Popular Nigerian comedian and actor, John Okafor popularly known as Mr Ibu states in a fresh interview that he beseeched God in prayers with a request when his first child with his wife was about to be conceived, that none of his children should take after him facially.
The movie star revealed this in an interview with The Punch, that when he made the request people laughed and asked why he said such. He said obviously he’s not good looking so he never wanted to have kids looking like him.
The father of three also revealed that he does not beat his kids whenever, rather he prefers scolding them.
Some excerpts from the interview:
When did you have your first child? I had my first child in 1991.
When you held your child for the first time, what came to your mind at that moment?
I remember the joy in my heart I was happy and grateful to God. I picked up my baby and said that he should look like his beautiful mother and not me, everyone laughed. They asked why I was saying that and I said that because I know I am not good looking, and they all laughed. I am very truthful to myself; I know that I am not good looking, so I do not want any of my children to take after me in that aspect, they can take after me in every aspect but not in terms of beauty, and as God will have it, they look beautiful just like my wife.
How do you discipline your kids?
I do not believe in beating children, I am not saying others who do it are wrong, but it is not my style. In disciplining my children, I have a different method, I rather caution them a lot and they can easily see that I am not pleased with whatever they might have done wrong, they realize their wrongs and apologizes to me, and believe me, they mean it and do not repeat such.
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