Its definitely a time of rejoicing as Tungba Gospel artiste, Yinka Ayefele and his wife, Temitope posed before the cameras with their bundle of joy.
The family portrait which features the set of triplets came after the couple had been childless for 25.
According to the artiste, who had an accident that resulted in a wheelchair confinement 22 years ago, there was no child in his marriage to Titilope and he never had any outside wedlock.
Revealing this in July 2019 at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos during the Celebrate The Comforter’ programme, the artiste was all joy when he disclosed that the founder of Esther Ajayi Foundation, Rev. Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, had prophesised that he would father children soon.
Rev. Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi is the General Overseer, Love Of Christ Church, Clapham, London. She organized the annual ‘Celebrate The Comforter’ programme.
Testifying, Ayefele, who was billed to perform at the event said, “I met Iya Adura in 2018 in London. She told me that if I believe all things are possible. I have never had a child and I don’t have a child anywhere. I have been married for 25 years. In 2018, I went to Clapham, London and she took me to a room and told me about great testimonies in her life. Initially, I just considered those testimonies as one of those things men of God said. She told me that God said I would have my children. That there is nothing God cannot do. I believed her and I can tell you that I am a testimony today. I am proudly the first Nigerian artiste to have triplets.”
The 51-year-old musician and his wife welcomed a set of triplets in June 2019. Last Friday, Ayefele shared a video of the newborn babies on Instagram.
The singer’s wife, Titilope gave birth to two boys and a girl in a hospital in Maryland, United States of America.
Ayefele had a fatal accident on December 12, 1997.
Its still uncertain if Ayefele was actually married 25 years ago.
He had said in an interview that he married Titilope four years after the accident.
Also narrating in another interview, Titilope disclosed how and when she met the artiste. Titilope said, “ I met him in 1996, before he had the accident. I saw in him a hard-working man when we met. Very hard-working, there is nothing he can’t do to stay afloat in his profession. He is someone who doesn’t get distracted from his dream no matter what may come his way.”
So, what made her stay with him despite all odds? “Why won’t I stay?I told you about some of the qualities I saw in my husband that made me fell in love and married him. I have made up my mind to send the rest of my life with him before the accident.
When he had the accident, we there together at the University College Hospital, Ibadan (UCH). I saw in him the determination to survive, to live and to make it in life. Those are the things that also motivated me to stay with him in the time of trouble and up till now. Nobody is above trial and tribulations and when they come what one should do is to remain steadfast and be prayerful. Bible didn’t tell us that trouble would not come, it is bound to come but God has given us a strong assurance, He Is there to give us the grace to overcome.”
Asked if her husband is sexually active and she said, “Well, that is strictly my private life which can never be discussed on the pages of newspapers for no reason. I am happy in marriage and you can see the signs all over and around me. Thank God for everything.”