Biography

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BIO - TOKE MAKINWA

Television and radio personality, Toke Makinwa, burst onto the scene in 2010 after the premiere of her late night radio show, "Rhythms of the Night," hosted by one of the most popular music stations in the Lagos Metropolitan area, Rhythm 93.7FM. The show caters to night owls who enjoy smooth melodies that evoke a sense of peace, serenity and calm; qualities that this 27-year old exudes so effortlessly. This year, she landed the role of lead anchor on Flytime Entertainment's online show "3 Live Chicks" alongside popular radio presenters, Oreka Godis and Tosyn Bucknor, where she was able to take charge of a live interview and dish on news across the board from hot topics to real day-to-day issues."I'm not one to shy away from the camera or back down on a challenge and that's why the Nigerian viewers love me'" she says.

A graduate from the University of Lagos, Toke had always known that her charm and alluring countenance belonged in the spotlight. In 2011, she started to build her portfolio working as a co-host on 'The Morning Drive,' where she keeps her loyal listeners entertained with news across the continent and the globe. Ms. Makinwa has been featured in major editorials including Exquisite Magazine, ThisDay Style, City People, Fashion TV and Complete Fashion Magazine,garnering attention for her petite figure but rivetting personality. As a skilled hostess, she was chosen to anchor the 25th edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Pageant, embarking on a ride of a lifetime with aspiring beauty queens from every state. "I won't say the sky is my limit. I believe it's my starting point and as I keep working harder and mastering my craft, things will only get bigger and better." she adds. Some call her 'the life of the party,' others say she's a 'globe-trotting beauty' but stay tuned, this woman has exciting business opportunities up her alley in 2012. 

61 comments:

  1. Welldone toke! I've noticed u always eave out ur secondary sch education info in allll of ur interviews and bio butalwayss quick to say unilag. Well u r proud of ur alma mata. Just noticed. Keep d good work going. More power 2 ur elbow

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    1. Pretty sure her high school years were in the UK or US.

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    2. FGGC OYO is not exactly one of the poshest schools to have attended. Unilag for those people who went to secondary school outside Lagos must have been and is still a haven to them. Didn't realize while I was there. then I graduated and noticed all the hype. yawn
      rest my case

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    3. Man!! You are so on point! Figured I'd check out her bio to know where she 'acquired' THAT accent from; only to see the earliest info as Unilag. Dang! Na so the school hype still remain reach??!! I went to same school and I realized the hype before, while and after I was a student- but I never just understood it!! Fake ass students, all the way. By the way, thanks for the FGGC info. Pays to be real.

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  2. so u talk about yourself in the third person . . . good

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    1. She's just good. Better she's married now

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  3. I noticed u wen u co anchored d MBGN 25th anniversary, nd since den i avent stopped listenin 2 ur show.. Ure a 2ru diva.. Big ups

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  4. Hmmm is she really 27 though? From what I heard from the people she went to school with, she's older than that. Don't understand y our people always lie about their age.

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    1. Well I don't know which of her colleagues told you she isn't 27, but that shouldn't really be an issue. We were in school together and I know she's 27.

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    2. you should not remain anonymous, guess u shld have an identity so that pple cld link it well. i equally thnk you 2 belong to a class of 19-- graduates that can be verified. tnx--KC

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    3. Age is just a number incase you don't realize it! Toke is doing well and moving on so stop the negativity here and take it somewhere else...keep up the good work Omotoke!!

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  5. keep it up Toke...like u rightly said the sky is only the starting point...reach for greatness

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  6. Keep it up Toke. I met you briefly through a friend and you have always been a girl for the spotlight. I am passionate about education as i see you love to spell out where you got educated. It is good you are proud of it. I write a blog only about education issues in Nigeria. Check it out in spare time. When you have kids, it will be quite useful too. www.thelearningcraft.blogspot.com

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  7. How come you have an english accent if you schooled in lagos?

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    1. my dear there are people who never left the shores of naija sounding more american than americans themselves lol practice, practice makes perfect

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    2. Fake runz.com ........ it only inferiority complex that is making Toke not embrace her lagos accent. Born and breed in lagos yet hear her accent

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    3. lol u re so right :s smh, nigerians nvr seize to amaze me, evn me wey de yankee, my accent never reach Toke's own, loool

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    4. hey dont be too quick to judge her. she was in my dormitory back in secondary school, (FGGC OYO) and she doesnt really sound too different. it has always been in her whether jokingly or otherwise so am not surprised.

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    5. really, shes 27 wow, dt means she must have met her husband very young hmmmmmm 14 lol cool

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  8. I"m a big fan of you and you inspire me alot.

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  9. Am a fan........welldone and keep up d good work

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  10. I love you Toke but i thot this outfit was Tacky!!! Please no need for this next time!!!x

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  11. pls sis toke mentor me. Pls
    www.odulowo.blogspot.com

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  12. Be my Mentor I am going to have a shower and
    shave
    Then I want to be your personal slave
    To kiss and cuddle hug and hold
    Also take care of the household
    It is very hard you will have a lot of responsibility
    To take control of me to the best of
    your ability
    Tell me what you want what you really
    wish for
    You will have to guide me show me be my mentor
    I really do not mind being told what to
    do
    As long as I can give all my love to you
    The rest is easy daily chores and
    things And answering the door when the bell
    rings

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    1. Hian! *side eye* all sorts!

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  13. This one is mad. Toke didn't graduate from uni lag ohhhh. Na bola tinubu help am

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  14. hahahahah! Toke is a faker!!!!! stop it!!!! stop it madam toke.....speak like the real u and drop d stupid english accent! @Odunlowo Emmanuel u be better mumu! U beg make she mentor u! Ode

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  15. toke 'fakes' more than 1 accents, born & breed in lagos???? *surprised smiley*.Listen & watch her VLOG, she uses like 5 altogether, but listen to toolz, you will be sure she lived, studied outside Nigeria. Inferiority complex!!! Be proud of ur nationality, of who you are. i like you tho... (Make sure u authorize this comment)

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    1. Nope! you are a bottom. it only shows she is a good mix. can be British, and can speak local ;languages. it is called diversity you NOB!

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    2. Peope who study in africa and lived in good areas are always attacked for sounding too good for their background. The accent that I think she fakes is the nativeaccent that she takes, its not an accent that you use at work. Most of us do these street accents to make ppl comfortable depending on what they sound like.

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  16. The most important thing is she's doing well n she's pretty,I like her

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  17. My Dear Great Akokite May u live long .. God will take u to Higher place in life stay bless Toke makinwa

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  18. u guys hating are just pathetic.this babe is making her serious cash and living large and u r here criticizing.if u v the money she's got u wont even have time 4 all dis crap.
    Toke u r interesting, dnt lower ur standards cos ur packaging has brought u plenty cash and will bring more. being an international champion is better than being a local champion. Dollars is of higher value than Naira o.na money sure pass. just keep being humble and ackwoledge God(Jesus)

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  19. stop bleaching your skin toke.

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  20. Toke you are a true professional, in what you do. you are doing very well, pls keep it up and do not be distracted. let the criticisms guide and strengthen you, after all you are human.

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  21. Toke there is one cute photo of you I came across on the internet, unfortunately I cant post in here. mehhn you loooked pweeetyyyy. you had a yellow top on, with your centre parting closure, gold earrings, not sure what the colour of the skirt was. you actually looked like barbie. could actually eat you up if that were possible. lol. .

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  22. Toke you are truly a pretty girl. Not bothered, dont care and cant understand why people are so vexed about your bleaching ( even if its true). No matter what people say. I have made remarks which disagreed with some of your statements, but dont let people's negativity hold you down. Remember, Be nice to people (that's what caused all these) and keep shining.

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  23. Please y'all should free Toke. She has not changed at all. We both attended da same secondary school and datz how she speaks! She doesn't fake it so please haters let her be. Toke keep up da good work

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  24. hello omo makinwa!.....came across your videos before comin on here....love the impart, you making....cherish the lessons, you teaching......A tree that throws fruits back at you when you throw sticks and stones at it....is a GOOD TREE!
    Keep up the Good Work!

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  25. Hello Omo Makinwa......came across your videos before coming on here...love the impart...you making, cherish the lessons...you teaching....A Tree that throws fruits back at you when you throw sticks and stones at it......is a GOOD tree!!!!!....Keep up the Good Work!

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  26. Cant even deal with the haters! I looove you Toke! Love ur accent, regardless of anything xxx

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  27. Wow! Kai! What! Damn!
    I started reading and then stopped cause its just plain stupid. People no get work.
    Haters will hate. Thanks for hating cause that just makes us stronger.
    Toke your fan base is massive. Love you all the way. Proud of you and keep it up.

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  28. toke at least say something

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  29. I love her though... I mean every one has their own storiy... you all should be bothered about making yours

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  30. No mata hw she eatz her ground nuts she still kip it fresh.hav u eaten 2day? xo y re u hating

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  31. I like Toke. whether she fakes an accent or not, she doesn't deny that she's Nigerian, with formal education in Nigeria.
    She's just doing her thing. Stop being a hater! (what her video on how to spot a hater and realize that you're one. lol).

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  32. #TeamTOKSTARR allday,errday!haters gon hate,potatoes gon potate...love u like wow!

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  33. BLOODY EDUCATED ILLITERATES! FOR UR PITIABLE INABILITY TO DIFFERENCIATE BETWEEN ENGLISH AND GERMAN ACCENTS

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  34. Some of you come all the way to her blog and still say ugly stuff? damn! stay off then if you dont like anything she is doing. You see, you can't get enough. #takeaseat!

    All i want is more Vlogs at least 3 a week **wink** she makes tons of sense!

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  35. I am proud that you are a go-getter. I just do not know how you got that accent - it baffles me.

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  36. Toke congrats on your wedding joor. But I need an IV to the formal wedding. You can't just be that secretive. God bless your union

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  37. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! KEEP ON KEEPING ON BABES

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  38. may the Almighty strengthen you to fulfill destiny. keep on keeping on,dont stop and CONGRATULATIONS again

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  39. Congratz on your marriage! You looked AMAZING!!! I dunno how, but it somehow melted my heart in your case. Didn't like you at first cos of that accent, - I think you're more fun without it, but let's all get over it abeg! All na part of the packaging! I gotta say this, I respect your hustle, you will definitely go far in life, God willing. And the vlog? Am doing a marathon session with them, cracking up badly. Babe na were, but truth dey the talk shaa!

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  40. well done by favourite cousin in the whole world! Eventhough i am in London i still watch everything and keep track of u!

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  41. All you Negative peeps sef. na wetin. the girl is doing great for herself and yet peeps are trying to bring her down. How is her accent relevant to your life? Abeg Congrats on your sucess toke. Big Up!!! Nuff respect.

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  42. true! toke never mentions anything about her high school... info tells us she attended FGGC OYO...and what is there not to be proud of. at the time she graduated (1999)unity schools where the best.and btw... shes 31, wia she for wan see 27.. toke na my senior oo and na my grand ma for school then oo.. lol

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  43. Good comment?
    Bad comment?
    It still works for you. You are a shining star. Keep your cool and don't let the hate make you hard.
    Keep shining.

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  44. Tokes' program is boring. She discusses irrelevant topics that has no economic value.

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  45. The most interesting part of all this is that Tokes does not know you exist. I bet your self esteem is not even 1/3 of hers.. so please ask ursef this question "them force me listen to her program"

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