I waited for eight years and some months before my daughter was born – Rapper Ill Bliss reveals
– Ill Bliss is among the few Nigerian celebrities that little is known about their private lives
– He recently opened up about being childless for over eight years
– The rapper revealed that he was lucky not to have faced pressure from his family members
Popular Nigerian rapper Ill Bliss has had a successful career over the years. He has worn a number of awards as well as receiving critical acclaim for his music. But little did most know that for over eight years of marriage, he and his wife were childless. Ill Bliss recently granted an interview where he discussed how he and his family coped without a child for eight years and some months. “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,” he told Punch. He further explained that he was lucky not to have faced pressure from his in laws and parents. “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.”