Zyla Moon Oluwakemi is the daughter of Wale, a Nigerian-American rapper, and his ex-girlfriend Claudia Alexis Jourdan. Zyla is 7 years old and she was born on July 22, 2016.
Wale’s has been in the entertainment industry for over a decade. He first gained public attention in 2006 when his song “Dig Dug (Shake It)” gained local recognition. Now with several albums and EPs released in his name, Wale’s music career has continued to soar higher, earning him awards both at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards and at the 2012 BET Awards. However, aside from his illustrious career, Wale’s love for his little one has drawn people’s attention towards his daughter. Enjoy the following facts about Wale’s daughter, Zyla.
Summary of Zyla Moon Oluwakemi’s Bio
- Full name: Zyla Moon Oluwakemi
- Nickname: Zyla
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: July 22, 2016
- Zyla Moon Oluwakemi’s Age: 7 years old
- Ethnicity: Yoruba
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marital Status: Single
- Zyla Moon Oluwakemi’s Parents: Wale and Claudia Alexis Jourdan
- Famous for: American Rapper Wale’s Daughter
Who is Zyla Moon Oluwakemi and How Old Is She?
Zyla is the daughter of a famous Nigerian-American rapper, Wale and his girlfriend, Chloe. Her full name is Zyla Moon Oluwakemi and she was born on July 22, 2016, in the United States of America. Zyla belongs to Yoruba heritage despite being born abroad. Her grandparents were both from the Yoruba ethnic group of southwestern Nigeria, and they came from Austria to the United States.
Zyla’s father is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin but he is best known by his stage name Wale. He is a 39=year-old American rapper most famous for his song “Dig Dug (Shake It)” which though has not received any known award, was able to set the roadmap to his prominence in the world of music.
At 7 years old, Zyla is still very active on various social media platforms as her father continues to flaunt her picture photograph on his timeline.
The young beauty celebrated her first birthday on July 22, 2017, in grand style as her father’s friends and family came around to party with her. Wale shared a video of the party and Kemi could be seen seated on the floor with friends surrounded by dollar bills.
Who Is Zyla Moon Oluwakemi’s Mother?
Zyla Moon Oluwakemi’s Mother’s name is Claudia Alexis Jourdan but she is best known as Chloe Alexis. Facts about Zyla’s mother’s origin, career and family are not known. She only became popular after welcoming her child with the Nigerian-American rapper, Wale. However, there are claims about Wale’s relationship with Chloe being his longest so far. The two reportedly kickstarted their relationship in 2011 and for no known reason, they went their separate ways months later.
Zyla’s birth was much welcomed by her father who out of much excitement cancelled his performance at the One Africa Music Fest at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, just to be with his daughter in a hospital in New York. To share his joy, the new dad took to Instagram where he announced her name as Zyla Moon Oluwakemi, and appreciated his fans and friends who stood by him while he anxiously anticipated the arrival of his daughter.
Speaking further on his daughter’s arrival, the American rapper, Wale, revealed that he named his album SHiNE when he knew he was expecting a baby girl. …I want to be a better man than I have ever been. I’m so flawed I’m so imperfect and the world knows it… I just want to honestly be the best version of myself I can be,” he said, affirming that Zyla’s arrival brought in a renewed focus for him.
Zyla’s Parents are No Longer Together
Zyla’s father is not known for publicizing his love life, but this changed with the birth of his lovely daughter. He’s been in a few known relationships one of which was with Zyla’s mother, Claudia Alexis Jourdan. Not much is known about Wale’s relationship with Claudia and how long they dated until Zyla was born.
Claudia previously had a miscarriage with Wale’s child before Zyla. Zyla’s birth, however, sparked rumours about her being Wale’s fiancée even when neither of them confirmed a proposed wedding. Much to the dismay of their fans, Wale and Chloe never pushed their relationship any further. In fact, as of 2019, the Washinton DC star was already in a relationship with famous model, India Makailah Graham.
Wale described Claudia as an amazing woman, but he, on the other hand, could not give reasons why their relationship ended. He also claims to struggle to form a
father-daughter connection with their daughter.
In a recent post circulating on the internet, the American rapper lamented his strained relationship with his daughter and blamed it on his emotionally distant upbringing. Speaking during a promotion campaign for his album, Wow… That’s Crazy, Wale shared how he was raised in a completely different environment, an environment of fear and total control.
However, the DC rapper claims that despite his poor and emotionless upbringing, he was ready to learn how to be more expressive with his daughter without being all fake about it.
Who is Wale Dating Now?
As at the time of writing, Wale is not dating anyone. Aside from his baby mama Chloe, Wale has been linked with a few other women, including Serayah, an American actress.
Wale has been in relationships with Serayah (2015) and Solange Knowles, an American singer-songwriter (2009 – 2010). The rapper has has also an encounter with Amelia Knox (2014). One of his latest engagements was with India Makailah Graham.
The two were in 2021, spotted publicly displaying their affection for each other. Wale has even gone on to defend his love for India, describing her as a special human being that came into his life and taught him about affirmations, how to love better, and how to be positive.
India Graham was born in 1998. The 26-year-old Michigan native won a modelling competition in partnership with W magazine and IMG models. Since her separation from Wale, she has not been hooked up with any man as a boyfriend or husband.