Toke Makinwa is a Nigerian media personality, television host, vlogger, lifestyle entrepreneur, brand influencer, and author. This amazing star whose outspoken personality has endeared her into the hearts of many is one of KOKO’s creative female influencers 2022.
She is known for hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM and for her YouTube vlog series, Toke Moments. She has also been crowned severally as the Most Influential Young Nigerian and style influencer. Her growing success in various fields has set her apart from the rest. Born on the 3rd of November 1984, in Lagos state, she is the second of four children. The brand influencer lost both of her parents to a fire accident when she was eight years old and was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Akinyelure.
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She attended the Federal Government Girls’ College, Oyo State. Later she enrolled at the prestigious University of Lagos and graduated with a degree in English and literature. Speaking of her career growth, in 2010; her career in the media started with her co-hosting The Morning Drive show on 93.7FM. The same year, she launched her late-night talk show, Rhythms of the Night; 2012- She premiered her YouTube vlog series, Toke Moments, which won the hearts of Nigerians and gained her an even bigger following.
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The show allowed her fans to see new sides of her, and this increased her success as an entertainer. She was also nominated for ‘On-Air Personality of the Year’ at the 2012 Future Awards; 2013- She won the Nigeria Broadcasters Award for Outstanding Female Presenter of the Year. She was nominated for ‘Radio OAP of the Year’ in the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. The same year, she became an ambassador of the United Africa Company of Nigeria; 2014- The TV host signed a multi-million Naira contract with Nestlé Nigeria to become the new face of Maggi’ 2016- She became the brand ambassador and face of Mecran Cosmetics and from there the sky has been her starting point. She has influenced brands such as Payporte, Ciroc, Fair and White, Nomba, etc.
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