At 37, My Mother Still Controls My Life -Toke Makinwa

Popular Nigerian media personality, Toke Makinwa has revealed that, despite being 37 years of age, her mother still controls the kind of life she lives.

Toke Makinwa further revealed that, her mother sometimes visits her unannounced and she found herself scrambling to spray everywhere to get rid of the smell of “pot” which her friends had smoked while they were at her house.

You’ll be paying your own bills and be your big age but the fear of your parents is still real,” she wrote.
A few months agoToke Makinwa compared herself to her aunties, whom she used to criticize for being unmarried in their 30s.

In her latest episode of Tokemoments, Toke Makinwa spoke about she used to watch her aunts live with her family when she was a child and how she often questioned why they were single and not in their husbands’ houses at that age.

The 37-year-old also revealed how as a young child she believed that, her aunties were unmarried at 30 and living with them because they were promiscuous as she stated stated that, she has now become those aunties as she is 37 years old and still not married.

she also wondered if her nephews and nieces look at her and think the same way she thought while growing up.
She also spoke about how the standards and qualities that were once valued in men, such as being God-fearing, tall, and attractive have all been compromised.

Toke Makinwa , who was married to her estranged husband Maje Ayida got divorced by an Igbosere High Court in 2017.
Toke had filed for divorce on March 9, 2016 on the grounds that Maje committed adultery.

The presiding Judge, Justice Morenike Obadina, while delivering judgment ruled that, Ayida filed an answer to the petition but did not give oral evidence in support of it.

The Judge further indicated that, the position of the law was settled as pleadings did not amount to evidence.
“Pleadings on which no evidence was led are deemed abandoned. Therefore, Ayida’s evidence is deemed abandoned. The effect being that the petitioner’s evidence is unchallenged and uncontroverted,’’ she ruled.