- Media personality Toke Makinwa has lost in her battle against ex-husband Maje Ayida
- A Lagos court recently declared in favour of Ayida over a defamation lawsuit against the OAP
- Makinwa and publishers of the On Becoming memoir have also been asked to pay the sum of N500k each in damages
Popular fitness instructor, Maje Ayida, formerly married to media personality, Toke Makinwa, has defeated her in court following a defamation lawsuit filed against her in 2017.
The Guardian reports that a Lagos state court presided by Hon. Justice Ogunjobi on Thursday, November 12, ruled in favour of Ayida and held that available evidence before the court indeed finds only the contents of page 54 line 11-19 and page 83 line 1 of Makinwa’s book, On Becoming, as defamatory.
In light of the court’s findings, Makinwa and the publishers of the memoir, Kachifo Limited, were directed to pay the sum of N500k each in damages to any charity organisation of Ayida’s choosing.
An injunction was also granted preventing Makinwa from producing copies of the publication that contained pages with the defamatory contents.
The OAP was given 30 days from the court’s judgement to delete and remove the said defamatory words from unsold copies of the book.
Makinwa and Ayida’s drama started in 2017 after the fitness entrepreneur’s lawyer, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN) of Pinheiro LP, addressed a letter of demand to the media personality asking her to halt the promotion and sale of the On Becoming memoir.
Legit.ng reported that the lawsuit also pointed out the publication contained defamatory words, was misleading and brought public ridicule upon Ayida.
However, Toke still continued the promotion train, taking the memoir to various countries all over the world. Makinwa also made a stop in London at the BBC World Service and was featured on the Focus Africa show.
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