Toke Makinwa (born 3 November 1984) she was born in Abuja then her parents relocated to Lagos state.
Toke is born into a family of four and she is the second child. Toke lost her parents at a very young age and was raised by foster parents Mr. and Mrs. Akinyelure.
At a much younger age Toke dreamt that she would get proposed to on Oprah Winfreys show, that she’d be on set with Oprah and he’d say “take any ring of your choice. Marry me.”
Toke went to high school in Federal Government College Oyo State and is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and has always known that she will be in the Nigerian entertainment spotlight.
Toke Makinwa is a Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, and bestselling author.
Toke Makinwa, burst onto the scene in 2010 after the premiere of her late night radio show, “Rhythms of the Night,” hosted by one of the most popular music stations in the Lagos Metropolitan area, Rhythm 93.7FM. The show caters to night owls who enjoy smooth melodies that evoke a sense of peace, serenity and calm; qualities that this 27-year old exude so effortlessly.
She also landed the role of lead anchor on Flytime Entertainment’s online show “3 Live Chicks” alongside popular radio presenters, Oreka Godis and Tosyn Bucknor, where she was able to take charge of a live interview and dish on news across the board from hot topics to real day-to-day issues
She is known for co-hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM and her YouTube vlog series Toke Moments.
Toke is a style icon and her immaculate styling has gotten her featured in fashion editorials like Exquisite Magazine, This Day Style, Mode Men, True Love, City People, Fashion TV and Complete Fashion Magazine. Toke Makinwa is known to have Nigerian design house April by Kunbi as a favourite, so much so that her breathtaking wedding dress was a product of April by Kunbi.
Toke is known for her party loving life style, just name any worthy event and she is there. Her captivating personality has gotten her to host major events like the Future Awards, Most beautiful Girl in Nigeria; she was the official Fayrouz presenter for Darey Art Alade’s Love Like A Movie 2.
Toke is also a host on the popular Flytime TV show and just recently landed another gig as the host of Hip TV show, ‘Trending’. Toke has always hoped to have her own TV Show and it seems her dream will be a reality with the way things are moving for her.
In 2011, she started to build her portfolio working as a co-host on ‘The Morning Drive,’ where she keeps her loyal listeners entertained with news across the continent and the globe.
Toke Makinwa has been featured in major editorials including Exquisite Magazine, This Day Style, City People, Fashion TV and Complete Fashion Magazine, garnering attention for her petite figure but riveting personality.
As a skilled hostess, she was chosen to anchor the 25th edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Pageant, embarking on a ride of a lifetime with aspiring beauty queens from every state.
Toke Makinwa won the ‘Outstanding Female Presenter of the Year’ at the 2013 Nigeria Broadcasters Awards. She has been nominated ‘On Air Personality of the Year’ at the The Future Awards in 2012 and Radio OAP of the Year in 2013 and some other awards she was nominated for.
In 2013, Toke Makinwa became an ambassador of the United Africa Company of Nigeria alongside Osas Ighodaro, Dare Art Alade and Dan Foster.
She also signed a multi-million naira contract with Nestlé Nigeria to become the new face of Maggi. In 2016 she became the brand ambassador and face of Mecran Cosmetics.
She hopes to make her Nollywood debut in the future.
As one of the most popular TV host and Radio personality in Nigeria, she makes so much money from her job as well as from her YouTube channels.
Toke makinwa has a net worth of $2 million
Toke Makinwa was involved in an on and off relationship with long time boyfriend or her lover of 8 years and fitness buff Maje Mayida up until they shocked everyone with a secret wedding just weeks after confirmation that they had ended things for good.
She wedded her long time boo on the 15th January, 2014. They began having problem in their marriage after her husband impregnated his ex-girlfriend in 2015.
Here are some of the best quotes she enchants her fans with.
- “Life is hard, love is tough”
- “I love fashion, I breathe fashion, I eat fashion. I could be much occupied reading a fashion magazine. For me, fashion evolves, it’s an everyday thing. I like what I feel comfortable in, what makes me feel young, what interprets who I am. If the public would see that I’m fashionable I’d say thank you for that”
- “I’m not one to shy away from the camera or back down on a challenge and that’s why the Nigerian viewers love me”
She is a wonderful person.