by Lekan Olanrewaju
Last week we got word of popular radio host Toke Makinwa seemingly coming down on blogger Linda Ikeji, saying “I don’t think Linda Ikeji is a role model. She’s a gossiper, She sells gossip” and going on to enjoin her listeners not to pay attention to her as well as bloggers like Perez Hilton.
Miss Ikeji responded to the jab by explaining she didn’t even know who Toke was, and sharing stories of her personal struggles.
Stories like that, however, are something you should never expect from Miss Makinwa, who recently sat down for a chat with 360nobs and said, when asked about how she helped other people, that she would prefer to keep such information private. She went on to say,
“I’m not the person who will come on here and give you ‘I was once a girl who had no shoes, who never dated anyone, and now I help the guy on Ajose-Adeogun to pay his school fees.’ What I do for people who come up to me to ask me for help or come up to me to ask me to inspire them is between myself and the person.”
“You’re not gonna get a sob story from me” she said.
When asked about the controversy regarding being misquoted on the internet about a certain unnamed “someone”, she responded “how do you know I was misquoted” with a giggle. “What if I said it?”
“I don’t know her.” she said of this someone. “I’ve never met her in my life. We don’t run in the same circles, we’re not friends.”
“So when I saw that I thought ‘hmm’,” she continued. “Obviously trying to make this a personal issue. I wasn’t contacted to know if it was true, if it wasn’t true, how it happened.”
When asked “If the other party involved were to walk in here now, what would you say?” she said “I would not even look there. I don’t know her. What does she even look like?” she said jokingly.
“It wasn’t something condescending, so there’s nothing to talk about.”
Interestingly, when asked about who her role models were, she said “Linda Ikeji is one of them, shout out to you.”
Check out the video below.
Any guesses as to who the “someone” is? We have no idea, really.