Laide Bakare: Lax Parenting Or Not? – An Analysis


In the early hours of Wednesday, June 1, Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare announced that her 13- year old daughter, Similoluwa gifted her brother a brand new car on his 9th birthday.

Speaking via her Instagram, the actress shared a couple of photos and videos of herself, her son and the new car.

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In one of the videos, Similoluwa’s voice could be heard in a voice note asking her mother to get her brother a car using a part of her allowance.

Similoluwa said:

As you know my brother’s birthday is coming up soon and I really want to do something special for him because I love him a lot. You know I’m excited and sad I’m not going to be there so I want to give him a gift that is special. I want to take out of my allowance and buy him an amazing, perfect and beautiful car because I miss him alot and I can’t wait to see him.

In another post, Bakare expressed her gratitude to God, adding that “love lives in my house”.


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Bakare said:

From a 13-year-old Simi To her nine year-old brother, Dammy. I’m blessed indeed.

Aliamdulilai for everything. Love lives in my house. I don’t hunt for it anymore. Allah be praised always.


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The latest development comes few weeks after Bakare flaunted two luxury cars, Lexus and Toyota, she bought in May 2022.

Reactions From Social Media Users

While many of her fans took to the comment section to celebrate her and her children, some other claimed she is wrongly indulging her kids and some slammed her for lying.

Check out some of these varying reactions from Twitter users below;

Lax Parenting Or Not? – An Analysis

The visceral need to always be in the news drives celebrities to engage in matters, sometimes at variance, with logic — introducing Laide Bakare.

Oftentimes, the impacts and ramifications of their actions are far-reaching especially on this ubiquitous internet age, which is why the news about a car gift between her children elicited varied responses amongst netizens.

It would have been a non-issue if not for the fact that the giver is her 13-year old daughter while the recipient is a 9-year-old boy.

Many commentators had speculated on the need for such ostentatious display of wealth, considering the daughter definitely could not have afforded to purchase a car.

In conclusion, the onus is on parents to shield their children from the influences of social media (read: celebrities) in order to live their childhood without the attendant pressures that comes with adulthood.

What are your thoughts about Laide Bakare’s action?

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