Toke Makinwa

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Toke Makinwa
NdaniTV Toke Makinwa OAP Nov 2018.png
in 2018
Born (1984-11-03) 3 November 1984 (age 34)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Lagos
OccupationOn-air personality, TV host, vlogger, author
Years active2010–present
Spouse(s)
Maje Ayida (m. 2014–2017)
[2] [3]
WebsiteOfficial website

Toke Makinwa (born 3 November 1984) is a Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, and author.[4][5][6][7] She is known for her book, On Becoming[8], hosting The Late Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM and her YouTube vlog series Toke Moments.[9]

Early life and education[edit]

Makinwa was born on 3 November 1984 in Lagos state. She went to high school in Federal Government Girls' College Oyo, Oyo State and graduated from the University of Lagos where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature.

Career[edit]

Flytime TV 3LiveChicks[edit]

Makinwa (along with Tosyn Bucknor and Oreka Godis) was announced as one of the hosts of 3LiveChicks, an entertainment program which was initially launched only on the Web but was later extended to terrestrial TV stations in late 2012.[10][11][12] Makinwa did not renew her contract with Flytime TV for season 2, and was subsequently replaced by her radio colleague Omalicha.[13][14]

Trending on HipTV[edit]

In January 2014, Hip Hop World Magazine announced Makinwa as the host for its latest show Trending which debuted on Valentine's Day.[15][16]

Moments with Mo on EbonyLife TV[edit]

On 21 May 2014, it was reported that Makinwa would be joining the Moments with Mo team on EbonyLife TV as a guest host.[17][18] She has since featured in many episodes on the EbonyLife TV Network.[19]

Event host[edit]

In 2010, she hosted the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant.[20]

On Becoming book[edit]

In November 2016, Makinwa released her autobiography On Becoming. It tells of her struggles in life after she lost her parents in a house fire at the age of 8, as well as growing up and her version of what led to the break down of her marriage to Maje Ayida.[21] [22]

Endorsements[edit]

In 2013, Makinwa became an ambassador of the United Africa Company of Nigeria alongside Osas Ighodaro, Dare Art Alade and Dan Foster.[23] She also signed a multi-million naira contract with Nestlé Nigeria to become the new face of Maggi.[24] In 2016 she became the brand ambassador and face of Mecran Cosmetics.[25]

Personal life[edit]

On 15 January 2014, married Maje Ayida.[26][27] In 2015, she separated from her husband following a scandal revealing he had impregnated his ex-girlfriend.[28] On 5 October 2017, Makinwa's marriage to Ayida was dissolved by an Igbosere High Court in Lagos on the grounds that Ayida committed adultery.[29]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result Notes
2012 The Future Awards [30][31] On Air Personality of the Year (Radio) Nominated lost to Tolu Oniru of The Beat 99.9 FM [32]
2013 Nigeria Broadcasters Awards [33] Outstanding Female Presenter of the Year Won N/A
2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Radio OAP of the Year Nominated Lost to Freeze of Cool FM
2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards [34] Favourite Nigerian On Air Personality Nominated Lost to Freeze of Cool FM [35]
2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Entertainment Personality of the Year Nominated Lost to Denrele
Best OAP of the Year Nominated Lost to Yaw of Wazobia FM
2014 ELOY Awards[36] TV Presenter of the Year & Brand Ambassador (Maggi) Nominated N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Birthday to OAP; Toke Makinwa". Daily Times of Nigeria. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Photos: Toke Makinwa & Maje Ayida's Official Wedding Pictures". lailasblog.com. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Court finally dissolves Toke Makinwa's marriage". lailasblog.com. 6 October 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Watch Toke Makinwa's Vlog of the week". bellanaija.com. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  5. ^ "My relationship with Maje Ayida over- Toke Makinwa". punchng.com. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  6. ^ "My Wedding Idea came when I was 5". punchng.com. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Toke Makinwa wins Best OAP of the year". Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Read Toke Makinwa's 'On Becoming' book: Why Maje didn't get her pregnant, begged her for money & more". lailasblog.com. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  9. ^ Mix, Pulse. "Toke Makinwa's Vlog: Toke Moments : Marriage & the Unnecessary Pressure from Society". pulse.ng. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Tosyn Buknor Joins Toke & Oreka on 3livechicks". thenet.ng. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  11. ^ "3LiveChicks premieres at STV". Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  12. ^ "3livechicks set to hit TV". 360nobs.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  13. ^ "Toke Makinwa explains her absence from 3livechicks". thenet.ng. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  14. ^ "3livechicks season 2 debuts on friday". 360nobs.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  15. ^ "Toke Makinwa to host new show Trending on HipTV". bellanaija.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  16. ^ "Hip TV to debut new show on valentine's day". hiphopworldmagazine.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  17. ^ "Toke Makinwa joins the 'Moments with Mo' team". thenet.ng. 18 May 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  18. ^ S’ola Filani (18 May 2014). "More Fabulousity: Toke Makinwa joins Moments with Mo". YNaija. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  19. ^ "Toke joins Moments with Mo as Guest host". ebonylifetv.com. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  20. ^ "OAP Toke Makinwa Full Biography". 5 Oct 2016. Retrieved 26 Oct 2016.
  21. ^ "Toke Makinwa's book 'On Becoming' sells out in stores in a day". lailasblog.com. 29 November 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  22. ^ "Read Toke Makinwa's 'On Becoming' book: Why Maje didn't get her pregnant, begged her for money & more". lailasblog.com. 28 November 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  23. ^ "Toke, Foster & Osas becomes Lipton ambassandors". bellanaija.com. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  24. ^ Iyabo Aina (12 April 2014). "Tiwa Savage, Toke bagg mouth watering deals with Maggi". vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  25. ^ "TOKE MAKINWA IS THE NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR MECRAN COSMETICS…GET THE SCOOP!". Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  26. ^ "Toke Makinwa and Maje cancel engagement". premiumtimesng.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  27. ^ "Toke and Maje surprise wedding ceremony". bellanaija.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  28. ^ "Toke Makinwa's Husband, Maje Makes First Public Appearance 'ALONE' Weeks After Marriage Crisis - INFORMATION NIGERIA". INFORMATION NIGERIA. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  29. ^ "Court finally dissolves Toke Makinwa's marriage". lailasblog.com. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  30. ^ "Toke Makinwa nominated for Future Awards". Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  31. ^ Damilare Aiki (18 July 2012). "Future Awards nominees unveiled". bellanaija.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  32. ^ "2012 Future Awards Winners". jaguda.com. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  33. ^ "Nigeria Broadcasters Awards list of winners". bellanaija.com. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  34. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards nominees". bellanaija.com. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  35. ^ "Toke Makinwa, Toolz and others for Nicklelodeon Kids Choice Awards". informationng.com. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  36. ^ "Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) Awards Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo'Cheddah, DJ Cuppy, Others Nominated". Pulse Nigeria. Chinedu Adiele. Retrieved 20 October 2014.