Toke Makinwa is a great personality, host, author, and entrepreneur. Read further for detailed information about Toke Makinwa Biography and Net Worth.
She is one of the top 5 African female show hosts. Makinwa has written her autobiography titled “On Becoming”, a story about her life.
Toke Makinwa Biography
Toke Makinwa is a prominent Personality, Nigerian radio presenter, entrepreneur, television host, and author. She was born in Lagos to Mr. and Mrs. Makinwa on the 3rd of November 1984 at Onikan`s St. Nicholas Hospital as the second child of her parent’s four children but was raised by her foster parents, Mr & Mrs. Akinyelure.
Also, Toke Makinwa completed her Secondary School education at the Federal Government Girls’ College, Oyo State. She further bagged a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Literature from the University of Lagos.
|Toke Makinwa Biography / Profile|
|Born||3 November 1984|
|Husband||Maje Ayida (Divorced)|
|Father||Caleb Ifemayowa Makinwa|
|Mother||Modupe Monica Makinwa|
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Toke Makinwa’s Age
Toke Makinwa celebrates her birthday on the 3rd of November. As of now, she’s 37 and will be clocking 38 on the 3rd of November, 2022.
Toke Makinwa started working at Zenith bank before she ventured into the industry of mass media which has always been her dream. She first started her On-Air Career in 1999 at cool FM, yet it wasn’t her initial success.
In 2010, she decided to make her major media debut on Rhythm 93.7 FM’s The Morning Drive show as a co-host of the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant. She rose to fame after “Rhythms of Night” at the Rhythm 93.7FM.
Furthermore, Toke co-starred as a host of 3LiveChick with Oreka Godis and Tosyn Bucknor, which was extended to terrestrial TV stations in 2012. A lot of Nigerian celebrities featured in that show such as Tiwa Savage, Tonto Dikeh, and Bez. Toke’s pictures were on the covers of “Mode Men” and “EM.”
Also, She became a star of a show called Trending on HipTV in 2014. The news was first confirmed and publicized in Hip Hop World Magazine. During her time on the show, she was able to interview such major Nigerian celebrities as Femi Kuti, Chidinma, Eva Alordiah, OC Ukeje, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
She was featured in Moments with Mo in 2014. Makinwa got filmed in several episodes of the show on EbonyLife TV before she left the show in February 2018. She has a vlog called “Toke Moments” which is one of the most popular blogs in Nigeria.
In addition, Toke Makinwa is an author. She has written her autobiography titled “On Becoming” which she released the memoir in November 2016.
Also, she has signed several endorsement contracts worth millions of Naira with companies like Nestle Nigeria, Mecran Comestics, and the United African Company. Toke Makinwa also launched a handbag called Toke Makinwa Luxury and in 2018, she also launched a skincare product called Glow by TM.
Awards and Nominations
Toke Makinwa is one of the top 5 African female show hosts. She has won several awards. In 2012, The Future Awards nominated On-Air Personality of the Year (Radio).
She won the 2013 Nigeria Broadcasters Awards as the Outstanding Female Presenter of the Year and was also nominated as the Radio OAP of the Year and Favorite Nigerian in Air Personality in the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards respectively.
Subsequently, In the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, she was nominated as the Entertainment Personality of the Year and Best OAP of the Year, she was also nominated in the 2014 ELOY Awards as the TV Presenter of the Year and Brand Ambassador (Maggi).
In the 2017 Glitz Awards and Avance Media, Toke won the Style Influencer of the Year and also the Most Influential Young Nigerian in Media. In the 2018 African Youth Awards, she won the 100 Most Influential Young African and in the 2021 Net Honours, she won the Most Searched Media Personality.
Toke Makinwa Net Worth
Presenter Toke is one of the most influential personalities and richest radio hosts in Nigeria with a whooping sum of an estimated net worth of $2 million.
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Toke Makinwa’s Marriage.
Back in 2014, Toke got married to Maje Ayida whom they courted for 10 years. The duo divorced barely a year into the marriage after it leaked that Maje Ayida impregnated his ex-girlfriend.
Not only was he a cheat, but a woman beater who engaged in domestic violence severally. The marriage was dissolved by an Igbosere High Court in Lagos because Ayida committed adultery in 2017, October 5th.
Toke Makinwa’s Ex-husband
Toke Makinwa was married to Maje Ayida. He was born in 1973, August 17 in Delta State. He is a native of Itsekiri in Delta State with 5 older siblings.
Toke Makinwa was born as the second child of a family of six with four children. Her parents were Caleb Ifemayowa Makinwa and Modupe Monica Makinwa. Her siblings include Ope Makinwa and Busayo Makinwa. Toke’s parents died in a fire accident while she was 8 years old.
Summary of Toke Makinwa Biography and Net Worth
Toke Makinwa is a notable radio host and vlogger in Nigeria. She’s the author of the book titled “On Becoming” which talks about his struggles, family, and betrayal of her ex-husband.
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