Toke Makinwa Biography
Born on 3rd November 1984, in Abuja Nigeria, Toke Makinwa has risen 36 years later to become one of the top media personalities in Nigeria.
Toke attended Federal Government Girls’ College Oyo and graduated from Unilag where she bagged a B.A in English studies. She lost both her parents before she was 15.
Toke got married to Maje Ayida in 2014 but their marriage came to a scandalous end in 2017 after Maje’s ex-girlfriend claimed she was pregnant for him.
It was a trying moment for Toke, one which she claimed brought her to her knees. But our baby girl for life strengthened by her faith got back on her feet and in that same year bagged numerous awards.
Her career life
Toke Makinwa hosts the morning drive on Rythm 93.7FM. She is also a television host, vlogger, Lifestyle entrepreneur, author, and actor. Toke has been active since 2010.
Her first TV debut was as the host for the 2012 Most beautiful girl in Nigeria (MBGN) awards. Since then she has gone on to host several other television shows like The Buzz, The voice Nigeria.
Her vlog series Toke moments was launched in 2012 and she releases an episode every Wednesday. Her book on becoming”a must tell” which she released in 2016 tells the story of her journey through pain to victory and how she drew strength from her faith.
She embarked on a book tour in Nigeria, the US, UK, Paris, and East Asia. Toke launched her handbag line in 2017 under her label Toke Makinwa’s glam.
Awards and Endorsements
Toke baby girl for life has bagged several awards like the outstanding female presenter of the year (2013) by the Nigeria Broadcasters awards, Style influencer of the year (2017) by Glitz Awards, Avance media‘s most influential young Nigerian in media(2017)and lots more. She has also been nominated for several other awards.
Toke has also landed several endorsements over the years. Ambassador of United Africa company in 2013 alongside Osas Ighado, Dare Art Alade, and Dan Foster.
Brand ambassador for Nestle’s Maggi. Brand ambassador for world’s renowned drink Ciroc. Bagged deals with pay port, Oppo and so many others.
Toke Makinwa Net worth 2021
Toke Makinwa is one of the most influential and richest entrepreneurs in Nigeria with a net worth of $2.5million.
Toke’s life’s journey as recounted in her book is both inspiring and beautiful. She has survived so much trauma but still maintains her baby girl look.
Losing one’s parents at an early age would have broken most but Toke even with a disastrous divorce on the side has stepped above all those and has risen to become one of the top media personalities in Nigeria.
A tough feat only a few females in her field can boast of achieving.