My father chose his new family over me – Taymesan

Nigerian actor and presenter, Temisan Emmanuel popularly known as Taymesan says he suffered rejection at the hands of his parents, particularly his father.

The podcaster talked about his tough childhood during an episode of his podcast, Tea With Tay. He revealed that his father and mother were lovers from a young age and had him as teenagers, so he had to be raised by his grandmother.

Taymesan father rejection

Taymesan said his parents got separated after he was born, but there was a point his dad came into his life at some point, however, that did not work out.

According to the actor, his dad later rejected him by choosing his new wife and family over him.

Taymesan said, “My dad and mum were teenage lovers. They had me early. So, my granny had to raise me. My dad tried at some point. But the only time that he chose me, somebody got in the way. His new wife.

“I felt rejection on the highest level. I felt that my dad chose his wife over me and has chosen her till today. And his new family.”

He said initially he was striving to be successful to prove those who rejected him wrong but after hitting stardom, he asked God to heal him because he realised that “so much damage has been done”.

Meanwhile, in similar news…

Mohbad’s father, Mr Joseph Aloba has said his ex-wife, who was the singer’s first stepmom, once asked him to choose between his son and her.

The bereaved father made this known during an interview as he clarified Mohbad’s lyrics in the song, “Sorry”.

Mr Aloba said his relationship with his ex was complicated, so he chose Mohbad, and his decision in picking his son over his partner led to her packing out from the family.

Aloba said; “The stepmother told me one day, ‘Choose me or your son.’ I chose my son (Mohbad) and she packed her loads and left.

I and the lady were together for more than seven years. I married her around 2005. That stepmother did not want me to send Mohbad to school, and I chose my son. And she decided to leave”.