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Comedian Teju Baby Face reflects on the times he doubted God during his childless years

Comedian and TV host Teju Oyelakin is by far the happiest man in the entertainment industry at the moment, what with welcoming two bouncing babies after six years of childlessness.

The comedian who had his lavish child dedication on Sunday has told the emotional story of how he and his wife survived the years of waiting.

According to him, his wife was the strong one with faith as he doubted God at some point.

Teju revealed that in all those years, he only saw his wife cry once, and according to him they were short tears.

He mentioned incidences of trolls and how his wife only laughed and continued to wait on God.

Today Teju and his wife have been blessed in a double fold with a son and a daughter!

Read his narration below:

“I was obsessed with beauty as a young man. Ah, I just had to marry a hot wife o. My father was quite concerned about this and cautioned me over and again.
‘It takes much more than beauty son; You need a woman of strength and humility’, he would say. .
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I can’t claim I really listened. All I can say is that I somehow got lucky and stumbled into you @tobibanjokooyelakin . And then we got married with the same dreams of starting a family that nearly every couple has. Our families too were waiting. Especially mine. After all, my dad passed away just a few months before we got married and we wanted a (new) child to soothe our pain. .
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And then it didn’t happen. Not in the first year. Or 2nd. Or 3rd. Or 4th. And year 5 started and was almost ending the same way. Ah! And yet in all that time I only saw you cry one time. Just once. Very short tears. Not even when someone wrote the most cruel of comments to a picture you posted on social media in our 4th year of marriage did you cry in my presence. Mostly, you would smile and laugh over the aching and longing and say ‘God will do it’. .
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I confess now that sometimes I doubted. But you were right and God honoured your faith with double. May the joy He has given you never be taken from you and may His words remain true concerning us that ‘it was said among the nations that see what the Lord has done for them’. .
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For all who are waiting on the Lord, I say this to you: hold Him to His word! He promised it to you and you must demand it in faith. He will come through. He ALWAYS does for He does not lie. It’s impossible. Ahan, He’s not a son of man that he should lie… .”

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348061000090 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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