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Popular Nigerian media personality and actress, Toke Makinwa has warned people to stop calling her their role model.
The media personality asserted that she is also still figuring out her life and doesn’t want to be pressured into conforming to people’s standard.
According to her, she said she is not perfect and even disappoints herself sometimes. Hence, people shouldn’t pressure her to be a “role model” as she would disappoint them with no apologies.
She, however, admonished people to be inspired by her life and use it as a guideline to be better.
Her tweet reads,
“Guys I gotta get this off my chest, pls stop calling me your role model, I am no ones role model, me sef I am looking for “role model”. The pressure of my kids love you and you are their role model has to stop. Raise your kids to see themselves as a work in progress.
“If a part of my life inspires you, by all means use it as a guideline to be better, pls I am also trying out this thing called life. I am not perfect, I will disappoint you with no apologies. I disappoint myself too, the difference is I get up and move on.
“I accept my flaws all, I am under no pressure to fit into your ideal of what perfection looks like, I am figuring me out too. Pls be inspired but don’t pressure me to be a “role model”, I love my loud, goofy, silly and witty self too much to submit to your standard.
“To summarize all I’ve said, I will still fuck up plenty, I will make not so smart decisions, I’m willing to live and learn and not put up a font of perfection. Stop with the pressure, I won’t live up to your expectations and I’m at peace on my pace Victory hand.”