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toke-makinwas-on-becoming-launch-november-2016-bellanaija-25“On Becoming” the memoir by Media personality Toke Makinwa was launched on Sunday of November 27th 2016 at an intimate gathering held at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The intimate event, hosted by Tee A and Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, was attended by close friends, family, industry colleagues and well wishers. The evening started with a keynote address by Hon. Abike Dabiri after which a short behind-the-scenes clip ‘The Journey to Become’ directed by The Film Factory played.

EbonyLife TV Founder, Mo Abudu then hosted a beautifully curated ‘Conversations with Toke’ interjected with musical interludes by Waje, Niyola, Nikki Laoye, Chigurl, Funbi and Timi Dakolo. Each star sang renditions of carefully chosen songs by the Author representing different chapters of her memoir. Song choices included Aretha Franklin’s A Rose is Still a Rose and Whitney Houston’s Exhale (Shoop).

The highlight of the evening was the official unveiling of ‘On Becoming’, flanked by Esther Akinyelure, Mo Abudu, Ruth Osime and Adenike Adebola. Hon. Abike Dabiri unveiled a life size version of the book art to breathtaking fireworks and theatrics.

The book readings then commenced with Debola Williams and Arese Ugwu who read excerpts from the Prologue and 1st chapter respectively, whilst guests delighted their tastebuds with deliciously scrumptious Baileys-infused sweet treats.

The evening ended with a book signing whilst posing for pictures with the Author. The celebration continued as guests tasted and savoured signature Baileys and Ciroc cocktails.

Notable faces at the launch include 2Baba & Annie Idibia, Banky W, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Bolanle Olukanni, Chigurl, Elohor Aisien, Falzthebadguy, Funbi, Ayeni Adekunle, Ifeoma Williams, Michelle Dede, Nkiru  Anumudu, Noble Igwe, Omojuwa, Osas Ighodaro, Ebuka, Stephanie Coker, Tara Durotoye, Tosyn Bucknor, Adenike Adebola, Ufuoma Udjoh, and Zainab Balogun.

On Becoming is published by Kachifo (under its Prestige imprint) and now available nationwide at select bookstores across Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, United Kingdom and United States. E-Books will be available on Kindle, Amazon, OkadaBooks and others.

For the Red Carpet Photos Click HERE.

Inside the ‘Launch’

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Abike Dabiri

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Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

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Toke Makinwa and Mr & Mrs Akinyelure

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Mo Abudu moderating the ‘Conversations with Toke’ session

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Waje

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Adebola Williams

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Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

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Chigurl

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Denola Grey

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Tee A

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Do2dtun

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Tope FnR

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D’Banj

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Signing & After Party

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D’Banj, Ifeoma Williams, Adebola Williams, Banky W

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Kaylah Oniwo, Osas Ajibade

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Rukky Sanda

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Bez Idakula

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Iceberg Slim, Tiwa Savage, Chigurl

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Niyola, Annie Idibia

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Freda Edewor, Toke Makinwa

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Falz, Toke Makinwa

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189 Comments

  1. john

    November 28, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    yoruba women causing drama since time immemorial

    • A Real Nigerian

      November 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      NIGERIAN MEN: Cheating, raping and manipulating since time immemorial.

    • goodgirl

      November 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      tuface and tiwa must have been shifting uncomfortably on their seats when certain chapters were being read..lol

    • fleur

      November 28, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      Rukky, No screen filter? Ya face hard for here sha. I thought you were getting slimmer and younger but not from this pix.

    • yes

      November 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Gradually people see Toke for what she really is ……. A money hungry fame chaser regardless of what price to pay . Let her continue with her STI tea …. She was on VLOG advising people to leave their spouse at the slightest provocation yet she took all these . All Toke does is Lie lie lie .

      Same person who had a surprise wedding abi , now she owned up to the fact that Maje stood her up 3 times . Small small the world will open up to her lies . She released an intro pictures first , inside family said No Intro ever took place …… Same Toke said for many years she never bleached and had Voltrons attacking anyone who said Toke was dark in secondary school……. All of a sudden because she wants to sell a book then SHE BLEACHED BECAUSE OF MAJE….lol . Continue with the lies .

      Read the book , TOKE was always the other woman who was forcing herself on Maje . SHe herself has indirectly acknowledge that

      She obviously has no integrity , no dignity and no true friends …… who will buy the book , how much will it really make her after a month of Noise . Let her go ask Iyabo Obasanjo how book market . She thinks she is hurting them back but Maje and Anita is coming out smelling like a ROSE ……….

    • Esther

      November 28, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      But you bought the book and read it? Or how did you know all the details

    • seyi

      November 28, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      So uncle maje, your job is to be pasting this comment beneath any post that has to do with toke, cos I’ve seen this comment twice before, you get time o……

    • Fifi

      November 28, 2016 at 10:37 pm

      Gbam ?????? shes a big fraud , best advise to Maje, hold your peace. Let her enjoy her pity party

    • Abi

      November 28, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      The book and its contents are just very low class. Toke, Toke!!!! Really?!!!! He refused to cum inside you; gave you an STI; you were paying rent; you watched a sex tape with the woman you knew he loved; he made you bleach (lol). All this from your own mouth? On your own free will!. Everyone at your book launch using your shameless hunger for fame for laughs and a night out.
      You were doing ok in redeeming your bruised ego after the shit your husband pulled on you but this shit right here, this is just a mess. Who are you helping? Women in unhappy marriages? Helping them to wash their ripped soiled knickers in public? I thought Tiwa broke the mould but you just took the mantle. This here proves you have no friends.

    • Ttonu

      November 29, 2016 at 11:55 am

      hmmm……never underestimate what the hunger for fame can do to someone.jungle justice is not only carried out physically on the streets,it’s also carried out emotionally,spiritually and ohh….social medially.that said, in the bible when two women were laying claim to a baby and they were brought forward to king, he listened carefully to both sides before he passed judgement.i have heard far worst stories on couples that make my skin crawl than what am hearing from toke and some people are raining abusing,cursing taking sides, when they’ve not heard from the other party, everything just does’nt add up.Toke after all the glam, fame, only you,maje and God know the TRUTH.

    • Ano

      November 29, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Me if I see the book, I will buy sha. And I bet other celebs are like, why didn’t I write book but not everybody “got it like that”. Go Toke…

    • Note

      November 30, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Ebi like say you be Anita or Maje. Why the hate. Who are you what have you done. How have you impacted people’s lives. Do you know how many women suffer in silence because of what Nigerian men do to them. Am sure you do not because you are probably the other woman in a married man’s life. Even if she begged or dragged him by the neck to the alter he committed ADULTERY. And there is no excuse for it. Oprah is the richest black woman alive, please how did she make her money. Let her make money by sharing her story, let her make money by being a light to many Nigerian women. Let by being the voice to many Nigerian women.

    • Anonymous

      November 30, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      Best Comment today.

    • fggfgf

      December 1, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      h my God, youre actually a real human being and not an animal that just knows how to type in english. people like you make me sick to my stomach.. i pray you receive the treatment Toke received and if not more. evil heart bores evil behaviour.. pray for forgiveness

    • Oluwalana

      December 10, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Dear Yes, whether it happened to her or not…this book is what I call “the truth”. If you have ever been through emotional abuse before, you will relate with every word written in that book. That book is heavy…it is deep…for me, it is beyond Toke… It mirrored “the truth” I have never told anyone

    • Amaka

      November 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      Thought the man beside her was her dad. Toke you were almost naked.

    • Fola

      November 29, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      what is your business if she is almost naked? is it your body?

    • wale

      November 28, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      Yoruba girls an over sabi..oya toke com and cook stew not pepper and oil o.

    • abby

      November 28, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      @john 13 people actually liked ur comment..wow sad sad..ur just 1 tribalistic Moron! what has ethnicity got to do with this..dunce

    • john

      November 28, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      actually 31 likes it now (last I checked ) now choke on it and it is not tribalistic even majority of yoruba men agree totally witn me, whenever a yoruba man marries outside thier tribe , they are much happier and fulfilled , it is like thier so called demon is tamed..yoruba women brings out the worst in them..I am not kidding..seriously! Investigate, there are much happier and filled with peace

    • Sultana

      November 28, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Poor John!
      Well done Toke! this is an awesome crowd. You are indeed relevant among your peers. Keep on soaring! Can’t wait to read the book! Maje is not even an issue here much less Anita, it’s obviously Toke’s on becoming herself right now.

    • JOHN

      November 28, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      Abeg, remove maje and anita and the book becomes useless and boring, even the publisher wont agree to market it, who gives a damn about her becoming herself, everone wants to read a bit of gossip

    • Abi

      November 28, 2016 at 10:55 pm

      @Sultana, How many of those in attendance can expose themselves like she has? All you see are the lights and camera. A young woman has compromised herself but you applaud her. Soaring indeed.

  2. Racks

    November 28, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    This photographer no try at all . That can’t be rukky Sanda, gbemi sef . I don’t even know what I don’t even know .

    • Ify

      November 28, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Photoshop helping Nigerian celebs since 1850

    • wale

      November 28, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      Am sure toke did not write this book herself, cos if she is that smart, she would have not being a hoe who failed in school…after her over sabi of how to deal with a man…a girl from no where took her man from her.

      On becoming a hoe in toke from unilag to hoe in entertainment industry.‎

      Everygirl that was raped and cheated on want to write a book…am willing to sponsor..money dey‎

    • The Real Oma

      November 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      @Wale, did you just make light of rape? Why? Whats the connection???

    • lol

      November 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm

      hahaha exactly my tots but all others looked ok, Rukky is that your real face

    • Dolly

      November 28, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Like i went through the whole pics till i got to Rukky Sanda……I held bossom tight and screamed J-I-S-O-X.
      Filter & I.G editing is a true fraud i know, but this Rukky right here is a lie *grasp my bossom again*

    • Tracey

      November 30, 2016 at 6:59 am

      Exactly Rukky looks sooooooooo weird

  3. Darius

    November 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    It was sure a night of fun, but why do I see only a handful of men? I’d have loved to see Timi Dakolo perform.

    • AceOfSpades

      November 28, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      You’ve forgotten that it’s Toke. I didn’t know Toke’s breast is this big. The twins are almost falling off from overpacking and that Tope FnR girl, you are beautiful but your teeth wants us to argue about that.

    • Tiki

      December 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Her lipstick makes her teeth look yellow

  4. MONICA

    November 28, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    i hate it that everyone has full makeup on, kilode!!!

    • OB

      November 28, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      Mehn! I thought I alone noticed. What’s with the over the top make-up. They looked like they were going for a stage performance that usually needs heavy makeup because of camera lighting. Please, people should love their skin. This trending over beaten face is horrible and with Nigeria’s hot weather, mehn people would suffer from a lot of skin issues.

  5. christian sister

    November 28, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Ruky Sanda looks really funny. Toke’s makeup is waaaay too much.
    Thought rumours were flying around sometime ago about a beef between Toke and Tiwa?? Yet see Tiwa here. Hmmm.
    Toke pulled some industry heavy weights though..who knew?

  6. Nnamdi

    November 28, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Emm, right. Either the photographer don’t know what he’s doing or some of these ladies need some dental work. GEEZ girls

    ‘Tope FnR’ sue the photoman or maybe you got your order mixed up.

    Tope: Hi God, let me have an order of mouth, light on the teeth, heavy on the gum. Oh yh, add some mustard on the teeth for color. Thanks God.

    • Nneka

      November 28, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      Nnamdi, how old are you again?

    • Nnamdi

      November 28, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      Nne, why u wanna know my age?

    • Fifi

      November 28, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      ??? her teeth need some serious bleaching chaiiii

    • Bey

      November 28, 2016 at 7:23 pm

      Because you are God that created her.
      Can you create ur self a brain next time and switch it with that thing you are reasoning with.

  7. Ify

    November 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Toke’s bestie, Arese Ugwu, shared the same quote Anita Solomon tweeted in the morning. Shade or what?

  8. Someone Naughty

    November 28, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    My annoyance with Toke and this book of hers which is ‘on becoming’ the woman she is today, is that she has equated 30-something years of her life to one failed relationship based on the excerpts read online. That’s just plain disappointing.

    How can you let this one thing define your existence?

    • Anon

      November 28, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Have you read the book ? Most of you clearly haven’t. The Maje bit was just a chapter. –

    • Someone Naughty

      November 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      I clearly stated “based on the excerpts read online…”

      So many excerpts have been published online and they only contain the love triangle story.

      I won’t be buying the book to read because based on the excerpts, Toke has not healed and I think her publishing it now is premature.

    • Ibiza

      November 29, 2016 at 8:23 am

      LOOOOOL. I have read the book sunshine. It was Maje all the way. Her parent’s death was like 2 chapters…the rest was her relationship with Maje, how they met, all the times they fought (he had numerous girls e.g Amina, Hauwa, Anita).
      Lol she even told us that he has a son in London- not Anita’s own. And she kinda admitted that Anita was more of a partner than she was. Although I don’t think she’s forgiven Anita, she’s definitely forgiven Maje….she called him to tell him so.

      Lol her friend, Arese is the real G ? she said ‘so guys what are we gonna do with this baby? Abort it.” …

      I’m not sure how I felt after reading it though. The only feeling I got was hatred for Maje for treating her like shit. I didn’t feel exactly motivated or didn’t respect her more….I just understood her more and pitied her too.

    • Baby girl

      November 30, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Err… sorry o! Maje was the WHOLE book! the only part she didnt speak on him was when she was recounting her childhood.

    • Oluwalana

      December 10, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      Tell them!

    • esther

      November 29, 2016 at 12:23 am

      Wow.. a thoughtful comment

  9. Nkechi

    November 28, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    The whole music and fashion industry came out for her. I pray this book release gives her the true healing she needs. Congrats Toke.

  10. bijouxthisbijouthat

    November 28, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    loool,all i kept remembering was Bruno’s comment on the men who were around losing their boy card….
    Gbemi has got a gorgeous figure
    Anyway Toke doesnt look soo glam and good from their side picture.. i can see terrible signs of aging..
    All in all, Lagos people represented alright…

  11. Ify

    November 28, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I really want to read this book sha. I saw some more excerpts on Twitter. Apparently, she saw Maje and Anita together at Barcelos one day when he lied to her that he was with his dad. Then she went to sit with them. That part made me laugh out loud. Later, she asked him about it and he said she’s the wife, Anita is the girlfriend and she should act like the wife. I was like wawuuuuu. Age is truly not maturity. I thank God for her life now. I pray she makes a lot of money from this.

    • Bimpe

      November 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      hahahahah and she took all these yet she was Advicing other on VLOG …….what a joke she is

    • heeba

      November 29, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      no what a joke they are for listening to her vlog…..hahaha

    • fleur

      November 28, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Ehnnn? kai, I have to read this book Really? Kai, Nigerian men need to be dealt with sha by all these sharp sharp women. Kai!

    • Nitomeya

      November 28, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      Well it is circle, a circle of life.Hurting people hurt others and then the circle continues. A woman/man is heartbroken she/he decides to deal ruthlessly with the next guy/girl, she/he ends up creating another monster and the circle continues. Someone needs to put a stop to the circle, heal properly and stop the hurt from spreading.

    • Ijay

      November 28, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      Toke has dealt with no one but herself. Her husband was openly loving another woman and now shares a child with her. If they marry, you same cackling coven of Toke supporters will be the first to mock her.

  12. salad

    November 28, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    We make excuses for those we like; we rip others for the same exact thing they did.

    Life…do you

  13. goodgirl

    November 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    a particular lady who was crying and cozing up to the author is funny enough actively dating someborris horse band…..hypocrites

    • Anon

      November 28, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      Let me help you – ladies! So, not one…

  14. Bliss

    November 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Woooow!! I started reading this books last night and couldn’t put it down until I finished two hours later. Within that time I went through a plethora of emotions. Fear, shock, tears, joy, empowerment, self doubt, fear again, faith, and then more tears, finally strength.
    Toke, reading details of your relationship with Maje, felt like I was reading a memoir about myself. The things, we women have to deal will; emotional abuse and torture. I have learned that emotional and verbal abuse will hurt and scar a person longer and deeper than physical abuse (I don’t condone it either).
    I think every woman has to read this story. Whether you are in a relationship or not. For those who doubt her story, Toke, went deep in her narration of events!! I could literally feel her emotions as she wrote the book. There are certain parts i can bet she wrote in tears. The Lord is your strength my dear. I could tell your healing process isn’t yet complete. But you will pull through IJN. ? Ohhhh and for you made all this up, then you are the sickest pathological liar I know (I don’t think so, though). Maje definitely has his own side of the story, but I still think you were honest with your’s.

    • Anoni

      November 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      What i would like to know is, is the book all about her relationship with Maje? Because the kinda comments I’ve been reading on here ehn

    • john

      November 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      I went through a plethora of emotions. Fear, shock, tears, joy, empowerment, self doubt, fear again, faith, and then more tears, finally strength………..bwahahahaha women sef, they never change ,still the illogical ,emotional, confused beings they are..no wonder business (fake weaves, cream, fake nails, sugery ,emotional and romantic novels and films) tweaked around women sells while the owners laugh to the banks at thier foolishness

    • kiki

      November 30, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Lol you are a cow. Dramatic lot all dem women. and yes im a woman

    • LemmeRant

      November 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Publicity department ti de.

    • nene

      November 28, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      toke’s friends are in full force on BN ready to support, but hey, what are friends for?

    • Ijay

      November 28, 2016 at 11:14 pm

      Pure bs. Maje was a prize to her so she had to win. He had some pedigree she needed to rub off on her low self esteem so she was ready to take whatever. Why he married Toke who he did not love or even like is beyond me. Watching a sex tape of your bf with a girl you know he has feelings for and you want us to pity you. Everything from their forced marriage to her reaction when she discovered he was having a child with Anita just reeks of sociopathic self indulgence. This book is at best a satire on the desperation of the Nigerian female.
      Who’s next? Annie Idibia?

  15. Anon

    November 28, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Okay, that front row of women! Laughing, bar the delectable Bolanle Austen-Peters.

    Well done and your people turned up for you. Good to see some of her old friends turned up (Freda, Yvonne, Tiwa.) Break up and make up.

    I thought i was looking at an Indian lady and then I saw her name as Rukky Sanda. What happened? With all the money she spent on cosmetic procedures, she forgot to fix her teeth.

    Her second outfit looks nice. the colour suits her.

    Tundun looks fresh. Oh, that is Tope FnR?

    • Anon

      November 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      BN – kire?

      “Mo Abudu moderation the ‘Conversations with Toke’ session..”

  16. Fifi

    November 28, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Mehn these pictures look horrible and the makeup artist are evil, most of the ladies look like trannies,meanwhile majority of them that attended are laughing at her

    • Ijay

      November 28, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      @ Fifi you are exactly right. They are laughing at her. You can’t be a social climber (not a bad thing at all) and then show ALL your weaknesses to those you zoomed past up the ladder. And we know how viciously jealous our women can be. This is fame at a high price.

  17. Oji

    November 28, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I ran to check instagram to compare the pictures rukky posted and the one here. Ma Gahd! !!lips sealed

  18. xoxoxo

    November 28, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Mehn, this bleaching of a thing has aged Toke by almost 10 years. Away from the photoshopped face and skin, this picture at the top wasn’t edited enough and you can see the side effects showing glaringly. Madam, the Anita that you said inspired this your bleaching, is even a very simple girl that looks very much younger than her age, even after one. I am not comparing ooooo but using this as a cautionary tale for women who bleach or alter their appearance for a man. When you start on that slippery slope, it will only go downhill from there in many other areas.
    I wish she had written this book after she has settled down (don’t say what if she doesn’t want to to settle down. big fat lie) with children and a happy family life with a badass business empire. She quickly capitalised on making money for now. Short signtedness. Imagine being at Mo Abudu’s age, built an media empire, a boss lady recognised by Forbes, our own Oprah with talk shows, international (not local champion) exposure, then write a book about your struggles, growth, building a business, overcoming all odds kini kan kini kan. I swear it would reach new york times best seller. THAT is the story people will want to read. Not surviving a bad relationship that you walked into eyes open. Nigerian women sha. Everything must be man, man, man, man.

    Not just rush tow rite book to spite an ex and his mistress abi co wife. It would have been so much more. All this faith, strength, kini kan kini kan. Abeg madam shift. Onkoo Seyi Kuye, don’t worry, we await part 2 of the book on your own story, because you too you get k-leg. A baby mama already in the wings (Toke, if you like, deny that one too). Toke sure knows how to pick them. We await Post Becaming in a few years time.

    • Truth

      November 28, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      You are so bitter, i truly hope you find inner peace because your frustration is glaring from this illogical post

    • nene

      November 28, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      gbam

    • Sultana

      November 28, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Eeeeya. Pele oh. Sorry. You the analyser, the planner. Who knows you? Who you epp? Can u even write an article talkless of book??? It is well with you!

    • Sultana

      November 28, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      @ ijay ??? for yourself. Hope you feel better? Pele dear. God will make you happy. ?

  19. Valentina

    November 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Lord knows I can’t be friends with someone like Toke, she lovesssss drama.

    • Truth

      November 28, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Lol and who says Toke would want to be friends with u? Infact, who are u besides an internet troll? Girl bye

    • Ijay

      November 28, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      @ Truth and Sultana, Ha! Mindless ass kissing. No valid points made so far by either of you. If you know Toke be the voice of dissent. Sycophants abound.

  20. trudy

    November 28, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    dear BN, I hear one of Buhari’s daughters will be getting married soon, ha , she even went ‘wedding shopping’ in dubai .. hurry up and bring us gist joor

    • Ify

      November 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm

      Yeah, Zahra is getting married. I don’t know about the wedding shopping in Dubai sha but I saw pics of the gifts the groom’s family brought, over 20 customised LV bags filled with clothes, shoes, etc.

    • Ify

      November 28, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      It’s true oh, BN has not even mentioned the wedding or did I miss it? I saw it on LIB and SDK since last week.

    • always dulling

      November 28, 2016 at 4:35 pm

      BN dey always carry last to bring gist na…

  21. PEN

    November 28, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    As a non-Nigerian, I take my hat off on the manner in which Nigerian ladies adorn themselves so beautifully. On the subject matter at hand, will definitely get this book! I am curious.

  22. Me

    November 28, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Is this memoir not too early, will it be a memoir for every heart ache and bad romance? What age is the best to write a memoir? 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond? The media is all out slandering Toke that this book is aimed at her ex-husband. Will this book give her new lover second thoughts?

    I really do think her publishers will be the ones laughing all the way to the bank, using Toke as a money-spinner because of her fame. In my opinion, I think her memoir was just damn too early and a good boost to Christmas awareness.

    • Truth

      November 28, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      My dear the time to seize the moment is now! People like u are living in so much fear that u stay stagnant. People like u make excuses. Dont project that on to others. As u can see its barely been a week and the book has received so much hype and selling like hot cakes- try to be happy for others even if it may be hard for u, then maybe doors will start to open. People like u can learn a lot from Toke’s zeal and drive, time waits for no man.

  23. Loki

    November 28, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Are there still dark women in Lagos or have they all packed to their village? Everyone here seems so bright.
    Now i can’t seem to be able to get the song “omo pupa oh, omo pupa le mi fe” out of my head…

  24. Love Heals

    November 28, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Now that Toke has written a book on her fears, pains, faith and strength, I hope this is the last we hear of Maje and men-bashing talk. I hope this would not give Maje an idea to write a book in the future to come after he has settled down.

  25. stefini

    November 28, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    all this spectacle for a book launch,whoa!i must write a book too

  26. Baby girl

    November 28, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    The girl with the top knot and black choker looks bored AF. Tope FnR really needs to get braces (its not too late hun plus you have money so you can get the invisaligns). Toke’s dress… i am not understanding but i guess she looks cute. Of course Annie Idibia would be in attendance, she and Toke are long suffering soul sisters. Maybe this will encourage her to come out with her own tell all.

    • Nationalsquirrel

      January 15, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      Lol that’s Zina anu Ujumudu. She always has that look on Her face. She’s. Or a very nice person.

  27. Faces

    November 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Was the photographer subtly bashing the ladies at Toke’s book launch with the camera? – It looks more like a make-up scandal event.

    • nene

      November 28, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      that’s their “real face”

  28. want to have ur baby in the US

    November 28, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    just read an excerpt of the book, i have to find a way to read this….her mum died from the foolishness of the helps….sad

  29. Lulu

    November 28, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Rukky Sanda hahahaha OMG lol ? ? So that’s the infamous Tope FnR *lips sealed*

  30. Bae

    November 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    If you dont wear extensions in nigeria, you’ve not landed.

  31. Oscar

    November 28, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    The photographer no try at all. If I don’t follow some of these people on IG, I would have thought the truly look like this. I don’t know what new photo technology this is, it aint werking my guy!!!

    • Oneliners

      November 28, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      They truly look like this

  32. KEMI

    November 28, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    ON BECOMING IS A BOOK I WOULD READ BUT NOT BUY WITH MY MONEY. TOKE I KNOW WENT THROUGH A LOT IN A HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER EX BUT WHAT I THINK IS SHE SHOULD HAVE LEFT EVERYTHING IN GOD;S HANDS. I WAS IN A SIMILAR SITUATION YEARS AGO BUT I THANK GOD I DIDN’T MARRY THE GUY UN QUESTION. IT WAS A RELATIONSHIP FULL OF LIES, CHEATING AND DECEPTION.

    TOKE IS A STRONG WOMAN AND I KNOW WITH TIME SHE WOULD HEAL. I KNOW SHE IS A CHURCH GIRL( SAW HER AT MY CHURCH ONCE) AND SHE PRAYS A LOT, SO I HOPE SHE HEALS FAST AND MOVES ON…….

    GOD SEES ALL THINGS..

  33. Courage

    November 28, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Toke was writing Vlogs and the like and going through all this things….I hail her for this money spiner. What does Maje have to say to all this?

  34. mary

    November 28, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    that person in the pic can’t be Rukky sanda, chei, we get different version of rukky on her IG page and that makes me think that is the reason she does not like to appear much on other people’e pictures. she usually takes time to filter her pics, where she could appear slim and all smooth, well …..

  35. Chika**

    November 28, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Toke, you have really mastered the art of hiding your hands (fingers). That’s the way to go. I think most (some) women in Nigeria can relate to her story. It is not a Nigeria thing. It is mostly an African thing. Some of our men though….

  36. Miss Anoni Miss

    November 28, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    One will think she was on the brink of death the way she is going on about it all, I don’t blame her sha get your fame and money while you still can because that is ultimately what all this is about.

  37. LemmeRant

    November 28, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Egbami? Tuface was there? Even D’banj

    What’s the difference b/w Tuface and Majid (Don’t tell me its the singing)

    F^^k I keep saying Majid
    @bruno See what you’ve caused o.

    @john: Unfortunately I’m stuck with them. I still love my yoruba women (what can I say?)

  38. Amebowhosendyou

    November 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Attention haters!!!!!! Toke don blow! Make una dey there dey fly kite. Runs or no runs. Bleaching or no bleaching- who black skin don epp? Who good girl don epp?
    See relevant people all corners – please tell me the most relevant person you know apart from your pastor.
    Yeye dey smell. Miserable people looking for who to make miserable like themselves. Youve had 5 breakups, 3 abortions, abusivr husbands and cheating boyfriends but 5kobo you cant show from it. Why you mad b*tch fix your face. Shior!

    • Josephine

      November 28, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      @ Amebowhosendyou you have won the internet. 500 likes. Muah!

    • Delta geh

      November 28, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      Lol how shallow? Some of us don’t look to Pastors alone or any human for that matter. We look to God! I’ve gone through stuff in my life and held on to the promise of Psalm32:8 and I’ve not needed people to tell me how to solve my problems. There are times when God has used people but I’ve always seen His hand. Be there following a socialite whose solutions to problems have been unbiblical. Look to the women of the Bible and you’ll find solutions! Look at God’s word and you’ll find direction when there are obstacles. Look to the God who parted the Red Sea and made a way in the wilderness.
      That’s why a lot of people find it difficult to be successful. Looking in the wrong places. money is the only definition of success. It doesn’t matter how the person made their money as long as they did it.
      Ive known and seen successful people. They’re not popular but they don’t need to toot their horns to show that they’re successful. There is a Godly way to make money but most of y’all don’t want to know. It’s celebs that you look to. There are so many honest people around you, you don’t ask them Aunty, Uncle what can I do to be like you? How do I improve on myself? What kind of courses can I take? If it’s an apprenticeship who is the best person I can learn from?
      It’s people who gossip for a living or buy expensive clothes or use worldly mentality that are the models. and most of you go to church… people who are in touch with God (have a close relationship with Him) know the real deal when they see it.

    • Bey

      November 28, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      I’m not understanding this your epistle.
      You dealt with your adversaries the way for deemed fit.
      Toke is dealing with hers the way she deems fit.
      Perhaps the book is like therapy to her. I use to journal when I was in uni, it was my way to deal with anything I was going through.
      People grieve or mourn the collapse of a marriage differently. Some need therapy in any form for the rest of their lives. Some just need a good old cry, and some put down their pain.
      I believe this is what Toke is trying to do, albeit she’s making money from it. Which I personally find genius.

    • Truth

      November 28, 2016 at 7:48 pm

      O sharrap aint no body got time to read your epistle

    • Delta geh

      November 28, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Point is… I would support a book that would teach people an exemplary way to handle matters. Especially for someone like her who claims to be all about God and God did this and that. The manner in which she is going about it is not Godly. No matter how much you try to spin this. There is gossip, backbiting, involved. what were her intentions behind writing this book? Did it come from a place of love, anger or wanting to truly help others? Or just purely for fame purposes? If it’s helping others is this an exemplary way to do things and does it exhibit the values of Jesus that she claims to follow. as I said in a previous comment on a different article. the right way to go about it is ‘vengeance is mine saith the Lord, I will recompense’. That’s my point. Tired of all the pretentious nonsense this website and other people are doing to promote this saga plus all the ‘sheeplery’ going on here with people talking as though she is the worthy example to emulate. If you’re a Christian and want to truly heal, pick up your Bible and read it and pray on it, not some book from Toke. This applies to everyone who is a Christian. We glorify too much nonsense in Nigeria. Not just in Naij but in the world. If fame and fortune is your way of doing things and you like the shallow way of doing things in life then my post is not for you. In the end ‘what shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his soul’. Relevance is not always a good thing. There’s are good way to be relevant and a bad way to be.

    • Raving

      November 28, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Abeg chop knuckle. Better person!

    • Lara

      November 28, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      @ bey, you kept a journal? Cool. Can you post it online? Real names no gimmicks?

    • nene

      November 28, 2016 at 8:23 pm

      @amebowhosendyou keep deceiving yourself.

  39. Papillonnoir

    November 28, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Well done young lady for standing your own feet and working very hard.

  40. Usnu

    November 28, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Saw the pic with Annie and wat came to my mind was “on becoming the chosen one , a must tell” *runs away*

    • Lara

      November 28, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      @Usnu, naughty you lol

  41. Missy

    November 28, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I dont know Maje and I dont know Anita – and i care less to know about Toke
    All i k now is there is her side, his side and the truth. This book was not necessary
    I dont respect Toke cos i think she is an attention seeking mentally unstable narcissist who is all about money and fame and everything else is secondary. No wonder Maje did not stay.

    “”Maje will not cum inside of me. Maje gave me STD, “”

    How disgusting and vindictive can you be Toke. So all that you said is suppose to help who exactly.

    There are millions of nigerian women and women who have been thru worse than you did, triple worse, they did not go writing book. Who did book epp. Stephanie Okereke went thru a lot of shit with her ex and hell and back – almost closed to death in a car accident that same year, she didnt write a book – till this day she didnt utter a word to press. She left it to God and God blessed her immensely with a good man and THE BEST WEDDING iN NIGERIA CELEBRITY HISTORY. Her story and her testimony (while not broadcasting to the world) inspires me a million times more than yours Toke.

    The only book that can help anyone is not some book by this narcissist mentally unstable chick but THE HOLY BIBLE, Meanwhile she will be forming counselor with her youtube vlogs giving relationship advice yet yours was so shitty you earned a Phd in it.

    You are mean and vindictive Toke – like most Yoruba ladies always crying foul for relationship gone bad (Toke, Tiwa, Toyin etc etc) – You need mental help. Men have broken my heart plenty but i will never lay so low to write a book about it. Anita did not do you wrong, neither did that innocent lil baby boy WHO IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THIS EQUATION. You are lucky you are in nigeria where the law never works cos if you were in America and wrote this book Anita could sue the shit out of you for even mentioning her name. You are very stupid Toke. Whoever advised you did not advice you well.

    You were the side chick to Anita not the other way round.. I respect Anita for staying calm and collective and not uttering a word. and i advice she and Maje stay that way and not utter any word . If any asshole ask you to respond simply say to the

    IN EVERY STORY THERE IS HER SIDE HIS SIDE AND THE TRUTH, FOR NOW, I JUST LEAVE “”SAINT TOKE” TO GOD, one day the whole truth will come out and i will not be the one to tell it. God will exonerate me. Good luck to that girl. Go ahead make as much change as you want as that is your goal.

    Maje and Anita Take care of your precious son and protect him well. This girl Toke wants to destroy you and she is not finished. Dont say one bad thing about her ever (as you havent and for tha i am proud of you) .Leave her for God. Psalm 35 her ass and dont give her the satisfaction by responding. She disrespected not just the Maje, Anita, their precious child but the whole Ayida family.

    Good Luck to Perfect Saint Toke Makinwa.- holy saint of life.

    And to all her clit sucking voltrons, abeg shift. I dont have your time.

    honestly BellaNaija you can choose to post it or not. I dont care. Continue with your bias behaviour.

    • Josephine

      November 28, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      You’re a narrow-minded, “tribalist” vulgarian. No wonder you’ve become immune to getting dumped. It must happen a lot.

    • Missy

      November 28, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      🙂 🙂 🙂 see how pained you are with ya weak ass come back

      Guess what, i am happily married now with 3 gorgeous kids
      .
      What say you? 🙂

      Next time go harder. and dont come at me with such weak come backs

    • Josephine

      November 28, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      @ Missy aww, bless. Someone scraped your used up, passed round, dumped ass and married it. And I’m not pained, you are. Spewing tribal, foul-mouthed, filthy gutter talk about a stranger’s life when you have 3 kids to look after.

    • Truth

      November 28, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      S
      Wtf is wrong with u? U sound so out of breath, like do u need an inhaler? Why r u so pained that Toke has decided to write a book about her painful experience? Shame on u for trying to silence her, reading your post u cant be a woman and if u are, u need help seriously.

    • Abi

      November 28, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      Truth and Sultana, please be the same person because if there’s more than one vacuous chinless wonder in existence then the world is in trouble. “Pained” “who knows you” ….the depth of your intellect. Please slither back to the low rent blog you belong to.

    • Sultana

      November 28, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      What a pity! @missy, with your husband and children. Who knows you? Can u say all you have written in the presence of your so called children?? Instead of you to pray to whatsoever you serve to make you relevant even on your street, you are here beefing another person’s hustle. Even on BN you can’t leave your real name, showing how much of a loser you are! Pele oh. it’s well.

    • JOHN

      November 28, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Is sultana ure real name?

    • Missy

      November 28, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Who knows me?? that is th a vainest shit i ever heard. How oild are you . So Toke is better than me or anybody else cos she is known. You are so stupid beyond belive

      No your celebrity Toke is the biggest loser for what she just did.

      Life is not all about Brazilian weave shoes fashion and posing with bare tits to the world.

      The whole world now sees she is sick, attention seeker..

      See how Anita has been classy quiet all this while.

      I am not your celebrity kiss ass kind. I tell it like it is, unlike you.who probably lives on tokes IG page salivating for her FAKE life

      celebrity ko celebrity ni, If you read the book, name 5 things you learnt about it. Tell me. Who that book epp. So now you read the book and now you have an epiphany in life. Toke book will save souls to heaven Okwia??? GTFOHWTBS

      Fools throwing their money away buying trash, Go use that money to buy a different version of the bible. Maybe King James.

    • Ade

      November 28, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      @Missy the bigot , clearly even with your so called husband and children you are unfulfilled and miserable. No woman who is happy with her own life spews such venom. Your type to will go toChurch on Sunday, tribalistic cow. Wonder what you are teaching your poor children. Silly thing talking about leave her for God you people will be using God’s name any how. Did Anita think of God when she was was committing adultery with Maje you hypocrite! She’s the one who needs to ask God for forgiveness. Later they will be playing the victim when they always start the tribalistic comments

    • Sense

      December 1, 2016 at 6:28 am

      I think she totally missed the part of adultery. Honest mistake… sarcasm.

    • Bimbo

      November 28, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Missy , you should write a book too ! You are wasting your talent for prose .

    • Sense

      December 1, 2016 at 6:21 am

      Well hell hath no furry like a woman scorned. Maje will learn to treat females as humans. Someone had to do the dirty laundry. I blame Toke as well for putting up with all the mess , e en endangering her life with STD’s but Maje needs a whooping. I guess he got it.

  42. KittyKat

    November 28, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Whenever I see Toke I don’t see a victim I see someone who knew what was going on but decides to put her head in it….we all pay for the consequences of our actions.
    secondly I don’t see a woman who has been broken I see someone who wants to use a negative opportunity for fame and fortune.
    thirdly I don’t see a strong woman but a low self-esteemed and low self-confident woman who has a low opinion of her self a.k. a *weak ass*
    finally I don’t see a woman who is fit to advice anyone on relationship on even in life as general because everything she is asking people to believe in or do she didn’t.
    hence this book I don’t see it as a must tell but revenge or vengeance on her part. This is the definition of Hell hath no fury

    • Truth

      November 28, 2016 at 7:55 pm

      Well how u choose to see her is your choice. Fortunately your opinion is as irrelevant as your post…NEXT

    • Adaobi

      November 29, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Based on how you are trolling people our own opinion is also as irrelevant. Jeez! Where are your manners?! We must not all agree. Respectfully disagree and go away.
      You are really pained by any opinion that is not aligned with yours. Get a life!!!

    • Sultana

      November 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Eeeeya. Pele oh. Sorry. You need peace! Madam analyser

    • Bii

      November 28, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Missy clearly has no life and is obsessed with Toke. I’m Sure she can spend the night here talking about someone she claims is sick lol which makes you Missy even more pathetic. Lol people don’t realize the more you hate the higher people go… Go ask the kardashians. Every post on Toke is a hit back to back, if you are always on Toke’s post like it or not you are a fan my dear. Go feed your imaginary husband and children . It’s amazing how the Most evil , tribalistic, hate filled people are always the ones quoting Bible. Go and remove the log from your own eye first

  43. Bimpe Raji

    November 28, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Bella ooo, that was Nikki Laoye singing in that Kimono…the pic with Toke and Mo Abudu behind her. Loved that outfit and Afro, gal. Nice new look – fresh i must say.
    Congrats to Toke. it must have taken a lot to write this book. God keep you.

  44. Lee

    November 28, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    All I can say is, Rukky Sanda is that you?

  45. Tunde

    November 28, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I want to send a big Shout Out to the Photographer,, showing the true colors and skin of all the bleachers (Toke ,Rukky etc. ) – Scary things

  46. nene

    November 28, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    has rukky sanda’s bleaching cream finished? i know she’s in her 30s, but she looks rough. i see a few runs girls here, i hope they’ve repented. one thing i can note is toke has a lot of support from her friends.

  47. nene

    November 28, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    has rukky sanda’s bleaching cream finished? i know she’s in her 30s, but she looks rough. i see a few runs girls here, i hope they’ve repented. one thing i can note is toke has a lot of support from her friends. The thing in life is if you support evil you are an accomplice, God has a way of repaying each and everyone of us. when you live in the fast lane and support the evil that people around you do, somehow, it will come back to bite you in the ass. True repentance and change is the only way out.

    • Josephine

      November 28, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      @ Nene, why not work on your own salvation? If runs girls need to repent you do too. Catty comments are an equal evil.

  48. Manny

    November 28, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Bleaching does age a person.

  49. JOHN

    November 28, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    They all look like embalmed corpses. .BN , why are u not posting my comment…why this double standard

  50. been there!

    November 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    ..She for just forgive this Maje guy and move on….No need for book abeg! .She still loves Maje.. Simple!

    • Adaobi

      November 29, 2016 at 8:57 am

      I agree with you. She is obsessed with this guy. I hope this gives her closure and she moves on. No more Maje or Anita stories. The end!

  51. Olugalaga

    November 28, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    We are not fair at all to dis lady who has just decided to come out and tell the truth whilst admiting her imperfections and weaknesses in the process . If we continue to lash out at people in this manner we will scare more from telling us their story . She is got publicity allready and she is a bit comfortable . Someone , somewhere and somehow may be inspired by tokes struggles . He who has no sin should please cast the first stone . Lets just encourage her and correct her where and when possible not abuse and curse lastly i advice you read the book first so your criticism can be constructive !thank you

    • Abi

      November 28, 2016 at 11:46 pm

      @Olugalaga, this truth she told…..who asked for it? Who in their right mind in a society like ours offers themselves as fodder for gossip and ridicule? A hurt fame whore. This is revenge. Call it what it is. All the comments applauding Toke are based on her fame. I know that if Toke were my sister I would do all I can to stop this.

    • Titi

      November 28, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      @Olugalaga, correct her as in? As a sister or what?

  52. tina

    November 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Just to put it out there, its actually illegal to outrightly name names in this her book. shes lucky shes not in the US. oh well may God bless her hustle sha. all na hustle.

  53. Loki

    November 28, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Clearly photography isnt this photographer’s talent. See how he gave everybody tooth decay and jaundice…

  54. kadie george

    November 28, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Why always when tgey post about toke everybody will give negative comments,omg d hate is real 4 her that is why she will grow to d highest height in life,anita another woman will take maje from you with disgrace cos i know u and your people are the ones posting negative comments

  55. Comments bus

    November 29, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Full title should be; On becoming a shameless person… Toke dear have some shame or discretion. Heal and move on.. life is long.. you’re still young by writing this you’re letting your worst chapter define you. Your grandkids are going to read this. Is it really worth it.: whatever it is that you are trying to achieve? I hope you eventually become more at peace and love on.

  56. koko ni oo

    November 29, 2016 at 1:14 am

    this tiwa no go go meet her husband na iceberg slim make she dey carry up and down , #yeye people

  57. Jocelyn

    November 29, 2016 at 1:39 am

    I checked out the lady Anitas page, if Maje was my brother ill want her as my sister in law too. Very simple beautiful girl.. Goes to show going thru metamorphosis daily putting on pounds and pounds of makeup and Brazilian weave and red bottom shoes and posing on social media 24/7 and going as far showing tits in see thru shirt and all don’t epp no body. It doesn’t make you get selected. Wedding or no wedding , Anita was his favorite choice Ayida family advised their son well.

    Toke has shot herself in the foot on this one. Millions of women on planet every one has gone thru relationship problem no one wrote a book crying foul and mentioned names. I heard another man is dating the narcissist now , dude you better run now. Run fast.

    Anita stay classy and quiet u don’t have to say a word as someone suggested. Good idea. Just stay quiet, we all know she used reverse psychology and guilt trip to make maje give her that sudden proposal and wedding when you were already pregnant for him.

    Most of us can see Toke s bullshit. Don’t mind her or all her voltrons. They don’t have a life so they live vicariously thru her fakeness nd vainess on social media. All this huge event to launch a book bashing your ex. Na WA ohh. It’s like almighty Toke Is descending from clouds with a tell all. Her broken heart is oh so unique belongs in guiness book of records

    Anita take care of your precious diamond God blessed you with, your son.

    Silence Is the best revenge.

    Toke I will like a sequel book from you titled * How to Walk Way When you are not wanted and not waste 10yrs “

    • Hazel

      November 29, 2016 at 4:50 pm

      what is Anita’s page?

  58. No nonsense!

    November 29, 2016 at 2:14 am

    Gullible gullible gullible BN commenters! Most comments here are even from Toke herself or Toke wanna be.
    So the award for best comment goes to @Delta geh. You really spoke the truth. Pure wisdom from your epistles. My dear some people can’t stand the truth but that’s their deficiency.
    worst commentS to @TRUTH @sultana @josephine Aka Tokewannabeeess.

  59. Anonymous

    November 29, 2016 at 3:29 am

    No one has heard the man’s side of the story. People will be very shocked to hear Maje’s side. The one crying “wolf wolf” may be the oppressor.

  60. Truth

    November 29, 2016 at 4:01 am

    @ijay, lol you are so dumb-ass kissing cause i’m not hating? Not all of us are frustrated, bitter and hypocritical Nigerians who hide behind key boards to put others down for no sensible reason…all in the name of ‘opinion’? Please take several seats, you know if you had the chance you would sit at the table with Toke and eat the breadcrumbs off her plate, but wait…even that could never happen in your wildest dreams… Keep making yourself feel better by hating, just try not to choke on all that venom…

  61. Lemonade made from lemons!

    November 29, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Toke just made gallons of lemonade from her lemons and you are all bitching. Did y’all that saying refered to actual lemon juice?

  62. Moniker

    November 29, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Toke… Nigeria’s Kim. If you don wash una dirty linen finish, life goes on. If Maje wan be bros, let him not encourage it with even a ‘hi’. All these stories no go help women in the rural areas until then, na story4dgods

  63. Adaobi

    November 29, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Please for the people that are buying/reading this book in this time of recession, kindly share with those of us that will not be buying top lessons learnt from it and how much value it would add to your life. I would rather buy Arese’s smart money book than this.

    Also I believe this girl felt hurt and deserves to share her story however she wants to but I am not sure the message she wants to pass across yet with all the CONFLICTING messages she sends through her vlog and instagram posts. Yesterday she was saying sow your wild oats. Today it is a tell all book. Tomorrow she is a Jesus girl. Next tomorrow she is almost naked. CONFUSED.COM!
    Someone is on the path of self discovery… I wish her the best of luck and may her 15 seconds of fame stretch a little more.

  64. Dauta of Jezebel

    November 29, 2016 at 9:20 am

    erm I just kent with this daughter of Jezebel or Jezebel reincarnated.

    NOTE TO ALL MEN in the world, if you like yourself, date /marry this girl, you are doomed for life!

    Toke is all shades of what men should avoid in their life
    #Destinykiller # Destinyspoiler #wickedlady #Jezebelherself #evilspirit #demonpossessed #

    It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman Proverbs 21:9

  65. Jucee

    November 29, 2016 at 9:29 am

    When this issue of a scandal arose almost 2 years ago, I didn’t know who either of them were (Toke, Maje and Anita). I looked them up. I supported Toke. When I searched for Anita I expected to see a wild child who always post nude or semi-nude pictures. I was surprised by the what I saw of Anita. A simple girl who was just living her life. I tried to compare her to Toke and Toke to be seems like over the top, my perception of her was fake. What I’m even regretting was siding for the stupid dumb bitch Toke. The contrast between Anita and Toke is so clear. The questions should be with all the make up, smokes and mirror he chose a simple girl over your wild ass. Please my people they say body language never lies, all the pics I have seen of Toke and Maje she looks clingy and desperate. Abeg Toke should go and sit her ass down. Saint Toke who have never done wrong I’m sure if Maje and Anita should open up, we will know the truth about you. The more I see this book the more I’m becoming team Maje and Anita. Saint Toke should keep deceiving you people. What even annoys me most is keep calling God’s name in this abomination called a book. God does not support things like this Saint Toke. Jennifer aniston was cheated on, Sandra bullock, Princess diana. Stephanie Okereke, Monalisa Chinda was a victim of domestic violence you didn’t see this women writing books even Annie Idibia endured her own from tuface she didn’t go about bashing tuface. Abeg go and sit down dumb as fool

  66. maame

    November 29, 2016 at 10:28 am

    so based on all the controversy surrounding the book, I bought and read it yesterday. Is a good book?? it depends on what you are looking for. if you are looking for the “gossip” surrounding the Maje, Toke and Anita story, then you get the real deal. I was left frustrated at the number of times Toke had to go back to Maje after his seemingly countless transgressions….this left me a bit confused because Mehnnnn, I mean there is cheating and there is cheaaaating and this fella had the writing on the wall from the beginning. Ladies marriage to a serial womanizer does not change him, if anything at all, it makes it worse because he feels he has given you the ultimate price “the ring” it is only the grace of God that changes such a mentality. I am married and yes have had an issue with the dear husband regarding unfaithfulness….Though it has been some years and there are moments I still remember and cry, his actions thereafter has slowly taught me its an indiscretion he regretted as things have never the same after. with that being said, I wish there was more to this book than a narration of failed marriage. Who are we to decide whether it was a good time to write a book or not? Her life is so public so I guess that is the measure she had to take. I do hope in about 5 years from now, she writes a sequel detailing the steps she actually took to heal and finding happiness again. I wish her all the best

  67. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    November 29, 2016 at 11:29 am

    It’s good to school abroad.

    I schooled abroad. I don’t have a job. I don’t come from a wealthy family. I don’t have a privileged background boyfriend. You know the bonus that comes with schooling abroad.

    So – sometimes, it is better to school in Nigeria. I don’t have a British Private Education.

    I think Lagos people are enamoured with schooling abroad, having the accent, and having a privileged background boyfriend, which works for them.

    I grew up in Enugu. We try.

  68. Eni

    November 29, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I really commend Toke for this book. There are some things she disclosed that I can’t even tell my best friend. I think there is a conspiracy of silence amongst we females that makes it so difficult for us to tell our stories. You see intelligent career women going through DV and refusing to come out of it because they are ashamed. They’d rather remain there and face whatever is being thrown at them.
    The most disheartening thing is that these same women would be at the forefront bashing anyone brave enough to tell their stories
    We women are our own worst enemies!

  69. calm

    November 29, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Seriously, its sad the way women take advantage of situation to draw sympathy. I understand Maje hurt you in your marriage but you are no saint either. Why cant women just share some responsibility. Your marriage failed, yes, we know, so move on! Why raise a campaign against your ex husband? why drag his name and make money out of it? We all go through pain, deal with your pain and respect your ex partner. Going about saying negative things just to gather sympathy is not needed.
    All she said were about how Maje hurt her, you never mentioned your errors in the marriage, like you are saint. You turned your failed marriage into a money making opportunity for sympathy and the world should see a woman without faults.
    You married him after seeing the signs before marriage, now you are complaining and Maje is the Devil. Not cool, Not just cool.
    We all should take responsibilties. No one is perfect. Its sad the way your marriage ended Toke, but cashing out on it aint cool.

  70. Poise

    November 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    I just want to say body shaming is something No woman should do.People literally commit suicide because of nasty comments.
    Tope of Frock it Rock it, if you are reading this, I want you to know you are beautiful, don’t let these sick cyber bullies get to you

  71. Poise

    November 29, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Hello @bellanaija, pls what email do I send a message to if i want to feature a collection. Thanks

  72. Stephanie

    November 29, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Hahahah! I’m thinking the comment section is more interesting than book!

  73. heeba

    November 29, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Na wa for Nigerians and their love for gossip and other peoples business and FAD….
    When was the last time you all read a BOOK an educative or impact driven or spiritual book ??? (really not magazine ooo) but when it comes to amebo una go begin read….
    before you know it someone else will publish a book.
    The lady in question is cashing in from you guys!!! continue to make it rain on her but have you thought about making space for rain to pour on you?
    Cashing in on your failed marriage is not good for you or your future .
    its good for your pocket though.(if you love money)
    Your future and present relationships including friends ,partner and family will always have that at the back of their minds that you can do this to them also.
    Life happens but we leave God to fight and end our battles we will come out winners.
    Karma is the baddest, Silent killer ,revenger of the innocent the sweetest.
    The best thing you did was walk out of the marriage that action alone impacted on thousands of women…….. ,this book right here hmnnn will not help those women

  74. adanne

    November 29, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Its amazing how people like Adele and the likes of her who write songs based on their heartbreaks and make massive money have people idolize them and sing along yet same people are quick to bash Toke because she is doing almost same.

    • Abi

      November 29, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      @ adanne, Adele, even as a westerner does not sing about how her husband did not used to pour inside her. Even Lil Kim no fit.

  75. Me

    November 30, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Is that Rukky Sanda? Abi this is how recession is manifesting on her. Anyway who has purchased the book? I want to borrow when they are done. Don’t mind reading if the opportunity presents itself but I mind buying.

  76. Tracey

    November 30, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Rukky Sanda looks sooooooooo weird. What’s this??? The makeup. Everything

  77. Topz

    November 30, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    This book is well written; it would ignite in other women an energy to pursue their purpose. Letting them know that marriage completes no one. Many women out there go thru a lot but the society would never let them express themselves. God is faithful through it all.

  78. CordonBlu

    November 30, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    So much decay going on here. And I am not referring to the lady who wrote the book. So she put herself out there and made herself a target for so much verbal (in this case written) vomit. Do you really think that offering the sorry contents of your judgemental souls is okay because ‘she asked for it’? Where is the sense of responsibility for the words you speak? I reckon none of you on here is without a past. And I know nobody who has never made mistakes in their past, or would make mistakes in their present or future. What makes you think you can come on here and judge? Oh, wait! It’s an online platform! Makes sense. Nobody can put a face to you.

    I know what having to deal with low self esteem feels like….and if you are being honest with yourself, so do you. We deal with our issues the best way we know how…with or without the approval of your royal nastiness. May not be the best way but we live and learn, don’t we all? Heck , some people live and never learn. But that is their responsibility.

    Ease up on all the bile, people. There are other more wholesome ways to feel better about yourselves.

  79. Felinda

    November 30, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    hmm

    so i read 2 of the books reviews online today since ( since i am not gullible or foolish to buying books of such), and both reviews state that Toke mentions Maje 378 times and mentions about her career and how she grew it only twice. Whao power of the big dick huh 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 and some of oyall are saying the book is NOT about dude? Hmm ok.

    I think she should make as much money as she can , the economy is hard, abi. So if folks are willing to throw their money away – why not. After all bella , ,sdk and linda are all milking this juicy gist .

    I am no team nothing. Because i choose to hear all three sides first.

  80. Funms

    November 30, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I read the book. Won’t judge. I will simply work more on myself to be a better person. I hope she heals completely.

  81. OA

    December 1, 2016 at 12:01 am

    My own did not even reach marriage and I think I only just recently stopped swearing for the guy after about 20 years. The shekpe-ing was like a daily affair. Thank God for deliverance and realization that God gave me a wonderful husband after all so why focus on a fool and be caught up in such negativity. The guy dug the ground up and put my self-esteem 100 feet under, come place rock on top am, then tied it with padlock and rope sef. It is a very dangerous thing to have a manipulative boyfriend, husband, partner, etc. I will likely buy the book because I am curious for details…period! Perhaps writing the book was an outlet for her and as someone said, she is still healing.

    The useless guy I dated and myself now happen to be in the same profession and I cannot wait for the day we will both be at a CE or conference or something. Not that I will say anything oh, I will just waka pass, but him sef will know say levels don change! Please note: I did not go into the profession because of him oh. God forbid! I didn’t even think about it until I graduated.

  82. Bimbo

    December 1, 2016 at 12:56 am

    Some of you heffas ain’t read even one whole chapter of the Bible this month, yet you shell out money to buy this trash.

    Even if u pay me sef I won’t buy that shit. I should give my hard earned money to this narcissist? Indeed. Yall with no lives living vicariously thru this thing who supposedly raised in a Christian home yet been fcking since her teenage years (that marriage was Cursed before it begun) and will be calling God and Jesus at the same time She can make a billion dollars, that still does not increase her sense of worth. What I see is a weak mentally unstable attention seek narcissist whose goal in life is nothing but fame.

    She’s a disgrace to our people.

    Maje and Anita are so classy for remaining quiet. I respect them more.! Maje could say a lot about Tokes wrong doings too cos yall know she ain’t no Saint. But he is too mature to do that. Reviews say she mention Maje 378 times in the book and all his sins and flaws and almost no flaw of Toke cos she is Saint Toke, and mentions how she rose in her OAP career maybe twice. And yall sit there to say the book has only one chapter of Maje so it’s not about him, yes it may be one chapter but be honest this is all about him . Yes it is about him. Stop kissing Tokes ass.

    • Tiki

      December 1, 2016 at 3:36 pm

      Bimbo. Your name says it all. Since your life is so ‘together’ you feel comfortable calling Toke a ‘thing’ on social media, please give us your real name. You don’t even have to write a book, we will do the research and publication for you.

  83. Tiki

    December 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I read the book and I really feel for Toke. Inasmuch as she was stupid and silly, and allowed her desperation to get the better of her (and I expected much more given her exposure), MAJE CHEATED ON HER. Nobody, no matter how messed up they are, deserves to have the person they have exchanged vows with, cheat on them in private and humiliate them in public like that. If this book is what she needs to move on, then so be it.

    • heeba

      December 1, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      She does not need the book to move on ,she has already moved on she needs the book for more fame and money Go Figure…..

  84. kikelomo

    December 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    but you just contradicted yourself now with Nigerian women everything must be man man and you still said she need to be married to do this????????Not following

  85. Uche

    December 1, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Even if Maje does not marrying Maje, she will still be wifed up by someone way better than Maje. She is smart,educated (a lawyer), beautiful with a gorgeous son, she is THE winner whether its Maje or not. Definitely a wife material than that attention seeking mental narcissist

    As for Toke – i will be very surprised if someone wifes her in future after all this unwarranted revelatioin in a book. She should marry her red bottom shoes.

  86. Uche

    December 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    typo: i meant even if Maje does not marry ANITA.

  87. Youdee

    December 2, 2016 at 9:53 am

    I just read the book. I can’t say i was a serious Toke fan but I admire her dress sense and comportment. That said, people you need to read the book. Forget people’s interpretation of the book and read it objectively then make up your mind about the book and why she felt she had to write it.
    Anyone who has been through any sort of pain can relate to this book. Be it people ganging up against you, relationship issues, trust issues e.t.c. This is her version of events and it may not necessarily be 100% truth but it’s her raw emotion poured out and told in her words when she felt ready to talk about her life so far. She answered questions many people had then about how she was coping and how she dealt/ still dealing with it.
    Kudos Toke, not many can do this. Your strength is admirable

    • Dee

      December 3, 2016 at 1:49 am

      Well said!!

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