Entertainment of Monday, 6 February 2017
Source: Nii Ayi Mensah Lartey
Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, and bestselling author, Toke Makinwa has advised women to support each other at the launch of her first book “On Becoming”, over the weekend at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra.
The author who is also known for co-hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM shared the bitter-sweet experiences that inspired her to write her maiden book “On Becoming”.
According to Toke, her failed marriage with fitness trainer Ayida Maje motivated her to write the book, prior to her divorce, she stated that the conviction to write a book has always been there but the appropriate time to do that was a challenge. Makinwa asserted that her marriage experience is one of the factors that propelled her to satisfy the desire to write.
She shared profound memories about her childhood, family and the support system that has backed her to seamlessly migrate from banking to media work and now writing and publishing.
There was an awesome Q & R (Questions and Answers) session between Toke and patrons at the book launch. she answered questions pertaining her divorce, what motivated her to write the book, her biggest challenge, etc.
She also entreated women shy away from backbiting so as to enable them achieve more greatness.
The launch of Toke Makinwa’s “On Becoming” was attended by actress Jackie Appiah, Ahuofe Patri, Adina, Ama K. Abebrese, Vanessa Gyan and some bloggers.