One of the wild things is “Lighting of Skin” this remains a controversial topic in Nigeria today, as many people lambast those who walk the path of having a different skin complexion from when they had.
And this path is one that many Nigerian stars, actors, and actresses have taken, most especially Toke Makinwa.
I this article, we will be talking extensively about the woman named Toke Makinwa, what her net worth I, and how she made it to fame and stardom.
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- Name: Toke Makinwa
- Date of Birth: 3rd November 1984
- Nationality: Nigeria
- Net worth: $2 million
Toke Makinwa is one of those voices you hear on the radio; she is a famous radio personality, television host, blogger, an author, and a lifestyle entrepreneur.
One of her acclaimed show is the morning drive on Rhythm 93.7, and her YouTube series “Toke Moments” she was born on the 3rd of November 1984 in Lagos State, Nigeria, and is currently 35 years old.
After completing her primary school education, Toke proceeded to Federal Government Girls College in Oyo state, where she obtained her West African Senior School Certificate.
After her primaries, she went to Lagos State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Literature.
The year Toke made her major media debut, was 2010, on Rhythm 93.7 show, which is titled “The Morning Drive” there she worked as a co-host.
In the Year 2012, she made her appearance on Television, on The Most Beautiful Girl of Nigeria (MBGN) beauty pageant, which was broadcasted live across Nigeria.
She also co-hosted a show, Flytime TV’s live chicks, with the Top Radio presenter, Tosyn Bucknor, and Oreka Godis. Though she did not renew her contract for the Flytime show, and she was replaced with her colleague Omalicha.
In 2012, Toke launched hr YouTube vlog series “Toke Moments” in January 2014, she was announced as the host of the Hip Hop World Magazine interview and talk series “Trending,” and she also got a spot on the ebony life TV as a co-host of its flagship show “Moments”
Toke Makinwa had hosted a lot of events, including the 2013 Future and City People Awards, as well as the 2014 Headies Awards.
One of the sad stories she had to tell was how she lost her parents to a fire accident when she was barely eight years old and was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Akinyelure.
She also explained a story her husband, Maje Ayinde, betrayed her. The details to these stories could be found in her memoir “On Becoming”
Toke Makinwa went on a tour to promote her book, and the countries she toured include Nigeria, South Africa, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and other parts of East Africa.
Alongside the book, she launched a skincare product called “Glow By TM” and a handbag line under the Label “Toke Makinwa” in 2018 and 2017, respectively.
Toke MAkinwa is seen as one of the most controversial female stars in the country, and this is because she bleached her skin. Toke Makinwa had discussed the reasons why she bleached in her book “On Becoming,” as always, her fans did not spear a single moment to lash out.
Pictures of her before and after started trending the internet and became a topic to be discussed. She confessed that her ex-husband had a thing for light-skinned girls, so she decided to change her skin color to impress him.
Unfazed by the prying eyes, and the endless backlashing comments that came her way, she did business out of the controversy and partnered with Buluwa Inc., and she was able to lunch her skincare product “Glow Tm.”
Toke Makinwa is definitely on the list of one of those celebrities that had tried it all. In 2018, she did a surgery to help fix her body shape, and also encouraged other women who felt the need to change their look and get rid of any part they felt made them uncomfortable.
This new look, of course, stared up a lot of criticism from her fan, and those that also had something to say, but Toke never gave in to their contentious criticism, and never relented on showing off her new body.
After she divorced her husband, Toke had bee living a lavish life, of shopping spray in various countries, and this led to another rumor, that she was dating a Suga Daddy, who was a 70 years old billionaire, with a wife and four grown-up boys (Doctor Festus Fadeyi) he is rumored to have bought her a Range Rover 2016 model of about 50 million.
With all the controversies, either of them ever claimed the rumors to be accurate, or to be a lie, and they just stayed quiet.
- I 2010, her career started with her co-hosting the morning drive on 93.7 FM, and lunch her Late night talk show, Rhythm of the Night
- I 2012, she released her YouTube vlog, “Toke Moments” this gained the love of many Nigerians and made people see the entertaining side of her, In that same year she was nominated for “On-Air Personality of the Year” at the Future Awards
- She won the Nigerian Broadcasting Award for Outstanding Female Presenter of the Year 2013. She was nominated for Radio OAP of the Year and became an Ambassador for the United Africa Company
- In 2014, she signed a contracted with Nestle Nigeria and became the face of Maggi
- She became an ambassador for Ciroc, Pay-port, and Mercan Cosmetics in 2016
Toke Makinwa is undoubtedly one of the wealthiest Radio personalities in Nigeria, with a net worth of $2 million.
Toke might be one of the most controversial celebrities, but she is one of the notable stars out there who knows how to win people to her side.
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