Toke Makinwa

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Toke Makinwa
Born (1984-11-03) 3 November 1984 (age 34)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Lagos
Occupation
  • Radio personality
  • television host
  • vlogger
  • entrepreneur
  • 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, lifestyle entrepreneur and author.[4][5][6][7][8] She is known for her book On Becoming, hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM, and her YouTube vlog series Toke Moments.[9][10]

Early life and education[edit]

Toke Makinwa was born on 3 November 1984, in Lagos state. She attended the Federal Government Girls' College in Oyo State. Makinwa later attended the University of Lagos, where she earned a BA degree in English and literature.

Career[edit]

In 2010, Makinwa made her major media debut on Rhythm 93.7 FM’s The Morning Drive show as a co-host.[11] In 2012, she made a television appearance as host of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) beauty pageant, which was broadcast live across Nigeria.[12][13] She co-hosted Flytime TV's 3 Live Chicks, along with Tosyn Bucknor and Oreka Godis. The show debuted as a web series before expanding to terrestrial television in late 2012. Makinwa did not renew her contract with Flytime TV for the show's second season and was subsequently replaced by her radio colleague Omalicha.[14] In 2012, Makinwa launched her YouTube vlog series Toke Moments.[15]

In January 2014, Hip Hop World Magazine announced Makinwa as the host of its interview and talk series Trending.[16][17] She also secured a spot on EbonyLife TV as a co-host of its flagship show Moments.[18]

Makinwa has hosted numerous notable events, including the 2013 Future and City People Awards, as well as the 2014 Headies Awards.[19][20]

On Becoming's release and handbag line[edit]

Makinwa lost both of her parents to a fire accident when she was 8 years old.[21] She released her memoir On Becoming in November 2016. The book talks about her personal struggles and addresses the betrayal of her now ex-husband, Maje Ayida.[22][23] Makinwa went on a book tour to promote the book. The tour included Nigeria, South Africa, the U.S, the U.K, and parts of East Africa.[24][25][26][27]

In 2017, Makinwa launched a handbag line under her eponymous label, Toke Makinwa Luxury.[28][29] She also launched a skincare product called Glow by TM in 2018.[30]

Endorsements[edit]

In 2013, Makinwa became an ambassador of the United Africa Company of Nigeria, alongside Osas Ighodaro, Dare Art Alade and Dan Foster.[31] She also signed a multi-million naira contract with Nestlé Nigeria to become the new face of Maggi.[32] In 2016, she became the brand ambassador and face of Mecran Cosmetics.[33] She has also been a Payporte Ambassador, as well as Ciroc's first female ambassador in Nigeria.[34][35]

Personal life[edit]

On 15 January 2014, Makinwa married Maje Ayida, whom she had been involved with for eight years.[36][37] In 2015, she separated from Ayida after discovering that he had impregnated his ex-girlfriend.[38] On 5 October 2017, Makinwa's marriage to Ayida was dissolved by a Lagos High Court on the grounds that Ayida committed adultery.[39]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Result Notes
2012 The Future Awards [40][41] On Air Personality of the Year (Radio) Nominated lost to Tolu Oniru of The Beat 99.9 FM [42]
2013 Nigeria Broadcasters Awards [43] 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 [44] Favourite Nigerian On Air Personality Nominated Lost to Freeze of Cool FM [45]
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[46] TV Presenter of the Year & Brand Ambassador (Maggi) Nominated N/A
2017 Glitz Awards[47] Style Influencer of the Year Won
2017 Avance Media[48] Most Influential Young Nigerian in Media Won
2018 Africa Youth Award[49] 100 Most Influential Young Africans[50] Won

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Photos: Toke Makinwa & Maje Ayida's Official Wedding Pictures". lailasblog.com. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
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  8. ^ "Toke Makinwa launches skincare product 'Glow by TM'". TheCable Lifestyle. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  9. ^ Mix, Pulse. "Toke Makinwa's Vlog: Toke Moments : Marriage & the Unnecessary Pressure from Society". pulse.ng. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  10. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "'You are totally fake' - Toke Makinwa's Rhythm FM co-host lashes out » YNaija". YNaija. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
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  32. ^ Iyabo Aina (12 April 2014). "Tiwa Savage, Toke bagg mouth watering deals with Maggi". vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  33. ^ "TOKE MAKINWA IS THE NEW BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR MECRAN COSMETICS…GET THE SCOOP!". Retrieved 30 May 2016.
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  37. ^ "Toke and Maje surprise wedding ceremony". bellanaija.com. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
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  44. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards nominees". bellanaija.com. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
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  46. ^ "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.
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