What is going on between Fani-Kayode and Lilian Ellas?

Lilian and Fani-Kayode
Lilian and Fani-Kayode

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Recently, tongues have begun to wag over a purported romance between critic, Femi Fani-Kayode and Lilian Ellas, a Lebanese woman.

Lilian is said to have a Lebanese father and a Nigerian mother from Asaba, Delta State.

Fani-Kayode after breaking up with his fourth wife, Precious Chikwendu, has been trying to gather himself up.

But just when the rumour between him and Lilian was rife, he announced the birth of a baby boy whose mother is unknown.

He later told the Nation that the baby was from a Moroccan lady whose identity he would not mention.

January 16, 2021 was Lilian’s birthday. The way and manner Fani-Kayode celebrated her showed that something is fishing between them. There is no love lost in their eyes.

The former Aviation, who has a handsome figure, despite turning 60 last year, is still women’s dream.

He displayed pictures of Lilian on his Twitter and Instagram pages and celebrated her birthday as no other.

He wrote: “Happy birthday to a warm, kind, loving, courageous, beautiful, selfless, God-fearing and wonderful soul who has shown me and mine so much love and compassion.

“You are a blessing to us all Lilian and we cherish, love and appreciate you. May God continue to bless and protect you and may you live long and prosper. Have a great day habibi!”

Note that the word ‘habibi’ an Arabic word meaning ‘darling.’



  1. Ordinarily, I am not comfortable dabbling in other people’s marital affairs but sometimes I somehow find it very difficult to hold my peace. In the olden days, some elders in FFK’s immediate family circle would have most likely called him in and offered him some very useful advise on issues pertaining to women. Nonetheless, I will advise him today to think more about his future vis-a-vis the women in his life. Can he not learn from the lives of eminent departed Nigerians such as the affable Dr Tosin Ajayi (I am aware of very many sad cases but prefer to use Dr Ajayi’s case as it is in the public domain) who re-married after many years of divorcing his former wife. Till today, unnecessary court cases arising from disputes between his former wife and the legal wife, Helen have stalled his interment. We all need to learn our lesson while there is still time to make amends. Women are women, never think that there is any major difference where women are concerned. On a last note, I will advise FFK to get the video made by an Igbo lady. The video is an advise (warning) for all men to be careful in their dealings with women. It’s an eye opener released last year.

  2. Hunnn another adventure by FFK. previous Wife sent out violently, new baby’s mama undisclosed and another Lilian from Lebanese /Asaba on the way in. A wise man At 60 is a wise man for ever.

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