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Media Personality, Toke Makinwa

Toke is a popular vlogger, media personality, and actress. Over the years, Toke has made several appearances on talk shows, reality tv, and YouTube. Along with her good looks and eloquence, Toke has a stern presence on social media, which doubles as a source of income and fun for her.

Toke’s Source Of Income

From luxurious trips, designer clothes and beautiful homes, it makes sense to wonder how not only Toke media personalities earn from social media influencing and other gigs. For Personalities like Toke, who have impeccable talents to go with the high engagements they have on social media, we can say they earn a lot!!

Media personality Toke

Some means of income for Toke include:

  1. Endorsement deals from brands like Pepsi, Samsung Galaxy, and Oppo mobile.
  2. Ads sales on YouTube with over 120, 000 subscribers
  3. Appearances
  4. Hosting fees for shows like Golder ultimate search, BBNaija
  5. Influencing brands and products like MultiChoice Show Max.
  6. Sponsorship for her many talk shows. These include Talk with Toke Makinwa, Toke Moments, etc. 
  7. She is a well-known radio presenter
  8. Gifts and favours for celebrities like her, there is usually an endless supply of gifts from fans and admirers
  9. Movies roles
  10. Toke’s business ventures like Glow by TM, which launched in 2018.


The best-selling author once revealed that her mother had four kids in her early thirties. The names of her sisters are Busayo Makinwa and Ope Makinwa. In the past, she has also shared her desires and struggles to conceive and have kids. We can only hope her dream comes true.

In an appreciation message to her fans and friend who supported her after she lost her Sister in October 2021, she tweeted:

“You guys make me cry. The amount of support has been so overwhelming, I will not disappoint you all. It’s been the darkest 10 days of my life. I got off the reunion show for BBN to hear that my big sister passed away. My family is going through so much right now, guys, thank you.”

Toke married the popular fitness instructor Maje Ayida from 2014⁠ to 2017. The marriage was short-lived because of infidelity. When Toke was asked if she was open to having kids without getting married, Toke said she did not want to have children outside of marriage. She went further to explain that she wants to give them to have a life she never had while growing up.

Top Five (5) Movies And Series Toke Has Featured In

The Nigerian actress has been featured in several movies. She has taken on roles as a lead and supporting character. Some of the most popular films that featured Toke include Love is War and Makate Must Sell. The most notable ones are:

  1. Blood sister
  2. Omo Ghetto
  3. Sugar Rush
  4. Therapy (comedy web series) with Falz the badt guy
  5. Glamour Girls

Toke Makinwa’s Business And Projects

Besides the influencing gigs, hosting gigs and television appearances, Toke bags, she has dipped her hands into some of the most lucrative businesses. Makinwa has made a name for herself in the luxury and beauty industry.

Some of her most lucrative businesses are:

  1. Beauty: TM beauty
  2. Skincare: Glow by TM
  3. Luxury accessories: Toke Makinwa Luxury

Toke Makinwa’s Early Career

Some might argue that she got her big break after she published her book, Unbecoming. Her book talked about her childhood and losing her parents at the tender age of 8.

While the best-selling memoir revealed some of the most painful experiences, she endured throughout her life. The Nigerian media personality had gone through. The most controversial part of the book was the sad details of her marriage to fitness instructor Maje. Her marriage to Maje Ayida was the talk of the town and a joke for many Nigerian comedians.

Television And Media


Moments was one of the most polarising talk shows during its run on Ebony Life Tv. She hosted the show with her co-hosts, Bolanle Olukanni and Tallulah Doherty. Toke joined the Moments show in 2014 and exited in 2016. They interviewed many celebrities on the Moments and shared many personal experiences.

Toke Moments

Toke Moments premiered on her YouTube channel in 2022, and since its inception, she has hosted several Nigerian celebrities who talk about love, life, career, and relationships. Some celebrities who have graced her sit include Dorcas Shola Fabson, Denrele, Dabota Lawson, Lilian Afegbai and many more.

The Buzz:

The buzz in an interactive television series runs along with the Big Brother Naija television show. Toke started the Buzz with Shine Ya Eye and returned during the BBN Level season. Hopefully, she will be returning with her guests to analyse and bisect the returning season of Big brother Africa, Big brother Titans.

Talk With Toke Makinwa:

The first season of Talk With Toke Makinwa premiered on one of the biggest talk shows in Africa. Tokstar welcomed a lineup of A-list celebrities across Africa who talked about life and career. Some of her hosts, like Zari the Boss Lady and former BBN Star Tacha, Mercy and Bisola, ironed out controversy and talked about their childhood.

The Morning Drive

Toke debuted on the airwaves on Rhythm 93.7 FM in 2010 as a co-host on “The Morning Drive.” Other popular co-hosts of The Morning Drive are Nanya Diali and Dj smooth.

Awards And Recognition

The talented media personality has gained recognition for her talents. These talents include presenting, acting, hosting, and her style. They nominated her for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, The Future Awards, and African Entertainment Awards USA.

Although she lost these to her talented colleagues like Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Yaw of Wazobia FM (famous for his role in Flatmates) and Denrele, she still has more than a few fancy awards to her name.

The Nigerian radio personality has also swept several awards, including:

  1. Glitz Awards: Style Influencer of the Year 2017
  2. Media: Most Influential Young Nigerian in Media 2017
  3. Africa Youth Award: 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018
  4. ELOY Awards: Innovative Beauty practitioner of the Year 2020
  5. Net Honours: Most Popular Media Personality (Female) 2020
  6. Net Honours: Most Popular Media Personality (Female).2021

Fashion And Style

Toke is one of the most fashionable actresses and media personalities in Nigeria. Her Instagram page is decorated with stylish looks from Nigerian and international designers. Check out the gallery below for some of our favourite “Toke Makinwa’s fashion moments.”

Toke Makinwa Street Fashion

Native Looks From Toke’s Instagram

We know the media personality, Toke Makinwa for her dress sense. Check out five of our favourite pictures of Toke in native attire.

Sexy Toke Makinwa Pictures

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