It has come to the notice of the public that Maje Ayida, the estranged husband of Toke Makinwa has taken legal actions over her Book, On Becoming.
Maje Ayida, whose name was mentioned about 378 times in Toke’s best-selling book, is not happy about the image he was portrayed as – Bad, cheating and heartless husband! Therefore, the Health Fitness Instructor and father of two is seeking Lawyers’ input to defend his reputation.
Recall that Toke Makinwa released her first must-tell book in November 2016 and the book sold out within 24-hours of its release.
On Becoming, which many people thought was meant to be about the OAP, was centered on her husband, their marital issues and his baby mama, Anita Solomon.
The book has evoked lots of nostalgia for ladies who had faced similar issues in their relationship, therefore giving Maje a bad name, even among the male folks.
At about the same time Toke released her book, Maje reposted a photo of himself which Guardian Life shared on Instagram and his followers came for his neck with series of heartbreaking comments.
One wrote: “I don’t f**king care if u block me, all I know if both God nd d devil will punish u so much dat u will turn white pple will think u bleached! Heart breaker!!! Randy d**k head!!! I hate you!! The world hates you!!!”
Obviously, the young man is tired of being tagged the bad man and wants a breath of fresh air for a change. According to The Cable, Maje Ayida hired UK and Nigerian lawyers to represent him, demanding that all sold copies of On Becoming be retrieved as well as a stop to new and subsequent sales.
Maje’s Lawyers are claiming that their client did not commit adultery neither did he infect Toke Makinwa with STDs, or fall short of taking care of the home, as she depicted in her book.
To that effect, a letter has been issued out, which states that Maje had asked for separation six months after they got married in January 2014 and that they signed a legal separation in July of the same year, but Toke didn’t mention that in the book.
“The words complained of are not only malicious and untrue but also constitute a mischievous and unconscionable attack on the person of our client. As a result of your said publication, our client has been brought into public ridicule and inundated with vitriol, odium and scorn,” the court papers stated.
Maje Ayida Sues
The papers also stated that Toke exaggerated a lot of things in the book in a bid to attract sympathy, a winning strategy which aided massive sales of the book. However, the court has given Toke Makinwa seven days [from the day she received the letter] to comply with the demands or they would be forced to take further legal actions.
According to the lawyers, On Becoming has damaged the reputation of Maje Ayida and is creating a negative ripple effect on his job.