Popular vlogger Toke Makinwa officially became an author today as she debuted her book about her life, On Becoming.
A part of the book tells the story of her lengthy relationship with ex-husband Maje Ayida, revealing details about things that went down in the relationship.
She had previously shared snippets of the book previously, revealing how she found out he had a child outside, and how she had watched him have sex with his baby mama, Anita.
I got on my knees in front of him, my voice calm as I can make it. “Maje, you can’t keep lying. What is going on?
He walks away, leaving me there with my heart in my hands. I see him pacing, like he is
having a private conversation. Then all of a sudden, he walks back to the living room, looks straight into my eyes and says, ‘She’s pregnant’.
I fall to the ground. My head….
‘What’s she having?’
‘A boy,’ he says.
‘How long have you known?’
‘I’ve always known…. It was what I thought I wanted,’ he says.
The Sex Tape and Bleaching
“At some point while we were dating, Maje had asked if he could tape us having sex. This was a new one for me but I would do anything to keep my man, or so I thought, and so I obliged.
But I was nervous afterwards because I didn’t want the tape to get into the wrong hands….
I dragged the file back to his desktop, and I could tell from the stilled image in the video that the person in it was not me…. I clicked play and watched horrified as Maje had sex with Anita.
Watching that video, all of the inadequacies I thought I had dealt with over the years came rushing back.
I had been with Maje from when I was an immature teenager, through my twenties, and for most of those years, Anita had been the standard I had to live up to. I had lightened my skin at some point – Anita was half Lebanese and half Ibibio, and Maje made me feel like he preferred her lighter skin.”
Following the book’s official release today, LIB shared a screenshot from the book, where Makinwa wrote about he’d given both herself and the other woman, Anita, sexually transmitted diseases.
This book sure seems like a really good read.