Chukwu Octuplets - Media Appearances

Media Appearances

On January 27, 2009, Nkem Chukwu and her husband Iyke Louis Udobi appeared for the first time in 10 years on national TV on ABC's Good Morning America in a pre-recorded segment where they commented on the birth of the new Suleman octuplets. The next day, January 28, 2009, the whole family along with grandmother Janet Chukwu appeared on NBC's The Today Show which was the first time the octuplets appeared on national television since their first birthdays. Later that day they were whisked to the Associated Press (AP) World Headquarters for a TV interview for the world newswires. On Monday February 2, they also appeared on the Larry King Live show in a segment titled "Octuplet Outrage" focusing on the worldwide coverage generated by Nadya Suleman's 14 children, and the ethical and medical controversy. On February 9, 2009, Nkem and Iyke Chukwu appeared on Radio One's talk show The Mo'Nique show. They also appeared Sunday February 15, 2009 on a local TV segment on KHOU-TV, Houston, Texas on a family update. They also appeared on CNN's AC360 on February 18, 2009. Nkem Chukwu addressed the issue of the Nadya Suleman controversy with Randi Kaye of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 show on February 18, 2009.

On February 2, 2009, Nkem Chukwu released the statement:

In light of the Bellflower mom, Nadya Suleman's story, I spoke on The Today Show.

When asked, Iyke Louis Udobi stated in their recent AP interview that "if you can take care of one, you can take care of eight".

The Chukwu octuplets embarked on a world tour themed "Promoting Healthy Families." The tour, which began in mid-2009 and included the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, England and the parents' native Nigeria, included visits to TV talk shows, health clinics, summer camps and supermarket seminars on large families for the children, and speaking engagements at prenatal and postnatal clinics for Nkem. In a March 18, 2009 interview in The Daily Sentinel, Iyke Louis and Nkem stated said that they did not intend to have so many children, but accepted the children as a gift from God. Several projects are in the works for the Chukwus, including a book, magazine deals and even a possible documentary.

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