My Parents Died In Fire Outbreak When I Was A Child — Toke Makinwa


Nigerian media sensation, Toke Makinwa has disclosed that she lost her parents to a fire outbreak at their home when she was still a child.

She said that the event was one of her “biggest fears” and that it threw her into a deep well of anxiety and uncertainty.

In a recent interview on her show, she relived the terrifying event with comedian and filmmaker Ayo Makun, also known as AY.

Toke Makinwa started talking about a similar story concerning her family many years ago after she had questioned her guest about a recent fire incident at his Lagos property.

Recall that AY’s residence in Lagos was devastated by fire in August.

Toke said, “I’ve been a victim of a house fire when I was a kid and unfortunately both my parents died as a result of that. That’s one of my biggest fears.”

AY responded, “Sorry about that. I’m just hearing for the first time.”

AY stated that he was on tour in Canada when his house went up in flames, adding that he woke up to a lot of missed calls.

“Knowing fully well that my family was on holiday, that was my point of Thanksgiving.

“I woke up to about 78 missed calls that day. Any time I see something like that, I just know something has happened. I opened my phone and saw my house on Instablog.”

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