05/17/2006 AT 8:00 AM ET
Soul singer and former South Park star Isaac Hayes and his wife Adjowa are the parents of a baby boy, the couple have announced.
Nana Kwadjo Hayes – Hayes’s fourth son and his first with Adjowa – was born April 10 and weighed 8 lbs., 5 oz., said spokesman Rob Moore.
In the Ghanaian language, according to the Associated Press, Nana means “King” and Kwadjo (pronounced “Kwo-Jo”) means “boy born on Monday” (April 10 was, indeed, a Monday).
In 1992, Hayes, 63, was crowned honorary king of Ghana’s Ada region in honor of his humanitarian work.
He and Adjowa were married in May 2005.
In January, news sources reported that the Memphis-based Hayes suffered a mild stroke. At the time, friends said the stroke was brought on by exhaustion.
Since 1997, Hayes, best known for his hit song “Theme from Shaft,” had voiced the role of South Park’s school-cafeteria sage, Chef.
This season, he abruptly quit over what he called the show’s disrespect for religion. South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone speculated that Hayes was offended by the show’s treatment of his faith, Scientology.