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Saturday, 4 January 2014

"I'm not after women in the limelight" Maje Ayida says in new interview

In an interview with Thisday today, Maje Ayida, the CEO of Eden Lifestyle and Toke Makinwa's former fiance refused to discuss Toke or why their 10/12 year relationship didn't work out, but said something quite interesting - that he's not after women in the limelight!. Excerpt below...

If you were to go on an island for an exotic weekend, what are the 5 things you will take along?
Wifi, workout gear, a good book, a good woman and a good escape clause
You seem quiet but your publicized relationship via social media and blogs just hit the rocks after 12 years. How did you handle a relationship for that long and what happened?
I don’t think relationships are things you handle or manage. Relationships are part of your life. They are part of who you are and probably the most complex thing in the world. Continue...

Earlier this year, you did the first part of traditional introduction to your ex’s family. What exactly went wrong after that?
Wrong? I don’t think I got that memo, and if that memo got circulated, I can’t discuss it here. Everything about our lives here is a journey; a journey that I’m just glad to be on.
You guys have been on and off for 12 years. Do you see yourself going back to her considering all your tweets about your ex not focusing on your relationship rather attending events and making appearances as she claims in blogs?
Maje: I write a lot of stuff on social media. Some about me, some about life, maybe something I saw, maybe someone else’s experience, maybe my mood at the time. The idea is that someone somewhere may be feeling that same thing. Sort of like the comfort you get on knowing that you’re not alone when you hear a song that speaks what you feel. One thing I will say just as a general life tip, ‘don’t make permanent decisions based on temporary feelings.’ (not my words).

Who is your kind of woman or are you one of those who love to date women in the limelight?
Maje: I’m like the United Nations. I have love for everyone. I feel anyone that says they would only date a particular type of person is limiting themselves from the beauty that is the human soul. It can take a lifetime to truly know someone; we are continually evolving. Two people together grow together and transform one another, just as experiences in life transform the individual. In other words, no, I’m not after women in the limelight.

What is your biggest regret?
Maje: My biggest regret is not having the courage to start my company sooner, while my mother was alive. Maybe it was God’s plan for me to start when the time was right, He knows best, but everyday I wish she could see by progress and be proud. It hurts to my core that she left me when I was still searching for my purpose.

104 comments:

Lucy said...

God sees your heart, He knows your intensions.

African Sweetheart said...

So what please?

Anonymous said...

He's too coy about his relationship with Toke for it to be over, 12 years and counting, lol.

Anonymous said...

It would have been an uncomfortable marriage.

Anonymous said...

Wow this guy is deep....I'm liking him now. Maybe he should start his own vlog. His ex seems kinda bush now next to him...


MAMAIFU

Unknown said...

Oya we hav heard start dating anoda lady for anoda 10yrs

phykel said...

Toke is neva a hause material.
She's only good for grooving and partying
In case u nid a successful celebrity Linda Ifeoma omo Ikeji Is my bet

PAVOUR said...

Good talk.

Unknown said...

Wa a matured mind...n sorry bouh ur mom

Unknown said...

Dey shld make up they 're good match

supremacydone said...

They both fit each!Wats with his exclusive interviews up and down? Is break up an achievement?

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Anonymous said...

Yeaza... Datz a real man

Fast Writer said...

These people need Jesus

Unknown said...

We have hear#next#plss

Unknown said...

Hmmmm nice,I liked d way he expertly answered d questions nd dat he didn't talk bla bla bla abt his former relationship like some immature celebs will normally do.

Anonymous said...

However, he should be after good moisturizing lotion and lip balm. He looks ashy.

Anonymous said...

G

Phaeton Phoenix said...

Very dry guy. Dead couple. Shift!

Anonymous said...

Hmnnnn! After 10 to 12 yrs?

Anonymous said...

Hmnnnn! After 10 to 12 yrs?

♥ ȊƦȋƺȟ ƘƦȋϻ ♥ said...

Hmmm wat cn I sai hmmmmmmm.....

Anonymous said...

Those ashy lips tho!!! LMAO pass the vaseline pleasee so that you dont start a fire LMAO!!

Unknown said...

Hmmn...after wasting d girls time for 10/12 yrs.Hian!...some men sha....nonsense

stephen said...

These two agbayas should go and rest biko, who get time for their story? I have my own life to live.

Anonymous said...

Those ashy lips tho!!! LMAO pass the vaseline pleasee so that you dont start a fire LMAO!!

Anonymous said...

U r missing the point here Linda, the caption should be.."Is Maje denying the break up with Toke?" Cos saying he 'didn't get the memo' equals to saying he wasn't aware of any break up n He was also trying to cover up his twitter rants....plus pple have reported seeing them together in d last one week holding hands n all...my take is dat they r back together but both too ashamed to admit to it yet...Toke's name should be changed to ' Miss Bullshitter' with all d tough nonsense She says on her vlog but neva follow. Shior! THAT SEXY LAWYER

El Toro... said...

Good words bro,wise 1 Toke should just move on and stop making those her hate videos,not saying she shouldn't make videos,but make make videos with other themes,not about relatinship,Maje seem cool,and I can understand if he doesn't want a loud woman or a woman that is all over in the public,yeah,guess he wants a lot of things private and wants a quiet life!

Unknown said...

Nigerian men gt easily intimidated, uv bin wit her 4 12yrs !!she's finally having her career break n spotlight n ur pained.....

folusbaby said...

ok

FiFi said...

Is it just me or does his response seem vague on just about everything. . . Apart from his feelings of grief. . .anyway. . .its his private life, its up to him what he chooses to share. . . But 12 yrs is way to long to throw away like that. . .its a marriage on its own.

Anonymous said...

Jealous Linda no chance for you then

Unknown said...

@African Sweetheart,wats U̶̲̥̅̊r own,must u comment?*mtcheewwww*

Tricia said...

I lyk dat

Unknown said...

Its al rite Ooº°˚ ˚°ºoo

Anonymous said...

Mature response

mimi said...

So 'shut up' please

Anonymous said...

Maje, please get some lip gloss (chapstick) ASAP!

Woomie said...

These ones are back together oh dnt dull. Mscheeew. Toke has low self esteem

Milez said...

Yea Right

Anonymous said...

@Affrican Sweetheart: I know you are Toke so shut ur dirty mouth!!!

Anonymous said...

the guy don bulalala the geh....chop evry evry finish...for 12 yrs....hian...d geh bin blind?....12 yrs na marriage plus at least a 6yr old pikin. i dont support long relationships abeg.... full disclosure i am a man...i think its a waste of time , emotions etc.... for me ehn....once i know wht i like in the woman...which must include but not limited to; loving, a little freakish in bed and is mature ...i am in o...and yes the fear of God o...lol. Nuff Said.

My 2 cents said...

Ummm correct me if I'm wrong, but is it not cuz of a Toke that people know about you and your business? Have a fine seat 💺dudes that don't appreciate what the woman has done just get on my nerves. Stop all the subbing, it is childish.

Unknown said...

I feel ur pain n passion

Anonymous said...

Shut up already waje.....y lead her on? jeeeezzzz

Anonymous said...

VERY MATURE RESPONSES TO ALL QUESTIONS...MOVE ON GUY..

Anonymous said...

THEY ARE BOTH LYING! This is a publicity STUNT. Don't be surprised if they get back together in a few Months! 10-12 years is a long time to be with someone and just forget about them like that. THEY BOTH WANT ATTENTION period!

Unknown said...

Too bad d can mk it up...feel for d gal no matter hw much noise she mks

Anonymous said...

Too bad...rili feel for the girl no matter hw much noise she makes...she chimamanda adichie said we shld marry...Toke leave money nd pride.shrink ya sef

Unknown said...

I think this man is real! Toke needs to BEG this guy. I think that girl is full of pride


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Bonita Bislam said...

D media r da ones fuellin d flame btw Maje n Toke.pls leav dem alone

Anonymous said...

He sounds matured...and he sure knows how to parry things.

#That happy sister!

Unknown said...

I love your spirit

Chidimma said...

Na Una sabi! 12 years relationship gone just like that

ary said...

Do not make permanent decisions on temporal feelings. That is the one thing I took from this article.

elo tasha said...

His choice sha...move on already Toke












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Anonymous said...

God bless you Maje

Unknown said...

And he realised that after 12 years? Haba bruh!

~~Success Has No Limitation~~

Anonymous said...

All those runs girls in LIB will start running after him now

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm....gud for u ~maureen~

Unknown said...

Hmmmmmm...okay

Anonymous said...

He seems very very smart n reserved,,,,, I like......

Unknown said...

nyc

Unknown said...

Ok

Anonymous said...

Thank God FO̶̷̩̥̊͡Я him,its №†̥ every guy that can deal with †ђξ spotlight,same reason Reggie Bush left Kim Kardashian,her quest FO̶̷̩̥̊͡Я limelight. Keeping Α̲̅ low profile,especially in relationship is †ђξ best Α̲̅πϑ №†̥ flaunting it!!

OMOG3 said...

12years together & ur still searching for ur purpose in LIFE!!! And @ ur age too!!! Am not sure ur gonna find it! Or u'll find it wen all ur teeth as fallen, bent & wrinkled, babbling "tata" like a newborn!
O for Ode wake up from ur Slumber & go get a life!
Thk God Toke woke up sharp sharp through ur never ending dream to get back her bearing.

Sid said...

I like that picture...he really owned her; they were really in love but at times love is not enough...Something tells me he will hook Toke again and get married to her!

dhobiz said...

Okay o

Anonymous said...

So 12yrs of relationship was "temporary feelings"? Guys eh, dy don't seize 2 disappoint me! Smh...

Ladyp said...

Tis ok.

jennifer evans said...

I can feel ur plight broda

Unknown said...

God knows best...so keep the good work going

MY TURN said...

Errr...this nigger is neither here nor there. I think he's confused ahout what he wants. N8tnsaying he should go back to MTN aka Toke but it had to take him 12years to stop wasting herbtime? Oh puleeeez.

Ann Marie said...

Good thinking. Go for a wife who's head is cat home

Anonymous said...

Real Man.

cassie said...

Lol @africansweetheart's comment...well I just think these two need to make up that's all! It's 10-12 yrs there must be something worth fighting for..

Anonymous said...

This is a very matured guy, I like

Anonymous said...

Ok

OMG!WOMAN said...

Talking about memo's what does he mean, like he didn't do an intro?

Anonymous said...

Hmmm I hate hearing about dating 4 ages witout settling down , 4 Christ y wia u wasting each odas tym? Just sayin my mind.

Anonymous said...

All of you are olodos these two are still dating! They played y'all see now he is using the interviews to promote his own business.

Unknown said...

Yeahh..I thought same too

Unknown said...

Hmmm... From they way he's escaping and managing his replies , am gon say "he sounds too preserved for her type". Eissshhh, all dis her nonsense advises clips can be so annoying wit dat ascent tho. Good luck dude n sorry bout ur moma. Am sure she's resting now.

Unknown said...

Wow this guy is deep....I'm liking him now. Maybe he should start his own vlog. His ex seems kinda bush now next to him.

Anonymous said...

What a stupid comment. So from what he said this is all you deduced?

Mocherry said...

Dey both look good togeda. Maje shd ACT matured for once, talk is cheap, take a sis (Toke) to d altar. All her relationship hoolabaloo talks wld change sharply. No be public go help u manage ur home o. Enof of ur private lives being public. Let us belch, we'v had enof of u both. Wana c ur wedding bells ring ds year o. #shikena. #sipsVodka

sisi events said...

*Sippin juice* next story plizz

Anonymous said...

The guy's so calm and mature. Toke wld have been very bitter abt it if she ws asked.

blacbeauty said...

Let God lead d way

Anonymous said...

Dude's so open-ended it's unreal,he didn't answer one question n left pple 2 draw their own conclusions...he truly must not like commitment.

slimzyose said...

Matured bt indecisive

Anonymous said...

As in talk about being ambiguous on all counts lmao!

Anonymous said...

Go get a life!!!after 12 yrs u ar saying all these, wht if someone does d same to ur sister hw would u feel?

Anonymous said...

So it seems

Anonymous said...

ASUU strike has been called off. U shud be doing ur yr 1 registration not spitting trash here. Small boy.

diamondblinqZ said...

Lol @ Anon 4:35 u kn she is Toke?

Anonymous said...

I pray Linda will be my wife...I saw her first on Teju Baby face's show. She's adorable and down to earth.

keneri said...

all i c here is low self-esteem 4rm Maje.... I fl he belvs dat Toke is more relevant 2 d public dan he is.... My question is dis, wah if it were Maje dat was d 1 d public knew?.. Definitely, he wnt b hurt... M nt a Toke fan buh all i c is jealousy 4rm Maje... Since nigerians decided 2 celebr8 OAPs, he shld knw dat she,s a celeb and bsyds, brking up 4 dat resn isn,t enuf... Marry her n c if she,ll b sn everywhere @ lst Kim k had 2 slow it dwn tnx 2 her whale bodysize...

Anonymous said...

D funny Truth is this,no lady,I repeat no lady just decides 2 change her attitude(character)there's something her beau does or did that brought bout d change. Some dudes are so good at pretending(acting /sounding all deep)thereby making their spouse look like d one with the Problem. I hate it when men say a lady is aggressive or d nagging type. I don't think anyone would just sit down & want 2 nag. Check ursef dude. Some dudes are smooth operators. Lolz. Some are in relationships yet they scavenge all d social media(s)Badoo,Twoo,Hi5,smoothie,mingle2.com etc ask me what they are scavenging for?.men should learn 2 treat their women right. @ Maje just suddenly realised her worth hence d mature talk.the problem with them (men)is this;when they know the lady in their life loves them more than they love the women,they tend 2 misbehave & womanise because they know/think/feel the woman can't do without them & would always come back even if they(women)walk out on them.

Anonymous said...

I think this whole ish is more spiritual. Maje & Toke try fasting & Praying. Then visit a real man of God. By a real man of God,I meant(mean) a man who was called by God. Then u both should learn 2 Tolerate each other's excesses.

Anonymous said...

This mess has turned from a relationship to people simply begging maje to marry ths broad. That's just pathetic...this is one marriage that has already failed before it begun

Anonymous said...

@Anon 1:52 you want to tear my belly with laughter

Unknown said...

I hope so

Amarachukwu said...

Men sef,U scatter her tin for 12yrs come leave am for who nah? God is watching u for plasma tv oooo.

MissBusyBody said...

How is this news...? Hisss

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