The Joy of a father is to be close to his children and that is Peter Okoye’s dream and parental goal.
In the spirit if World Father’s Day, which was celebrated on Sunday, 19 June, the singer, and dancer, granted an interview to with Punch, where he shared his experience as a father.
He also shared some of his parenting techniques as well as gave reasons why he wishes he had his kids much earlier.
Read excerpts below
“I wish that I had my children earlier; I was with their mum for years before we got married. I even had them before we got married. If I had them a long time ago, we would relate more like siblings. If they were teenagers for instance, they would know that their dad is a celebrity and can learn certain things on their own.”
“I keep it young and fresh. People have turned parenting into something else just like marriage. I still live like a young boy; I don’t want to feel and act old. I want my kids to look up to me as a role model. I am inspired by the footballer, David Beckham. I want my son to grow up to become my friend. That is why I said I wish I had my children earlier.”
“Everyone knows that I’m a crazy person on stage. I take off my shirt on stage and the fact that I am married with kids doesn’t change that. It’s called showbizness and that is what I do for a living. When I get on stage, I put aside every other thing and simply enjoy the show.”
Peter Okoye got married to Lola Omotayo-Okoye in 2013 after a long time relationship. They have two children together; Cameron Okoye and Aliona Okoye.
According to Peter, fatherhood has never been a barrier to his career. As a matter of fact, his children and wife are also a source of inspiration that triggers him to want to soar higher and achieve greater heights.