Nigeria TV Personality: Toke Makinwa

Life hasn’t always been easy for this Nigerian celebrity. As a child, she witnessed the death of both parents from a cylinder explosion.

Toke later discovered that there was a third wheel in her marriage which led to the disintegration of the union.

She came to the spotlight when she joined Lagos radio station Rhythm 93.7 FM.

After her six months stints, Toke moved from working for The Morning Drive show for the same station, in a role she still holds today.

Toke became the first Nigerian to be nominated for the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award in 2013.

She was also nominated for the Nigeria Entertainment Award twice.

The multifaceted talent also has a popular vlog called Toke Moments where she talks about anything from relationship issues, such as five signs to know you are a side chick, to dealing with daddy girl problems and giving out advice about life in general to her subscribers on Youtube.

She is a regular fixture on Moments with Mo on EbonyLife TV as a guest host.

Toke recently became an author of a book titled On Becoming.

The book is about her journey, experiences, her struggles with blinding betrayal, finding forgiveness and strength in God.

She talked about her failed marriage and many factors that had contributed to the breakdown.

Ciroc Ambassador

She recently became a Brand Ambassador for Ciroc Nigeria.

And has a cocktail drink named after her, it’s called the Toke Makinwa Ciroc Mule.

South Africa Tour

Wearing an outfit by a South African designer – a good way to pay homage to the country hosting her book event.

While keeping with the traditional African culture of wearing a headscarf, she adds a modern twist by pairing an African print coat with a long sleeve white shirt.

Tousled Highlights


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How gorgeous is the tousled brown & blond hair paired with the red wrap dress?

Love the plunging neckline with kimono sleeves and matching red lips.

Owambe Style

Owambe is a term for describing a time of celebration such as someone getting married, giving birth or buying a new house.

It’s very common among Nigerians anywhere in the world.

It was once associated with the Yoruba tribe, but has now become a country wide social behavior.

For Owambe, you can choose to wear an outfit based on the colour theme of the event.

For Nigerian weddings, the bride and groom will want their close family and friends to wear attire in certain colours.

Toke wore white on white with various textures.

She wore a top and wrapper (in Nigeria it’s called Iro and Buba) and gele (Nigerian name for headscarf) to her sister’s wedding.

The wrapper comes with a stenciled design and the top has fur and sequins.

The only added bright colour for this look is the long coral necklace.

Sunny Yellow

This is the perfect vacation style when you’re not afraid to incorporate bright colours like yellow.

While other are doing black on black or choosing to stay around safe shades, you can choose any bright colours of your choice to stand out rather blend in.

Like the way, she paired her yellow bikini with a loose yellow cover up held with a belt.

To add more diva, she wore oversized sunglasses with embellishments.

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