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Is Toke Makinwa Ready to ‘Start Over’? This not-so-cryptic Instagram Post Has the Answer



Toke Makinwa

TV personality Toke Makinwa is ‘starting over’.

She shared a post on Instagram that has got her fans talking.

She captioned a photo of herself with ‘Starting over is scary but staying the same is suicide. I will rather take my chance. #Oldbutnotsooldpic #dreamimgincolours #Cheerstotomorrow’.

A week ago Toke Makinwa reportedly moved into a new house as noticed by her fans on Instagram who stated that backdrop (door) for her photos had changed.

Announcing her new “door” she captioned one of her photos ‘new picture spot’.

Photo Credit: Instagram

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  1. BC

    October 28, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Take your chances Toke. Staying the same is indeed suicide.

  2. Grapes

    October 28, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Be free to make your choice. However, learn from the experiences of the past, pursue true happiness in your personal life and reduce the activities that bring unneeded attention to your private life.

    • TheRealist

      October 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Your forgot to add your first name…”Sour”!

    • Grapes

      October 28, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      After you drop yours darling. don’t jump on people’s comment without making a clear point. Face your front. U don’t wish Toke a better life than i do.

    • Madre mufasa

      October 29, 2015 at 2:48 am

      Hand out pandol to you and all the lovely commenters.
      Meanwhile s/o to tokestar PR machine, una too much atewo!

  3. i likey

    October 28, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Its better sef.
    If your hubby/wifey just offend you, make we all go our seperate ways to start all over and see who will be at the loosing end.

    Even if your wifey/hubby no get any fault, find a fault in him/her, leave and go for someone else. chikena

    At last that rich guy/cute chic you ve been eyeing all this yle, you can now have him/her.

    Dont tell anyone i said everyone has flaws o, if the new partner too offend you, park and go

    We ll be here counting for you. When you reach the 50th marriage, we go give you award

    • Nahum

      October 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Cheating until you get your side piece pregnant is not a flaw, it is a major disregard for the vows that you made and super disrespect to your wife. Do you even know what the definition of a flaw is? Google it! It is high time we Nigetians stop seeing adultery as a flaw like a pimple or body of our. Adultery is a major sin that God Himself condemned over and over again in the bible.

    • Nahum

      October 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      I meant body odor

    • i likey

      October 28, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Nahum, i bet your bf/hubby (if you have one) is f-ing a girl somewhere but you are here ranting.

      When you hear or find your husband sleeping with a side chic (a human being is not a piece -a derogatory word used by you) you can divorce him and move to another. When you find out same about him, divorce again okay?

      unrealistic much!

    • Nahum

      October 28, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      @i likely, you are the perfect example of the depraved Naija mind. Don’t worry about my love life boo.

    • Cancel Reply

      October 28, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      You sound silly AF!

    • Lala

      October 28, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      Yesss… Please tell them, kip starting afresh … Wonder wat happened to tolerance, esp when u av taken vows of for better for worse in marriage. Maje impregnanting his ex gf is bad… Totally bad sef but its not the worst and d guy clearly still loves u not like he did it n didnt feel any remorse…. Toke’s cup of tea anyway not like shes my friend or sista.

    • Titi

      October 28, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      That’s why the men keep on doing what they do simply because people like you are willing to tolerate over and over again. I’m sure if the woman cheated and got pregnant there won’t be anything like tolerance.Be wise!

    • Anon

      October 28, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      i likey – “yle?” SMH! Took me some time to realise that was “while.”

    • Iris

      October 28, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      @ilikey so we should be concerned about the derogatory name used for the woman on the side? We should remember that she’s a human being? Did she think about how she and the husband were humiliating the wife? Is the wife not a human being? You are not in Toke’s marriage. You do not know why she has made the choices she made. You only know gist and rumours. For some one incident of infidelity is enough. For others, it is three. For others still, they would rather catch an STD and die than leave. Each to his or her own.
      Meanwhile this woman’s fans have monitoring spirit. You noticed the back door change, really? Maybe she recorded the blog in another room lol. Either way I don’t think she’s divorcing this man, assuming her ‘starting over’ is even referring to her love life. She’s probably sitting somewhere and laughing her head off at people battling for and against her over something she has never confirmed.

    • No likey

      October 28, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Hmm… people still think HIV is a myth or something right? I’m speaking from the point of view of someone with a very very close family member living with HIV. This person in question, everyone called his first wife stubborn and impatient when she separated from him became he couldn’t stop looking outside. He got married to another “virtuous” woman who was “holding him down”. They’re both hiv positive now. First wife is not. All her kids are graduates and doing well. She’s doing well too because she went to a good school and retired well. If he’s smashing to the extent she got pregnant, it means he was hitting raw. If you have a good job and bring up your children in a disciplined and godly manner, they will all turn out well even without their father. This whole thing about what will society say, see ehn, society no send you! They don’t care! Life is not Super Mario, you only have one of it.

    • Ada

      October 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Brethren! What are you saying? The man got his mistress pregnant! Is this what women experience in the first year of their marriage ? Before you say some of the ridiculous things you do, put yourself in someone’s shoes

    • Angela

      November 7, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      From All the Rumours in Circulation,Toke obviously knew from Day one that this Maje Guy wasn’t the perfect hubby for her.D media gists also mentioned how they were togeda for 9yrs or so before having a secret wedding to every ones surprise.She had Seen the Signs Earlier Before Now.She knew who she was getting married to,whether she owns up or Not.She was Ready to settle for his Trash before walking down the Aisle with him,so why is she being so Dramatic about the Side chick?

    • Ada

      October 28, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      So the sort of “flaw” you would appreciate in your spouse is a wondering eye ?

    • cleopatrabriggs

      October 28, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      XOXO another Efik Sister

  4. lolipop

    October 28, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Toke for very first time…..u speak to me and m so taking to ur words!!!…..broken but not beaten

  5. Grace

    October 28, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Its her life…
    Happiness and peace comes first

  6. lolipop

    October 28, 2015 at 1:12 pm


  7. OKS

    October 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    We hereby announce the Demise of Toke’s marriage after a brief illness. The marriage is survived by many children, amongst who are Facebook, Twitter, instagram Linkedin, YouTube, Blogs. May its soul rest gossip museum!!
    Annoucer: Social Media!!

    • Passerby

      October 28, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      OKS….. Shame on you. Cyberbully. Making jest of someone’s mishap. Many have become so dark hearted because they can hide behind a computer. Coward.

  8. Puzzles

    October 28, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Better late than never

  9. jide

    October 28, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    First of all, ‘don’t nobobdy’ (yep I speak ebonic s) curr if you move on or stay the same. Your life,n your drama. Beeeshe plzzzzz.

  10. Hmmm

    October 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I’m not saying Toke should stay with a cheating man, but I think people have no purpose for getting married again, they get married for all the wrong n selfish reasons, all the signs staring in their face and then they tell themselves “if it doesn’t work, I ll leave him and move on”……divorce and separation, is now the other of the day….its sad. Toke, God is a God of second chances so its ok if you want to move on, but please approach marriage with all the right reasons, walk with God to know who he wants for you, shine your eyes well, don’t marry a man when you are well aware there’s another woman, you will have to fight for him for the rest of your life, be real and be yourself, be a good woman and a woman of virtue, like begets like, most times you attract who you are.
    A good man is hard to find, but they still exist, I have one I have been married to for some years now, hes my world, I can say that again and again, he’s every woman’s dream and yes he loves God, we have our fights here n there and we end it n we talk to God but it can never be about another woman, cos the man knows my worth and he fears God. The love of God in a man is what makes him shun evil.

    • Nahum

      October 28, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      My dear, thank God for your marriage, but you have to realize that not all women are lucky in love. Your comment was a bit harsh and insensitive. You got it right but you fail to realize that it was not by your power but the grace of God. So don’t judge people who divorce, just thank God for your marriage and pray that His Grace continues to stay in your home.

    • Comment

      October 28, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      ITK, oversabi, Dr Phil, judge and jury….Hmmmm I have all the answers. People can so know how to become experts at preceding at other people’s lives like theirs is perfect. I beg live and let live and face your own issues.

    • Puzzles

      October 28, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Madam, your husband is a good man because he loves and fears God, not because he knows your worth. I don’t know Toke from Adam but i hate it when people insinuate that it’s a woman’s fault when a marriage fails.

    • Sky Blue

      October 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      Come, this “You attract who you are” phrase you guys like using, do y’all just say it because it sounds nice? Hands down one of the silliest lines ever. This is a stretch, but if a random mad man on the street is attracted to you, then you yourself must be mad, right? -_-.

    • Tari

      October 28, 2015 at 11:01 pm

      Shitty phrases that scam artists like Dr. Phil have used in exploiting gullible folks.

    • nnenne

      October 29, 2015 at 3:28 am

      Do you realize you are asking her to be a second wife? The heir to the household is there already, Her husband didn’t just cheat. He got a receipt as a proof .
      Not every women wants that. Plus, we don’t know exactly what’s going on in that household. She should be matured enough to know what she can and can’t handle.
      Good luck Toke. Hope your one true love finds you.
      Good Maje, too. It was just not meant to be.

    • nnenne

      October 29, 2015 at 3:32 am

      Good luck Maje, too……

  11. Blueberry

    October 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Na wa o! So wetin concern we now for di matter?! As I always say, to each his own!

  12. Nene

    October 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I love u tokstarr!!! Bigggggg hug

  13. Ada

    October 28, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    nke afu gbasalu gi really

  14. Anonymous

    October 28, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    I thought she said she wont talk about her personal problems. Babe… choose one.

    • anon

      October 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      U are a gbef

  15. BN

    October 28, 2015 at 1:36 pm


  16. Abi

    October 28, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    She needs to stop with the cryptic posts and leave her private life off social media

  17. beauty

    October 28, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Staying the same is suicidal, word….

  18. kokoqueen

    October 28, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Madam Drama Queen; you will never learn! Continue…..(in PEJ voice).

  19. onetallgirl

    October 28, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Go Toke!! Just put all, that happened with that useless husband of yours behind you and move on. Your pretty and young you can find another.

  20. Vin

    October 28, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    She knew he was a cheat .. She just didnt knw he would be silly enuf to skinny dive and leave evidence for the thirsty social media crew to feed off. Well, whatever makes u happy is aii., just make sure ur head nd heart are in the right place.

  21. so soon?

    October 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    You see, this one is moving on quickly.

    If it was a man marrying, you will see BNers saying men move on quickly. When did they break up, when is she starting all over again and trying someone else?

    You see, she has been eyeing or dating sum1 else while she was married too that is why she couldn’t give the guy a second chance but to move on to another man.

    All her going up and down not sitting at home, she had other guys she was seeing.

    • Hian

      October 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      The Ex has a woman and a baby, you want her to sit and wait till his baby is 5 before you will be satisfied. Marriage is SERIOUS business but if you leave one, reflect and make sure that you will move forward in the right frame of mind and with God’s approval. Nigerians and prescribing nonsense timelines. Her healing and moving on timeline is and will be different from what you prefer but guess what IT IS HER LIFE.

    • MC

      October 28, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      Why do you think ‘moving on’ means it involves another man?

  22. Hmmmm

    October 28, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    @Nahum and co….some women and the way they read things with sentiments and sentiments, no one said its Tokes fault, maybe you should go back and read my comment again-not with emotional sentiments this time around. There was no where in that message where I judged Toke, I only wrote about what I observe in todays world and my little piece of advice, everybody doesn’t have to join the band wagon effect and make the same comments. its a free world to speak. Puzzles, yes my husband is faithful becos he loves and fears God and also because he knows my worth, a man that knows a womans worth will not cheat on her, but this days we see a lot of men that treat women like trash, I think women should know what they deserve and not settle for some guy who likes every girl in skirt

    • mimi

      October 28, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      LMAO!!!!! worth sha. Auntie be careful with all this public proclamation o, so that you will not have heart attack if you find out he is cheating. Just continue praying to God that the fear of God remains with him shikena.

    • She

      October 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

      Please, just curious. How do you know your husband is faithful? Can you give us pointers? Thanks

  23. Chi!

    October 28, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Whateva u decide Toke darling! I hav ur back. May God’s peace, love, joy n happiness be wit u.

  24. ada

    October 28, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    This hate for toke na wa o. I consider her fake n all but its her damn instagram page! she did not go to the national daily to announce this. Abeg free this woman. We are all flawed ooo. I wish her a better relationship, every human being deserves to be happy. im really confused with all the comments. Do people really want her to take this bro back?! smh

  25. St.Yves

    October 28, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Are we all crazy here or something? Moving on could mean several things for crying out loud! She could be terminating a biz contract that’s not been very beneficial to her, she could be severing a relationship with one of her girls, she also could be talking about forgiveness. I read the post many times and didn’t see where she said she was about to start dating again. Common! Let’s give this girl a break.

  26. St.Yves

    October 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Are we all crazy here or something? Starting over could mean several things for crying out loud! She could be terminating a biz contract that’s not been very beneficial to her, she could be severing a relationship with one of her girls, she also could be talking about forgiveness. I read the post many times and didn’t see where she said she was about to start dating again. Common! Let’s give this girl a break.

  27. Miss

    October 28, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Let us be real, toke and this man dated for minimum of 7 years which means they know each other well. It’s sad that they have known each other for so long and to be honest a man cheating is bad bad and having a child makes its worse. To be honest it’s good she moved on coz it will be drama in her life and it will drive her crazy. @hmmm be greatful that ur hubby is a good man and pray he stays good coz trust me there good wives whose husbands cheat, it’s not ur worth but God’s grace.

  28. Adamou

    October 28, 2015 at 3:43 pm


  29. kate

    October 28, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    you all are missing the point. even if you forgive it can never be the same again. your brain keeps messing with you. you would find yourself turning into a nagging woman and a suspicious wife. every second you want to know what he is up to. if he has gone to see the “ex”, if he loves the child more than you etc. and its not like he got a random girl pregnant, i mean he got his “ex” (which in my opinion was never an ex, if they still continued with the relationship to this point). anytime you see that child you are always going to be upset and angry especially considering she doesnt have hers yet. there is always going to be that tension, that big elephant in the room. and trust me Maje and the “ex” would screw each other once in a while. so it never ends…..

    • Gina

      October 28, 2015 at 4:04 pm

      Dis is d best nd most reasonable comment here.

    • Kate

      October 29, 2015 at 4:28 am


  30. Cj

    October 28, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    She got married to a personal trainer, married women are likely to cheat with people in his profession, as. It allows the two to be isolated and spend great deal of time together.
    In the end Majida may have been coerced into cheating by another woman he was trying to get some weights off her.. Talk about women bringing down other women.. Heal nicely toke, thought you have already well love and hurt has a way of creeping in every now and then , the doubts, the what ifs,

  31. leila

    October 28, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    All of these people new to BN. I fear una and your way of reasoning. If this is how even 25% of the Nigerian population thinks in 2015, then we have big problems ahead (especially for women). @ilikey, are you serious? please go and rethink what you have said oh. It is unrealistic to expect your partner to be faithful? Please what kind of home do you come from? Not an insult. I just want to know what made you believe this lie to the point where you feel justified in posting it on a public forum. @Jide, you cared enough to post a comment. You and your anti-toke war. Please calm down and drink zobo.

    Finally BN, have you noticed that many of your former regulars no longer comment on most of your articles? Bleed blue is still here but her comments are few and far between. Where are Mz Socially Awkward, Berry Dakara, Iyke, Ms Geeky 30, Jane Public, etc. No need to talk too much. It shows the quality of the thinking and mindset of people now reading and commenting on BN articles. It is enough to give headache oh! No wonder all of these people have disappeared.

    • Duchess Maria

      October 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      I even miss Polypoly and her crazy self.

    • Ije

      October 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      @leila- with all respect due, I’m pretty new to posting on BN, but I have been an avid reader for years. Your assertion that “new people” have compromised the seeming superior standard of BN is very flawed. People with different temperaments and backgrounds come here for different reasons. Additionally, this being a public platform affords visitors and commenters alike the liberty to express themselves and opinions as they deem fit. I would like to think that the “disappearance” of the ones you mentioned have nothing to do with these so called newbies (which I happen to be a part of) who have tipped the scales of reasoning to substandard levels. Maybe they have chosen to occupy their time with other activities, or like me, chosen to just read and not comment. Just a thought.

    • leila

      October 28, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Ije, no one is attacking you personally abeg. i am also a new commenter even though I have been a reader for years. If you have been an avid reader for years, then you know that the standard of comments both in content and readability has dropped significantly. This is not news to many of the old readers. Do you think ‘i likey’ would have got any likes on his comments even as recently as 2013/early 2014? Public forum or not, BN expanded its readership recently to attract many of the LI and SDK crowd and the comments these days reflect that. If you don’t believe me, just go back to articles in 2013, look at the quality and reasoning of the comments and decide for yourself. Also, go to LI and SDK and read some of the comments and you will see a new similarity in the tone of the comments now posted on BN (which dare I say was not the case before).

    • Ije

      October 28, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      *has nothing to do with

    • Ghostmode

      October 28, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      @Leila am so with you on this. I used to put BN on another level but seems standards dropped. Its more of quantity not quality any more. BN used to be my evening tonic, now its to kill boredom. The comments before used to give me hope that all is not lost but now it shows why we Nigerians are where we are today. As for Toke my dear do you as long as you are happy, YOUR own will surely find you. Keep flying high

    • GirlFromIpanema

      October 28, 2015 at 10:34 pm

      And these handful of people you have mentioned will bring the desired traffic to BN? Abi this is now high school cafeteria with popular kids in one corner? Abegii all the fake people forming elitists on the world wide web sef *kmt*

  32. Chi

    October 28, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I hope my make up artist madam s is seeing this too… You deserve better girl!!! Can’t change a liar, cheat and a moron like s.

    If only you would take your own advice and stop settling for less, once married, yet you learnt no lessons. Running around reporting him to the whole circle, in the hopes of changing him.. Girl, a dog will always hump anything, a man who will shamelessly hump the many chicks you know and claim to be friends with. Good luck with your stupidity, at least you can beat a face to perfection to mask the pain. Wait till the babies start coming home to mark register in their fathers house. No wonder the idiot has no permanent friends, he rolls with the next available crew with cash considering a lot of people can’t stand his shenanigans and childishness. Enjoy the PDAs girl, and maybe you should stop bothering we your friends who are past caring about this emotional abusive relationship you are in.. Just maybe we can find you a real man who will help boost your confidence all over again.

    Time makinwa did right by leaving Maje, she saw the signs long ago, and kept chilling and hoping to change this fool. Now, go off and get you a deserving man.

    • Why na?

      October 28, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      Na wa oooo, all this for your make up artist? With friends like you who needs enemies?! Unless you have told her this to her FACE (which i very much doubt).
      World people, fear them!! Chai

    • Anon

      October 28, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      Chi – just wow. Not fair at all. Grew up with the guy and he still has a tight network of old friends that he doesn’t make noise about. Your outburst is unnecessary. Will direct your friend and her Mr. K to read your comment.

    • Destiny

      October 29, 2015 at 3:54 am

      Your type of friendship is a rare kind! I am sure she is grateful to have you! Tufiakwa

    • Ada

      October 29, 2015 at 4:00 am

      Find yourself a man before you start hooking up anyone! Is this spiteful thing supposed to help your friend. You even put up a name that she can be identified with! Wow!

  33. Rose

    October 28, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    All of u calling God…and saying marriage is sacred … Y’all are forgetting something important… TOKE DID NOT GET MARRIED IN THE CHURCH…. They only did a SURPRISE court wedding ooooo not even traditional wedding… Except they did it secretly….and it took this Maje a billion years to commit after much cajolingggg…..that being said….if Toke feels that this Maje guy is a big time joker then this is the best time to FLEE….I mean according to the news this is the guy’s second child…. Worst off this time around he did it with his long time side girlfriend…. Nawa ooooo….does he really love Toke….because apparently they have been 3 in this relationship for over a thousand years…. Lol….Toke Biko shine your eye and do what is best for you

  34. Ije

    October 28, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    *has nothing to do with

  35. Ije

    October 28, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I did not take your comment as a personal slight because we don’t know each other, so…
    In terms of BN “expanding its readership”, how did that happen? In myyears of visiting BN, I can honestly say that the comment section has always been colorful and all emcompassing. The good, bad and ugly- I have read them all. Maybe more people have access to the internet/can afford it vis-a-vis when BN opened it’s virtual gates. That could account for what you see as the omni-presence of LIB/SDK (SDK?) readers.
    Oh, and my “has nothing to do with” comment earlier was an attempt to correct an error in my previous post. It wasn’t directed at your comment.

  36. Shan Pepe

    October 28, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Do people really believe Toke and Maje were really married? Ok oh #sipstea

  37. Naija gym

    October 28, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I wish u d best dear…

  38. Destiny

    October 29, 2015 at 3:49 am

    So moving on means there is another man?

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