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Toke Makinwa at AMVCA 2022

Toke Makinwa, a prominent figure in Nigerian media, recently revealed a deeply personal and tragic aspect of her past during a podcast episode featuring comedian Ayo Makun, known as AY.

On her podcast, Toke opened up about a haunting childhood experience—a devastating fire that claimed the lives of both her parents. This traumatic incident has since loomed large in her life, becoming her greatest fear.

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Reflecting on a recent fire incident at AY’s Lagos residence, Toke recounted her own distressing encounter years ago. She shared, “I’ve been a victim of a house fire when I was a kid and unfortunately both my parents died as a result of that. That’s one of my biggest fears.”

AY, taken aback by this revelation, responded with empathy, saying, “Sorry about that. I’m just hearing this for the first time.”

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Toke further described the shock of waking up to numerous missed calls, discovering her house engulfed in flames through social media. However, she found a glimmer of solace in the fact that her family was away on holiday during the tragic incident—a detail that became a point of gratitude amidst the devastation.