Thursday, 31 January 2013

HAPPY NEW MONTH

THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY




Happy New Month guys, the month of love is here. I am just really excited about great health, loved ones, happiness and so much to look forward to.

As you get on, you realise how fragile life is and it births a deep appreciation of where you are. There is always something to be thankful for, so many things happened in January but the month is gone now, Lets do Feb.

Start the month with a prayer and remember to be thankful as each day comes. Try not to stress the little things, live for the moments that count and just spend your time around the people that really matter.

Ok, I'm out, don't want to bore you.

Enjoy
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MEDIA LADIES ROCK CERVICAL CANCER CAMPAIGN

SMILE FOR A CAUSE


Tosyn Bucknor's Instagram

Yesterday was a huge day for me. This year, I promised to support a lot of charitable organisations and when the opportunity to pose for the awareness of Cervical Cancer, I was all up for it.

Tosyn Bucknor, Yvonne"Vixen" Ekwere and I had a long day yesterday. The shoot was supposed to start at 11am and as usual I was late. The make up was done by Zaron and I arrived when the ladies were still getting theirs on. It was a long and tiring day but totally worth it, I cannot wait for the official pictures of the campaign to hit the streets of Lagos

It felt so good to work with people who share the same passion and drive that I have and I will like to support even more causes. "You can't do enough good, each day is an opportunity to bless another with kindness" - Unknown

Enjoy
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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

5 WAYS TO HOOK A GUY

SINGLE LADIES, THIS ONE IS FOR YOU..



Yayyyy, I am so happy I got to post this today. I have had the longest day ever and I was beginning to think this will come tomorrow but let's just say I fought the tiredness off and here we are.

Where are my single ladies? The season is upon us, they call it "Valentine" and thinking of you guys, I had to make this video. Here are some tips on how to HOOK a guy. I hope you find them helpful and funny.

Enjoy
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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

PLEASE SUPPORT BIMITAN ADEGOKE

IDOL FEVER...


Hey Guys, I have been following the Idols season 7 and I have a huge favour to ask. Bimitan aka Bimi is a contestant on the show and when I got an email from her, i knew instantly that I would blog  about this.

I think she has an amazing voice. But, you can watch her performance and be the judge of that. You can watch it HERE 

If you agree with me, please let's help Bimi get this. All i need is your vote. Please text 529 to 33680 as many times as you can so that she can be picked among the Top 12.

You can also follow her on twitter - @bimiade1

Thank You

Enjoy
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Sunday, 27 January 2013

SERIES UPDATE - DOWNTON ABBEY

WHO IS WATCHING?


ghen ghen

I like to keep you guys up to date with my series addiction, now I am watching Downton Abbey. Who else is watching or has watched this addictive series? Errm, if you are not, please get on it ASAP! I only just started season one and I am stuck on it already.

Meanwhile I hear there is a new season of Greys Anatomy, is it any good? 

Enjoy
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TM - INSPIRATION

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL




Hey people, welcome to the last week of January 2013. Is it too early to ask how the month of january treated you? No matter how the month has been, (good or bad) you have this week to turn things around.

Life, I think is all about perception. Your perception is reality. Is your glass half full or half empty? You really have to ask yourself that question sometimes. You can spend so much time looking at all the things you want to happen for you or you can trash that list and take stock of those things you weren't expecting, that  however happened to you.

Just like the famous words "Mirror Mirror",  what do you see when you stare at your reflection?  If you don't know this, how you feel about yourself shows in the choice/decisions you make. When I look in the mirror, I see who God says I am and not what the world thinks. Stop searching for yourself in wrong places, you would never go far trying to please the world. Do you!

If you don't know who you are, you will be tossed left, right, up, down, side to side etc Find you today and Love you.

As you take a look in the mirror this week, remember you are the best version of yourself. No one can make you feel less than who you think you are without your permission. Chin up, straighten that back and kick down those doors.

Happy Monday

Enjoy
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Friday, 25 January 2013

TOKE MAKINWA - COVER GIRL

LIGHTS, CAMERA.....STRIKE A POSE.

2 days ago, I shot my first magazine cover. I am so excited about this, can't wait for the magazine to hit the streets and shops in Nigeria.

The amazing photographs were taken by the uber talented Kelechi Amadi Obi, If you have met him before, you would know how much fun I had. I shared the spotlight with two beautiful women you should watch out for in 2013. Need I say more? Ok, just one more, I gave the most revealing interview I have ever given since I started my career. That's all I will say for now.

Keep reading my blog and I will let you know when it comes out. Thank you all for your unending support of my career, it means so much to me. Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to post any pictures, hence no pictures in this article.

Enjoy
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POWER COUPLES

MEET THE CARTERS...


Jay & Bey

Since the inauguration ceremony and the bold entry of the Carters, I have been thinking of writing this article. I love me some Jay&Bey most especially because of how well they compliment each other.

The famous words of Tony Montana: "In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women" Toh bad!

I just love the way these two conduct themselves, I admire both of them because you can see hard work when you look at them. You can see two people who support themselves and share a passion for the business and I will like to see many nigerian versions of theses two. Do we have any?

 If you know any examples lets share; I mean people who are high up there and have their shit together. 

I don't want you guys to only list celebrity couples oh, I want to see names of  two people who are individually successful and together a power couple. Ya dig??? 

Enjoy
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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

VLOG - 5 SIGNS - SHE'S NOT THAT INTO YOU

GUYS, THIS ONE IS FOR YOU...



Hey fellas, a lot of my guy friends will be excited about this video. I have been called a male basher and I think that is absolutely ridiculous because I love men.

Just to show you how much I love you Guys, today's Vlog is dedicated to you. We have all read the 'he is not that into you book' so here is a video to help you and save you from being friend - zoned! If you have already been "friend- zoned" I apologise my video is coming late but not to worry, you can save another brother from going down. hahahahahaha #MeanToks, It's all LOVE 

Enjoy
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Monday, 21 January 2013

THE FASHION PORTAL - VHS

TOKE MAKINWA IN WANA SAMBO

I resumed filming for VHS on sunday and my stylist was going for the edgy but sexy look. She went for the Ile -ife blouse and Karen skirt from the Nigerian fashion Designer Wana Sambo.

Toke Makinwa in WS

I really like the top. The black and gold is really sexy and check out the slit on that skirt, I felt every inch a princess and can I just say I am loving the pixie too. What do you guys think? For updates on the VHS show, follow @Vhstv on twitter and www.facebook.com/Vhs. You know that I will keep you guys updated here too.

Toke Makinwa



NEW MUSIC - CON.tra.DICTION - I MISS ME

#1 SONG A WEEK#PopRockSoulJara


CONtradiction

In keeping with her promise to release one song a week from her album released on Christmas day 2012, CON.tra.diction released a new single yesterday.

'I Miss Me' was produced by DJ Klem of Knighthouse, the song speaks about that overwhelming feeling of nostalgia we have as adults where we remember things that used to be and miss them.

In this song, CON.tra.diction speaks the most painful kind of nostalgia- missing yourself.

Listen to and download 'I Miss Me' HERE

You can also listen and download the #PopRockSoulJara album HERE

Follow on Twitter  -www.twitter.com/tosynbucknor
                                www.twitter.com/tcontradiction



Check out videos, blogposts, and press releases on Reverbnation


Enjoy
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Sunday, 20 January 2013

JEREMY SCOTT FOR LINDA FARROW, EYEWEAR HEAVEN

CRAZY BUT WORTH IT

Jeremy Scott X Linda Farrow

When a friend of mine showed me this slice of heaven as I call it, I couldn't stop screaming. The always daring fashion designer Jeremy Scott, has teamed up with Linda Farrow sunglasses for this striking collaboration. I don't even want to check how much it is yet because I know I will be hurt, But I love it.

I want it, the holidays are over and In January, a lot of us are skint. Blame it on all the holiday expenses if you may, or the fact that Linda Farrow eye wears are so up market. But, this is just not fair. Lol I hear all the eyewear in this collection will run you just under 500 dollars. Anyone interested?

Right now I will feed my eyes and my imagination and as soon as I buy my self a pair, I will be satisfied. You can check online for the amazing pictures of this collection.

Check out a few,


Jeremy Scott X Linda Farrow Mickey Mouse Sunglasses

Jeremy Scott X Linda Farrow

Enjoy
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BEAUTY TIPS

411 ON SMOOTH SKIN?



Baby oil

Yes, I was told about this beauty tip today and I couldn't wait to share it with you. I apologise for being away so long guys, miss me? I miss you too. I started filming for the VHS show today, I only just got in and let me add it has been a long but  amusing day.

So my make up artist "Siranfaces" was working her magic when she let me in on the baby oil secret. Ladies and gents I hear it works. If you want a smooth like skin all day everyday, before you go to bed, the last thing you should apply on your face is some baby oil. Yes, after you take off the make up or maybe wash your face from the long day for the guys, apply some baby oil and massage it deep into your skin every night.

I hear it helps to fade scars, prevents your skin from scaring easy, gives you a baby fresh skin that is amazing to touch and keeps you looking ageless. I don't know about you all but I am starting tonight. If you have tried it before, does it work? Please share

Enjoy
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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

VHS PROMO/SKIT

YOU GUESS RIGHT...


If you said Tv show, you guessed right. VHS is a video hit show that is about to light up your screens. I   am so excited about this project and I hope you would find it amusing, interesting, intriguing and more....

Nigerian musicians you better watch out. The show will be hosted by Yomi Black and I and we would be reviewing all your music videos. We can't deny the growth in the music industry and we want to appreciate all the hard work you put into making amazing "coughs" not videos.

 Have you ever listened to a particular song that leaves you thinking *chunnneoflife* and then you watch the video and feel errr, not so great or maybe you think WOW! Yes, that's exactly what the show is all about.

We would also be sharing entertainment news E style so ya'll better get ready cos you haven't seen anything like this before. To thrill you even further, here is a promo/skit that we put together





VHS

You like? follow Vhs on twitter for more updates - @vhstv

Enjoy
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VLOG - 5 SIGNS - YOU ARE A SIDE CHICK

I LOVE WEDNESDAY, DO YOU?


Toke Makinwa

And another one, I am really loving my Vlog series guys, I actually look forward to Wednesdays. Last week, I ended up uploading the video on Thursday, "Thanks to the epileptic internet service" today I decided to make up for the lateness.

Ladies, this week is for you. Valentine day is around the corner and I don't want anyone to start planning before you watch this. It might guide you and help save a disastrous situation, wink. 

Some people have complained about not being able to view the video on my blog, I am looking into it and I hope that I can resolve that sooner than you think too. Let me stop writing here and let you guys watch the Video.

Enjoy
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Monday, 14 January 2013

TM - HONEST BOX

INDEPENDENT OR KEPT WOMAN



So I watched the Steve Harvey show this evening and totally had to write this post. This is going to be hilarious guys, trust me, I'm going somewhere. I am not a fan of the show Because the topics sometimes just makes me tune off but tonight, he had a lady on his show who had a major problem. She is a kept woman. 

For the purpose of those who don't know what a kept woman is, let's share; a kept woman is a mistress, an adulterous woman; basically a woman who has an ongoing extra marital relationship with a man. All her needs are met by this particular  man or men, she needs not work or lift a finger to do anything but nurture that man. Ya dig? Ok back to my post now. This young lady on the show gave a detailed account of her luxurious life and it got me thinking damnnnnnn girl, really? You ain't gotta do nothing but just worry about looking good and all that money rolls in? #Sigh.

Let us play a game, it's called the  HONEST BOX and since you all love to comment under the umbrella of anonymity, this should be fun. Remember it is purely for fun guys and no one is allowed to judge anyone. You think you can handle it? I think so too.

If you were asked by let's say a genie to make a wish. If you had to choose between a life of suffering to make it, I mean that work hard day in and out life, I call it the "hustle of life" or  to be a kept woman, which one will you pick? Please lets not be self righteous for once, If you could or perhaps you know someone who is kept, you can share with us..... Lol, I will be waiting, xoxo




Enjoy
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Sunday, 13 January 2013

TM - INSPIRATION

HOW PASSIONATE ARE YOU?



Hey Guys, welcome to Monday. I woke up today thinking; another week another hustle, help me God. We all have set goals that burn within us, we have different wants and needs no doubt but It Is safe for me to say that everyone is looking for that one thing to make a difference In their lives.

Last week, a colleague of mine sent me a message asking If I was happy, I stared at the message so long before I responded. I asked myself what does happiness mean? Peace of mind? Wealth, good health etc.... I was still thinking it over when I responded. My response? Yes, indeed I am happy, At least sometimes I think I am. 

 We carried on chatting and at the end of the conversation I realised that happiness is a journey that we all make daily. As long as you are still breathing, Inside of you lies the pursuit of happiness.  There will always be something/s that you aspire to have, wish, and pray for even,  the question is how bad do you want it? If you had it all, would there still be a point to living? Ever wondered that? Sometimes I am so confused about life.

We have all these aspirations, we dream it, we work towards it and hope that it happens for us, sometimes it does and at other times, let's just say we are thankful it didn't happen because we are better off without it. What is so funny though is the fact that we do it all over again. As you grow older, your wants and needs changes but one thing that should remain is how passionate you are. As you go through life, hold on tightly to your Passion. How passionate are you? What drives that passion and how far will you go to keep your dreams alive?

Start this week asking yourself all the questions I asked above and remember;  A dream without direction is pointless. Give your hopes some direction. Nurture your aspirations as you walk towards achieving them and NEVER GIVE UP.

Gotta get back to work peeps, Listen to me on the morning drive - Rhythm 93.7fm or from our website, www.rhythm937.com. Click on the listen live button and we are connected.

I will chat with you soon,

All the best this week

Enjoy
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Thursday, 10 January 2013

STYLE STAR - TOKE MAKINWA

THE FASHION/STYLE PORTAL 2012 BEST DRESSED LIST


Toke Makinwa

I was named one of the best dressed people in 2012. whooooohooooo, I have seen a lot of online publications, Blogs, print media etc that have shown so much love and for that I am so thankful. I wish I could take all the credit for this but I still see myself as a student in the Fashion department. 

Thing is, you can't know it all and the joys of having an amazing stylist is the beginning of  knowledge. My stylist is Lucylurve, she is all shades of  amazing I must say and I think we work perfectly together. She has started her own agency which I am so excited about.

The Fashion Portal is an umbrella for The style portal and so much more. This year, I am looking forward to all that she has in store for me. Don't worry, I will keep you all informed.

Special shoutout to all the amazing photographers in the industry. They work so hard and keep us all looking glam, 2013 you ready? I bet you are...

Spread Love, Light and so much Laughter

Enjoy
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PROJECT 2013 UNVEILED - VHSTV

GUESS WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO?


Toke Makinwa

I told you guys I have some news, hehehe, my Project2013 special unveiled. I am so excited about this project, I want you guys to follow @vhstv on twitter to keep up with all the updates, pictures, information and so much more.

Notice I didn't say what it is? I loveeeeeeeeee It, you will be amused, entertained, shocked and you'll  keep coming back for more. I promise this much, your Tv screens will not be the same again. Coming soon!

Yomi Black and Toke Makinwa


Ok hurry down and hit the follow button will ya?

Follow VHStv

Enjoy
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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

VLOG - 5 TYPES OF PEOPLE TO AVOID

VIDEO FINALLY UP!!!! 


Toke Makinwa

Finally!!! Thanks to the epileptic Internet service, my Vlog is up on Thursday and not Friday. #Sadmuch* Anyway you can watch yet another exciting episode of THE TOKE MOMENT. Hope you like it. Gotta get back to work, chat later xx

Enjoy
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VLOG UPDATE

WEDNESDAY SPECIAL,

Hey people, I know today is wednesday and some of you have been expecting the Vlog of the week. This week has been extra busy for me so far and I found some time after a production meeting to record my blog. Problem is, the internet would not let me have peace. 

I have to go to bed now, gotta be up bright and early for my radio show. Will try again tomorrow. 

I apologise guys,

Love you all.....

Enjoy
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SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR

RANDOM

Toke Makinwa
Hey guys, It has been a hot minute mehhhhn,  what have I missed? The answer to that is YOU. I hope you all are enjoying the month of january! There is so much happening in my life right now, I wish I could share it all once but let's just say that I will be revealing it all in due time.

I am not pregnant or married, I did not win the lottery but I promise it is even better than that. This is a quick note to say hello, I miss you guys, I love you and errrr watch out for the Vlog this week.

Chat with you in another post.
LOL

Enjoy
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Sunday, 6 January 2013

TM - INSPIRATION

STARTING YOUR WEEK RIGHT



Hello my Lovelies, It is another week, the second week in the year 2013. whoooohooo! I am so excited about this year, I get the focus vibe that has been going around since the 1st day of the year. If you don't feel it, maybe you need to change your location. Lol

This is just a little note to you guys, my brothers and sisters in the hustle, the wonderful people who have a dream, go into this week believing that it'll happen for you. Life can be tough, sometimes all you have really is you and that voice that you want to be heard so bad. It might take a while but think of it this way; what is easily gotten, most times, hardly last. In the place of wait, character is formed and strength is built.

I wish you strength in all your endeavours, Keep negativity out and reach for the stars

Look out for this week's Vlog and chat soon, errr listen to Rhythm937fm, I am on the morning drive. You can listen from anywhere in the world, go to our website; www.rhythm937.com and click on the listen live button.

Enjoy,
TM
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Saturday, 5 January 2013

TIMELESS PIECES

WITH LOVE FROM TED BAKER


Totally random I know but I bought a belt from Ted Baker about 6 years ago. This morning, as I was clearing out some old stuff of mine, I saw the oldie but golden Item. To my utmost surprise, the belt still looks as good as new. I had to blog about it, 

When shopping, look out for timeless pieces. I remember when I bought the belt in question, I wasn't even so excited. I just bought it cos it looked nice and I was thinking; Ok, something to wear with my jeans. Looking at it now,  after all the years in between, the gold head is still looking brand new. I bought it for about 120pounds and I am happy that 6 years after, I can still wear it.

Thanks Ted Baker,

Enjoy
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Thursday, 3 January 2013

SERIES- SUITS OVERLOAD

WHO ELSE IS WATCHING?

Suits
I am such a series junkie, I don't get to watch Tv but I make up with my series. Life is good with some Grey's Anatomy, Revenge, Scandal, Homeland and now I have joined the suits bandwagon. 

If you are not on this train, let me just say, you are missing a lot. I am such a loser lol,  my friends and I meet up to discuss series that we are watching currently. Trust me the meetings are so hilarious, we have cocktails and discuss what we think will happen in the next episode. Lol 

This post is to let you know that I am watching Suits and I think you should too.

Enjoy
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Wednesday, 2 January 2013

VLOG - WHAT DO WOMEN WANT?

Toke Makinwa

Hey guys, today is wednesday and you know we just started this Vlog series, I am so excited about this video, I think it is hilarious. Watch it and let me know what you think.

Enjoy
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MUSIC MEETS RUNWAY 2012

FUN, FUN AND MORE FUN

Toke Makinwa
I have so many pictures from the holiday season just gone by, It was such a wonderful time-out, can't believe It is back to work. Anyway, this was what I wore to the MMR event which took place on the 24th of December.

I love the LBD,  I think that every woman should have at least one in her wardrobe. They are timeless  and you can either dress it up, look casual but sexy or go all out. I spiced things up with a matching shoe and bag. Some fashion gurus will fine me for that, I hear it is quite uninteresting to match bags and shoes now, Oh well, I did it and I hope I nailed it?

Special Thank YOU to Maestromedia for the picture

Enjoy
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NEW YEAR - NEW HAIR CUT

INSPIRED BY MILEY.


Miley Cyrus

Hola, I woke up this morning thinking of this hair cut. Yesterday, I saw the picture of Miley above, and I have been thinking of doing the same. I think she looks fantastic, I have one problem though; she shaved both sides of her head.
Do you guys think it'll suit me? I am so nervous about shaving my head because In my profession, I may need to change my hair for a number of reasons and I also think my hair has stopped growing. Lol,  I'm still drooling over  it though.

Let me know what you think and errr Good Morning

Enjoy
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