Yinka Ayefele, Nigerian music producer and gospel singer, has broken some soul-stirring silence with respect to the birth of his triplets.
According to The Punch, the popular singer recounted how he was afraid to break the news of their birth because the triplets were looking very tiny at birth as they were born prematurely.
Ayefele said he kept the news within his family until the newborn babies — a girl and two boys — are grown and healthy. Weeks later, he confirmed the stories to be true.
“My babies were actually born on January 18, 2019. They were delivered prematurely, so initially I had to deny the reports when it went viral,” he said.
“I told those who saw me at the hospital in the USA not to disclose that I had given birth because I wanted my triplets to live. I was so scared initially for their lives, I didn’t want anything to happen to them health-wise but I thank God that everything is perfect now, they are doing very fine.
“It’s a thing of joy and I have never experienced it before. I never expected it too because when one is looking for the fruit of the womb, one may get one or at least two but not three. The first time I heard that my wife was pregnant, I was very excited. From the moment we confirmed she was pregnant, I couldn’t describe my joy. But on the day of delivery, seeing the scan, baby A, B and C, it now dawned on me that they were eventually coming to the world.
“The babies have been a source of blessing to me. There have been a lot of changes in all that pertains to me.
“I also appreciate my special wife who endured for over 20 years to achieve this. Some women would have eloped; her family would have pressured her to leave but she was steadfast.”
The gospel singer also spoke on how his “bundles of joy” eat, cry and even defecate at the same time.
“The funny thing is that they do the same things at the same time. If one is crying, the second picks it up and so on. They eat, cry and even defecate at the same time,” he said.
“If I’m carrying one, the second would also want me to carry him or her. That’s the most difficult part of it– carrying the three of them at the same time. But I thank God and I can never complain about that.”
After waiting for such a lengthy period to have his triplets, Ayefele should feel no heat shouldering the demands that come with having triplets.