I waited 24 years before having a child, not my wife, Doyin Hassan clears air

Doyin Hassan

Actor Doyin Hassan has cleared the air on a report making rounds that his new wife Oladunni was barren for 24 years before the arrival of their first child.

The Mount Zion film actor announced the birth of their daughter in an Instagram post on Monday with photos from the child’s dedication.

While captioning the post, Doyin said the baby came after 24 years of “toils and struggles”.

He wrote: “God is Faithful!!!! After 24 years of toils and struggles. He came forth at last!!!! Our beautiful baby girl is a great testimony of God’s faithfulness.”

Some media reports subsequently claimed Doyin and his wife waited for 24 years before welcoming their first child.

The 54-year-old, however cleared the misconception in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

He revealed that he married his Oladunni, who is his third wife, in December 2020 after the death of his two wives.

He made it clear that his wife was not barren, rather he was the one sharing testimony of his tears and toils.

He wrote: “I waited for 24 years and not my wife Oladunni: my testimony about 24 years of waiting has been misunderstood in certain quarters. The testimony was about me and not the woman I married. I first got married on the 5th of June 1999 and lost 2 precious women to the cold hands of death over time.

Actor Doyin Hassan welcomes baby girl after 24 years

“I married Adeola Doyin-Hassan in June 1999 and lost her 8.5 years after (February 20 2008 on her birthday) I waited for 2 years before I remarried Bolanle Doyin-Hassan in April 2010. Bolanle passed in December 2020 and I waited 1 year 7 months before I remarried in October 2022. My new wife was not barren for 24 years. I was the one who shared a testimony of my tears and toils for 24 years. Meeting Oladunni was god’s redirection of my divine journey. I hope this is clear enough…god’s blessings”.