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Why I Took A Long Break From Work – Teju Babyface

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Why I Took A Long Break From Work – Teju Babyface

Nigerian stand-up comedian and television host, Teju Babyface, has revealed his parenting experience and how it affected his work.

In a recent interview, Teju Babyface stated that God works in a generation when asked his thoughts on fatherhood. He said I believe that God works in generations. That is to say, one single life is nowhere near enough for God to finish what He wants to do in a lineage and therefore He continues in one’s progeny.

Thus, my view of fatherhood is that it is a sacred trust to raise the next generation of Gbade Oyelakins in line with the divine calling of our lineage.

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The comedian went on to reveal what he loves the most about fatherhood and he stated that it is the fact that he is called a father. There is nothing more fulfilling than hearing that “Daddy! Daddy!” every time I walk through the door after I have been gone for a while.

He was also asked. Your brand name, Teju Babyface, has overshadowed your real name. Do your children call you by the name too, maybe sometimes?

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(Laughs) No, they don’t. But for a few weeks, they called me Teju. That was expected, I suppose, given that that was what they hear their mom call me. On the flip side, they also called their mom Tobi too. I put my foot down one day though and surprisingly they got the message almost immediately.

Is there a difference between the way you were raised and the way you are raising your children now?

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Are you joking? It’s night and day! For one, I was speaking Yoruba way before I ever learnt the English language. For another, I never got to commandeer the TV over my dad. For another, I never got to travel outside Nigeria until I was in my late 20s and that happened when I went to Cotonou to buy a car! There are too many differences to list.

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