It’s been a dramatic couple of months following the messy split of Nigerian media personality Toke Makinwa and estranged hubby Maje Ayida – his move to stop the sales and all promotional activities of her infamous tell-it-all memoir – “On Becoming” which dishes the juice on her relationship and marriage with him. Orders which were flouted…
Toke had since the launch of the controversial book taken to many countries to “spread the word” but decided to end her book tour yesterday at her alma mater, UNILAG. Resting her boots, the media sensation ended it all with an inspirational message as she walked down memory lane, savoring the sweet taste of triumph after taking a dip at rock bottom.
“I haven’t always made the right choices but I am thankful for grace. I’m no where near perfect, I struggle sometimes but I’m learning to lean on the grace of God to catch me when I fall. Its quite emotional for me to end my book tour at the University of Lagos cos I remember my time there, I wasn’t the brightest student, I had potential but I was a troubled young girl, I didn’t care much for my books till one day I was advised to withdraw, and I hit rock bottom. I had no where else to go, my grades were bad, so bad the school asked me to leave. Something happened (grace), there was a meeting with all department heads I was granted mercy on humanitarian grounds. My lecturers knew I had it in me but I couldn’t see what they saw, they decided to give me an extra year to turn it around. It was humiliating, I started not quite at the bottom but it was a struggle. My mates had graduated and I was in a new class and boy it was hard but I did it. I don’t know how but I made a 2:2. Instead of 4 years I spent 5/6 but I made it out. It is important for me to go back and meet with the students in Unilag, the ones doing great and the students that are struggling too. Sometimes it takes sharing your story to inspire someone to believe in themselves and I’m always up for it. Dates will be revealed soon, #onbecomingmediatour #OnBecominginUnilag #TMisComingHome #rockbottomtorockstar #Godschild”
Toke Makinwa has since officially filed a divorce petition to end her 18-month marriage to fitness coach, Maje Ayida.