Ayomikun and Tope Alabi
Ayomiku Alabi, the young daughter of Nigeria's popular gospel singer, Tope Alabi, has reacted the paternity scandal surrounding her.
The young woman now says the only father she knows is her mother’s husband, Soji Alabi, according to The PUNCH.
This is following the recent paternity scandal involving the gospel singer and one Mayegun Olaoye.
Based on online reports, Olaoye claimed to be Ayomikun’s father, while alleging that Tope Alabi had blocked every avenue for him to know his biological daughter in the past 22 years.
Reacting to the allegation, Ayomikun, in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH on Saturday, stated that she was not surprised about the development as her mother had since informed her about the man who claimed to be her father.
Ayomikun, however, stressed that the only father that she has is Soji Alabi, who has been married to her mother for over two decades.
She said, “I 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.”
She added, “My mother never blocked the avenues 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 about him but he never tried to reach out to me.
“I am very grateful to God for the kind of mother and father that I have. After God, my parents are next in my life,” Ayomikun said.
Ayomikun also said, “I cannot bear his surname. How can I bear the surname of someone that I have never met? There is no sense in that. I do not even know his surname. How can I bear the name of someone I have never met?
“God knows my real father and everyone knows who my real father is. I did not know this man when I was in 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.”
Also a sonorous singer like her mother, 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.
She said, “If the man wants to reach out to me to patch things up, it will be in court. I do not think that I want to patch things up with him but I know that I will definitely meet him in court if he ever wants to talk. It cannot be a civil matter because he did not make it a civil matter when he went to the social media to talk.”
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,” Ayomikun said.