In an interview with Punch news, Peter Okoye revealed how becoming a father curbed his excessive lifestyle, and his son, Cameron Okoye also revealed a couple of things about himself.
Read below excerpts from the interview.
How has fatherhood impacted you?
Peter: Fatherhood has taught me to be selfless and always consider my children first in whatever I do. In the past, I spent a fortune on pricey wristwatches and exotic cars.
Today, my children come first. I spend wisely and preserve myself for them because they are my future.
How do you spend quality time with your kids?
Peter: Whenever I am in town, I take them out to play and buy ice-cream. Sometimes, we eat out at their favourite eatery.
We also go swimming on Sundays; we have a pool in our home but we prefer to go swimming elsewhere.
It’s sad that sometimes when they travel for summer holidays, I am not usually around because summer is a busy period for us.
So, if they will be away for two weeks and I’m free for two days in between, I join them and then I go back to work.
Is there anything you wish to do better as a father?
Peter: 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.
What do you love most about your dad?
Cameron: I love his music, the way he teaches and corrects me when I do anything wrong. My dad teaches me everything I need to know and he is also my best friend.
Would you also like to be a musician?
Cameron: No. I would rather be a footballer because I feel I was born to play football. I’m a bit confused sometimes about my favourite football club.
But, my favourite football players are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, because they are the best players in the world;they have a lot of skills.
If you could buy something for your dad, what would it be?
Cameron: I wouldn’t buy him anything. I will give him money; I’ll give him N19, 000 because that is all the money I have. I don’t mind giving him all of it because he deserves it.