All over the world, June 17 is usually set aside to celebrate fathers. On this day, many celebrities take to their respective social media pages to celebrate the day as it pleases them.
Back here in Nigeria, it wasn't any different. However for some celebrities the day afforded them the excuse to 'shame' their ex-partners, baby daddies and baby mamas on Instagram.
Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe, was one of the first celebrities to take to Instagram to shade her estranged husband, Lanre Gentry, in a cheeky post.
The actress wished herself a Happy Father's Day and shaded those "sperm donors claiming to be fathers yet contribute nothing to the lives of their kids."
The mother-of-two revealed that she has been a single parent for 17 years and she didn't mention ex-husband's name in the post but the latter would have none of it.
He also took to his Instagram page to explain that he has been a loving father to his son and his stepdaughter, Mitchell.
While fans were being entertained by their tirades, controversial actress, Tonto Dikeh, and her ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill, also engaged in a war of words on Instagram.
In her post, Tonto celebrated herself for playing the 'fatherly' role perfectly and then went on to explain how to be a good father.
Her husband also responded to her claims saying, "I am a proud father".
About the same time, Singer May D shared a video of his baby mama asking their son to insult him on Instagram. The video has generated many comments and discussions.
Wizkid's second baby mama, Blue Diamond, also took out time to shame him on Instagram whilst insisting that he is a deadbeat dad.
Blue Diamond wished herself a happy father's day and threw some darts at Wizkid stating that he is not involved in her son's life in anyway.
It's Father's Day and I wish Me and every man trying his best to be a good father, a Happy Father's Day. Being a father is a tough job as a matter of fact you NEED to be anointed to function in the role of a father and these are the things I want to discuss today. There are men who impregnated a woman and gave birth to a child but they are not fathers because they have not been able to provide for the mother and child. When you think of all the bills you have to pay to take care of your family you will realise that fatherhood is not for boys. To be a productive father you must go after the anointing and I will teach you how. The anointing guarantees that you can take care of your family very well and still have excess. How do you get anointed as a father? 1. Fear God: The bible says in Psalm 37:25 " I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread." Righteous doesn't mean someone who looks holy, it is the person who works out godly principles. 2. Give: Giving is God's nature, if your children's school fees is 200k and you have never given up to that amount before you always hustle their school fees. It is what you give that you can command. You MUST increase your giving if you want to be a good father. 3. Stay away from strange women: You can't be a good father if you are sleeping around. You will start spending the money you are supposed to use to take care of your children on gold diggers. 4. Take care of your family and God will take care of you. ALWAYS put them first. If you make sure your children and wife don't lack anything, God will make sure you don't lack anything too. 5.Emotional invest in your Childrens life,Your availability in your Childrens life is extremely important..Get to know your kids,Be friends with them,create a bond with them,build their self confidence with Love,Teach them to Love in Gods way.. A father has a major role to play in a child's/children life... As you begin to function like this, God will put a special grace on you to raise your children properly in Jesus name. #YearofTheNew #HAPPY FATHERS DAY #RP
A post shared by KING-Tonto Dikeh (@tontolet) on Jun 17, 2018 at 12:35am PDT
Dear Lord, your gifts are many. Am thankful for everyone.one of the greatest gift you have given is the gift of my dear son.Thank you for his life,dear Lord ,watch over him everyday,may he be safe and free from harm,as he goes about each day.Bless him through life's trial.help him choose right from wrong.An example be,for all to see,standing tall and proud and strong. AM A PROUD FATHER LOVE YOU SON. KING ANDRE OMODAYO CHURCHILL.
A post shared by BIG CHURCH GROUP OF COMPANIES (@bigchurchhaven) on Jun 16, 2018 at 5:33pm PDT
Happy Father's Day to me and to all the beautiful, strong single mothers out there!!!!... .. Almost 17 years of single parenting and God has been awesome!... ... . To all the real fathers, standing up to their responsibilities I say may the lord continue to increase you in every area of your lives IJN... ... ... To the yeye association of Sperm donors I say continue oh! Nemesis will catch up with you! Surely 😁 That rejected stone will become the chief cornerstone and y'all will bite your fingers in regret! ... .. on a second thot this useless men should be forced to stand up to their responsibilities! ... .. Does anyone know if there is a child support law in NIGERIA? And if there is I think it's about time it's enforced!!!... . so all these jabajantis 'Fadas' will sit up!... .. If you agree with me, gather in the comment section let us take a Selfie with huge Smile on our faces 😁😁😁😁