Toke Makinwa reveals why she won’t change her surname upon remarrying

Toke Makinwa, one of Nigeria’s finest media personalities has disclosed one thing she will never do when she ties the knot again.

In the latest episode of her podcast, ‘Toke Moments’ she stated that she wouldn’t think of adding her would-be husband’s surname to hers. She noted that her name is her brand and she worked hard to establish it.

While recalling her past marriage to fitness coach, Maje Ayida, Makinwa said not using his surname then made it easier for her to move on and also saved her the stress of changing names on her documents.

She said

“I kept my last name when I get married. It was supposed to be Toke Makinwa-Ayida but it was only at home that he called me Mrs Ayida.

“I hope that whoever I end up with next would actually love it because Toke Makinwa is staying. I don’t want to hyphenate. But my kids can bear their father’s surname.

“In my marriage, my bank details, my passport, nothing changed. Imagine what I would have gone through trying to change it back when we got divorce. I have built this brand with my blood, sweat and tears.”

Makinwa who doubles as an actress, author and lifestyle entrepreneur separated from her ex-husband in 2015 based on infidelity.

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