Tonto Dikeh, the actress, and Olakunle Churchill, her ex-husband, have resumed their fight — after more than seven years of separation. 


The pair tied the knot in 2015 but the union ended controversially two years later. The marriage was blessed with a son.

Since the split, the duo have always aimed digs at each other on social media. In 2020, they also engaged in a heated war of words on Instagram.

The recent drama started after Churchill shared a picture of Omodayo King, their son, on Instagram to celebrate his birthday.


“Happy Birthday my son, my prince, my flesh and blood- OMODAYO KING OLADUNNI Churchill,” he wrote.

“You are one of life’s most precious gift to me and I love you dearly.

“Just going down memory lane in thought of your birth gives me joy. You’re such a blessing to me and I’m forever grateful to the Almighty God for your life.


“Today, I pray immensely that you grow to be the person God Has predestined you to be and nothing in this world ever change your destiny.

“My not so little man! I want you to know that I miss you greatly and long to see you soon.

“You’re a shining star and your light can never be dimmed.”

The birthday wishes did not, however, go down well with the actress who took to the photo and video-sharing social networking service to tackle her ex-husband.


Tonto argued that Churchill has no right to call King his son.

The actress described her ex-husband as a “mere donor” and not “King’s father.”

Tonto also accused Churchill of chasing clouts by making the birthday post.



“Where is your daughter BIMBO that you have lied to the whole world you don’t have, and why don’t you take care of her too nor celebrate her??? if she was born by a CELEBRITY, would she have made your CLOUT PRETENTIOUS BIRTHDAY POST??.

“I have always been capable of taking care of what’s mine, My son will never need A DIME from you, not even your Name.”

Churchill, in his response via his Instastory, said he had tried to reach out to his son on several occasions but was always denied access.

He said “I have a trust fund account set up for my son” while dismissing Tonto’s claim that he’s a “deadbeat dad”.


“You claim I am a deadbeat dad but I have a trust fund set up for my child and have tried severally to send stuff to him, but you swore to always burn anything that comes from me,” he said.

“Stop trying to bring me down or downplay my efforts. I’m a man, I always have been and I always will be… I do not run away from my responsibilities but if you are trying to mess with my mental health, I’lld rather not have anything to do with you until I can see my child.

“You are not the only one to give birth to a son in Nigeria or have a failed marriage. People move on, especially when they have something good going on for them. You are very much aware that I’m a father to thousand of kids and university students out there. Records don’t lie.”

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