Oluyinka Davids, the father of Morireluwa, the beautiful girl who won the 2015 PZ Cusson baby moment which held in Lagos on February 1st, has cried out after his wife, Funmi Davids, who he is currently separated from, took another man to represent him at the grand finale of the competition
In an interview with Encomium mag, Oluyinka (above) said he and his wife separated a while back and she moved out of their matrimonial home. He said to get back at him, she took another man, her younger sister’s husband, to pose as the father of his daughter during the finale of the competition. He said he got his daughter registered for the competition but that as the little girl was advancing in the competition, she shut him out.
“Yes I started it all, got my daughter registered, got her a professional photographer, personally worked and also employed a PR person who worked tirelessly for her on the contest. I knew she would win. I often told her so. I sometimes even rehearsed how she would be announced the winner and yes she did win, all the glory to God. Myself and my wife had a serious misunderstanding which led to temporary separation but I never ignored or denied the fact that the baby she’s carrying is my daughter. I am still responsible for her upkeep even till now. She called me and said “Your daughter Morireoluwa Davids needed a two minute video for the next stage of the competition”. That was when I knew she made it to the third stage. And I was like so because she needs a video and her father is a cinematographer, that is why I am getting to know my baby had gone this far in a competition I registered her. Meanwhile shortly before this, during my daughter’s first birthday, I ordered a big customized cake, clothes and toys for her. She turned the person I sent to deliver the stuff. I was embarrassed and deeply hurt. She was so rude and mannerless. She said so many things to me. I still have her message saved. So I told her to go and get the video done elsewhere for our baby because she only had to tell me because some of my staff she asked without my permission turned her down” he said
Oluyinka said what his wife did by bringing another man to represent him at the finale was clearly a case of impersonation & blamed the organizers. (Pic of the man his estranged wife took along above)
“Impersonation. That is what it is and it is punishable under the law. I had a misunderstanding with my wife so she probably thought she could get at me by taking someone else along as the father of my child, not realizing the consequences. I blame PZ! Why? Because they claimed she told them she was having a misunderstanding with the father of the baby and when eventually someone showed up, they didn’t confirm before they addressed him as Mr Oluyinka Davids as published in The Nation Newspaper February 9th 2015″he said
Oluyinka said the man used to impersonate him at the PZ baby competition was the husband to the younger sister of his wife
“It feels terrible to be impersonated. Especially because I know the guy. His real name is Dehinde Olayokun. He is married to Boluwatife Olayiwola Olayokun who happens to be my wife’s youngest sister. She and her immediate elder brother, Dayo Olayiwola, with some boys had harassed and beaten me up in my house which is one of the reasons my wife and I are having a misunderstanding”he said
Oluyinka says his lawyer is working to seek legal redress.
His wife, Mrs Funmi Davids when contacted via phone told the magazine…
“It is better you sleep around than the cheap job you think you are doing. If you ever call my number again, you will regret your life”.
Meanwhile the management of PZ Cusson speaking through its brand manager, Seun Ayeni, say they see the matter as a domestic one and do not want to get involved
“We have spoken to the lawyer of the biological father of the baby, Mr Oluyinka Davids and we do not want to get involved in their domestic issues. Our lawyer is already handling the issue and we are okay with that” he said
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