Father of Morireluwa, the beautiful girl who won the 2015 PZ Cusson baby moment which was held in Lagos on February 1st, Oluyinka Davids, has revealed that his wife, Funmi Davids, took another to represent him at the competition’s grande finale.
In an interview with Encomium magazine, 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 simply because they were no longer living together.
“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, who was not comfortable with the idea of his wife bringing another man to represent him in the competition as he sees it as impersonation which is punishable under the Nigerian law, but blamed the organizers for allowing such act to take place without challenging her actions.