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Toke is one of the most famous TV hosts in Nigeria!
Toke is currently single.
She is one of the most interesting on-air personalities in Nigeria. Her life is filled with positive and negative events. Toke Makinwa was born on November 3rd, 1984. She is the co-host of 93.7 FM Radio Show “The Morning Drive.” Toke Makinwa Blog called “Toke Moments” is also one of the most popular in Nigeria.
She was born in Onikan`s St. Nicholas Hospital.
Toke Makinwa grew up outside Lagos but had to move to Lagos when her parents died.
Her mother was Modupe Monica Makinwa, and her father was Caleb Ifemayowa Makinwa. Toke is not the only child in the family!
She also has four siblings. Toke Makinwa got her secondary education from the Federal Government College of Oyo State.
She graduated fromthe University of Lagos where she majored in English Language and Literature. Toke Makinwa`s first job was at Zenith Bank.
It was obvious that her parents could have been very glad that she chose this path. After a while, she decided to take a chance and move to the industry of mass media. It was her dream to become a media person! Toke Makinwa did not want to give up so easily.
She started her On-Air career in 1999 at Cool FM. Still, this was not her initial success. In 2010, she was the co-host of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant. Toke Makinwa became popular after “Rhythms of the Night” at the Rhythm 93.7 FM.
3LiveChicks and Flytime TV
After her initial success on Radio and the Internet, Toke Makinwa costarred as a host of 3LiveChicks. Her partners in that show were Oreka Godis and Tosyn Bucknor. This show was extended to terrestrial TV stations in 2012. A lot of Nigerian celebrities starred in that show such as Bez, Tonto Dikeh, and Tiwa Savage. Toke Makinwa pictures were on the covers of “Mode Men” and “EM.” Still, she refused to return for season 2 of the show.
Toke became a star of the show called Trending on HipTV in 2014. This news was first confirmed and publicized in Hip Hop World Magazine. During her time on the show, she was able to interview such major Nigerian celebrities like Chidinma, OC Ukeje, Femi Kuti, Eva Alordiah and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
In 2014, Toke was featured in Moments with Mo. She was filmed in several episodes of this show on EbonyLife TV.
In 2014, she got married to her estranged husband, Maje Ayida in a private wedding ceremony. But the mariage hit the rocks in 2015 which eventually led to their separation. The reason for this was quite scandalous. It was disclosed that Toke’s husband, Maje, had impregnated his ex-girlfriend.
Toke Makinwa Book and Awards
Toke has written a book about her life which is titled “On Becoming.” It`s her autobiography.
She signed several endorsement contracts with Mecran Cosmetics, Nestle Nigeria, and the United Africa Company. The last contract earned her millions of Naira.
According to the Constative.com, Toke Makinwa
net worth is about $2 million. This makes her one of the richest radio hosts in Nigeria. Her life has been difficult. She managed to survive the tragedy with her parents and betrayal of her ex-husband. She is an inspiration for anyone who wants to build a good career in Nigeria.