General News | 21 August 2007 01:14 CET


The romance between Fred Amata, an actor, producer and director in Nollywod and ex-beauty queen and owner of the franchise of Miss Earth Beauty Pageant in Nigeria, Ibinabo Fiberesima, is no longer news, what actually is new is that they are expecting a baby soon. Where, how or what actually sparked off the relationship or how they discovered each other is what I can't tell for now, may be when the coast is clear and both of them feel they can tell the story of their lives, then I will give you the detail, because both parties have decided to keep sealed lips for now.

Fred was married to Agatha, presenter and producer of Inside Out, a talk show for over 10 years, and they blessed with two kids, Oreva and Stephanie.

Things started falling apart when Fred accused renowned Nollywood producer, Kingsley Ogoro of having an affair with his wife, though the Ogoros and the Amatas who hail from the same tribe had been good family friends for years. Ogoro denied the allegation, while his wife, Esse, a musician based in Ireland, came to Nigeria some time ago and said Agatha cannot date her husband. She said she does not see any reason why Agatha, a family friend cannot come to her home when she has problems. The marriage between Fred and Agatha hit the rocks in 2005, when both parties decided to go their separate ways. Agatha in several interviews, maintained that they are just separated, not divorced.

Reacting to recent development, Agatha said the chances of her husband getting married to Ibinabo is very slim. She based her argument on the fact that she is still married to Fred. She has however left everything in God's hand. Ibinabo, however, confesses that she loves Fred and both of them have been dating for sometime, but refused to say if she is getting married to Fred or ready to have her baby out of wedlock. Ibinabo also has two children for Philip Trimel, before the marriage eventually hit the rock.

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