Following a recent paternity scandal involving gospel singer, Tope Alabi who recently celebrated her 50th birthday and a man named Mayegun Olaoye, one of her daughters, Ayomikun, who is also a gospel singer, has now stated emphatically that the only father she knows is her mother’s husband, Soji Alabi.
Olaoye had through social media, claimed to be Ayomikun’s father, sayingthat Tope Alabi had blocked him from knowing his biological daughter, Ayomikun for the past 22 years.
But reacting to the news, Ayomikun in an interview with Punch stated that she was not surprised about the development as her mother had since informed her about the man. She however, emphasized that the only father that she has is Soji Alabi, who has been married to her mother for over two decades and has been taking care of them.
“I know and will always know that my father is Soji Alabi. I do not know any other person and I have never met any other man. I cannot blatantly deny him because I have heard about him, but I have never had anything to do with this man before. My mother never blocked any avenue for us to see.
“My mother even tried for me to have a relationship with him. I remember when I was about 15 years old, she used to tell me to try and talk about him. Even when we discuss marriage, they tell me that they would want to inform him.
“They always tell me all these things about him but he is the one that never tried to reach out to me. I mean that he has never ever tried to. We have never had any conversation with this man. I mean I have had absolutely no contact with this man; none whatsoever. I am very grateful to God for the kind of mother and father that I have. They have been the best people and after God, my parents are next in my life,” the singer’s daughter stressed.
Olaoye had expressed his grudge with Tope Alabi for changing his biological daughter’s surname; but Ayomikun seemed perplexed that a man who never reached out to her in her 22 years of existence would expect her to bear his surname. She said, “God knows my real father and everyone knows who my real father is.
“I did not know this man when I was in my crèche, daycare, primary, secondary or during my university days. I graduated and did not get a congratulatory message; absolutely nothing from him. So, there is no much story to tell. It is just a story about an irresponsible father and he is trying to cut every relationship he could ever build with his so-called daughter. I genuinely do not know why he is coming out after 22 years.
“I do not know what he is trying to do and I do not see the point of what he is doing. What I know is that with what he has done, he does not care about my feelings, neither did he put it into consideration. This makes it obvious that he is not that good of a father. For him to have gone out to social media to claim me, I think he has completely lost the chance of any reconciliation at any point in time; that was the last straw.”
Ayomikun stated that the only way she can give Olaoye a listening ear is if they meet in court and there is a judgment to that effect. Despite the occurrence, she said her family is fine and everything is normal as they were not shocked by Olaoye’s actions.
“I have spoken to my mother about it and we are all fine. It was not something that shocked us. He is not blackmailing the family but he is an example of a very terrible father. A father that is not even trying to make it up to someone but trying to get back at someone else,” Ayomikun said.