#OSGExclusive: As Toke Makinwa celebrates her 31st Birthday, here are 6 life-defining moments to note
For some, life is a series of defining moments, which shape their future course. For others there is one outstanding moment that is always remembered for its humour, sadness or love. That was the time when life changed you forever or made you laugh like never before.
Since multi-media personality, Toke Makinwa married wellness coach, Maje Ayida in 2014, her life has been that of many ups and downs. From the high points, like transforming from a radio presenter to a top Tv personality, to the low points (like when her husband cheated on her), one thing is for sure, Toke is a hard fighter that never gives up. She’s one of the few women, who have come out stronger from whatever disappointment that comes her way.
As Toke celebrates her 31st Birthday today, here’s a look back at the happiest, saddest and most talked about moments of the controversial blogger.
When the news broke that she had been taken by Maje Ayida in 2014, it broke the hearts of many of her male admirers, especially those who had hoped and dreamed, Toke would one day walk down the aisle with them. Well, the rest is history, as the OAP disappointed many by marrying her long time friend.
Her transformation from Nigerian’s talk merchant to becoming one of the brightest TV personality is an achievement many are still trying to achieved.
Her new found status opened many doors for her, including becoming an Ambassador for Payporte, Maggi and many others.
Just when Toke was beginning to cash-in on her new found fame, reports hit the Nigerian blogsphere that her 22-month old marriage to her hubby, Maje Ayida might not be smooth as claimed. It all started when Toke’s hubby, Maje Ayida allegedly got his ex-girlfriend, Anita Solomon pregnant. The Calabar based lady later relocated to London to delivered the baby. Since that news broke, the couple have not been spotted at an event together, and Toke hardly post a picture of her man on her Instagram page.
Just when we taught the last was heard of the crisis in her marriage, a new dust was raised by an anonymous identity who claimed to be in the know of what transpired between Toke and Maje even before they got married. Just to refresh your memory, the comment reads: “Toke can lie for Africa. Before I write my own, let me say Maje Ayida is a woman wrapper from time. Whether Toke stays at home or is a career woman, he was going to cheat no matter what. But Toke, was Anita a stalker? Was Erica a stalker?
“Were you not the side chick when he was formally dating those ladies? Who chased them away from Maje so there would be space for you? Was it not you and your Bacchus friends? Sending them anonymous emails, text messages and phone calls?
“Harassing them in clubs, spilling drinks on them, all sorts of childish things to let them know you were his side chick then? Na lie?
“Maje was dating Anita, you (Toke) was seeing him on the side in those days of Bacchus, same with Erica Coswoth. Did you really think after you managed to chase them that you will have peace in that marriage?
“He cheated on them with you. So, of course, he will cheat on you too.
“Karma is a b*tch. Anyway, as for Maje, yes, we all know you didn’t really want to marry Toke. I mean, even up to a few days to your wedding, you were asking your friends if you should marry her (smh)! But nobody forced you to go to the registration office without your family’s consent. So as you make your bed you must lie on it and make it work out with Toke.
“Anita, I wish you safe delivery because your baby is innocent in all of this. I know Toke made your life a living hell while you and Maje were dating.
“Maje, go and settle with your wife. Make it up with her. Toke, it is well after all you got what you wanted nah – Mrs. Ayida.
“But sarcasm aside, keep your head up. This will soon be stake gist. But you Toke Makinwa knew, he will always love Anita. So, if you are wise cut your lenses now.” the anonymous writer ended.
Maje eats the humble pie
Weeks after the Anita story broke and went viral, Mr. Ayinda finally reacted, pleading for his wife’s forgiveness, as well as begging the public to allow him handle his family issues privately. He wrote back then:
“I am writing to express my sincerest apologies to my wife. I was wrong, it is indefensible and I am sorry.
I deeply regret what my wife and my family has had to endure. My behaviour has caused a lot of anguish to everyone. Though this matter has been very public in nature, it is a private issue and I would appreciate the opportunity to face it privately. I love my wife and will make every effort to make things right.” he wrote on his Instagram page.
Despite the many lows in her life, we can say Toke has continue to be a strong women, and a role model for many young women out here.
From us at #OSG, we say Happy Birthday once again.