The Bongo Maffin family has added another member to its clan.
The band’s dreadlocked reggae star, Adrian Anesu Muphemi, known as Jahseed, and Gita Guriah, his fashion designer girlfriend, have had a baby boy, Benjamin.
Jahseed and Guriah, a fashion designer from Cape Town who owns the fashion label Gita’s Hand, have been dating for seven years.
Benjamin Muphemi was born at the Park Lane in Johannesburg on February 13.
“It’s a happy feeling to be a father,” was all Jahseed was prepared to say.
“It’s a little too soon to start talking to newspapers about the baby,” he said.
Band member Stoan, who real name is Tshepo Seate, said he was excited that all the Bongo Maffin members were now parents.
Stoan has three children, one with band member Thandiswa Mazwai and two with his common law wife, Dolly Geila.