Gospel star Omega Khunou (39) can’t even find the words to express how he feels after welcoming his son, Reaboka Praise, into the world on 28 July. Omega and wife Kea (36), who have been married for 11 years, have been praying to God for a child. “We suffered four miscarriages in our marriage. It was really tough,” he says.
But the worshipper in him wouldn’t let him throw in the towel. “I wrote worship songs, performed on stages, touched people’s lives – yet at the same time I was sharing my own testimony and I was also encouraging myself,” Omega says. Throughout the pain he “constantly assured my wife that it was going to be fine. The love and support we shared for each other kept us strengthened”.
A year ago Omega and his best friend, the late Neyi Zimu, released Yehla Nkosi which now has over 1,6 million views on YouTube. “My wife was six months pregnant and we were so excited but weeks later, she lost the baby. It was tough,” he says.
When Neyi passed on, Omega was shattered. Two days after the passing of someone he considered a brother, they found out Kea was pregnant again. “It was really scary because Neyi was family so I was not sure how she would cope throughout the pregnancy during such an emotional time. But God had other plans. We are so grateful,” he tells Move!.
It is only a day since he shared the news with his social-media followers and already testimonies are pouring in. “I am getting messages from people and couples who have gone through it. It has given me a sense of purpose to restore hope into their situations,” he adds.
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