‘God Used Their Ignorance to Illustrate My Success Story’- Toke Makinwa Breaks Silence


Toke Makinwa has finally spoken up since the drama surrounding her invitation to lecture at the New York University.

The drama started days ago, when Makinwa revealed that she had been invited to lecture at the university. Some students of the university requested details to enable them attend the lecture, but it all degenerated into a messy drama after the OAP referred them to a certain Lilian Ajayi-Ore, a lecturer at the university, who clarified that it was a “closed event”. Many people questioned the authenticity of the scheduled lecture.

However, Makinwa later shared photos of the event on her Instagram story, and now she has posted an elaborated response on Instagram, revealing that not only was it a successful outing, the NYU students also realised how much she was trolled in Nigeria, and the negative criticism gave her a practical example to illustrate with.

The students checked me out online and found out I was trending and it led to questions about dealing with negative feedback from customers and how to deal with the not so great comments, and it was nice to use a practical example,” said Makinwa.

The media personality continues to face intense criticism since publishing her first book, On Becoming. While she continues to battle her ex, Maje Ayida, who accused her of slandering him in the memoir, Toke Makinwa says she remains unfazed.

I pray my life inspires someone out there to be BOLD in the face of storms, I hope you take a chance and live unapologetically,” she said today.

Read her full note:

Awww❤️ thank you Prof L. Getting feedback of my guest lecture at NYU warms my heart. This was my first attempt at teaching and it went really well. To share my knowledge on brand building even while I'm still learning can only be a blessing from God and I am available to be further used by him. Was I nervous? Hell yeah. But just the thought of a Nigerian girl sharing her success story to a room full ofI multinational students was enough to push me. Funny thing is while the lecture was going on God used the ignorance of many to further illustrate my point to the class. The students checked me out online and found out I was trending and it led to questions about dealing with negative feedback from customers and how to deal with the not so great comments and it was nice to use a practical example. You can't take the good alone, try as much as possible to cater to every customer there will be some that are completely hard to please and that's ok! Keep working on your product, keep evolving and pushing the envelope, don't get distracted, keep at it till you perfect your craft and even after you think you have, there's still some room to become some more. I pray my life inspires someone out there to be BOLD in the face of storms, I hope you take a chance and live unapologetically. #onbecomingaglobalbrand #NYU #guestlecturer #TMtotheworld #ProfessorTM #Repost @lilianajayi with @repostapp ・・・ I have had the privilege of inviting various leading professionals and subject matter experts to guest lecture in my class. However, inviting Toke Makiwa (@tokemakinwa) to speak to my Grad students on her experience with developing her #brand in the digital space – gave me a sense of pride, as a fellow African Woman. It also offered my multinational students a closer prospective on #Africa, Digital Marketing and #Technology. Toke was confident, engaging and got personal about what she had learned thus far. My #students all appreciated their time with Toke, and I am glad to have been the catalyst of such an insightful exchange. *************************************************#togodbetheglory #knowledgeispower #nyu #guestlecture #gc4w #digitalmarketing

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