We’re sending a special congratulations to Nigerian author Richard Ali on becoming a new dad!

Ali shared the photo of his daughter, born July 28th, on Instagram with a lovely note celebrating his wife and thanking everyone for their love and well wishes.

28/07/22. So, someone long awaited and long desired entered our lives yesterday alhamdlillah: my daughter.

My wife, poet and fabric designer, @star_zahra1, has been very very brave; what an immense gift this is. Osi’m, I can only pledge my continued, my eternal, devotion.

Thank you all for your calls and the many prayers. I thank the doctors as well, who make miracles happen every day. Mother and child are doing very well as they enter the post-natal stage. Father is ecstatic. More later.



We’re so excited about the news! Congratulations to Ali and his family!