Ngcayisa is part of a group of celebrity fathers who are part of a campaign by detergent brand OMO, aimed at promoting the positive idea of play and abolishing the stereotypes that mothers are the parents who should nurture children.
The other dad’s involved are actor Thapelo Mokoena and former football star Kaizer Motaung Junior.
Ngcayisa strongly believes in what the campaign is advocating for. He fondly recalls days spent picking guavas and eating them until he got sick. He says he’ll never forget the smell of guavas.
“My two fondest memories of my childhood would be picking guavas and the summertime. We used to splash ourselves with water and pretend to be at the beach.”
Having a second child is something he discussed with his 23-year-old-daughter Sinesipho.
“I have an incredible relationship with my daughter; she prepared me a great deal for the dad that I am now to Phalo because many lessons were drawn from my relationship with her. “
He goes on to state that having children has taught him a lot of things. It has strengthened his relationship with his community, colleagues and with his children.
“Fatherhood has taught me the true value of partnership, and how to manage them. I say partnership because you cannot dictate to [your child], you negotiate, and you present your argument.”