It looks like Toke Makinwa and her husband might have buried the hatchet. The OAP who had to swallow the hard pill of her fitness and wellness instructor husband’s infidelity may have taken him back after all! The 31-year-old known for co-hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM got married to her on and off boyfriend Maje Ayida in a surprise wedding in 2014. The wedding came as a surprise because it happened at a time when many thought they might be parting ways. 18 months later, news broke that Maje Ayida had impregnated his former girlfriend of 8 years Anita Solomon who was at the time in the UK to deliver their baby. Maje was also named the sole sponsor of Anita’s multi-million hair salon in Calabar and was even said to frequent Calabar just to see her. They were said to have broken off briefly when he got married to Toke. This made ‘Toke’ the number one trending topic on Twitter Nigeria. Many fans were very angry with her husband for impregnating an ex, some called her out for being the vlogger who vlogged mostly about topics on how to keep your man but couldn’t keep hers.
She later took to her instagram address the issue saying:
“The amount of emails I have received from women across the world going thru difficult situations is heartbreaking. (Thank you all for sharing). In a world where the popular belief out there is that women hate each other, women can’t stand each other…. I have gotten emails/calls from women sharing their own personal pain and that is courageous. I can’t reply everyone, (even though i honestly wish i could.) It is Funny how God uses even the most unbelievable things to bless you. I have been given a voice, a platform, (i don’t even know how it’s all happened) but I woke up one day and I found God and with that came purpose.It’s never about you, as hard as it seems, sometimes you go thru things not for you but for the people around you who need direction, a word of prayer or more. May God heal every broken heart out there, may his light give you the courage to begin to love yourself. It is tough being a woman, the preasure is real. You don’t have to be a victim, you can rise above it all. Do not let society tell you otherwise. Be Bold, Be Strong. Trust God’s purpose for your life and keep shining.”
Weeks later, her husband took to his Instagram page to apologize to her. He wrote:“I am writing to express my sincerest apologies to my wife. I was wrong, it is indefensible and I am sorry. I deeply regret what my wife and my family has had to endure. My behaviour has caused a lot of anguish to everyone. Though this matter has been very public in nature, it is a private issue and I would appreciate the opportunity to face it privately. I love my wife and will make every effort to make things right Toke Makinwa.“ He even posted an ‘I love you’ message to her on her 31st birthday.
However, it was many months before both were spotted together at the Future Africa Awards 2015 early December. It was then the speculations that they were back together started and she kinda let the cat out of the bag. In the first few minutes of her first vlog in 2016, Toke promised that she will talk about “it” very soon and a few hours later, she posted the picture of her wedding ring back on. That picture is saying just one thing.