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Nigerian Model Doyin Haastrup Weds Live on Big Brother Africa



SA Based Nigerian Model, Doyin Haastrup made history today as she tied the knot in the Big Brother Africa III house and the ceremony was broadcast LIVE on TV. Doyin and her now-husband, Ayodeji Olatokunbo are both huge fans of BBA and took the bold step with over 30 million viewers from around Africa watching. I saw it and it was actually romantic. Doyin and Deji are actually a very cute couple! All the best to them. More details on the couple below as well as videos from the ceremony below.


Those with an eye on the fashion world will have heard of Doyin Haastrup, the willowy 23-year-old model who was last year’s Future Awards Model of the Year in Nigeria. She first burst onto the international scene in 2005, when she was a runner-up in the prestigious Pan African Face of Africa competition. Doyin has since become hot property, working for model agencies Ice Models and Storm and gracing magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle and Marie Claire. Most recently she broke into TV as one of Deal or No Deal’s bevy of beautiful women. She now divides her time between Nigeria and South Africa

Her fiancé is 28-year-old businessman Ayodeji Olatokunbo. The couple met at the South African High Commission in Lagos, where they were both renewing their work permits. Doyin says that she knew immediately that she had found love. “He makes my day every day of my life,” she says. Ayodeji puts it a little differently: “I saw the woman in me in her,” he says.

They have been together for two years, and are proud parents to a baby boy, Olatokunbo Ayomide Wonder Ayodeji.

Both Ayodeji and Doyin say their families and friends are supportive of their unique wedding plans, and can’t wait to see them on Big Brother. They are big fans of the show, and (naturally) they were both Uti supporters!

The Ceremony

The newlyweds’s union becomes official with the signing of the registry. Reverend Tshabalala declares their union lawful by presenting them with their wedding certificate. Fireworks and confetti and some heartfelt words from the Munya, the master of ceremonies, lead into the toast.

In Your Name
Next on the agenda is to celebrate the sealing of the union. Munya sings a very romantic song and Ricco and Hazel offer a poem entitled “I Do”. After the congratulations from the guests, the couple lift their glasses looking forward to a life full of happiness and many many blessings.

First Slice
They cut the cake hand-in-hand and play out the tradition of feeding each other the first slice, washing it down with some non-alcoholic champagne. Presented with gifts from the Housemates, Adoji and Doyin move on to the photo session that will mark the beginning of their journey as one.


  1. fi

    November 16, 2008 at 1:40 am

    lmaoooooooo… sorryyyyy but what was that….???

  2. uchebaby

    November 16, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Huh!? That looked extremely tacky.

  3. asabe

    November 16, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Congratulations to you Doyin and Ayodeji.

    I wish you all the blessings of marriage and may your union last forever

    till death do you part Amen.

  4. bome

    November 16, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Tacky??? Kinda!

    Wait? They have a child already. I hope its love not the child sha. I can’t get married on Big Brother though!

    But congratulations to both of them.

  5. moi

    November 16, 2008 at 8:59 pm


  6. Salewa

    November 17, 2008 at 12:29 am

    am I d only 1 dt noticed d guys vows, he seemed 2 hv written his own vows himself. he kept adding his own. I wish them a happy marriage tho, since its already fruitful

  7. marian

    November 17, 2008 at 11:01 am


  8. amazed

    November 17, 2008 at 1:46 pm


  9. B

    November 17, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Is that for real? I dont want to say cheese but it sure looks like…

  10. Emy

    November 17, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    Na wa ooooooo! Seems like a marriage blessed with sins…big brother house….home of sins…nnya!

  11. amazed

    November 17, 2008 at 3:13 pm


  12. Kpakpando

    November 17, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Congratulations to the couple. Doyin is so amzingly beautiful to me.

    On another note.
    The problem with many people, keep taking panadol for someone else’s non existent headache! House of sin ko, tacky ni, they got married the way they wanted to and will live in their marriage the way they want to. The appropriate thing to do is to offer congratulations, and if you cannot, keep it yourself, I’m sure you enter houses of sin or do tacky things yourselves, to each their own.

  13. Mina

    November 18, 2008 at 1:52 am

    Were they for real? Or was that just a comedy sketch!!! And the “you may kiss your bride kiss” was too X-rated!! OMG!

  14. tee

    November 18, 2008 at 3:52 am

    [email protected] the “pastor”…. seems like it’s his first time conductin a weddin…. dang i woulda told him to stfu lol….
    hell nah..i dnt see anythin “awwww” bout dis weddin sowwy

  15. ephosah

    November 18, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    if their aim was to shock africa, am sure they did.


    November 21, 2008 at 12:03 pm


  17. ayomi

    November 21, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    u are mad,all of u that said bigbrother house is a house of sin.cant u use ur brain to think. there are som good people and bad people in the house. even in todays churches.wat make the diffrents. bastards.

  18. Jese

    November 22, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    Lol. The pastor could not say “Kiss the bride”… Are you kidding me?Lol
    And she was moaning when they were kissing..Lol.

  19. mina

    November 23, 2008 at 6:55 am

    Excuse me, but its very classless to insult and curse people you don’t know. just incase you weren’t tot better.

  20. nwando

    November 25, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    haba ayomi! everyone has a right to their opinion, and if u differ its cartainly not a reason to speak so negatively about theirs.

  21. moses tennyson

    August 29, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    I wish her success, she use 2 be a good friend of mine here in NIGERIA.

  22. kike

    December 25, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    awww this is so amaaing deji and doyin am happy 4 u guys. its a talk of d town u guys are great. i was captured by the you may kiss d bride aspect lol.

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