‘I Am No One’s Model’ – Toke Makinwa Distance Herself From Role Model Branding

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The flamboyant media personality has underlined her desire to not be looked upon as a role model by anyone.

Popular Nigerian media personality Toke Makinwa has taken to social media to address her fans and followers on the issue of leadership and role modeling in relation to her.

Toke wants people to stop calling her their role model as she doesn’t fancy the pressure that comes with it.

Toke Makinwa says she doesn’t want to anyone’s role model

The On-Air personality sounded the warning in a series of tweets on Friday, September 11, 2020, where she clarified that she does not perceive herself perfect enough to be looked upon as a role model.

Toke said in her address to parents and young people that while she is comfortable with people feeling inspired by her, it shouldn’t act as the springboard for them to pattern their life after hers.

According to the radio girl, she would disappoint those who see her as a role model without apologies as she is also still trying to figure out life.

The flamboyant On-Air personality has reiterated that she does not perceive herself perfect enough to be looked upon.

Toke Makinwa also pleaded with parents to stop putting pressure on her by opening up to her about how she is highly revered by their children. She advised the parents of her fans to raise their kids “to see themselves as a work in progress” rather than make them look up to other people.

“Guys I gotta get this off my chest, pls stop calling me your role model, I am no one’s role model, me sef I am looking for “role model”. The pressure of my kids love you and you are their role model has to stop. Raise your kids to see themselves as a work in progress,” she said in the first of many tweets.

Born 3 November 1984, Toke Makinwa is a Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, lifestyle entrepreneur and author.

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