‘I LAUGHED CRIED AND PRAY FOR HIM’
Popular gospel artiste, Esther Igbekele is now a mother again. She gave birth to a baby boy on Friday, September 27, 2013, in an undisclosed hospital in Lagos.
ENCOMIUM Weekly had a chat with the elated mother on the joys of motherhood and what fans should expect from her career wise.
Congratulations on your new baby?
Thank you very much.
How does it feel?
It feels so great, nice to have a baby to watch over again. It is not easy for a woman to carry a baby for nine months and deliver safely. We just have to thank God. I am specially grateful that it was not a caesarean section.
When exactly did you have him and where?
I had him on September 27, 2013, in a private hospital in Lagos. I don’t want to disclose the name of the hospital. We had the naming ceremony on Friday, October 4, 2013.
What are the names you gave him?
How will you describe the experience?
It was just the normal experience. The most important thing for every woman to do at that stage is to pray that God will make things easy for them. For someone like me, who had a child last a couple of years back, then for my age, I just thank God everything went on smoothly.
Why did you leave some much gap between your baby and the elder sister?
My career has kept me away from motherhood, travelling, rehearsals and things like that. Another thing was to be ready for another child. But if God says it is not yet time, what will you do? It all depends on a lot of factors, but I believe this is the right time for it.
What went on in your mind when your baby was placed in your arms?
I laughed and cried and I prayed for him. I cried because I was overwhelmed by the awesomeness of God. I was so happy I made it. Some went in but didn’t make it.
So, how many more should we be expecting?
If I take in again, wouldn’t you scream or even shout at me. Anyway, it is only God that can determine that, but for now, I think I am done with child bearing. I thank God for the ones He gave me.
How many children are you blessed with?
We don’t count children. I thank God that I am a mother.
So, what is happening to your career now?
That is on hold for now. I have to slow down a bit. I took my leave before I gave birth. So, I have to nurse my son, then, get back to work. in two months, I should resume work by God’s grace.
What should we be expecting from you then?
I am working on a new video so. Fans should keep their fingers crossed and expect a new video entitled, Ever Lasting God.
– SHADE WESLEY-METIBOGUN