Things You Don’t know About Toke Makinwa, No 8 Will Shock You

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Toke Makinwa facts

Toke Makinwa is a Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, lifestyle entrepreneur and author.She is known for hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM and for her YouTube vlog series Toke Moments. 

1.Toke Makinwa was born on 3 November 1984, in Lagos state.

2.She attended the Federal Government Girls’ College in Oyo State and graduated from University of Lagos, where she earned a BA degree in English and literature.

3.Makinwa made her major media debut in 2010 on Rhythm 93.7 FM’s The Morning Drive show as a co-host.

4.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.

5.In 2012, Makinwa launched her YouTube vlog series Toke Moments.

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

7.Makinwa lost both of her parents to a fire accident when she was 8 years old.

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8.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. 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.

9.She also launched a skincare product called Glow by TM in 2018.

10.Makinwa became an ambassador of the United Africa Company of Nigeria, alongside Osas Ighodaro, Dare Art Alade and Dan Foster in 2013.

11.She signed a multi-million naira contract with Nestlé Nigeria to become the new face of Maggi.

12.She became the brand ambassador and face of Mecran Cosmetics.

13.She has also been an ambassador for Payporte and Ciroc.

14.Makinwa married Maje Ayida, on 15 January 2014 and separated with him in 2015. On 5 October 2017, Makinwa’s marriage to Ayida was dissolved by a Lagos High Court on the grounds that Ayida committed adultery.

15. Makinwa is a multiple award winner like Nigeria Broadcasters Awards, Glitz Awards, Avance Media, Africa Youth Award


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