“On Becoming” Book: Maje Ayida Hires British Lawyers To Sue Toke Makinwa

Following the release of a book “On Becoming” which documented her
relationship with Maje Ayida, Nigerian media personality Toke Makinwa,
has been asked to stop the sales of the book and all forms of
promotional activities.
According to Cable Ng, the request was made of Makinwa by Maje Ayida
In the book, the television personality accused Ayida of giving her
sexually transmitted diseases, being a serial cheat and committing
adultery.The legal documents describe the book as nothing but
“exaggerated fabrication”.
TheCable Lifestyle has learned that Maje Ayida has hired law firms in both the United Kingdom and Nigeria to handle the case.
They are Carter-Ruck, a leading defamation law firm in the UK to top
figures like Simon Cowell, Elton John and Chelsea FC while Kemi Pinheiro
(SAN) of Pineiro LP is heading the legal front in Nigeria.
According to the letter of demand sent to Makinwa, her estranged husband
was said to have “requested legal separation” from her “within 6
months” of their marriage in January 2014 — “when it became clear that
the marriage was breaking down”.
Makinwa was alleged to have signed a legal separation agreement in July 2014, TheCable Lifestyle was informed.
The letter said it was well documented that Makinwa and Ayida had agreed
to separate by July 2014, which the book failed to record.

 The letter mandated Makinwa to “withdraw from circulation all copies of
the book and take immediate steps to call in all copies of the book
already distributed and deliver u”tell-all’ p same at the place to be
agreed upon by our client for destruction.”

It further said a failure by the popular celebrity to “retract” the
“published words” and tender a full page unreserved apology to Maje
Ayida in three national dailies “will result in the commencement of
legal action.”

Makinwa was also advised to “take immediate steps” to stop the
distribution of the books on Amazon, iTunes and all forms of promotion
on her social media accounts.

She was given seven days upon receipt of the letter to comply with the demands or they’d be forced to seek legal redress.

The warning letter was said to have been delivered to Makinwa on Monday, December 23, 2016.