Nigerian media personality, Toke Makinwa has stood by actress Lilian Afegbai after the latter was bashed because she bought a Birkin bag worth $22,000 and flaunted it online.
Afegbai had on Monday taken to her Instagram page to share a photo of the bag and the receipt while motivating her fans to work hard as she previously wasn’t able to afford such a bag.
Although, many of her fans were happy for her and even tapped into her testimony, hundreds also bashed her for purchasing it, most of which said she should have invested it in a landed property.
Responding to critics, Makinwa on Tuesday, December 1 lambasted them saying that they have no right to tell someone what to do with her money. According to her, none of them was made the ‘God of Finance’.
“I hope we grow in our minds and learn to stop dictating how people choose to spend their money. it’s really disturbing like who made you a finance god? If someone wants to blow all “their”cash on whatever they decide to, let them. So long as they not asking you for handouts.
“It’s another way of putting people under unnecessary pressure, like how can you say why did she buy that bag when she still pays rent? There are many guys popping new cars and still paying rent and no one is telling them what they should or should not spend their money on.
“Let people breathe, If a bag is what they wants now let them buy it, for some it might be jewelry, cars etc, a grown adult should be financially wise to know to make their own choices, if they go broke, it’s on them. So long as they not begging you for money, let people live.
“Same with pressuring people to settle down, have babies, move out of homes… etc. Everyone has their own journey and your standard is not the blueprint. Some people achieve at 19, others at 60, it is not a race of who gets there first, first to buy na him buy old model.
“I once also saw life from a place of lack and frowned on so many things cos I couldn’t fathom some ideas because I wasn’t earning that much. Today I judge myself first, make that money first before you judge anyone.
“People have different priorities, theirs is not wrong, urs is not right. We are all adulting together. Pls don’t use conservative people as yardstick, they might wear a 5 dollars shirt but spend money acquiring planes, vacations, things that you’ll also think is a waste of money Thank you all for coming to my TedTalk ok bye’
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