Sunday Mirror

Su­per­mum’s wise words

- London · Nigeria · Tottenham · Skepta · Stevenage

I had the plea­sure of meet­ing charm­ing and wise Ify Ade­nuga, mother of Mer­cury award­win­ning rap­per Skepta.

Her other chil­dren are Jamie, an­other suc­cess­ful rap­per, Ja­son, a tal­ented il­lus­tra­tor and mu­sic pro­ducer, and Julie, one of the most in­flu­en­tial peo­ple in Forbes’ 30 un­der 30 list.

Hum­ble Ify ar­rived in London from Nige­ria in 1980 in search of a bet­ter life.

She met her hus­band in a bingo hall and they set­tled in

Tot­ten­ham to raise their fam­ily just a year af­ter the in­fa­mous Broad­wa­ter Farm ri­ots.

Ify says: “We had moved into one of the most run­down com­mu­ni­ties in the bor­ough.”

So how did she bring up four kids and nur­ture them into the pow­er­houses they are to­day?

She says: “We work as a team and we are big on trust... I per­fected the stroke as I swam and learned from my chil­dren.”

Ify has doc­u­mented her life in a book called End­less Fortune.

I can’t wait to start turn­ing the pages to get some tips on how to raise su­per­suc­cess­ful kids.

 ??  ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK