Toke Makinwa was born on November 3, 1984. She is an outstanding Nigerian radio personality, television host, and vlogger.She is known for co-hostingThe Morning Driveon Rhythm 3.7 FM.
Toke Makinwa has anchored several programs on radio and television. She was
announced as one of the hosts of 3LiveChicks, an entertainment program which was initially launched for the web community alone but was later extended to terrestrial TV stations in late 2012 alongside with Tosyn Bucknor and Oreka Godis. She has featured Nigerian celebrities like Tiwa Savage, Tonto Dikeh, Bez and several others on the show on the show.
Makinwa however did not renew her contract with Flytime TV for season 2, and was subsequently replaced by her radio colleague Omalicha.
Toke Makinwa was made host by Hip Hop World Magazine in January 2014, of their lastest show, Trending which kick started on February 14. While on the show, he has interviewed many celebrities, including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Eva Alordiah, Femi Kuti, OC Ukeje, Chidinma ans a host of others.
She has featured in many episodes of the program Moments with Mo as a guest Host on the EbonyLife TV Network.
In 2010, Toke Makinwa hosted the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria beauty pageant.
In 2013, Makinwa became a brand ambassador of the United Africa Company of Nigeria(UAC) alongside Osas Ighodaro Dan Foster and Dare Art Alade. She also signed a multi-million naira contract with Nestle Nigeria to become the new face of Maggi.
Toke Makinwa has won some awards and has been nominated for several. In 2012 she was nominated for the Future awards for on Air personality of the year but she lost to Tolu Oniru also known as Toolz. In 2013, she won the Nigeria Broadcasters Awards for outstanding female presenter of the year. Again in 2013, she was nominated for the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for the Radio on Air Personality of the year but lost to Freeze of Cool FM. In 2014, she was nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for Favourite Nigerian On Air Personality.
In 2014, she was nominated for the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for best on Air Personality of the year and Entertainment Personality of the year but lost to Yaw of Wazobia FM and Denrele respectively. Also in 2014 she was made the brand ambassador for Maggi.
On January 15, 2014, Makinwa had a private wedding ceremony with her lover of 8 years Maje Ayida. But unfortunately, 18 months after the wedding, she discovered that her husband had impregnated his long time girlfriend, Anita Solomon which invariably led to the breakdown of the marriage.
Despite the unfortunate incident, she has remained strong and has decided to pick up and move on with her life, on June 16, 2015, she posted this message on her instagram
Video: Toke Makinwa Confirms Her Husband Cheated On Her
“The amount of emails I have received from women across the world going thru difficult situations is heartbreaking. (Thank you all for sharing). In a world where the popular belief out there is that women hate each other, women can’t stand each other, etc. I have gotten emails/calls from women sharing their own personal pain and that is courageous. I can’t reply everyone, (even though i honestly wish i could.)It is Funny how God uses even the most unbelievable things to bless you. I have been given a voice, a platform, (i don’t even know how it’s all happened) but I woke up one day and I found God and with that came purpose” she wrote.
“It’s never about you, as hard as it seems, sometimes you go thru things not for you but for the people around you who need direction, a word of prayer or more. May God heal every broken heart out there, may his light give you the courage to begin to love yourself. It is tough being a woman, the pressure is real. You don’t have to be a victim, you can rise above it all. Do not let society tell you otherwise. Be Bold, Be Strong. Trust God’s purpose for your life and keep shinning. *And Yes, to all the people asking, there is a Vlog this week *“