Toke Makinwa, a well-known media personality, has stated that she successfully achieved all her objectives at the COP28 Climate Summit in Dubai, UAE.
Previously, there was widespread outrage regarding Makinwa’s participation as part of Nigeria’s 1411-member delegation to COP-28, leading many to question her purpose at the summit.
During the latest edition of her podcast, TokeMoments, Makinwa shared that she began to take the criticism seriously when influential individuals started contacting her.
Her guest on the show, actress Ini Edo asked: “How did your attendance of 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.