The Nigerian singer, J’odie has declared that she wants to remain single and celibate after her ex-husband abandoned her and her child with special needs.
The singer, now a single mother, has been pushing hard to give her son the best because of his state.
Her son, Chinua was born with cerebral palsy. J’odie during an interview with Nations disclosed that she is ready to stay single and celibate if her God writes it.
When asked if she would give love a second chance in her life, the singer stated that if God sends her the right man she would but if he wants her to remain single, she is ready to be.
She also stated further that she’s actually not scared of having another child despite the difficulty and stress she had been going through due to her son’s condition.
The singer also revealed in a latest interview that she doesn’t want to be forgotten as a singer and she will never stop singing.
read her interview below.
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Considering what she had been going through due to her son’s condition, Jodie says she is not actually scared of having another child.
No, that is not my fear because my first experience of having a child was not an easy one due to complications, surgery, the child not crying for 9 hours, and so on. Then after all those things, I was left alone to take care of the child. So my first experience wasn’t a good one but that doesn’t mean if an opportunity comes in a more supportive circle, I will like to give it a try because raising a child shouldn’t be what one person would do. Having a special needs child can be out of complications, it’s not like you made it happen. Now, I am more aware and there are certain tests you can do to verify and follow up. Not that I didn’t do antenatal care then but there are some things that I would not take chances on anymore. I will be much more intentional about where I will give birth because the hospital where I gave birth did not help, they didn’t even have enough oxygen to give my son. Apart from that, I almost died.”
Speaking on her most powerful song of all time ‘Kuchi Kuchi,’ and what inspired it, she said: “That song is 12 years now. I did it when I didn’t even know what it meant to be a mother. At that time, because I am a very emotional person, my producer Phat E was like you’ve been doing different songs but none about love, I want you to do something about love. At the time, I had a terrible year back so that was why I was avoiding anything singing about love. He then made a beat for me and I took it home but I couldn’t write anything on it because I was looking at love from only romance. One day, I woke up around 2 am and said love doesn’t have to be only about romance so I changed my perspective to see love from a different angle. I asked what I would say to my child if I were a mom. So that’s how I was able to put together those lyrics. I never knew the power of that song until people started sending me messages from different countries.”