Baby Remo Mokgethwa Kunene, popularly known as Baby Billionaire, waiting patiently in his Mimo feeding chair wearing Billionaire Italian Couture, snuggled on his specially imported Louis Vuitton towel. Picture: Courtesy of Thandeka PR and Events.
Today Weekly Xposé reveals the face of Mzansi’s youngest celebrity and arguably most expensively dressed baby. This little boy has kept tongues wagging and his identity has been kept a secret since he was born on 7 May.
Popularly known as Baby Billionaire Kunene on Instagram, 12-week-old Remo Mokgethwa Kunene, son of businessman Kenny Kunene and his wife Whitney, had over 2 000 followers the day he was born!
“This boy is going to have more fans by the day he says his first word than most of us get in our entire life,” laughed Kenny when telling Weekly Xposé about Remo’s burgeoning Instagram account.
The couple set up Remo’s Instagram account: @babybillionairekunene in April with the profile: “the most fashionable and spoilt baby. I’m success and greatness. Brand influencer. I’m boss baby.” Remo is currently being followed by 6 216 users, all of whom have never even seen his angelic face. Kenny said this week that he gave Remo that Instagram name “because Remo’s other first name Mokgethwa means “the chosen one”, and therefore it is “preparing him for whatever God and the ancestors have chosen for him”. Kenny says he is also preparing him for his mindset to be one of success, greatness and wealth.
Kenny told Weekly Xposé that his mindset has played a massive role in his success in numerous industries and that he is passing that mindset onto his son, which will help him live by his now famous Instagram name.
Whitney exclusively told weekly xpose that Remo was born naturally on 7 May at 9.25pm at Sandton Medi-Clinic weighing 3.2kgs and he was 50cm long. She is overwhelmed with the support her husband gave her throughout her pregnancy, who she said even accompanied her on every trip to the gynecologist. “He was by my side before Remo was born, on the day he was born, and he also cut the umbilical chord. I’m grateful to God for giving me my dream husband and a handsome baby, I couldn’t have asked for more.”
She told Weekly Xposé that daddy Kenny continues to wake up every day with excitement and provides all the support she and baby Remo need. “He is forever strong, gentle and always loving and so proud of us. Watching him with our son brings tears to my eyes every time.”
Proud dad Kenny, who also has three other children, could not hide his excitement. He told us he did not even want the baby out of their sight at the hospital, hence his decision to secure a luxury maternity room at the clinic so that he could spend unlimited time with his wife and son. Weekly Xposé ran photos of the happy parents soon after the birth, in this story: Kunenes welcome their bundle of joy.
A little investigation revealed a luxury suite at the hospital costs over R3,000 a day excluding any medical costs! The Kunenes spent three days in this suite, and while we know the minimum cost of the accommodation was well over R10,000, because of doctor-patient confidentiality, we could not uncover what the total cost of the stay was.
Kenny says the only thing he and his wife argued about was the type of things the baby should have. The mother, being a very modest spender, could not agree with her husband’s preference for expensive things for the baby. “But realising that my preference was driven by my love for my son, she conceded defeat,” smiled Kenny.
Among some of the most expensive items in Remo’s collection are a Mimo feeding chair, which costs a cool R8,000, an imported full set Cybex black and gold pram by Jeremy Scott which costs… wait for it… over R70,000, a Louis Vuitton towel imported by Sandton City LV store specially for Remo at over R8,000 and a specially-designed double closet with interior lighting for Remo’s clothing collection, estimated to have cost just over R50,000. Remo’s baby cot which is estimated to have cost over R13,000 including the net, while some of us sleep on R1,500 mattresses. He already has a 1912 classic superior performance toy car which he can drive and play music from his phone.
Remo is one of a kind and so he has one-of-a-kind things. There’s a video about the pram on Remo’s Instagram account where the supplier is captured saying the pram is the only one in SA. Kenny, who is renowned for his penchant for the finest things in life including designer clothes, is already passing this to his son. A tour of Baby Billionaire’s closet reveals a variety of baby designer labels such as baby Billionaire Italian Couture, Young Versace, Lacoste, Aigner, Polo by Ralph Lauren, Air Jordan, Ferrari, Mamas and Papas, Gucci and Hugo Boss. You read that correctly folks, baby Remo has Hugo Boss feeding bottles and dummies.
Asked about his message to young people Kenny said: “Don’t make a baby if you cannot even afford yourself. To aspiring parents build yourself financially first so that you can be able to support your child’s needs and give them the lifestyle that your parents could not afford to give you.”
“Don’t judge me on my splurging a fortune on my child when he’s still so young. Instead of bashing me, work hard and give your child the best you can afford. If you can afford to spend for your child what I spend for mine but you aren’t doing it, don’t criticise me, stay stingy – they will judge you later.”
Follow Remo on Instagram @babybillionairekunene
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