"Being a parent made me appreciate my parents more" - Elvis Blue

"Being a parent made me appreciate my parents more" - Elvis Blue

Former Idols winner Elvis Blue is not only an excellent singer but an amazing dad as well.

Elvis Blue
Elvis Blue and his daughter / Instagram.

With Father's Day on Sunday, we decided to talk to one of our favourite local artists and fathers, Elvis Blue, about what Father's Day means to him. 

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What do you love most about your dad? 

"My dad is someone who knows when to speak up and when to keep quiet. When you ask him a question, you will know if he answers with a thought or just babbling."

What is the biggest lesson you learned from your father?

"My father is a very gracious person. It is something I would like to learn. When you are with him you get the sense that you can just be yourself. For me, this is a beautiful quality in a person." 

What is the fondest memory you have of the time you spent with your father?

"When I was very young, my dad would take me along on work trips. Sometimes we would pull over next to the road in the middle of nowhere. We would make a fire and have a braai. That sense of being on the road with my dad has stuck with me. I think that's illegal now - making fires next to the road (laughs)." 

How has your life changed since you became a father?

"Being a parent has made me appreciate my own parents so much more. The first time you change a nappy, you realise someone else once changed your nappy."

What is your biggest dream/wish for your children?

"I have two little girls. I guess my dream for them would be that if they choose to marry someone someday that they would choose wisely."

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