“I defeated male fertility issues” – Gambian man with low sperm count shares his story as he welcomes first biological child after two failed marriages

A Gambian filmmaker Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu, has welcomed his first child with his third wife after suffering low sperm.

Prince Bubacarr Aminata shares his story on Facebook on Saturday, December 19, to inspire people who are currently going through the same situation like he did.

According to him, he had fertility issue due to the side effect of intensive medication he took after he was diagnosed of Tuberculosis in the early 2000s.

He always revealed that his lie sperm counts led to the failure if his two previous marriage before he married his third.

Sharing photos of his wife and new baby girl, he wrote;


Being childless in our African society can be brutally traumatizing. My first and second marriages failed due to delayed child-bearing.

In the proverbial “third time lucky” context, my current legitimate wife, Fatimah Sankanu Gerew and I are blessed with our first beautiful common biological daughter on Friday, 04th December 2020. Our child was born at the prestigious Vincenz Palloti Hospital (VPH) in Bergisch Gladbach-Bensberg, Germany. VPH is a UNICEF and WHO certified baby-friendly hospital.

Our daughter’s official names are: PRINCESS BALAQESHA BUBACARR SANKANU. Balaqesha is the local Sarahulleh (Soninke) variation of the QUEEN OF SHEBA or Bilkis in Arabic.

The big traditional naming ceremony will take place in Sotuma Sere, Jimara District, URR, The Gambia, sometime in 2021.

To all the men who share my fate in delayed reproduction, DO NOT LOSE HOPE. Society will stigmatize and ridicule one as impotent and so on. Remain faithful and maintain a positive state of mind. Find out the cause of the reproduction delays and seek help.

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My fertility issue of low sperm count was the side effect of intensive medication following Tuberculosis ailment in the early 2000s. Thanks to continuous detoxification of my body coupled with a healthier living standard, I overcame the problem.

Our society has a primitive way of seeing low sperm count as impotence even if erectional function remains perfect.

I have done my part in breaking the taboo on male fertility in our society as a way of inspiring others not to lose self-confidence. Warmest regards,”

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