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I was always at the bottom of my class – Toke Makinwa opens up

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Nigerian TV presenter and show anchor, Toke Makinwa has revealed that she was always at the bottom of her class in school but her mother motivated her to be better.

The actress made this known during the launching of her perfume line while reminiscing about the struggles she went through as a student who performed below par in her academics.

She revealed that there was this one time she took the 52nd position out of 52 students, and she tried to play smart by using tipex to clean the 5, leaving the 2.

I used to always be bottom of the class - Toke Makinwa

According to Makinwa, her mom discovered what she did and gave her a serious whooping, and subsequently her mom would wake her up at night to encourage her to take her studies more seriously.

The media personality said that experience shaped her life such that it led her to see herself better and achieve something for herself.

She said; “Another incident that shaped my life, I was always at the bottom of my class. There was this time we were like 52 in the class, and I came 52, and a part of me thought I was smart, and I cleaned the 5 and left the 2.

I was going home to show my parents that finally, after being bottom of the class, I came second, and when they looked at the report card, they flogged me. She didn’t spare my behind because she was frustrated.

I remember when I was feeling ashamed and down, this was the same woman who believed in me and would wake me in the night, telling me to read. Mummy, I know I came last in class, but today, Mummy, I launched a perfume line”.

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