Joining the Mzansi celebrity trend of announcing things after it already happened, actress Simz Ngema and her bae Tino Chinyani have announced that their bundle of joy actually arrived in June. Simphiwe Ngema and Tino Chiyani have introduced their son, Tiyani, to the public, following their recent pregnancy announcement which was celebrated by many.
Just days ago Simz’s fans were in their feels after the actress announced her relationship with Tino and debuted her baby bump. Now in a stylish “kill two birds with one stone” announcement video, the couple has shared that the ‘baby bump debut’ was two months after their son arrived.
Simphiwe Ngema and Tino Chinyani took to social media on Thursday, 10 September 2020, to promote the video providing the first glimpse of their son, Tiyani. The video was posted on Tino’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, 9 September 2020. It not only functioned as the first reveal of Tiyani, but also a promotional effort for Tino’s newly launched clothing label, named after their son.
The brand has a collection of tracksuits, gym wear, and jewellery. In the video Tino gave fans a sneak peek of all the items offered and towards the end of it, the model is seen coming out of his car with Simz holding their baby boy. Tino goes out to them, where Simz presents him with his baby. They walk back to get inside his car together, and baby makes three!
The recent posts confirmed speculations that Simphiwe had already given birth. According to an Instagram post by Simphiwe on the day, “On the 23rd of June 2020, we gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Tiyani Kemorena Michael Chinyani.” Many of their followers and industry colleague have shared celebratory messages on social media.
Tino recently celebrated his birthday, and a teary-eyed Simz wrote a heartfelt letter which she read for him on Instagram. “Thank you for showing me that I’m worth it. Thank you for teaching me how to live, how to love, and how to dream again. For understanding that loving me is not easy because it comes with the challenges of the world.
“For understanding that I have burdens to carry and that I don’t need you to help me carry them and that all I need is for you to hold my hand,” she said as she struggled to choke down her tears.