Toke Makinwa Gets People Talking

She really went through this?

By  | Nov 03, 2021, 06:00 AM  | Toke Makinwa  | Top of The

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It was Edward Morykwas who stated that “Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake” and today we celebrate the birth of a star in her own right.

She's like the Bonang of Nigeria, actress Toke Makinwa was born today and we are just as excited as she should be as we watch her grow a year older. As we mark the birthday of this brazen lass that was gifted to us by the universe, there are a number of things that ought not to be forgotten.

In this article, we take a look at some of her highlights from the recent past with regards to her life.

Toke Makinwa Claps Back At Doctor'

Toke Makinwa has acknowledged having considerable work done on her own body and is a major supporter of plastic surgery. In multiple conversations, the media personality and influencer has encouraged women to "correct what they don't like."

However, while many say she has emerged from plastic surgery as an intelligent woman (she also looks terrific, no cap), not everyone agrees. In a pretty nasty tweet addressed at plastic surgeons, a fan - a complete doctor - slung big shade at the YouTuber's looks this week.

He tweeted; "Dear vendor, learn to put up pictures of what you can deliver on your business page. Stop putting up Kim Kardashian and when an unsuspecting client places an order,  you deliver Toke Makinwa".

Toke, being the lady she is, didn't take it personally and instead responded with a more dignified, but equally dodgy tweet...

"It could be worse," she responded. "Imagine voting for innovation maturity, insight, and diligence and electing an idiot."

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Toke Makinwa Celebrates 10 Years In Radio

Toke Makinwa, a radio personality, has made a name for herself in the Nigerian media. Toke marked her tenth anniversary in radio after making her debut as a co-host on "The Morning Drive" on Rhythm 93.7 FM in 2010.

The artist, who now anchors The Late Morning Show on Rhythm FM, has become a fan favorite on the radio.

Toke used Instagram to thank her fans and followers for their support.

"Thankful for the grace to love what I do and do what I love," Toke said. "Thankful that it loves me back, thankful for the trip that keeps getting better with time."

Toke has a popular Vlog called Toke Moments, as well as a book called On Becoming, which she published in 2016. She also has a successful luxury handbag company.

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Toke Makinwa Stars In Netflix Movie

Toke Makinwa took to Instagram to express her excitement for her upcoming film, Love Is War, in which she plays Yinka. In this political romantic drama, a strong couple competes against one other for the position of State Governor. Toke plays a ruthless journalist who will go to any length to ask the tough questions that the public wants to be answered.

On Friday, May 1, 2020, Toke posted the trailer to Instagram with the remark, "Have you met Yinka in Love Is War on Netflix?" We're currently streaming at number one on Netflix in Nigeria; if you haven't seen it yet, don't miss out. "Please share your thoughts as well."

Toke's inclusion in the star-studded cast was lauded by fans, with many noting that the film is one of the best Nigerian films they have ever seen.

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Toke Makinwa makes a lot more money 

Whilst many were struggling finally with the raging pandemic, Toke Makinwa honored her two nominations at the NET virtual award event with a poignant post commemorating her ten years as "the girl on the radio." The virtual award event for Nigeria's Entertainment Today saw Toke Makinwa being voted for twice, according to verifiable audience data.

She highlighted why the accolades meant so much to her in her acceptance speech, noting that she had just celebrated 10 years in the game and that the achievements validated her relevance and staying power.

According to Toke's essay, she had "severe anxiety episodes, so many times it felt like I was drowning" when the year began. She also included a humblebrag, writing, "I have registered a rise even at this time of economic uncertainty," implying that her bag is set for the rest of the year.

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