Toke Makinwa

Biography, Age, Net Worth, House, Cars, Before Fame, Movies, Parents, Child, Parents, Siblings

Toke Makinwa Basic Information

Stage Name:Toke/ Toks / TM
Real Name:Toke Makinwa
Occupation:Radio Personality, Television Host, Vlogger, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Actress, and Author
Date Of Birth/Age:3 November, 1984 (39 Years Old)
Place of Birth:Lagos State
Marital Status:Divorced
  • Federal Government Girls’ College, Oyo State.
  • University of Lagos
Height:5Ft 5In
Net Worth:$2 Million

Toke Makinwa Biography

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On November 3, 1984, Toke Makinwa was born in Lagos State. She studied at Oyo State’s Federal Government Girls’ College. After enrolling at the University of Lagos, Makinwa graduated with a BA in English and Literature.

Before Fame

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In 2010, Toke Makinwa co-hosted The Morning Drive program on Rhythm 93.7 FM, which marked her significant media debut. She presided over the 2012 edition of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) beauty pageant, which was live-streamed throughout Nigeria. In addition, she debuted her YouTube vlog series Toke Moments, which captured the hearts of Nigerians and grew her fan base. Her success as a performer expanded due to the show, which allowed her admirers to get to know her better. In 2012, she was a finalist for the Future Awards ‘On-Air Personality of the Year’ award.


In a family of four children, she is the second child. The radio queen lost her parents in a fire tragedy when she was eight. Mr. and Mrs. Akinyelure then raised her.


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When Toke Makinwa was eight, a fire disaster claimed her parents. The fire incident is declared to have been triggered by a gas explosion. However, the family of Mr. and Mrs. Akinyelure has served as her parents ever since they adopted her and her siblings.


Her father was Mr. Caleb Ifemayowa Makinwa, who was just 35 at his death.


Toke Makinwa’s mum was Mrs. Modupe Monica Makinwa, and she was aged 34 until her demise.


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Toke Makinwa’s older sister was the late Opeyemi Abimbola Akinyelure, a mother of one. Their other siblings are Femi, their brother; Busayo, their younger sister; and Ronke, their oldest sister. She announced on social media that she had lost her older sister Ope after Big Brother Naija season 6, for which she served as host, and she wrote poignant eulogies. All of her siblings are said to be married.


Because her previous marriage didn’t announce the birth of any children, Toke Makinwa has no children known to the media.


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Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida were married on January 15, 2014, after dating each other for eight years. However, she ended her relationship with Ayida in 2015 after learning that he had fathered a child with his ex-girlfriend. Due to Ayida’s infidelity, the Lagos High Court formally dissolved Toke Makinwa and Ayida’s marriage on October 5, 2017.

A South African TV broadcaster named Bonang Matheba and Toke appear to be close partners now. Even though they reside in separate nations, they find time to visit one another. They served purposes by promising each other expensive Messika and Birkin luxury gifts through Twitter in 2018. Given the price tag neither objected to, some were startled as speculations of something profound between the duo started coming up.


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Toke is well-known for her work as the host of The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM and for her Toke Moments YouTube vlog series. On Becoming, her book was published in November 2016. She is one of the top five female program hosts from Africa.

Makinwa made her significant media debut in 2010 as a co-host on The Morning Drive program on Rhythm 93.7 FM. She had a television appearance in 2012 when she served as the MC for the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant, which was live-streamed throughout Nigeria. Together with Tosyn Bucknor and Oreka Godis, she co-hosted the Flytime TV show 3 Live Chicks. After debuting its web series, the program began airing on terrestrial television in late 2012. For the program’s second season, Makinwa’s contract with Flytime TV was not renewed, and Omalicha took Makinwa’s place on the radio. Toke Moments, Makinwa’s YouTube vlog series, debuted in 2012. She was named the year’s outstanding female presenter by Nigeria Broadcasters in 2013.

She was a nominee for the Nigeria Entertainment Awards’ “Radio OAP of the Year” award. The same year, she was appointed an ambassador for the Nigerian United Africa Company.

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In January 2014, Makinwa was selected as the anchor of Trending, a part of the interview and discussion magazine Hip Hop World. Additionally, she started hosting Moments, the primary program on EbonyLife TV. The Future and City People Awards and the Headies Awards, held in 2013 and 2014, were significant occasions that Makinwa produced.

The Voice Nigeria’s third season will premiere in March 2021 with hosts Toke Makinwa and Nollywood actress Nancy Isime. On October 16, 2021, Toke Makinwa was revealed as the season 12 presenter of Gulder Ultimate Search. Her new television program, “Talk With Toke Makinwa,” debuted on MultiChoice in November 2021. In Bunmi Adesoye and Abimbola Craig’s Glamour Girls in 2022, Toke played Louise. Her book, On Becoming, was published in November 2016. Her struggles and Maje Ayida’s treachery—who is now her ex-husband—are discussed in the book.

Toke Makinwa travels to Nigeria, South Africa, the United States, the United Kingdom, and some regions of East Africa as part of her book tour to promote the book. Under her brand, Toke Makinwa’s Luxury, Toke Makinwa debuted her handbag collection in 2017. In 2018, she also introduced a skincare line called Glow by TM.

Toke’s voluminous body and skin have drawn criticism for both. The actress underwent surgery to improve her physique. The bleaching before and after photos of Toke Makinwa attracted a lot of comments and harsh criticism from people with opposing views. Toke also revealed how to appease her ex-husband; she bleached her skin. The radio personality claimed she bleached her hair to impress her ex-husband Maje Adiya, who liked lighter-skinned women. Since then, she has encouraged other ladies who desire to have surgery to do so. She has also criticized the hypocritical attitude that accepts technological developments while demeaning medical advancements. In varied degrees, her admirers have supported and critiqued body enhancement. However, the media celebrity is never afraid to show off her new figure in various images on her social media platforms.

Everyone is talking about the radio queen’s love life lately, which is understandable. She hasn’t been linked to anyone in the media since her disastrous marriage. However, her spending sprees in Paris, New York, and London raise suspicions about a potential financier. As a result, 2017 saw the spread of speculations about her relationship with Dr. Festus Fadeyi, a 70-year-old billionaire.

Along with Osas Ighodaro, Dare Art Alade, and Dan Foster, Toke Makinwa was chosen as an ambassador of the United Africa Company of Nigeria in 2013. Additionally, she agreed to a multi-million naira contract with Nestlé Nigeria to represent Maggi. She was named the face and brand ambassador of Mecran Cosmetics in 2016. Additionally, Toke Makinwa served as an ambassador for Ciroc Nigeria and Payporte. Toke Makinwa and Oppo Mobile Telecommunications struck an endorsement agreement in November 2019 for Toke to serve as their brand ambassador. Toke Makinwa signed a sponsorship agreement with Showmax Naija in 2021 to present BBN season 6, The Buzz.

Net Worth

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The radio personality and vlogger makes money from a number of sources. She has a long history of commercial ventures and endorsement agreements. Toke Makinwa’s net worth is estimated at $2 million.


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Toke Makinwa owns a good collection of amazing rides, including a Range Rover Sport and Bentley Continental GT.


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According to rumors, the entrepreneur, on-air Personality, and author purchased a mansion in Banana Island, Lagos state, Nigeria—a residence valued at N260,000,000.


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Toke Makinwa has also appeared in a few movies with modest roles, and these films include:

  • Makate Must Sell
  • Glamour Girls
  • Blood Sisters
  • Love Is War
  • Sugar Rush
  • Therapy (a comedy web series)

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