How I got my 2nd child 20 years after searching — London based Nigerian Homeopathy Expert + Untold Story of Dr. Johnson Olukotun

Dr. Johnson Olukotun with his bundle of joy Elizabeth Arinola Olukotun
The story of Dr. Johnson Abiodun Olukotun is almost like a story told by fairy
tale experts who sit by the kid’s square to share tales by moonlight. At his
final years as a student of Accounting at the Ibadan Polytechnic, the young Olukotun had escorted some young
colleagues to a Navy requitment scheme and among his 5 friends, he was
‘unlucky’ to sit for an exam he didn’t plan for and passed the papers in flying
colors and requited while his friends failed the military text and were
disbanded.

That was how he spent ten years of his life in the Nigerian
Navy  serving at various prominent
commands before fate like a whirlwind, took him again to Germany where he
practiced as a footballer for another 13 years of his life.  Fate didn’t forget him in Germany but took
him again, to the UK in year 2000 and by year 2004 he became one of Nigeria’s
leading homeopathy experts with tentacles in Britain, America, Nigeria and
South Africa.


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Early in August this year, the
Nigerian Community in the United Kingdom celebrated with Dr. Johnson Olukotun with the arrival of his second child a
bouncing baby girl after 20 years of waiting upon the Lord and few years after
divorcing Abimbola his first wife.
The story was everywhere and on many social media platform of his friends and
allies. It was a big celebration. Last month, this handsome and dynamic London
big boy visited Nigeria to celebrate with Renowned Prophet of the Lord and
leader of the Celestial Church of Christ,
(Elisha Parish) Prophet (Dr.) Marcus
Korede Oluwatosin Tibetan
who celebrated the 20th Year
anniversary of his cathedral in Nigeria and equally buried his 80 years old
mother, Mother Celestial Maria Funmilayo
Tibetan
in Ode-Aye in Okiti-Pupa
LGA of Ondo State South West Nigeria. Dr.
Olukotun
who holds Prophet Marcus
in very high esteem was all over the events from Lagos to Ondo and back to
Lagos. A night before his flight back to his London base, your Africa’s Number
1 Celebrity Encounter Blog Asabeafrika
met Dr. Jay as famously and
affectionately addressed by Diapora community in London by the pool side of Excellence Hotel, Ogba- Lagos and he
shared with us the rich and exotic story of his life. Like many of his types,
he is one of the best brains lost to the Diaspora community by Nigeria. Find
your best drink and snack as you enjoy the untold story of Dr. Jay on Asabeafrika.
Enjoy!

Dr. Johnson & Mrs. Oluwabunmi Olukotun

Sir, you have been in town in the
last one month from Lagos to Ondo and everywhere, can we have your full details
for the purpose of this interview?
Yeah, my
name is Johnson Abiodun Olukotun. I
am a descendant of Ogedemgbe Agbogungboro from Ijesa-land (South
West Nigeria) and I have been in the United Kingdom for a while but when I left
Nigeria in 1989, my first point of call was Germany. I spend 13 years in Germany,
I speak perfect German. I crossed over to the United Kingdom in the year
millennium 2000 and since then I have been in the UK. My business is Homeopathy, I deal in herbs to treat
certain conditions called bumps and keloids, keloids are these overgrowths on
the skin which could happen after piercing of the ear or after an incision or
just mere acne, this acnes could later develop into keloids by joining one
another and the best treatment for it is herbal treatment because if you do any
surgery on it, after two or three months it comes out bigger and it could
actually deform your face and become malignant. I have been in this business
since the year 2004 and to the glory of God, we are really doing well. We have
opened branches all over in United
States
, South Africa and in
Nigeria. But unfortunately we had to close down the branch in Nigeria because
of lack of proper management. Our major center now is the London center where I
am based.

Ministers of God from Celestial Church of Christ, London during the Child dedication of Dr. Olukotun’s baby

What were the issues that prompted
your exit from Nigeria? 
Ok I will
tell you the story. I am a graduate of accountancy from Ibadan Polytechnic and
during my final year study we got this news that the Nigerian Navy was
requiting people. So, I escorted some of my friends who were interested to the
requitment center and all of a sudden I was entrapped. Because when the
soldiers were driving away the crowd of people who were not part of the
exercise away, I couldn’t escape, so, I pretended as if I was one of the people
who want to take the exam and that was how I took the exam and fortunately or
unfortunately for me, among four friends that went with me I was the only one
that passed the exam. (Laughter)

“Yes, I was initially married to a
German but because of child bearing, she refused to bear a child for me and I
said ‘no, I am not going to be in a marriage without kids’ and I had to
terminate that relationship and I came back home to marry from my tribe”.

The Celebration of Baby Elizabeth Arinola Olukotun

What kind of irony?    
And that was
how I found myself in the navy and I spent 10 good years in the Nigerian Navy
as a combatant and I had the privilege of furthering my education in the Nigerian Navy, I attended the Nigeria Army School of Finance and Administration at Apapa which is another HND equivalent. Normally
after the graduation you automatically get the opportunity to be commissioned
as a lieutenant in the Navy. The people ahead of me got this opportunity but as
we graduated, we were told that it was no more possible because many
Southerners were in the school and they taught the Southerners were using that
one to become direct entry officers in the Nigerian
Navy.
The opportunity was reversed immediately. So, out of frustration I
said ‘no, I don’t think I could ever go back to this work after 5 years of
study’ and luckily for me I met a guy that I have trained in the Navy. Because
after my first basic training I was retained in the Basic Seamanship Training
School
in Portharcout as a junior instructor; so, one of the guys that I
trained met up with me and he gave me this connection to get a Visa to Germany. It was so easy because I never
planned for it and that was how I found myself in Germany and because this was an era when people were actually
trooping out of Nigeria to various part of the world because of the hardship of
the economy. So, that was how I found myself in Germany and you know as a Naija guy wherever you are, you make the
best and succeed.

Fatherhood with Dr. Johnson Olukotun

So, what was your experience in
Germany like?
Germany!
That was the best experience of my life. Before I left the Nigerian Navy I was playing football but when I got to Germany it
was getting to the World Cup era in 1990. So, because Nigeria did well, and
Cameroon did well in that particular sport outing, it was easy for us to get a
team as we were going up and down. I got a good team that was paying me well
and that was how I started making my first dough in Germany. 

“To the Glory of God, I thank God for
the day my path crossed with that of Prophet
Marcus Tibetan
who has been a very good brother and friend to me. When I
told him this situation, he said ‘give me some time to pray over it’. And he
came back to me and said ‘no, I don’t believe what the medical people say, what
the Lord told me is that you are still going to be a father of a nation’. And I
said ‘amen, I am ready”

So, from Navy to Football can we say
you are a man of many parts?
Yeah, I
lived in Germany for 13 years and speak perfect German up till today and when I
came home to marry; my wife could not cope with the language barrier and all of
that.
Oh you married a German?
Yes, I was
initially married to a German but because of child bearing, she refused to bear
a child for me and I said ‘no, I am not going to be in a marriage without kids’
and I had to terminate that relationship and I came back home to marry from my
tribe. And because my wife too couldn’t cope with the situation in Germany I
had to relocate them to the UK and that was my reason for crossing over to the
UK after some time, just because of my family.
Is your wife too from Ijesha land?
Yeah, that
was my first marriage, we were married for almost twenty years and you know the
situation over there, we just fall out of love and that was how the marriage
was ended. She is actually from my town.

Dr. Johnson Olukotun with Nigerian Born British Real Estate Expert, Dr. Dapo Williams

What were the reasons for the
breaking up of the marriage?
It was a
very rosy relationship for the twenty years but you know, all over the world,
the rate of divorce these days is so high. And when you just fall out and you
could not reach a compromise, there is no point forcing someone to be in a
marriage. I am still a young man, if you say you want to end it I can only wish
you the best of luck, that is not the end of life and to the Glory of God I am
happily remarried with a new child now.
Are you married to a Yoruba lady or
white?
I am married
to a Yoruba lady, she is a Lagosian by birth but her parents are from Kwara in
Omu-Aran Local Government area.
What is the name of your first wife?
Abimbola.
This second one..
Oluwabunmi.

Dr. & Mrs Olukotun with well-wishers

Sometimes this year I was at Orin
Ekiti and I read it on the social media in the UK that one Dr. Johnson Olukotun
got a baby girl after twenty years of searching for one and it turned out to be
you, can you re-share the story with us?
Oh, yeah, in
my first marriage we just had a daughter who is now in Nottingham University,
UK studying economics and for twenty years we didn’t have the opportunity to
have another child. And I was still in the marriage but when the wife now said
she is tired of it and she wants to move on with her life I had to look for
another wife rather than going up and down messing yourself up with women of
various shapes and caprices.

“But as a typical African man,
deep-down inside of you, you will still be wishing to have more Kids but
because of the love and loyalty to my then wife I was not prepared to have any
extra-marital affairs or have a child outside my marriage but when the
opportunity came and the wife left, I had to move on with my life and that was
how God gave me this good opportunity to have a second chance which I grabbed
with both hands”.

So, how did the miracle happen I
learnt you got a baby boy early August?
No, it is a
baby girl and we got her on August 2nd and we did the naming
ceremony on the 9th of August. Talking of the miracle of the story,
you see why I did not have another issue for 20 years only God knows because my
first wife is a medical practitioner and we tried everything possible, it did
not work out. And for my own part I was even going for some medical check-up
and they even told me that it is not even possible to have any child naturally
and that was how I started looking for help. Because when you are medically
written off, I don’t know where your hope lies except from God; that was how I
started looking for solution elsewhere. To the Glory of God, I thank God for
the day my path crossed with that of Prophet
Marcus Tibetan
who has been a very good brother and friend to me. When I
told him this situation, he said ‘give me some time to pray over it’. And he
came back to me and said ‘no, I don’t believe what the medical people say, what
the Lord told me is that you are still going to be a father of a nation’. And I
said ‘amen, I am ready’.  And that is how
we started the spiritual battle and to the glory of God, the rest is history,
today, I have the prettiest baby girl in the world which I name Iyanuoluwa, Elizabeth, Anuoluwapo, Arinola,
the daughter of Johnson Abiodun Olukotun.

Dr. Johnson Olukotun & the man God used to achieve a second chance at fatherhood, Prophet (Dr.) Marcus Tibetan

How were you able to manage the
psychological challenges of those twenty years of waiting upon the Lord?
To be honest
I wasn’t really bothered about it because I didn’t want to put any pressure on
my first wife because we have tried everything humanly possible, there was no
success and I was looking at all this great men of the world like Bill Clinton, he had just one daughter and he is having a good life in
his political career. I look at people like George Bush, just one set of twins and so many examples like that.
But as a typical African man, deep-down inside of you, you will still be
wishing to have more Kids but because of the love and loyalty to my then wife I
was not prepared to have any extra-marital affairs or have a child outside my
marriage but when the opportunity came and the wife left, I had to move on with
my life and that was how God gave me this good opportunity to have a second
chance which I grabbed with both hands.
You have been a family man and a
business owner in UK for long years; can you tell me what makes UK a better
society to Nigeria?
You mean
comparing UK to Nigeria?
Yes sir.
Aah, Aah!
Gbenga! It is like comparing heaven and earth (Laughter), no; don’t even go
there because if I should go there I don’t know if you will be able to write
whatever I am going to say. Before I left the shores of Nigeria, I was a part
of the system; I knew the system very well. I served in the Nigerian Navy for
ten good years as a combatant soldier. I have been to so many parts of Nigeria
as a naval officer, I served in NNS Anansa in Calabar, I served at BSAS, Portharcourt, I equally served on
NNS
Akaso
in Portharcourt, I served on NNS
Olokun
in Lagos and I served on board the NNS Ehinmirin, it is a
war ship. So, I know the nooks and crannies of Nigeria like my palm. When I
managed to go to Germany I saw the other side of life and taking good advantage
of my thirty something years away to develop myself to the best of my ability
and I give God all glory for that. I use to come home regularly and I see no
improvement. Things are getting worse, things are getting worse. I just pray
that God will save this country.

Prophet (Dr.) Marcus Tibetan & other annointed ministers of God during Dr. Johnson Olukotun’s Child’s dedication in London

But why is Nigeria not searching for
innovative people like yourself and many other great Nigerians in the Diaspora
to come and give us fresh insights to leadership?
You see Gbenga, many of these people come
abroad, when they come we use to host them and we take them round. They know
how to oppress. Do you know the problem of Nigeria?

Female Ministers & Fruit items for the Child dedication in London

No, sir
I think 1%
of the population is holding 99% into ransom and I can tell you that without a
revolution in this country there will never be a breakthrough. I am telling you,
we don’t need the brain of an astronaut to know the solution to this problem. I
am telling you, I have been around for about 21 days now, I have driven all
over, I have seen things. People are naturally aggressive, the situation is
tensed. We have highly educated people without any job opportunity; there is no
more value for our ladies. When you see a beautiful lady you will be so shocked
to know that she is a hawker on the street and do you blame her? She needs to
fend for herself; she needs to put bread and butter on the table. That is to
show you how worse the situation is, you know what is going on, I read your
blog everyday and I am a fan of yours because you are doing some serious
investigative journalism. We are in serious trouble in this nation and it is
only God that can save us.
(Read the Concluding Part of this
exclusive tagged
“Why I will never raise any of my
kids in Nigeria”
by Dr. Olukotun tomorrow on this
blog)