How Ajibola Otubusin Gave Birth For The First Time At 66!


Follow our new inspiring instagram page – @dearyoungnaijawoman

Just like every newly married woman, Ajibola Otubusin looked forward to getting pregnant immediately after her wedding, but what she didn’t know was that she would have to wait for 40 years.  She shared her story in an interview with Punch.

Ajibola got married on December 10, 1977,  at the age of 25 and she expected to bear children but she started noticing she was unusually becoming sick. On visiting the University College Hospital, Ibadan, she was referred to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, who told her that she was getting sick because she was worrying too much about having a baby.

She knew she had a problem with her thyroid, but her doctor insisted she would get over it. She was later diagnosed of hepatomegaly, including five other health problems. In search of cure to her ailments, Ajibola was sent to India, where she was diagnosed of cystic lesion, which had overtaken her liver. She also wasn’t  responding to drugs. She was also diagnosed of sessile polyps in her colons.

SEE ALSO: She Was Diagnosed Of Cancer Of The Uterus But One Day The Doctors Told Her The Tumours Were Gone And A Baby Was There Instead!

After a series of treatments, an artificial insemination was tried on her, since she didn’t have a serious infertility problem but it was unsuccessful. Ajibola kept on seeking treatment to her health and infertility problems. She tried the IVF procedure and this time, it was successful.

In a chat with Punch, the 66-year old retired nurse, talked about her reaction when she was told that she was pregnant and the challenges she faced.

When she discovered she was pregnant

It was on February 22, 2018, I discovered it, but I still had some health issues. I was still seeing blood, so I didn’t believe it. I went for a scan and the doctor asked whether I was doing any stressful work. He asked me, ‘Do you want to lose this pregnancy?’ I asked, ‘Which pregnancy?’

He then showed me the monitor and I noticed some activities in my womb. I said, ‘Wow, this might be my time!’ I breathed a sigh of relief on that day. My joy became fully made.

Meanwhile, I still told my husband not to think too much of it, maybe the doctor didn’t want to make us sad, that’s why he said I was pregnant. But my husband encouraged me. He had always stood by me.

SEE ALSO: After 10 Years Of Trying, She Was Hoping To Have One Baby But She Got Five Babies!

On challenges

It is normal in our environment that if you are childless, people would call you various names. But what helped me is my husband’s faithfulness and support, as well as my own positive attitude. I don’t easily get angry over issues. When people told me something negative or called me names, I would just go back home and pray instead of crying.

Some people in my husband’s family confronted me, ‘Release your husband, let him go. Stop tying him down, you are a witch.’ But I usually told them jokingly that I was not tying my husband down. As a matter of fact, if he wanted to marry as many as 10 wives, I told them I didn’t care. It’s even better for me because I would have some peace.

My husband taught in the university and where he worked, he could have also married any female lecturer. But he is a devout Christian. I remember a man in his family once told me, ‘You married the best person in our family. If you had married someone like me, I would have left you a long time ago.’ I told him, ‘Thank you, sir.’”


Follow our new inspiring Instagram page – @dearyoungnaijawoman



  1. Rose Idi

    Rose Idi

    October 28, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Faithful God

  2. Glory Edima

    Glory Edima

    October 28, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Wonderful God

  3. Nansik Ponjul Dodo

    Nansik Ponjul Dodo

    October 28, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Jehovah over do

  4. Rose Agule

    Rose Agule

    October 28, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Glory be to God

  5. Amaka Ezenta Ukor

    Amaka Ezenta Ukor

    October 28, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Covenant Keeping God

  6. Henrietta Omofonmwan

    Henrietta Omofonmwan

    October 28, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Too faithful to fail , thank you lord

  7. Ifeoma Yvonne Ewulluh

    Ifeoma Yvonne Ewulluh

    October 28, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    God is great

  8. Mhiz Precious Moses

    Mhiz Precious Moses

    October 28, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Thank God

  9. Nkutmfon Umoh

    Nkutmfon Umoh

    October 28, 2018 at 8:35 pm


  10. Opara Chioma H

    Opara Chioma H

    October 28, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    This can’t be done by any other BUT God. To Him alone be all the Glory.

  11. Chichi Otabor

    Chichi Otabor

    October 28, 2018 at 8:45 pm


  12. Mhiz Serene

    Mhiz Serene

    October 28, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    God is just wonderful.😍

  13. Sanni Edith

    Sanni Edith

    October 29, 2018 at 12:07 am

    God of mercy and compassion

  14. Ajoke Hassan

    Ajoke Hassan

    October 29, 2018 at 6:43 am

    He alone deserve all d praise… Oba le o maje.

  15. Doris Debekeme

    Doris Debekeme

    October 29, 2018 at 8:38 am

    God is indeed miraculous

  16. Lynda Chris

    Lynda Chris

    October 29, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Faithful God

  17. Lydia John

    Lydia John

    October 29, 2018 at 10:24 am

    God is indeed Almighty. Only him can do this. Let his name alone be glorify.

  18. Adedeji Elizabeth Aderonke

    Adedeji Elizabeth Aderonke

    October 29, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Oh my God is great

  19. Oluchi Divinemercy

    Oluchi Divinemercy

    October 29, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    God! Great God!!

  20. Regina Ekpe

    Regina Ekpe

    October 29, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    God ,is a miracle God, make impossibility possible

  21. Fortune Agunta

    Fortune Agunta

    October 29, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    miracle working God is still alive

  22. Ogechi Anoma

    Ogechi Anoma

    October 29, 2018 at 2:52 pm


  23. Ibiyemi Mabel

    Ibiyemi Mabel

    October 29, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    King of king blessed be your name

  24. Mopelola Bezi

    Mopelola Bezi

    October 29, 2018 at 3:03 pm


  25. Recheal Woseley

    Recheal Woseley

    October 29, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Praise the Lord

  26. Beatrice Omotayo

    Beatrice Omotayo

    October 29, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you Jehovah to you alone be the glory and to you ma a big congratulations.


    Shubham Thakur

    November 8, 2018 at 6:35 pm


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Woman.NG is the first and biggest website for Nigerian women. We write, aggregate and curate inspiring, informative, and entertaining content for women, across multiple platforms.

For Adverts & Enquiries:


Copyright © 2015 Woman.NG. Designed by Soft Runner

To Top