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World population hits 8 billion, UN says it's a future risk

 World population hits 8 billion. (Courtesy/Visual Capitalist)

The United Nations has announced that the world, as of yesterday, November 15, 2022, reached the 8 billion mark. According to the United Nations, the majority of low- and lower-middle-income nations in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for around 70% of the increase from seven billion to eight billion people.

Through a statement, the UN disclosed that these countries in sub-Saharan Africa would account for another billion increase in the population in the following years.

"When the next billion is added between 2022 and 2037, these two groups of countries are expected to account for more than 90 percent of global growth," the organisation said.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated that the increasing population would lead to a world of mistrust.

"Unless we bridge the yawning chasm between the global haves and have-nots, we are setting ourselves up for an 8-billion-strong world filled with tensions and mistrust, crisis and conflict," he stated.

This comes barely a week after American television host, Nick Cannon said that he was expecting his 12th child next year, making it to the list of celebrities with more than seven children.

A report from The Sun claimed that Cannon "nearly paid $3 million a year in child support," however the musician and actor told The Neighborhood Talk that the actual number is much larger.

"I definitely spend a lot more than that on my children annually," he said.

In September this year, twenty-two-year-old rapper NBA YoungBoy became the talk of the town after announcing he was expecting another child. NBA has nine children, one who is not biologically related to him but chose to raise him as his own, and is expecting the tenth child with his fiancée Jazlyn Mychelle.

The rapper, real name Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, has seven 'baby mamas', including American former boxer Floyd Mayweather's daughter, Yaya Mayweather.

Closer home, local celebrities seem to follow the same mantra of populating the earth after some admitted having multiple children with different women. Take, for instance, actor Robert Angengo, popularly known as Fela in the Zora drama series, who has six children with five women.

Former Sailors gang member Miracle Baby has also been caught in the middle of 'baby mama' drama the past few years. The gengetone singer has four children with four different women, one whom he says was left at his doorstep in a basin and decided to adopt him because he looked like him.

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