November 27, 2016 – Kalu Ikeagwu: I Have Bad Temper, My Wife Is An Answer To Prayer
The British-born Nigerian actor who married few months ago has opened up on his marital life.
This is what Kalu Ikeagwu told The Entertainer in an exclusive chat:
How Many Kids Do You Want To Have?
“Well, it is God who gives. Hmmm… I don’t want to have more than I can handle. I am a bit apprehensive about being a dad because I know what I was like as a child and how unruly I was. And in this age where there are a lot of outside forces that influence children, I am praying for the grace to be able to discipline my kids with love. So, I want as many as I can handle but I don’t want more than I can handle, let us say three kids.”
On His Marriage:
“I think I went for the best. When I prayed to God for my wife, I prayed for two things. I prayed that God should give me a wife who loves Him more than me and that she should be a companion to me.
“I threw away all my pre-conceived notions because, before now, I used to be very picky; she had to be very beautiful, look a certain way and all of that. Usually, I like dark-complexioned women; slim, beautiful and everything. But I just told God that, if you want to give me fat, light complexioned and whatever state she is from, I am okay with it.”
God Has Answered My Prayer
“I got everything I asked for and more. Marriage has been everything I wanted and even more. I have the best in-laws, I have a daughter, stepdaughter and my wife is such a joy and exactly what I prayed for, a companion.”
I’m Short Tempered
“I am not a very patient person. I have always liked my solitude, and funny enough, she is one person I can share all that with. She doesn’t invade my space and I am very comfortable with her; and when she talks, she talks intelligently. It has been wonderful and I have been blessed beyond measure.”
“I think I am more tolerant now. Like I said, I love my independence, but it has changed in the sense that you start to accommodate more of the other person. You sacrifice for her and also recognise that sacrifice strengthens your character. So, I think in that sense, my character has been strengthened quite a bit from what it was before. I still live the life I lived before, but it is a lot richer now. I get more favours business-wise.”