Mike Edward, an ex-housemate of the Big Brother Naija reality show, has announced the arrival of a new child with Perri, his wife.
The actor-cum-entrepreneur took his Twitter page on Friday to share pictures from the labour room, where he bore the child in his arms, holding it towards his bare chest as his wife lay on the bed.
“Black women are five times likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth. In the words of John Boyega, We need to care for them. They’re us. They’re our future. We can’t demonize our own,” he said.
“We are the pillars of the family. To my wife, @itspsd you’re nothing short of amazing, and I’m so proud to be your husband and twice as excited that you’re the mother to our baby boy.”
Black women are five times more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth…To my wife, you’re nothing short of amazing, and I’m so proud to be your husband and twice as excited that you’re the mother to our baby boy. ❤️💙
Labour & Delivery story link: https://t.co/M8vaSVtybc pic.twitter.com/oj4t44a014
— Mike Edwards (@aireyys) August 28, 2020
— Mike Edwards (@aireyys) August 27, 2020
Mike, who emerged the runner-up of the 2019 BBNaija, had recounted how he went from being a “homeless athlete” — fighting to represent Nigeria — to a household name who calls attention in public.
“I can’t just walk into a local grocery store or bank because I cause too much attention, plus I hardly ever turn down a selfie with my people,” the reality TV star had said.
“I’ve had incredible opportunities present themselves, and it’s exciting thinking about the plans. Last year, I was a homeless athlete fighting to represent Nigeria, and now I’m a household name.”
After his emergence as champion at the SPAR British Athletics Indoor, the businessman, whose father is Jamaican and mother is Nigerian, had in 2018 told TheCable that he was overlooked for years.
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