Critically-acclaimed Nigerian Hip-hop artiste and rapper Illbliss has just recently revealed how he had to cope with eight long years of a childless marriage.
The award winning Enugu born lyricist who welcomed a daughter just last year with his wife Muna talked about the having to deal with not having any children for the first time in a recent interview.
Describing himself as a testimony, Illbliss described himself as a testimony, pointing out – not at all surprisingly that eight years of waiting for the fruit of the womb was such a tough period in his marriage.
These were the rapper’s words:
“It was the most trying time of our lives as a couple, but we never had doubts about having a baby. We were only concerned about when we would have the baby. We waited, kept praying and stayed focused.
“I don’t know where I got the strength from, to be honest. I see couples that are under pressure to have a child after six months of marriage and they are worried. I waited for eight years and some months. My daughter turned nine months old this week.
“It is awesome and amazing to watch her grow. I am a testimony of God’s goodness. If God could do it for me after eight years, he can do it for anyone looking for a child. The experience brought me closer to God.”
Illbliss further emphasised that he was fortunate to have parents and in-laws who remain supportive and from whom he faced no pressure about his childlessness.
“I am very lucky with the kind of parents and in-laws I have. They all supported us and kept praying for us. They kept advising us never to panic, that the kids were coming, so there was no pressure from their side.
“Naturally, as a person, I sometimes fell under that pressure that I was not a father yet but a lot of people did not even know my situation because I was always around children. I have relatives who have kids and I was always playing with their children because we are one big happy family. Everybody just kept praying till it happened. Nobody knew I did not have a child for eight years.”