Toke Makinwa speaks on backlash after attending COP-28

Popular media personality Toke Makinwa has said she accomplished everything she set out to do at the COP28 Climate Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

There was an uproar over Toke Makinwa’s inclusion in Nigeria’s 1411-man delegation to COP-28, with many questioning her role at the summit.

Speaking in the latest episode of her podcast, TokeMoments, Makinwa said she started taking the backlash seriously when “important people” started calling her.

Her guest on the show, actress Ini Edo, asked: “How did your attendance at the COP28 Climate Summit in Dubai go? Did you get into the conversations from the panels?”

Makinwa replied: “Yes. I accomplished everything I set out to do with it [COP28]. I was just shocked [by the uproar]. And I think because Dubai is three hours [ahead of Nigeria], I woke up to see the backlash on social media.

“For me, it started feeling serious when important people started calling me. And I think that for me was funny. I walked into this hotel in Dubia where they were a lot of important people, all of them have seen the backlash and they started calling me ‘item seven’ and it was funny. We all just laughed. It was so funny.”

She said her backlash was one of the top trends of COP28.


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