Big Brother Naija All Stars housemate, Pere Egbi, has stated that because his father has never been a part of his life, he dislikes being associated with his state of origin, Delta.
The former US military officer disclosed that his mother raised him and his sister and that this is why he is from her state, Bayelsa.
The Nollywood actor said this in a recent interview with TV and radio personality, Hero Daniels. Pere disclosed that his father left the family when he was just four years old and his sister was only three.
However, he claimed that the absence of his father had little impact on him since other men in the family had stepped in and effectively filled the fatherly position.
“I like to say I’m from Bayelsa State because my mum is from Bayelsa. My dad, however, is from Delta State. My father has never been a part of my life at all.
He left when I was about 4 and my younger sister was 3. He used to live in America before I was born. He came from America and married my mum, and then went back to America. A bunch of things happened, and my parents ended up separating. So, I was raised only practically by my mother.
I’m the first child and the only boy. My mum was the only one who did everything to make sure we had shelter, good education. She paid our school fees from kindergarten to secondary school. And then, I left Nigeria for the United States to do a nursing degree.
But before that, I joined the US military and served for six years. After serving, I came out and started my degree. I grew up in Warri because that was where I was born.”