Oct 26, 2014 – Muma Gee: Prince Eke Proposed To Me 10 Days After We Met
Have you been wondering where Kade Queen, Muma Gee, has been all this while? You need not worry anymore. Muma Gee is back with a bang! Barely a few months after she and her husband were blessed with a set of twins, the singer is poised to hit the music scene with a brand new album entitled Motherland. In this chat with The Entertainer in Garden City, the Port Harcourt babe opens up on motherhood, her career and how Prince Eke, her hubby proposed to her.
How did you meet Prince Eke?
We meet in church at Emeka Ike’s Gulder Ultimate Search Celebrity Showdown thanksgiving. Emaka happens to be my best friend and coincidentally, Prince Eke’s best friend too. We never knew each other until June 13, 2010, and he proposed to me seconds after we met and the ring came 10 days later on his return from a film shoot in Ghana.
How are your twins doing?
Prince Caesar Chika Eke and his baby sister, Princess Cleopatra Chisa are doing great by God’s design. We are grateful to God for the special gift of these kids and praying for them to grow in the way of our Lord Jesus Christ and Savour.
Caesar and Cleopatra are very unusual names. Why did you choose them for your kids?
They are two great personalities that came our way.
So, how many kids are you guys looking to make?
That depends on my husband; he will determine that for us.
So, what is it like being the celebrity mom of twins?
I feel honoured and privileged. I feel Just like every other mom but the difference may be that numerous fans are overjoyed and happy for me and showering me with lots of love.
Were you expecting to have twins?
I be winch? How I wan take know? Well, I didn’t until after a certain stage during the pregnancy; scan revealed it.
What was the first month with the twins like?
Wow! Frankly speaking, it was full of surprises. It was a totally new life for me and my husband.
How long are you going to breastfeed your twins considering your career as an artiste?
Exclusive breastfeeding has been described by doctors as best for babies. If most celeb moms don’t do it for long, it may be because they need to get back to work early. For me, I couldn’t do exclusive; two babies at once? Person go die-o (Laughter).
Are you going to opt for baby milk like most celebs do then?
I keep saying that when it comes to matters of family, I don’t consider myself a celeb because I do things normally as nature commands just like any sane person.
Are you not afraid that your boobs will sag?
(Laughter) Chineke! How did you even think about that! Alright, on a serious note I am not afraid of my boobs sagging. My philosophy about life is that there is time for everything and at every stage, there is always a flipside to whatever we do. If that happens to me as a result of motherhood so be it; I can’t remain the same forever.
When are you dropping your next album?
The next move on my career would be to do a comeback with my new hit album titled Motherland. Right now I am preparing for it because anything worth doing is what doing well; that is why it looks like it is taking forever.
It seems motherhood will make you quit music…
Music is a life style for me. How can I quit the life that I am living?
After you your last album, it has taken a lot of time to come up with another, was it because of marriage?
At some point in my life as a woman, I had planned to raise a family. If you research into my past interviews years ago, I had it all spelt out hence the reason for the long break. I just had to take this break to fulfil this dream.
How do you hope to fit into the trend in music today considering the fact that music is evolving every day?
Fit in? (Laughter) That I took a break from the public eye doesn’t mean I have not been working, and with my Motherland album which is highly contemporary and extremely trendy while still maintaining my uniqueness, I am returning with a bang! Who were your early influences?
Though I built my own unique style, I think my style is an embodiment of characteristics from my three role models namely Tina Turner, Diana Ross and Mariam Makeba; may her soul rest in peace. Consciously and unconsciously, these three have somehow influenced me.
What has been your greatest moment as a musician?
Performing live on the same stage at the Royal Festival Hall in London with the legendary Mariam Makeba in 2001. You see, one never knows the future; Don Jazzy was my bassist at the concert; that has been my best moment so far.
How are you going to regain your figure after nursing your twins?
Exercise and dieting will do the magic and it’s with time because we can’t cheat nature; like the popular saying goes, you can’t eat your cake and still have it.
What has changed in your home since the birth of your cute bundles of joy?
Life has been sweeter ever after.
How was your experience in the labour ward, was Prince Eke beside you?
The experience was out of this world. Soon after the babies arrived, all pain became history. Well, my hubby was there with me in spirit but physically abroad doing a film project.
It took you and your hubby two years before making babies; was that planned?
It was planned because there was no courtship before our wedding so we needed time to build a relationship before the first baby; little did we know that we had twins coming our way.
How are you going to safeguard your marriage from breaking up like most celebrity marriages?
My brother, I don’t need to safeguard my marriage because the phrase breaking up does not exist in my Book of Life.
It seems you can’t fight for your man?
Fight? Why should I fight when I do not see any war or threat!
How did you receive the scandal that rocked your hubby and Angela Okorie, and what was your reaction then?
S**t happens! How could I react when I am above such? No comment for now, okay, just join me and lets celebrate.
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