celebrated their son's first birthday. They welcomed their baby boy in June last year and named him Tiyani Kemorena Michael Chiyani. 

In a previous interview, Ngema spoke about the challenges of having given birth and raising a baby during a global pandemic. 

“It was a very scary time for me," she said. "We didn’t have all the information on the Coronavirus at that time and I was in and out of medical facilities for ante-natal check-ups.”

READ MORE | Simphiwe Ngema on becoming a mom during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ngema went on to say that she was grateful for the support she received from her loved ones, and encouraged others to do the same for the people in their lives who have just welcomed babies. 

“My advice to people is to check in on those new moms in their families or communities! Motherhood is a full-time job and it’s just wonderful when someone takes the time to acknowledge your new role and tell you that you’re doing a great job. It can make all the difference to have cheerleaders around you.”

Let's take a look inside the first birthday celebration for their son, Tiyani: 

Inside Tiyani's first birthday celebration. Image: Optimass Art Studios/@Tino_Chinyani's Twitter
Inside Tiyani's first birthday celebration. Image: Optimass Art Studios/@Tino_Chinyani's Twitter
Inside Tiyani's first birthday celebration. Image: Optimass Art Studios/@Tino_Chinyani's Twitter
Inside Tiyani's first birthday celebration. Image: Optimass Art Studios/@Tino_Chinyani's Twitter
Inside Tiyani's first birthday celebration. Image: Optimass Art Studios/@SimzNgema Instagram
Inside Tiyani's first birthday celebration. Image: Optimass Art Studios/@SimzNgema Instagram
Inside Tiyani's first birthday celebration. Image: Optimass Art Studios/@SimzNgema Instagram
Inside Tiyani's first birthday celebration. Image: Optimass Art Studios/@SimzNgema Instagram
Inside Tiyani's first birthday celebration. Image: Optimass Art Studios/@SimzNgema Instagram
Inside Tiyani's first birthday celebration. Image: Optimass Art Studios/@SimzNgema Instagram
Inside Tiyani's first birthday celebration. Image: Optimass Art Studios/@SimzNgema Instagram


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