Wednesday, February 22, 2017

After Ghana and Kenya, Toke takes book promo to UK despite lawsuit

Chatterbox media personality Toke Makinwa seems undeterred by an impending court case with her estranged celebrity fitness instructor husband, Maje Ayida as she is about now on her way to London, UK to promote her book entitled “On Becoming…”

Toke shared pictures aboard a flight she took from Murtala Muhammed International Airport to London on her on-going book tour, as she shows no signs of backing down on the promotion of her book which Maje said hurt his brand.

Her trip to London is coming after successful book tour trips to Ghana where she was interviewed as a celebrity guest on GhOnetv, a privately owned TV station in the former Gold Coast and in Kenya where she had a successful signing and reading session.

Her book promotional tour is coming after Maje employed the services of a British law firm to sue Toke over the published book which revealed the alleged details of their failed marriage.

The lawyers engaged by Maje according to reports manages legal issues for famous people/groups including Simon Cowell, Elton John and Chelsea FC, while his Nigerian lawyer Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) is also in the team.
A ‘Letter of Demand’ has reportedly been sent to Toke with notations including a revelation that in 2014, she signed an agreement after Ayida “requested legal separation” from her ‘within 6 months’ of their marriage in January 2014 — when it became clear that the marriage was breaking down”.

The letter said that Ayida’s public image was ridiculed, ‘assaulted, injured and damaged’ by Makinwa who sought ‘relentless and limitless’ publicity with the launch of her book.

“His professional integrity as one of the leading health and wellness practitioners in Nigeria, and his professional credibility built over the years through dedicated hard work have been besmirched”, the letter said.
Importantly, the letter demanded that Toke Makinwa must retrieve all copies of the books sold, delete the e-distribution of the book, and upon agreement with Ayida, must schedule a place where all copies of the retrieved books must be destroyed. Then, she must “retract” the “published words” and write a full page apology to Maje Ayida on three national dailies. Failure of which “will result in the commencement of legal action.”

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