The more we think we know about Toke Makinwa especially about her just-released book, the more she unveils new things about herself.
The on-air-personality has been trending for some weeks owing to the release of her book, ‘On Becoming,’ which says a lot about her marriage.
In an interview with Encomium, Toke Makinwa reveals why she gave her book that name.
That was what resonated within me while I was doing this. When I started it, I had no title but my praying took me there. I prayed a lot and I was learning about myself. It was a new experience for me. With all the noise from the outside, perception that people had, it was important that I stayed grounded and I found my feet in there. I was becoming stronger, more open, and more receptive and who I was meant to be. This is my purpose. This is my journey. I chose that title and I want to show the world who I am now.
On Baring Everything
The book shared my challenges and my thoughts about that. I would like you to read the book. We are Africans and Nigerians. We believe in keeping it all together. No one should see that your life is not perfect but I am here to change that. People should see you in your worst, which is how they can appreciate your success story.
People should see you when you are down and under because you would still come up. If you reach the bottom, there is only one place to go which is the top. We need to eradicate shaming people to silence, most especially women. Women are held in high esteem. You can’t show to the world that you are heartbroken, you can’t show to the world that your marriage is not perfect, because people would look at you and think there is something wrong with you.
But there is nothing wrong with that person. She is walking through life. She is becoming what she is supposed to be. It is important that we unmask ourselves, let go off this tradition because people die in silence. The book shows that there is more to life than the shame.