Court Orders Toke Makinwa To Pay Former Lover N1m For Defamation

A file photo of Toke Makinwa. Photo: [email protected]



A Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square has ordered On-Air Personality (OAP) Toke Makinwa to pay her former lover, fitness entrepreneur Maje Ayida N1 million for defamation.

In the suit filed before the court, Maje Ayida had alleged that his estranged wife is obsessed with social media and fame and had published a book, “On Becoming” which she purported to be a biography of her life so far.

In the book, published by Kachifo Ltd (joined as second defendant in the suit) Ayida said Makinwa made several defamatory statements against him, including words which suggested that he was

a) a cold-hearted husband
b) a serial ‘cheat’
c) not fit and proper to work within the Health and Wellness Industry, or any related industry, having recklessly infected her with an STI
(d) was and had been a carrier of venereal or sexually transmitted disease or diseases amongst other things.

Ayida also claimed that the book had enjoyed and continues to enjoy enormous readership and considerable circulation on platforms including Amazon, iTunes, and numerous bookshops such that it can be safely presumed that over 3 Million people have read the book and/ or the sensationalized extracts from the book since its publication.

As a consequence of this publication, Ayida says his hard-earned reputation has been seriously damaged as he has suffered considerable distress and embarrassment including but not limited to several calls from well-meaning Nigerians to request him to go for counseling, mental and marriage therapy sessions.

Ayida also says that the defamatory words published were accentuated by malice. He therefore demanded a retraction of the defamatory contents of the book, an unreserved apology and a withdrawal from circulation of all copies of the book.

He also made a monetary claim of the sum of N100,000,000.00 against the defendants for what he called aggravated and/or exemplary damages.

In his judgment, Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi held that after careful consideration of the evidence before the court, it finds that only the contents of page 54 line 11-16 and page 83, Line 1 of Toke Makinwa’s book were Defamatory.

The court also gave Makinwa 30 days to delete the said defamatory words from unsold copies of the book in her custody as well as those with her publisher, kachifo Limited.

The Court then granted damages of the sum of 500,000 Naira each to be paid by the 1st and 2nd defendants, Makinwa & Kachifo Ltd, to any charity organization of the claimants choice.

The court also granted an injunction preventing the defendants from producing copies of the book with the defamatory words.

Toolz Claims Don Jazzy Has A Crush On Her

On Air Personality and host of online tv Ndani, Tolu Oniru a.k.a Toolz was a guest on the X-Generation programme, ‘Rubbin Minds’ where she revealed that ace producer and CEO of Mavin Records, Don Jazzy actually has a crush on her.

It was time for Ebuka to unleash his usual eye-popping questions on the celebrity of the week, a segment of the programme everyone wait eagerly for,to see who will be featured.

The least expected celebrity for this edition was Tolu Oniru popularly known as ‘Toolz’.

Deep into the interview, the Nigeria X-Factor host says people actually think that she has a crush on Don Jazzy, but she claimed that it is the one time producer of D-Banj and co-owner of defunct Mo’Hits Records that actually has a crush on her, when she was asked to explain what relationships that she’s shared with some male celebrities she’s interviewed on her shows.

Q: You mentioned earlier about people saying you interview someone and they end up saying you are dating, I want to call a few names  and you are going to answer Yes or No, or explain whatever it is you want to explain, if you dated them or not.

‘Don Jazzy’

Toolz: Don Jazzy is my personal person, Don Jazzy is like somebody that, he thought me a lot about the industry, he’s my personal person.

Q: Never dated?

Toolz: No

Toolz: People say that I have a crush on him, but I have to say he has crush on me

Q: So you think Don Jazzy has a crush on you?

Toolz: Don Jazzy is awesome and amazing.

The On Air Personality with one of Nigeria’s 21st century music radio stations, Beat FM, described Iyanya as a naturally flirtatious person and that is one of his selling points, but she never dated him.

Q: Iyanya

Toolz: No, I don’t know when that came about, when did i date Iyanya?

-I think there was a video; you guys were in the studio together, I think some talk started from there, he did an interview with you.

Toolz: Oh there we go, no, no, no Iyanya is naturally, like naturally flirtatious and I think that’s one of his selling points, but No.

She described rapper Lynxx as her very good friend, as someone she bickers a lot with and that they are very close.

Q: Lynxx

Toolz: No, Lynxx and I are like pals, we bicker a lot, and it’s kind of like, you now the way you have a friend and he’s a guy, the way you kind of develop your friendship is just yap, a kind of that person like that you say ‘ look at your head’ to so that’s it. We are quite close.

Toolz Admits Being In A Love Relationship

On Air Personality and Host of the Nigeria X-Factor reality TV show, Tolu Oniru a.k.a Toolz says she in a love relationship with someone in the EME family, that is the Banky W crew, and who that person is was not revealed as at the time of this interview.

Toolz who was blushing when Rubbin Minds anchor hit her with the question of being seen with this particular guy obviously well-acquainted with the anchor as well but refused to mention his name.

According to the anchor, the two have on the red carpet most time and their pictures together have been shared on social media networks.

“I mean I’m in you know, different kinds of relationships, I have friendships, you know that’s a relationship, here and there”

When asked about a young dude who seems to be in the pictures these days, who is not a celebrity but there’s been a lot of talk about the two of them, Toolz obviously trying to evade the all-revealing question responded by asking the anchor, his own definition of ‘dating’ but the obviously mischievous anchor was able to corner the buxom babe by rephrasing his question and eventually Toolz gave in, answering “Ok, yes, yes”.

However, she refused to divulge any other information when asked how long the relationship has been for.

She went on to explain that being OAP does not mean one’s private life should be brought open to all and sundry as such can be used against that person and pertaining her relationship, she is happy being in it.

“I think it’s pretty obvious, but what I try to do is, I don’t think it’s a very good thing to you know share all your business, because the more people know about you, the more they can that information to hurt you, you know

So, I get a few people saying ‘Oh you should say it, say this and everything’ but am like why? if am in an relationship or a situation with somebody and we both know  what’s going on that’s pretty much what matters”.

Q: But are you happy being with him?

Yeah, am happy in life, am in a good place in my life, career is going well you know.