‘Only people in my circle and close buddies are permitted to use the word ‘dear’ in addressing me’—-Toke Makinwa

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  • February 19, 2021
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On-air personality Toke Makinwa has stated that it’s only people in her circle and close buddies that are permitted to use the word ‘dear’ in addressing her.

The businesswoman wondered why calling her name is difficult for some persons who are not particularly close to her.

Makinwa also stated that “sis and bro” are also abused and wondered why people can’t just call her by name.

 

She tweeted;

 

Nothing makes me cringe as much as hearing a younger person use “dear” to address me,even worse if we are not friendly, stop using endearing words for people who are not in your circle, who is your “dear”? Use my name or just say hello/hi, you don’t know me that well.

I am not so big on respect but if there’s a good 15 years between us and I am not your buddy, just say hi/hello or use my name, endearments are sometimes too familiar or is it the African in me jumping out, I’m open to this discussion

I’ll pick darling over “dear”. Maybe I just don’t like that word. Again only if we are familiar. Maybe I’m not “western” enough, perhaps I need more westernization

Another one, why do we sis a lot? Is calling someone by their name really against our culture? Why do we like to use sis or bro a lot?

It’s not really about the age but more the “familiarity”, if we are not buddies, in the same circle, living together I’ll just preferred if words of endearments such as “dear” are left outside our interactions.