Illbliss Speaks On Journey From Infertility To Fatherhood
Tobechukwu Ejiofor, better known as Illbliss, a Nigerian rapper and actor, has spoken out about his eight-year fight with infertility.
The actor, who is best known for his portrayal as Odogwu Malay in the film ‘King of Boys,’ remarked that the eight-year span felt incomplete for him and his wife, Munachiso.
Speaking to the media, the rapper confirmed that he had to wait eight years to welcome his first daughter named Sochikaima. An experience he described as “incomplete.”
Speaking further he said “It was incomplete. This is why you must marry your friend. My wife’s name is Munachiso and it means I work with God and my God is always by my side.
“Sometimes she’ll be like, ‘Babe why are we not panicking? Why are we not having anxiety about children? It was a long wait. I got married in 2009 and I knew I was doing the honorable thing. The plan was to get married, raise a family promptly and take care of all of them. So the first year came, second year, third year, fourth year, fifth year. Some of the friends that I was part of their groomsmen or we did collectible groomsmen had gotten married, their kids had come.”
He added, “Even the guys that were groomsmen for my own wedding had gotten married and kids were popping up from all around us.”
That ‘Igbo Boy’, said during their eight-year wait, people tried to make them nervous about not having children and they were introduced to a pastor.
However, he asserted that he and his wife chose to stay with God and later considered adopting a kid.
“We were happy. We weren’t even saying our rosary let alone having to run around for things but we stayed with God. I’ll be honest with you, at some point, we decided to adopt. We said we would take somebody’s child and raise at least show them so much love and as soon as we had spoken about that, wifey took in like two months after then.”
The rapper stated that he and his wife were overjoyed when the doctor informed them of their pregnancy.
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