Nadia: A child belongs to the mother

Men play a big role but women put their mind, body and time on the line, she said

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• Nadia said parenting responsibilities are carried out by a mother and not a dad

Nadia Mukami
Nadia Mukami
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Singer Nadia Mukami says most parenting responsibilities are carried out by a mother and not a dad.

Speaking to Word Is, Nadia shared her motherhood experience, saying children belong to the mother.

"Although men play a very big role, I think a woman does more, so you have the sacrifices; your body changes, your life changes, your time changes," she said.

"Let no man lie to you to sire a child for them and they will support you. I have the most supportive partner in the world, but at the end of the day, my body is the one involved, among other things, like postpartum."

She stressed the importance of having a good support system.

"Motherhood is about your mental health. It's about your goals. You know a woman can still do it but motherhood is not easy," she said.

On how she has maintained her mental health, Nadia said at times she gets overwhelmed.

"I have tried to protect it so much. Sometimes I wondered if I am a good mum but I accepted help as a new mum to keep my sanity. If you get help from friends and family, don’t hesitate."

Nadia said her now six-month-old son Kai has been a motivating factor in her life since she delivered.

"He has been a big blessing and I'm grateful to God for that. Mtoto ni wa mama."

Arrow Bwoy had previously asked men to support their women or just use protection if they will not manage to raise the child properly.

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