Nigerian stand-up comedian and actor, Bovi Ugbonna, has opened up on the frosty relationship he had with his father while growing up.
In an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, the comic actor said he will not raise his children in the same manner he grew up under his father.
Bovi explained overtime, he absolved his dad of everything he probably didn’t do right after he learnt that no other person but himself should be responsible for his happiness.
In his words:
“I grew up in a home but we were not pals. But over time, I have had the ability to study and know that you can never make anybody responsible for your happiness.
“Neither can you blame everybody for your misfortune, everybody will answer for themselves.
“I have grown to the point where I am like, my old man was doing according to what he knows, probably if he knew more, things would have been different.
“It’s not like we were always fighting but I don’t want to raise my kids the way I grew up under my old man, so, I am trying to be different.”
Speaking about his late mother, Bovi said her efforts shaped him into the man he is. Bovi noted that he still misses his mom who died six years ago.
“I miss everything about my mum. It has been 6 years now, but I still think about her every day. There is something that will happen in a day that I will remember, that’s how I know how much impact she left. Everything I have become is because of her,”