Thursday, 28 February 2013

HAPPY NEW MONTH


AND THEN CAME MARCH....




Wishing you all the best the month of March has to offer, may all your prayers be answered, may you know peace like a river and may the God of provision meet you all at the point of your needs.

I love you all, and I want you to be grateful for every day that you see, nothing is promised, and all you are given is a gift. Nurture it, get better with it and give it right back. Be the best version of you in March and keep Marching on in greatness!

Enjoy
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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

V- LOG UPDATE - 5 WAYS TO SPOT A HATER

WEDNESDAYS, SUCH PURE JOYS


Hey guys, hope you are all having a great day? Well,........... If not, here is something to brighten your day or what is left of it at least. Lol


 I am trying to get my nails done as I type, "not cute at all" hope you enjoy the video and don't forget to share it with your friends 

Enjoy
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Sunday, 24 February 2013

OSCARS 2013 -BEN AFFLECK WINS BEST PICTURE,DELIVERS EMOTIONAL ACCEPTANCE SPEECH "ARGO FUCK YOURSELF"

Ben Affleck

What a night! US First Lady Michelle Obama, beamed direct from the White House as she presented the nominees for Best Picture, and Ben Affleck was announced as the winner.

So excited for him, he delivered such an emotional acceptance speech, making this years Oscars the best ever. Thanking his wife, he said; "I will like to thank you for working on our marriage for the last 10 christmases" the actor/director's redemption by Hollywood is complete, with his film "Argo" winning best picture.

He reflected on his roller coaster ride back to screen success, since his first Oscar win, in 1998 for writing  'Good Will Hunting' with Matt Damon.....

"What I learned was it doesn't matter if you get knocked down in life, what matters is that you've got to get back up" - Ben Affleck.

 Affleck, who  was famously left off Oscar's Best Director list of nominees did not mention the snub, he had only kind words to say about his film's competitors "It's hard, but you can't hold grudges" he said.

Go into this week and free your mind from all negativity, setbacks, disappointments and loss. Focus on your journey and pray for the grace to breakthrough in all you do....

Enjoy
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Saturday, 23 February 2013

CASUAL SATURDAY

SHOWING OFF AND SAYING HI,


Toke Makinwa
 Hey Guys, I hope you all had a chilled-out day! Today, my niece turned 5 and I had fun hosting the birthday party.

Kids are such fun to be around, exhausting too sha but here is how I went to the parrri!

I upload pictures of me all dressed up but here is one of me looking casual.You like?  I am wearing my wedge sneakers, (which i love so much btw) and my purse is from Marc Jacobs.

Goodnight people, make sure you go to church tomorrow o!

Enjoy
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Friday, 22 February 2013

ONOBELLO.COM FEATURES TOKE MAKINWA

EXTRS EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT.

Hey guys, I  had a chat with www.onobello.com recently, and  because I love sharing with you, I want you to take a look at it and get to know me a better. Deal?

You can read it all HERE

Remember to share it with your friends, 

Love, Light and Laughter

Enjoy
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STYLE FOCUS - EJIRO AMOS TAFIRI

LOVE LIKE A MOVIE CONCERT


Toke Makinwa

Check out what I wore to the LLAM concert. The dress is from the Ejiro Amos Tafiri collection, to be honest, I wasn't sure about this one. My stylist Lucy and I went over it a number of times before I was convinced. 

I hope you like it, share your thoughts


Shoutout to the amazing designer Ejiro Amos Tafiri, a lot of people found it so hard to believe that the dress was made by a Nigerian designer and of course Lucy of Fashion Portal Nigeria Rocks xx

Photo credits - Onobello.com


Enjoy
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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

VLOG - GOOD GIRL/BAD GIRL? WHO CARES!!!

WEDNESDAYS ARE VLOG DAYS


Hey people, I apologise for being so boring this week. Officially, 24 hours is not enough hours in the day for me. Anyway, my schedule should not be an excuse, I hope you like the video and I promise to be better at blogging

Forgive me? Thanks guys

Enjoy
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Sunday, 17 February 2013

TM - INSPIRATION

YES YOU CAN




Hey guys, trust you had an amazing weekend, If you live in Lagos you will agree with me that the weekend in this part of town was indeed eventful.

It is a brand new week and here is wishing you all an amazing one filled with endless possibilities and ground breaking testimonies. Remember, it starts with you. Go out there believing that you can and keep praying for a better tomorrow

Enjoy
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Thursday, 14 February 2013

TM MUSIC - LABRINTH FEAT EMELI SANDE



Not having a great morning like me? This video makes me smile all the time. Watch, hopefully you would feel better.

Enjoy
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TM FASHION - TOKE MAKINWA IN OBSIDIAN

AIRTEL VALENTINE EXPERIENCE


Toke Makinwa

Does my bum look big in this? Hehehehe.

Shoutout to the firebrand Obsidian for this hot number, I hosted the Airtel Valentine Experience Show last night and this is what I wore.

Need I say more? I am so in love with this skirt, the colour is to die for.

Enjoy
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TM FASHION - TOKE MAKINWA IN APRIL BY KUNBI

FLOWER GIRL MOVIE PREMIERE


Toke Makinwa

I love movie premieres and this one in particular because it is a romantic movie. I have to say, the premiere was well put together, the movie is a breath of fresh air and I love the cast.

I wore a peplum top by the famous fashion designer and good friend of mine, April by Kunbi. I absolutely love her line. She is not afraid to play with colours and I personally love the creativity. The pink top was paired with a sequin purple skirt, pink sandals and my hair was pulled back.

Tell me what you think, hit or miss?

You can visit the store; 31A Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

Enjoy
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Wednesday, 13 February 2013

TOUCHING POST - INSPIRATION

FACEBOOK STATUS MOTIVATION


"Two reason why I work hard.... To give my kids what i never had and to give my mother all she had to sacrifice for me"

I saw this message on Facebook and decided to share it with you guys. Hopefully it will inspire someone to think and act the same.

Enjoy
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VLOG - SINGLE ON VALENTINE'S DAY? WATCH THIS

HAPPY VAL'S DAY YA'LL



Hey guys, Happy Valentine's. Today is a day of love or not, i personally don't understand all the hype tbh, I think if people put all the effort they put into valentine's day to celebrating love everyday of their lives, life would be a better place!

Anyway watch the Vlog of the week before you leave home. If you are single, and spending this day alone, this video is for you.

To all the lovers out there, I hope today  makes you even happier than you are already, tell me all about the presents you receive o!


Enjoy
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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

LESSONS FROM THE SUPER EAGLES WIN

VICTORY - IT IS GOLD FOR THE SUPER EAGLES



It happened right before our eyes on Sunday night and everyone is still talking about it. I am not a soccer fan, but my country was playing so I watched the finals of the AFCON.

Yesterday was such a long day, I kept thinking about this post, I wanted a minute to myself to put out this article but the craziness didn't ease up till the end of the day. Better late then never right? I guess yes.

There are so many lessons from the victory of our football team and I would like to share some with you.

  • Nothing tastes as good as success feels - There is absolutely nothing like that feeling of winning. The feeling of going thru the fire and coming out refined,the true happiness the players felt when the game ended and they won is priceless.
  • Believe in yourself - It can be tough when all you have is your dream and that undying feeling that one day, you will breakthrough. Your present situation, and that dream you have seem like they are worlds apart, sometimes you just need to shut out the negativity and focus on your voice.
  • Failure is not always here to break you - We get so disappointed when we fail at things we want so bad, the super eagles started on a "not so encouraging note" but they kept at it. There was a lot of backlash from nigerians and a lot of people had given up on them but they didn't let all that get them down
  • Stay hungry - At no point should you ever feel like you know it all. Don't dwell on your past achievements, you can easily get into your comfort zone when there is still so much work to be done
  • Never ever ignore the "God factor"  - True success comes from God. I remember watching the game and right before the end, I saw one of the players praying, that touched me. Don't give up on God cos he wont give up on you.
There are so many lessons from the 94 minutes match, which ones did you walk away with? You know you gotta share right? 

Enjoy
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Sunday, 10 February 2013

TM IN HOUSE OF MARIE, AT THE M.A.C LAGOS LAUNCH

PURPLE/PINK? YOU DECIDE


Toke Makinwa

MAC is in Lagos now. whoooohooo! No more looking for who is coming in to town for a quick supply of a lip colour, concealer,mascara etc. That's exactly how I have been feeling since I got the invitation to the launch.

I do hope we get all the goodies early. There really isn't any point to opening a store in Nigeria if we are going to be behind schedule now is there? I remain hopeful.... 

Anyway, I wore a dress from House of Marie (HOM) , what do you guys think? Hit or Miss? I will like to hear your fashion thoughts on this one. Shout out to my darling stylist Lucy, she is really amazing to work with and I cannot wait for you guys to see all we are planning in 2013.

You can follow her on Twitter - @fashionportalng

TM - ONDO PRINCESS

BACK TO MY ROOTS

Toke Makinwa

Hi guys,  I have been gone for a minute and before you guys chop my head off for not dedicating time to our blog, let me just quickly say I missed you all.

I always put up pictures of myself all red carpet ready but I love this look in traditional. I don't get to wear them as often as I would love to because I really can't be bothered to attend engagements, weddings and all the works. But when the opportunity arises, I go all out sha.....

I went to my home town this weekend!! Yayyyy for all the Ondo people, I was in Idanre for my grand uncle's funeral and I loved it. here are some pictures of the hills.

Idanre Hills

Another one

Idanre


I was blown away by the peace and tranquility I experienced this weekend. It was however a short one; cause I'm back to the hustle and bustle of Lagos, I had an amazing time spent with family and I got to see my grandma who is 105. Enough on me, how did you spend the weekend?

Thursday, 7 February 2013

MODE MAGAZINE - TOKE MAKINWA, UGONNA OMERUO,& SEYI SHAY

VALENTINE COVER IS HERE, GRAB A COPY TODAY


Bold & Beautiful

The cover is here!!! Yay! If you remember I blogged about a shoot i had for the cover of a magazine. Yes, you can now buy the valentine issue of Mode magazine. 

The cover of the magazine is bold. It was shot by the amazing Kelechi Amadi Obi, if you have ever worked with him, you know why I wrote"Amazing". 

Seyi Say and Ugonna  Omeruo are my soul sisters of the month. Grab your own copy and read up on the most intimate interview I have ever granted.

Enjoy
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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

VLOG - 5 WAYS TO SAY THE TRUTH WITHOUT GETTING INTO TROUBLE

TOKE MOMENTS!!!


Toke Makinwa

Hey Guys, today is Wednesday! Yayyyy! This week I shared 5 ways to tell someone the truth, without getting into trouble. Crazy huh? I think so too. 

I apologise for uploading the video late, today has been quite a day. Not to keep you, go ahead and watch the video....

Thank you all for your support and love, I do not take any of you for granted, you all mean so much to me and I wish you nothing but love.

Gotta run,

Enjoy
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Monday, 4 February 2013

VHS LOADING - TRAILER FOR EPISODE 1. WATCH ELDEE'S INTERROGATION

HEHEEHEH YOMI IS SUCH A MEANIE


Eldee and Yomi Black

For a few minutes each week, hosts Yomi Black and Toke Makinwa stay ahead of the curve, keeping audiences in Nigeria and the farthest reaches of the planet glued to their Tv with entertainment stories, skits, dramatic interviews and most importantly a critical review of the top new videos dropping.

Watch the trailer for the first episode of VHS 



Anticipating more? ....VHS is coming soon.

Enjoy
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TOKE MAKINWA, TOSYN BUCKNOR, YVONNE "VIXEN" EKWERE AND SHINE KICK CERVICAL CANCER IN THE BUTT.

CERVICAL CANCER MONTH CAMPAIGN


Vixen, Toke, Shine and Tosyn

Last week I told you all about the photo-shoot to raise awareness for Cervical cancer.The pictures are out now and as I promised, I will be sharing them with you guys.

Some people left not so pleasant comments on the post about the photo-shoot. I don't blame them much,  in the past and present, there has been some organisations and groups  that have done a number of campaigns and just maybe they didn't explain the cause to the general public.

Toke Makinwa

The month of January is cervical cancer month and the world cancer day is on the 4th of February.(which is today) The good people at Brown Eyez decided to use the power of radio and the influence of some of its female presenters to spread the word and raise awareness of cervical cancer in a fun and creative way

Yvoone 'Vixen' Ekwere



It was a lot of fun as we all got the opportunity to give back to the community, raise awareness about a crucial health issue and reach a wide demography of all ages.



Tosyn Bucknor

Just this evening, my cousin looked at the campaign photos and remembered she hasn't done her smear test in a while and this pictures served as a reminder to ring her gynaecologist in the morning.

Shyne



Shout out to all the wonderful people that worked hard on this project. Grey,  Zaron, Goldustt, Caxtonalile, O'eclat,  TCD and Ribekahs Accessories

Hope You like it,

Enjoy
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Sunday, 3 February 2013

TM INSPIRATION - WEEK 6 OF 2013

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES



The song playing in my head as I write this article is 50 cent and Alicia's "New Day". Yes, it is a new day, a new week, a brand new opportunity to do it all over again. 

Here is wishing you all a great week, we are entering the 6th week of the year 2013. So much to be thankful for and yet so much more hope we need to carry on believing for the things we want. 

Have a great Monday

Enjoy
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Friday, 1 February 2013

TM - MIND EXERCISE, JUST FOR FUN

OH NO YOU DIDN'T...


Hehehe! Yes, let's have fun with this.

Enjoy
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