The we sometimes remember here ehn…
Recall when Maje Ayida, Toke Makinwa’s one-time boo, slammed her with a 100 million Naira defamation suit over her book, On Becoming. He claimed that Toke’s best seller of a memoir contained too many defamatory things about him and so he wanted her to instantly stop all distribution and promotion of the book, tender unreserved apologies in three national dailies and of course, the juiciest bit: his demand for a hundred million in damages (even if he felt the need to add that the damages would be distributed to four charities).
The suit was filed in the Lagos High Court on the 7th of February through his lawyers at Pinheiro LP (Kemi Pinheiro SAN).
To our utter amazement, Toke carried on like nothing happened. She probably didn’t even bat her princess-like eyelids when she got served, judging by the way she continued raking in the cash from her book like Maje hadn’t filed the suit or written an earlier letter to her (in that one, he simply demanded three published apologies and that she cease all sales and promotion.
So unperturbed, Toke flew off to the UK to continue her book tour. Our over actively imaginative bets are on the fact that she must have hissed and done a diva hair flip as she walked into Revolution Restaurant in London for a meet and greet/book signing session that had sold out on the 26th, a day after the suit was made public.
You’d think that Maje immediately tore shirt (and showed off some physical trainer skills) wen she did this or at any point during the Lord-only-knows-how-many book signings she’s done since February.
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