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Being a dad is a serious job – that’s a fact. But it’s always great when, even in the chaos, they can sit back, relax and enjoy the fruits of their labour – their adorable offsprings. This father’s day we decided to celebrate dads in a unique way. The Flair spoke to few local celebrity fathers about their insightful parenting journey. Be warned: Some of their answers will surprise you. Welcome to Fun Fadda Facts.

Kamal Powell

Age: 33

Profession: Marketer – Regional brand marketing manager Campari Group

Number of children: 1

First reaction to hearing your partner was pregnant: My immediate reaction was elation, children are a blessing, and while I was somewhat surprised, I was excited to take on the journey of parenthood.

First reaction when your child was born: My first reaction was joy and relief that he was born healthy. He came in at a whopping 8 lbs 3 ounces.

Describe your first diaper change: My first diaper change was actually not my first. I sort of cheated the system. I have older siblings so I had little nieces and nephews to practise with. I was more than experienced in that department.

The most important thing you’ve learnt as a dad: The most important thing I’ve learned as a dad is patience. It takes a lot of patience to be a good father. Children learn at their own pace and as adults, sometimes we tend to forget that it took us time to learn as well.

Nicholas Rasinski

Age: 35

Profession: Entertainer/producer/DJ

Number of children: 1

First reaction to hearing your partner was pregnant: I was both excited and frightened at the same time.

First reaction when your child was born: Wow! That’s a lot of hair. And, you have destroyed the vagina.

Describe your first diaper change: I still actually wonder how so much comes out of so little.

The most important thing you’ve learnt as a dad: Patience. Having your child is different from looking after someone else’s own for a day. You can’t return this one. The most important thing is to be calm and understanding as the baby grows and makes mistakes. My daughter’s eyes show how curious children can be and they yearn to be able to communicate. They get frustrated trying to communicate and this is where the patience comes in: you learning from them and them learning from you.

Orrett ‘Bambino’ Hart

Age: Ain’t nothing but a number

Profession: Entertainer/disc jockey/music producer – to name a few

Number of children: 1 (that I know of )

First reaction to hearing your partner was pregnant: Excited. So much excitement!!!! But also a little fear – not knowing what to expect.

First reaction when your child was born: Overjoyed and overcome with emotions, I didn’t even know existed.

Describe your first diaper change: I thought it was perfect. Until my wife said, “It’s OK, let me do it for you.”

The most important thing you’ve learnt as a dad: That the saying “Children live what they learn” is a real thing. I’ve learned you have to be careful about what you say and how you behave in front of children because they’re taking it all in and basically taking form from everything they’re learning from you.

Kevin Williams

Age: 41

Profession: Security and safety officer

Number of children: Two

First reaction when you heard your partner was pregnant:

I was very happy.

First reaction when your child was born:

For both of my children, I was grateful to God for beautiful and healthy children.

Describe your first diaper change:

I have been changing diapers from I was a child. As a matter of fact, I was even changing nappies, too. So when it was my time, diapers were a walk in the park for me. I was a natural.

The most import thing you’ve learnt:

I have learnt that true love is unconditional, even when you have to be firm on your children.

Neil Lawrence

Age: 36

Profession: CEO of Growth Tech Limited

Number of Children: 1

First reaction when you heard your partner was pregnant:

I was just very excited.

First reaction when your child was born:

I couldn’t believe it. She was so beautiful. I said to myself, God is so good. I felt a number of emotions at once.

Describe your first diaper change:

I was nervous as I did it, I was just protecting my face in case anything happened. And there was a lot of crying, from both me and the baby.

The most import thing you’ve learnt:

I have learnt that kids need their father just as they need their mother. Also, the moms need the father, too.

Rory-Leif McPherson

Age: 32

Profession: Assistant Manager of IT and Projects at JN Fund Managers Limited

Number of Children: 2

First reaction when you heard your partner was pregnant:

I was very happy and elated. There was just happiness all around.

Describe your first diaper change.

It was easier than I expected. It went smoothly. I thought it would have been scornful, but it was all right.

The most import thing you’ve learnt:

You are no longer living for yourself. It’s the biggest change and anything you do is not for you. It’s for your children.

Dayton Campbell

Age: 35

Occupation: Medical doctor and MP

Number of Children: Three, two girls and a boy

First reaction when you heard your partner was pregnant:

My reaction was yes, yes! I hope it is a boy (hides face) but it was a dawta so I got brawta.

First reaction when your child was born:

My first reaction was check and make sure we have 10 fingers and 10 toes, lol!

Describe your first diaper change:

First diaper change was like a mission, I got all the things ready, took a deep breath, encouraged myself that yes, you can do this, Dayton, then I held my breath and pull the diaper then said man stop the foolishness and change the diaper, which I did.

The most import thing you’ve learnt:

It is the most important responsibility you will ever have in life, the chance to shape a child into a responsible adult to pass on appropriate morals and values, it literally changed my whole being, I now first think of how will this action affect my children before I engage in any activity.

Scott Dunn

Age: 41

Occupation: Managing director – Dream Entertainment and Loans Unlimited

How many children do you have?: 2

First reaction when you heard your partner was pregnant?: Excitement! Gratitude!

Describe your first diaper change:

Diaper changes are easy … I actually miss those baby years.

What is the most import thing you’ve learnt?:

I’ve learned that girls are very different than boys.

Kevin Jackson

Age: 32

Occupation: Sales Manager ATL Automotive

How many children do you have?: Two: a boy and a girl, 5 and 1yr

First reaction when you heard your partner was pregnant:

I was ecstatic! I held him first and tears came to my eyes. I said to his mom “What a boy pretty!”.

Describe your first diaper change:

If I can remember correctly, I was a pro. I was actually looking forward to it.

The most import thing you’ve learnt?:

There’s no greater feeling than loving and being loved. Family is everything.

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Charles Hyatt Being positive is a lifestyle and I live everyday loving the fact that I'm living every day. Each time I help someone smile, it reiterates the power of Good. So, I think, talk, eat, drink, Good News.

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