October 23, 2017
Chuck Fenda finally gets a chance to meet his mother5 min read
Forty-five years after his birth, reggae artiste Chuck Fenda is finally getting the chance to meet his mother.
Chuck Fenda, born Leshorn Whitehead, was flown to Jamaica from New York at six weeks old by someone unknown to him, and never had any real connection with the woman who gave birth to him. The entertainer said that about one month ago one of his relatives communicated with his mother who lives in California, and encouraged them to speak over the phone via WhatsApp. Chuck Fenda stated that the conversation with his mother made him cry as he remembered while growing up he saw how mothers dealt with children and he never had that experience, so me had to learn about that connection from other people.
Chuck Fenda explained that his hardships went far beyond the financial because he never knew his father and saw his mother even less.
He then expressed that he grew up with his mother’s parents in Capture Land, Spanish Town and that he knows of his mother visiting maybe twice throughout his childhood once when he was two years old and again when his grandmother passed.
Despite that story, Chuck Fenda is still slightly confused about how he never got to see her, but accepted her explanation. Even when he migrated during his years at Jonathan Grant High School to live with a friend of the family and finished school in the United States, he still never had any encounter with his mother.
When asked if he believed that his celebrity status had any influence on the meeting, he quickly disregarded it as he did not get that feeling when speaking to his mother further stating that he still loves her and he is waiting on the right time to go to California to meet his mother face to face.
And based on his experiences, the father of 10 children said that he understands the effects of being motherless and fatherless, and he will not do anything that hurts his children. He said he is involved in all of his children’s lives and spends a lot of his free time on tour communicating with them via the Internet.