Toke Makinwa, media personality, says her mother will deny her lunch, reprimanding her whenever she failed to fight back bullies in her childhood days.


The 35-year-old presenter-cum-actress took to her Twitter handle to disclose this on Tuesday, where she also opened up on her childhood experiences with bullies.

While likening her own trauma with those of fans who similarly shared their side of the story, Makinwa said such emotional troubles make children become timid in life.

“Where do you draw the line from telling your kid to fight back and he/she becomes the bully or a violent person? let’s be honest, not all school authorities sort out these issues properly,” she wrote.


“Emotional trauma from bullying runs deep. Some become timid through life, we need to discuss effective measures to teach kids to rise above it. I heard many stories that still make persons flinch telling them.

“My mother didn’t hit another person’s child, she was disappointed in me for coming home crying after another student slapped me.

“She followed me back to school and watched me slap my own back but I am asking, was that right? How do you fight a bully? Should we teach ignoring or…?


“My mother was like, ‘someone slapped you, what did you do in return?’ I continued crying, she denied me lunch and followed me to school the next day to slap the person back.”


Makinwa is known for her unapologetic opinions on marriage, lifestyle, and matters of social importance, having accused African parents of “ruining lives” and being “the world’s worst.”

On one occasion, the OAP, who had divorced her former husband over irreconcilable differences, had admitted that the mothers of most guys she has been dating don’t seem to like her.

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