Ghanaian Man Who Has Quadruplets Opens Up On Life As A Father, Video Evokes Sadness

Ghanaian Man Who Has Quadruplets Opens Up On Life As A Father, Video Evokes Sadness

  • A video of a young man opening up on his ordeal as a father of quadruplets has got people talking
  • Akwasi Addai stated that he and his wife already have two kids and never wished for quadruplets
  • Social media users who reacted to the video commended the young man for opening up about his situation

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A young Ghanaian father of quadruplets has taken to social media to look for a job in order to save his little kids from the fangs of poverty.

In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh on the YouTube page of Talklife TV, Akwasi Addai, who made an appearance on a television programme with his wife, admitted that the birth of the four kids has left him burdened.

Photo of Ghanaian man and his family
Man admits that money to cater for his kids has become a challenge Photo credit: @TALKLIFE TV SHOW/YouTube
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Already with two kids, the young man said he never envisaged that his wife would give birth to four babies at a go.

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"We have two kids already, and the plan was to have two more kids, so when my wife got pregnant, it was our expectation that they would be twins. Hospital checks revealed that she was pregnant with three kids, but on the day she went into labour, that was when we both found out that it was quadruplets," he said.

Now his major problem is how to cater for the needs of six children, especially as his work as an electrician has declined.

"Now things are not easy, I used to work for a company, but the business has declined, so it has affected me. Even with two kids, things were not easy, so you can imagine the situation now that they are six".

His wife, who is a hairdresser, also said that for the time being, she is also at home nursing the kids and hence cannot financially support the man.

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Quizzed by the host on what kind of help he needs, Akwasi responded that as an electrician, he would be delighted to get job offers from individuals and companies on electrical works.

That way, he is confident he will make enough money to care for his children.

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Ghanaians commend the man for speaking up

Netizens who reacted to the video commended the man for opening up about his problems

@aben_goodwill stated:

Just love the man's spirit, God bless him

@lorettaquansah6712 stated:

We those working koraa is not easy for us. My husband and i have 2 set of twins (4girls)

@lorettaquansah6712 added:

It's not easy oo.

Dad of quadruplets says he needs job offers

Speaking to YEN.com.gh, Akwasi Addai disclosed that people had donated money to him after his story went viral.

He, however, admitted that his expectation that companies or individuals would reach out to him with job offers had so far not been met.

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"People have gifted us money since my wife and I opened up about our financial struggle. I am just praying that I get job offers so that I will be able to earn money from my work as an electrician. I also plan to enrol the kids in a school when they are two years old".

Brothers seek help for struggling mom of twins

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaian twins Patrick Mensah and Fredrick Mensah have appealed for help for a struggling mom of triplets struggling to cater for her babies.

The pair visited Beatrice Kwaa at a village in the Eastern Region of Ghana, where they captured her sorry state.

''We visited a mother, Beatrice Kwaa, in Asofa, a village in the Eastern Region of Ghana today. According to the mother of these triplets, things are not well with her, so she needs some aid,'' they said in a Facebook post.

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Philip Boateng Kessie (Human-Interest editor) Philip Boateng Kessie is a Human Interest editor at YEN.com.gh. He has over six years of experience in journalism. He graduated from the University of Cape Coast in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. Philip previously served as a reporter for Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL). He also worked as a content writer for Scooper News. Email: philip.kessie@yen.com.gh.

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