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Doyin Hassan: I waited 24 years to have a child, not my wife
By: Cletus Sunday Ilobanafor
Thu, 28 Dec 2023   ||   Nigeria,

Veteran Mount Zion actor and producer Doyin Hassan has addressed the misunderstanding trailing the birth of his first child.

The actor had on Monday announced the arrival of his bundle of joy “after 24 years of toils and struggles”.

In a post on his Instagram page, Hassan shared photos of the child’s dedication in a church, describing his newborn baby girl as “a great testimony of God’s faithfulness.”

However, some media reports claimed Hassan and his wife waited for 24 years before welcoming their first child.

Addressing the misunderstanding in an Instagram post on Wednesday, the 54-year-old actor said his wife was not barren for 24 years.

Hassan said he was first married to Adeola Doyin-Hassan in June 1999 but she died in February 2008.

He thereafter tied the knot with Bolanle Doyin-Hassan, his colleague at the Mount Zion Drama ministries, in April 2010, but she died ten years later.

Hassan married Oladunni, who is his third wife, in October 2022.

The actor described his new wife as “God’s redirection”, adding that “the testimony was about me and not the woman I married”.

“I waited for 24 years and not my wife Oladunni: my testimony about 24 years of waiting has been misunderstood in certain quarters,” he said.

“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.

“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.”

Hassan, a professor at Conestoga College, Canada, has acted in several Christian movies, making his debut in Mount Zion Drama Ministries.

He bagged a Ph.D. at the Lagos State University, LASU, where he was an Associate Professor before moving to Canada.


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