Olakunle Churchill, businessman and ex-husband of Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has been criticized for the birthday message he recently shared with his child.
"It is with the deepest and sincerest love, not just as a man, but as a father that I celebrate the one after my heart. Today marks the blessed day that my son King Andre breathe his first air in this world.
“I, therefore, pray for the goodness of God upon your life to blossom, his protection, guidance, and good health, continue to grow in the unprecedented grace of almighty God.
“On this special day, there are some things I’d like to share.....
"I remembered winning the judgement in court to have access to you two days before your 2nd birthday in 2018.
"The court insisted that your mother should grant me access to see you whenever I want through a Nanny, you can even visit me on holidays and other special events, also I was given your international passport and all your credentials after showing payment proves.
"Unfortunately my dear son, the agreement was breached by for flimsy excuses, I couldn't forget in a hurry the the fun we had together the last time we met; but today I must reiterate that all the excuses for the denial is basically unacceptable to me because I can't imaging the saying that you have no Nanny till this present moment simply because the court said we should always meet through the nanny. I’m taking my time to see that the court’s judgment is handled without troubles, I hope the court will have to review those conditions again."
His post received quite a number of reactions, with many stating that the message was rather inappropriate for his son’s birthday.
Read some of the comments below:
"Instead of you to wish your son happy birthday, u are busy writing long epistle, Ngwanu. On your son's birthday really? This wasn't necessary especially on his special day," an Instagram user, with the handle express9147, wrote.
"The truth is that parents shouldn't involve their kids with disputes between them and their spouse," another user, with the handle benedictamiensT, wrote.