Soulful crooner, Alexio Kawara, currently riding on the crest of a wave with his love hit, Shaina, is indeed shining after his wife gave birth to a bouncing baby boy, Wadiwa, last Friday.
The award-winning musician will now have to strike a fine balance between his burgeoning music career and family.
The new father, who failed to be in time to witness the birth of his first child because he was stuck in a traffic jam, was, however, ecstatic.
“My son was born at around 0720hours on the 6th (of August) and at that time I was stuck in a traffic jam although I managed to arrive 30 minutes after his arrival. I named him Wadiwa,” said Alexio.
Wadiwa, he said, was a name that signified his undying love for his newly born son and he was yet to find an English name for the little boy.
The 31-year-old musician said he would have loved to be next to his wife to witness the magical moment.
“Now that I have a family, I will give more time to them, but that does not mean I’ll ignore my music. I will strike a balance,” he said.
Alexio joked that his wife now seemed to give all her attention to the newborn.
The couple got married two years ago.
Alexio got into the limelight in the 1990s when he was a member of Guess, a group that rocked music waves with their hit song, Amai, before reaching out for his solo career in the new millennium, stealing people’s hearts with his track Chibvugubvugu.
Since then Alexio has not looked back and has continued to grow in his career, winning the hearts of both the young and the old.
Early this year, he received a NAMA award for the best song with his hit track, Shaina.
“I want to give many thanks to my wife Bertha who has been supporting me throughout,” said Alexio during the award ceremony.