TV couple, Isaac and
Nneka Moses who are co-presenters of Goge
Africa celebrated 19 years of marriage recently. And to mark the anniversary, the couple who had their
first child, Kamara, in 2012 have now talked about how they overcame against all odds.
long was your courtship?
year, we met in 1996 and got married in 1997.
did he propose marriage to you?
at a point he knew I can’t say no. He didn’t even give me a chance to say no,
maybe I would have thought about it, maybe I would have even said let me think
about it. He asked me when the only answer that could come out of me was yes,
How did you cope with the challenge of infertility for
My faith never shook because marriage
isn’t just about having children. It is first about companionship, where you
have a real relationship. Children are additional blessings. If you aren’t in
love first or the companionship isn’t there, then if the children aren’t coming
after three or four years of marriage, it will definitely pack up. There were
relatives who kept pestering but the good thing is that I don’t live with them.
to me over time that I can trust him and once you can trust someone, you can do
anything for that person. He makes me feel confident, like I am the best woman
in the world. When I was pregnant, I
didn’t even know for three months. It suddenly occurred to me that I hadn’t
menstruated in a while. I eventually did a pregnancy test and it came out
positive! The baby boy came 12 years after we got married.
Was there a time
you regretted marrying your wife?
Moses: No! Marriage
is not strictly about having a baby. It’s about relationship,
companionship and along the line, babies come sometimes, and sometimes, they
didn’t. There are lots of people that have children but no happy home or good
relationship, but ours is not like that. We’ve lived together in peace,
hoping that God will one day answer us, and He has always been there for us. I
think the idea is that it takes time before God answers prayers because a lot
of people are demanding for one thing or the other. Only Him knows the
What’s your advice
to couples who are looking unto God for such favour?
Moses: Just trust in God
because when all things fail, God never fails. So, I will say they should
put their trust in God and I am sure He will do their wishes.
Why did you name
Kamara is an Igbo name and
it means God knows best.