This week’s episode of #WithChude gave viewers a glimpse into the life of media personality, actor and influencer, Toke Makinwa. In this exclusive interview, she discusses dealing with the grief of losing her parents, handling betrayal and a disastrous divorce with host and co-founder of Joy, Inc., Chude Jideonwo.
Losing both her parents at her tender age to a deadly explosion, Toke Makinwa disclosed that she felt let down by God at the moment. In her words, “Nobody could talk to me about what was going on in heaven on that day. Clearly, the phone lines were not answered that day. Clearly. These were people that called on You [God] every single day.”
Recounting the events that took place after becoming orphaned, Toke revealed that most of her extended family members were unwilling to take her and her other three siblings except her dad’s elder brother. Being adopted by her foster parents was a fortunate turn of events, but she revealed that she still struggled to settle into a new home because of the grief she dealt with. “To be honest, it was one of the most challenging things ever, not because they were not great but because it happened at a time where there was no access to therapy and we just didn’t talk about it. It was just a tragedy that happened”, she stated.
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