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Peter Okoye Talks Life As A Father, Says Wife Lola Omotayo Is Strict

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Peter Okoye Talks Life As A Father, Says Wife Lola Omotayo Is Strict

June 19, 2016 – Peter Okoye Talks Life As A Father, Says Wife Lola Omotayo Is Strict

Excerpts from Father’s day interview with Peter Okoye

How do you intend to spend Father’s Day?

Thankfully, I will be around but I feel every day is Father’s Day. Trying to set out a special day to celebrate it doesn’t make sense to me. We may just buy popcorn and watch a movie together in the comfort of our home. If we decide to spend the day outdoors, we will attract stares and fans would not let me be. I won’t be able to enjoy that intimate time with my children.

How do you separate being a superstar and a dad?

I wish it were possible because sometimes when I’m out with my kids, I want to spend quality time alone with them. I hate having security around me and not being able to enjoy the moment with them. I don’t want them to get used to that life because in future, they would find it difficult adjusting to not having security follow them around. I want them to live their own lives away from mine. My son is aware that I am a celebrity but my daughter doesn’t know yet. Last year, I went somewhere with my son and he turned around and asked, ‘Dad, where is your bodyguard?’

Is there anything you wish to do better as a father?

I wish that I had my children earlier; I was with their mum for years before we got married. I even had them before we got married. If I had them a long time ago, we would relate more like siblings. If they were teenagers for instance, they would know that their dad is a celebrity and can learn certain things on their own.

Who is the stricter parent between you and your wife?

My wife is stricter; she has a naughty corner where she disciplines any erring child. My wife puts them in check.

lola omotayo is strict

Whenever Cameron does something wrong in school, he confides in me first. He does this because he knows I will find a way to calm his mum’s nerves.

[Sunday Punch]



  1. Metu Nyetu

    June 19, 2016 at 4:14 AM

    Sweet fatherhood! Happy Father’s Day to all responsible dads!

  2. Metu Nyetu

    June 19, 2016 at 4:17 AM

    Sweet fatherhood! Happy Father’s Day to all responsible dads, my own father first!

  3. Blessed Joy

    June 19, 2016 at 4:55 AM

    Well-done Metu Nyetu, that’s the right way to express it because the kind of awful character and mistreatment some fathers exhibits both to their kids and wife, you will just be wondering, are these ones among the fathers or are they demons from the pit of hell. Happy fathers day to all responsible fathers yes because not all father are responsible.

  4. fifelomo

    June 19, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Happy Fathers day Peter.

  5. buzu-k

    June 19, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    God please dont mind metu nyetu and blessed joy,pls God bless all the fathers in the world both responsible and irresponsible once bcus it is not easy to be a “father” if u think say na lie go ask buhari(fada of naija).

  6. Big Aunty Koks

    June 19, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    Mr. And Mrs. Holding hands……..SWEET! Happy fathers’ Day and Happy parents’ quality time to you both!

  7. betty

    June 19, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    nice 1 @ Peter okoye

  8. Maryf

    June 19, 2016 at 6:17 PM

    Happy fathers day to you. My dear it doesn’t matter when you started having children. Just take care of them ok and time shall come when they will understand you’re a celebrity and also live a free life without security.

  9. sola olaniyi

    June 20, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    Happy Fathers day to all the fathers in the world

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