Celebrated Ghanaian gospel musician, Michael Oware Sakyi, widely known as OJ, has revealed that as a family man, he puts aside his celebrity status and do basic household chores such as scrubbing the bathroom.
According to OJ, he makes a conscious effort to be himself as he plays the role of a father and a husband to the best of his abilities.
To him, picking up such roles and responsibilities at home have nothing to do with being a celebrity in public.
Speaking on Accra-based Joy FM, the musician disclosed that, “at home I am not OJ, at home I am a father to my children and a husband to my wife, so I don’t bring this celebrity thing at home”.
Minister OJ added that if it becomes necessary to scrub the bathroom and do other cleaning jobs at home, he does that to support his wife.
The popular singer explained that, “at home, the policy is that when you finish bathing, you make sure you tidy the bathroom up for the next person.
So whether you’re the king or the princess, when you finish, tidy it up”.
The father of three, also stated that a mark of a good father is one who shows his family he is human with flaws and admit when he is wrong and apologizes.
OJ said this will help children especially to learn to be humble, grow in humility but warned that fathers who project themselves as supermen won’t do their family any good.
For the award-winning singer, it is important for fathers to encourage and raise their kids with experiences of not only success but failures and struggles as well.
“Children may have a tough environment outside the home for instance at school, but once they are home, you must let them know you are there to comfort them,” he said.