Toke Makinwa is an award-winning multimedia personality, with a remarkable media profile in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa and other parts of Africa. She is considered one of the most influential African media personalities and brand influencer. With over 4 million views on YouTube and over 2 million followers on Twitter and Instagram combined, Toke represents the voice of young Africans and has been able to impact them through the various campaigns she has run alongside notable brands.
Toke has served as brand ambassadors for notable brands such as Maggi, Ciroc, Western Lotto, Mecran, Payporte and Lipton. She also continues to create a lasting impact on this generation through her foundation through which she gives financial assistance to low-income students and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Her career started on radio in 2010 before she made the transition to television. Her television credits to date include Flytime Tv’s ‘3liveChicks’, HipTv’s ‘Trending’ and EbonyLife Tv’s ‘Moments’ where she serves as a host on its daily show.
On November 27 2016, Toke Makinwa launched a tell-all Book titled “On Becoming”, An account of her journey so far, her childhood, her parents, her career, her love life - `the Good times, the sad times, healing and being future geared. Since its release, the book featured in the “what’s hot” iBook’s section, a bestseller on Amazon and even broke sales records on okadabooks.com.
Following the success of her memoir, Toke launched her luxury bag line on the 15th of December, 2017 and also prepares to relaunch the line with more bag colours and designs.
In May 2018, Toke opened up about her struggle with fibroids, her surgery and her journey to healing.
To date, Toke has changed the lives of two women by financing their operation and medical cost.
Toke Makinwa in partnership with Buluwa Inc, a Californian based beauty developer, recently launched her global skincare brand, “Glow by TM”.