Its her husband’s birthday and his wife is celebrating him.
For Nollywood actress Stella Damasus and producer Daniel Ademinokan, their marriage would always make news.
Ademinokan, a Nollywood movie director, was married to actress Doris Simeon and the union produced a son. He left Doris, travelled abroad and put up with Stella, a widow of late Jaiye Aboderin and had two daughters. Daniel also has a son from Doris and lives with the boy abroad.
That aside, Stella chose to write this today, “Everyday I go down on my knees to thank God for his love and mercy towards me. I never forget to thank him for giving me an amazing soulmate. I never forget to thank him for blessing me with a wonderful friend and husband.
You are a special and rare being. No matter how many times we argue, I never forget how special you are to me. You deserve the best in life because you have been a blessing to all of us. May God continue to bless you. May he cause his face to shine upon you. May he grant you Peace and joy. May he bless the work of your hands, give you wisdom, vision and the strength you need for each day. Happy birthday my love @dabishop007 #hbd #husband #hubby #dabishop007 #danielademinokan #nyc #lagos #filmmaker
In an interview with Kemi Ashefon a few years ago, Doris narrated what happened in the then young marriage:
She said, “I can’t say what actually happened. I did not suspect if he was dating any woman or not because we were the best of friends. I trusted him too. When the problem started, I was begging him for reconciliation. I am an orphan with nobody to run to but his family members, who also tried to intervene. At a point they fought with him because he stopped picking their calls, even his pastor. Before the separation, I suggested counselling but he promised to turn around for good. He did not. He would leave the house for some days and would not pick my calls. He also accused me of nagging and policing him around. At a point, he came back and told me it was lack of money that caused the problems. As a good wife, I suggested we pray about it. He told me one day that he wanted to go and see his mother and took our only son with him (the union produced just a child). I didn’t suspect anything because they usually went out together. That was the last time I saw of my then 2-year-old son (year 2000) He never said what the problem was. It was a normal hassle between couples.”
Now in the United States with his partner Stella, the duo took to evangelism through music. They are now both gospel ministers.