Popular and pretty OAP, Toke Makinwa has revealed
her new marital status.
new book, “On Becoming” said she has revealed everything that constituted the person
of Toke in the book that will be released on November 28.
and when did you decide to write a book?
I wish I woke up
one day and decided writing a book but no. People have different stories and
different inspiration behind why they did certain things and toed certain paths.
Writing a book never really crossed my mind because I saw authors as those
retiring. But I had a challenging time last year 2015 and while I was busy
trying to survive, I started documenting a lot. There were days I felt good and,
I wrote something. Also there were days I did voice notes. There were times I
allowed the bad days take its toll.
but I didn’t take it seriously. But when people started telling me that they
prayed for me and that God told them that I would write a book, I started
thinking about it. By the start of 2016, I was still fiddling with the idea but
I wasn’t certain what it would be. But I remembered what I went through last
year and saw it as a good way of making others especially women, have who and
where they can turn to, whenever going through the same ordeal. That way, I will not only deal with the
situation but help someone else overcome.
The society sees the woman as a
superwoman who runs her home, takes care of the kids, husband, runs her
business successfully and nobody asks her, “Are you Ok”? If she doesn’t succeed
in any of the many segments of her life, she isn’t seen as a superwoman.
is the book all about?
make sense of life and its curves, its turns, ups and downs and turning the
negatives to positives. I want people to read this book because there are many
things to find out about Toke. They don’t know Toke. It’s important for me to
tell my story and not allow the world tell it for me. It’s a spiritual journey
there moments you cried?
accepting defeat is what I don’t joke with. You need the mindset of not
accepting defeat. It’s not running away from what happened but saying, ‘what
can I do to save it’?
your crashed marriage, are you in love now?
discover my current status. You will be shocked at how current and open I am on
issues of love etc.
release on the 28th of November 2016 in bookstores across Nigeria,
South Africa, Kenya, United Kingdom and United States. E-Books will be
available on Kindle, Amazon, OkadaBooks and others.