Actor Yemi Solade talks fatherhood, says he witnessed the birth of his first child and even had it recorded

Nollywood actor, Yemi Solade, in a recent interview with Dolapo Akintoye, shares his  fatherhood experience.

Unlike many fathers, Yemi said he witnessed the birth of his first child and was even strong enough to record it.

Read excerpts from the interview below:

What does fatherhood mean to you?

Fatherhood is bringing forth a child, nursing and nurturing that child. It also means doing all you have to do to place the child on a proper footing in life and that starts from when the child comes into the world till the child is of age.

When did you first become a father?

It was about 13 years ago.

Were you in the labour room with your wife?

I was there. I witnessed the arrival of my child and I even had it recorded.

How did you feel to see your wife give birth?It was a mixed feeling. I felt like she went through a lot bringing the baby forth. I saw all the pain she had to go through and even when the doctor asked me to step out, I insisted on staying there. I even burst into tears eventually because the experience was heavy. Afterwards, it was all joy when the baby arrived.

How did you prepare for fatherhood?

There was not really any preparation. I watched my wife go through pregnancy and the most important thing was to make sure that my wife was well taken care of because she was the one who was really dealing with the baby as she was the one connecting with the baby at such an early age. In attending to one’s wife, one is attending to the child as well.

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