Do you agree with Eric Wainaina’s decision to let his wife decide the fate of his illegitimate son (poll results)

Eric Wainaina recently revealed the behind the scenes details of what happened when he had an affair outside his marriage that led to the birth of a baby boy.

The musician revealed what his mother had advised him after he had an illegitimate child with Valerie Kimani. The “Daima Kenya” singer said his mother had told him to let his wife, Sheba take the lead in that situation.

“When that whole issue was a wound, my mother told me, ‘You have to let Sheba lead in this situation.’ she is an amazing human who is just and she has stood by me.”

This led me to ask the Classic105 viewers on what they thought of his decision to let his wife decide the fate of his relationship with his own son.

The poll results are in and the vote was very cl0se. Most Kenyans felt that Eric had indeed made the right decision to let his wife lead.

Eric Wainaina screenshot
Eric Wainaina screenshot

Some comments from Kenyans are below:

Eric the years you missing are important your son will hate you for the rest of his life. Co-parenting is best option. Your wife should love the child he is innocent.

The child did not write a letter asking to be born. Raise the child Eric, you’re a grown up, it already happened just move forward and raise your seed. No child is unwanted….watu wanalilia watoto and ya’ll are busy here like “decide his fate” seriously?????

That’s simping

Stop SIMPING Eric!!!

Choices have consequences,

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Do you agree with Eric Wainaina’s decision to let his wife decide the fate of his illegitimate son after he cheated? (Poll)

Award-winning singer Eric Wainaina recently spoke about the cheating scandal that rocked his marriage close to a decade ago.

Eric was caught in a scandal of his own making where he cheated on his wife Sheba Hirst with former Tusker Project Fame contestant Valerie Kimani. An affair that brought forth a son who is now 10 years old.

Speaking on Churchill Show, ‘Journey Series’, Eric, who has since owned up to his mistakes, said the first challenge was how they would negotiate that particular situation.

“Now we are in a place where he is a big boy and the mother recently got married, and they have a daughter of their own. So the question now is, how will he refer to me because he calls Valerie’s husband dad?”

Eric who met his wife Sheba met in St Mary’s School said this should be done by having a tremendous degree of honesty and negotiations.

“When that whole issue was a wound, my mother told me, ‘You have to let Sheba lead in this situation.’ She is an amazing human who is just and she has stood by me.”

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This last point stuck with me cause I believe that while the advice sounds fair and right, that it wholly depends on Sheba making the right choices and a risk Eric was taking as to the potential relationship he would have with his son.

Choices that would affect the life of a kid she didn’t share any blood with, while Eric’s situation with Valerie and their son looks to be going well at the moment, I feel that their good resolution is the exception and not the norm.

See, Sheba could in all likelihood (and in an emotional state at the time) give Eric an ultimatum of her own choosing; Either he should never have a relationship with his illegitimate son or not spend a dime on him. Don’t forget she had the leverage of leaving him.

The above scenarios are all extreme but they have happened in the past with how wives dealt with illegitimate kids, so it is plausible and could have happened.

Leading me to my question below;

Do you agree with Eric Wainaina’s decision to let his wife decide the fate of his illegitimate son after he cheated? Vote below:

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Let Sheba lead… Eric Wainaina reveals what mother told him after cheating scandal

Eric Wainaina is one of the most accomplished musicians in Kenya. The man has made a mark for himself in the industry and if there was a Kenyan version of a music Mt. Rushmore, he most likely would be on it.

While his career was at a zenith, his marriage was rocked by a cheating scandal that culminated with him having a child with former Tusker Project Fame contestant Valerie Kimani, who is now 10 years old.

That his marriage survived was a testament to his wife Sheba wanting to keep it together as she forgave his indiscretion despite immense public scorn for her husband at the time.

The famous artiste recently spoke to Churchill Ndambuki and told him that he wouldn’t recommend anyone to sire children out of marriage.

The singer said that the first challenge was how they would negotiate that particular situation. “When that whole issue was a wound, my mother told me, “You have to let Sheba lead in this situation.’ she is an amazing human who is just and she has stood by me.”

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But time has passed and Valerie is now married with a husband and a daughter with her new husband;

“Now we are in a place where he is a big boy and the mother recently got married, and they have a daughter of their own. So the question now is, how will he refer to me because he calls Valerie’s husband dad?

Eric was saddened by the fact that Valerie’s great artistry had been overshadowed by the scandal and that is all people remember her for.

“The problem is that women always have the raw of this and their career gets even clouded by those kinds of things. A singer who 10 years ago was involved in a situation that was unpleasant.

He finished off by stating that the situation was a tough one that he would recommend to others.

“It’s about genuine love and concern on how my son will fit in this family. How my daughters will relate to him and his mother. We are in a good place but it was not an easy journey. I don’t recommend it to anyone.”

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Eric Wanaina recalls being swindled in serious con game

 

Being scammed is the name of the game in Nairobi, and not one person can say they haven’t fallen prey.

Singer Eric Wainaina has recounted the day he was conned in Nairobi. Speaking on Janjaruka, a new web series that was launched last month, he said he was only 12 years old at the time.

There was a shortage of rice in the country and one day, he got this phone call from the home landline. “The guy said my father had bought some rice somewhere and they are waiting for me to pick it in town,” he said.

Eric was to meet the guy at Mama Ngina Street, and carry Sh7,000 for paying for the rice.

“My dad was mteja, and my mum did not want to lose that opportunity, so she put the money in my shirt pocket so I could be safe,” he said, adding that it was the largest amount of money he had handled then.

He boarded a matatu and headed to Mama Ngina to meet the guy.

“The guy looked sharply dressed. He asked if I was Eric and if I had brought the money, I gave him the money and he told me to wait for him to bring the rice in a few minutes.”

Eric says he waited for two hours, only for a waiter to come down and ask if he was Eric.

“He told me that my mum had called them to ask if I was there. My mum said she had a bad feeling and asked if I had given the guy the money and I said yeah, and she realised I had been conned,” he said.

Eric says the only thing his mother was happy about was that nothing bad had happened to him.

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“Dreams In Stereo”: Eric Wainaina Releases New Album

It’s big, it’s much anticipated and it’ll be streaming exclusively on Songa By Safaricom all day every day today, Thursday 26 July. Renowned, singer songwriter Eric Wainaina, is set to launch his new album “Dreams in Stereo” tomorrow, Friday, 27th July.

That’s almost six years after releasing his last album, Love & Protest.

Remarkably, new guest artists have also been announced for the event including ‘Samalina’ hitmaker Tetu Shani, Urban Kikuyu folk singer Ayrosh, The Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra and the phenomenal Songstress Sage Chemutai. This event can only be described as an electric night of music and colour!

“Dreams In Stereo is my best studio production effort to date, and with a very personal touch.” remarked Eric Wainaina

“It is also strongly influenced by my musical theater passion and from a deep well of personal influences that go beyond my iconic Kenyan music roots.” he continued

“Dreams in Stereo picks up from where Love + Protest left off an echoes where I have been artistically speaking,” says Eric. “But at the same time it is an even more personal and intimate album in many ways, where I felt freer to just be myself. It also explores a wide range of musical genres that are close to my heart. It definitely puts me on a new trajectory musically and creatively, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of this new direction in the months to come…in a way like you’ve never seen me. Stay tuned for a lot more to come.”

The “Daima” songwriter hopes the new album will epitomize the creative evolution he is currently undertaking, aimed at shaping his presence as a global artist.

The new album features hit singles such as Okay, Don’t Bury Me and Hallelujah People. All currently available for streaming on Songa By Safaricom.

The album also features some of Kenya’s popular singers such as Kagwe Muigai, Blinky Bill, Kendi Nkonge, as well as veteran artist, John Nzenze, renowned for songs such as “Angelike” and “Habari za Nairobi”.

Other local artists making significant contributions to the album include: Aaron Rimbui, Allan Wanjohi, Marvin Maveke and Benjamin Kabaseke Masinde.

Dreams In Stereo, will stream exclusively on Songa By Safaricom all day on Thursday 26th July 2018.

More information:

Date: 27th July 2018
Time: 7.00PM – 12:00AM
Venue: The Elephant (3, Kanjata Road, Nairobi)

Tickets: Advance Tickets available at Ksh. 2,000 Gate Tickets at Ksh, 2,500
Payment via: Ticketsasa.com

Inquiries:

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