Nollywood actress cum media personality, Toke Makinwa, has regrettably revealed that she seems to have become what she judged, many years ago.
On the latest episode of her weekly vlog ‘Toke Moments’, she recalled judging her aunts still living with them in their 30s’.
According to Toke Makinwa, she thought they were promiscuous to remain unmarried in their 30s. Toke began:
“I remember when I was younger, I’ll see all those my aunties. Shout out to all my aunties! They were like in their 30’s then and some of them lived in our house before they got married.”
“I remember seeing them at 35, 30…actually 30. 35 ke?! That’s grandma!! 30, I’ll be looking at them like this and be thinking, ‘this woman must have been promiscuous when she was young. That’s why she’s 30 and still in our house; and hasn’t gone to her husband’s house.”
At 37 and unmarried, the vlogger wondered if her nephews and nieces see her like she saw aunts then. She continued:
“Today, I’m 37! And I look at my nephews and nieces and I wonder, ‘Is that how they look at me?’ Or has time really changed?.”
Commenting on how ladies were erroneously considered ‘prostitutes’ when seen in a car with a white man, she noted:
“I remember one time, my mom was driving and somebody cut into her and it was a white guy and he had a black girl in front.”
“And we just went, ‘Ode, o ti gbe ashewo’ (fool, he has carried a prostitute). We just automatically assumed that every black girl you saw with a white guy was a whore.”
Hitting on those who vowed as children never to indulge in habits like drinking and smoking when they turned adults, Toke Makinwa added:
“Those people that said, “I’ll never drink” how are you coping with the tension in Nigeria?
“Every day you go out, ‘Can I have a glass of cocktail?’…..Can I have a glass of champagne? Can I have Hennessy? Can I have this and that?
“And those that condemned people who smoke shisha and the likes. Ask them now how it’s going. They’ve become chimneys.”