Pregnant YouTube star Nicole Thea has died along with her unborn son Reign in yet to be disclosed circumstances.
A statement to the influencers Instagram account on Sunday morning broke the news that Nicole Thea, aged 24, who was eight months+ pregnant with her son, had died on Saturday morning.
The statement read:
‘To all Nicole’s friends and supporters, it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and Boga named Reign sadly died on Saturday morning.’
The street dancer turned influencer, who lived in London with her partner, was close to her due date and had been sharing her pregnancy journey with her 123k Instagram followers and her YouTube channel.
Her partner, Global Boga, whose real name is Jeffery Frimpong, posted a video of himself dancing with a pram early on Saturday and had shared in a post the week before that he believed his son was arriving ‘on a Monday’.
Miss Thea whose cause of death is not yet known, had previously stated in a video that she was having a ‘good pregnancy’.
The statement posted to her Instagram page also added that her partner Boga had made the decision to publish pre-recorded YouTube videos she had filmed for her channel.
Earlier this year, Nicole Thea appeared as a guest host on VoxAfrica’s Ladies Lounge TV show where she spoke about her closeness with her mum and ties with boyfriend Boga
In a recent video the star said that she had been having ‘a good pregnancy’ and spoke about how her partner Boga had stayed ‘so calm’ throughout her morning sickness.
‘The worst thing about my pregnancy is I’m so out of breath 24/7.
‘I could walk from here to the end of the room and I feel like I’m dying. I went to my midwife and I was like oh my god is this normal? She was like “yeah you’re carrying a child”‘.
The pair announced the pregnancy in April with an Instagram post captioned:
‘We can’t hide this any longer, secrets out. GOD gave us the biggest blessing yet. I’m finally creating a beautiful little human inside of me.
‘Can’t believe this bubba will be half of me and half of the loml. Honestly, has been the best support EVER and GOD made no mistakes making him the father.
‘We are already obsessed with you our little miracle baby. Thank you for choosing us to be your parents and best friends.’
Comments and speculations have started circulating as Nigerian Journalist Kemi Olunloyo took to her Instagram page to advise women to stop sharing pictures of their baby bump on social media when pregnant.
In reaction, Kemi Olunloyo wondered why many women who share baby bump pictures end up losing the baby.
“For me, it’s a personal opinion: How come so many showing their pregnant belly on this app always lose their baby and now her life? NICOLE IS DEAD!! Pregnant ladies, I believe in this destruction juju”, she shared on Instagram.
“Stop exposing your personal pregnancy life on social media. Not everyone is happy for you. This young pregnant media personality lost her life and the baby. Her family wants privacy while most of you want to know what killed her.
“This is where I come in, but you now see why Investigative Journalism with no funding ends. I know how she died. It will come out later from them.
“A month full of sadness, health gone, and life ended” the opposite of her caption. Lord plssss watch over us. May she rest in peace”
Creative director and dancer Ezinne :@zinnyxgram posted today a zoom link for anyone who wishes to join in praying for Nicole and her family, stating:
I will be standing firm on my faith in God to heal wounds of the heart….. Join us tonight 7PM as we pray for our sister, brother and industry. #RipNicoleThea 🖤Please Share. Link My Bio