Toke Makinwa Biography; Age, Height, Career, Marriage, Net Worth. Toke Makinwa is a Nigerian Radio Personality, Television Host, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Vlogger, Author and Actress. She was born on November 3rd, 1984.
Toke is well-known for both her YouTube vlog series Toke Moments and for hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM. On Becoming, her book, was published in November 2016. She is one of the top five female program hosts from Africa.
Toke Makinwa Biography
Toke Makinwa was born in Lagos State. When she was 8 years old, a car accident claimed the lives of both of her parents. She studied at Oyo State’s Federal Government Girls’ College. Later, Makinwa studied at the University of Lagos and received a BA in English and Literature.
She revealed that she had lost her older sister at the conclusion of season 6 of Big Brother Naija, for which she acted as host. In March 2022, she advised anyone who is skeptical of her claim to fame to should up her accomplishments on Google.
Toke Makinwa: Profile Summary
Full Name: Toke Makinwa
Date of Birth: November 3rd, 1984
Place of Birth: Lagos State
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Alma Mater: University of Lagos
Profession: Radio Personality, Television Host, Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Vlogger, Author and Actress
Active Years: 2010-present
Height: 5feet 6inches (167cm)
Weight: 115 lbs. (60kg)
Father’s Name: Caleb Ifemayowa Makinwa
Mother’s Name: Modupe Monica Makinwa
Siblings: Busayo Makinwa, Ope Makinwa
Spouse(s): Maje Ayida (m. 2014, div. 2017)
Net Worth: $2 Million
Toke Makinwa’s Career
In 2010, as a co-host of Rythm 93.7 FM’s The Morning Drive program, Makinwa made her major debut. In 2012, she appeared on television as the host of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant, which was live-streamed in the entire country. Together with Tosyn Bucknor and Oreka Godis, she co-hosted the Flytime TV show 3 Live Chicks. After making it’s web series debut, the show began airing on terrestrial television in late 2012. For the second season of the show, 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 Broadcast in 2013. She was a nominee for the Nigeria Entertainment Awards’ “Radio OAP of the Year” award. She was appointed an ambassador for the United Africa Company of Nigeria in the same year.
The 2014 Headies Awards as well as the 2013 Future and City People Awards were among the important occasions that Makinwa hosted. It was officially revealed in March 2021 that Toke Makinwa and Nancy Isime would co-host the third season of The Voice Nigeria. Toke Makinwa was introduced as the 12th host of the Gulder Ultimate Search on October 16, 2021. Her brand new television program, “Talk With Toke Makinwa,” debuted on MultiChoice in November 2021. Toke portrayed Louise in Bunmi Adesoye and Abimbola Craig’s Glamour Girls in 2022.
Toke Makinwa’s Marriage
Makinwa and Maje Ayida got married on January 15, 2014, after dating each other for eight years. She ended her relationship with Ayida in 2015 after learning that he fathered a child with his ex-girlfriend. A Lagos High Court dissolved Makinwa and Ayida’s marriage on October 5, 2017, on the grounds that Ayida had committed adultery.