- May 2nd, 2019- BBNaija
Toke Makinwa was born on November 3, 1984, at St. Nicholas Hospital in Onikan, Lagos.
She is a native of Idanre in Ondo state. Toke is the second out of four children, 3 girls and a boy. She lost her parents to a gas explosion at the age of 8.
After the death of her parents, Toke and her siblings moved into the house of her eldest aunt, Big Mummy, in Ikoyi, Lagos.
She went to high school in Federal Government Girls’ College Oyo, Oyo State and graduated from the University of Lagos where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature.
Toke Makinwa launched into the media scene in 2010 after the premiere of her late night radio show, “Rhythms of the Night,” hosted by one of the most popular music stations in the Lagos Metropolitan area, Rhythm 93.7FM.
Prior to that time, she had a short gig as a teenage Radio presenter at Cool FM this was in 1999 yet it was short-lived because her parents didn’t consider being an OAP as a profitable job.
Ever since she landed her job with Rhythm 93.7FM, Toke Makinwa has anchored several other programs on radio and television.
In 2012, She was announced as one of the hosts of 3LiveChicks, an entertainment program which was initially launched for the web community alone but was later extended to terrestrial TV stations, alongside with Tosyn Bucknor and Oreka Godis.
In January 2014, Hip Hop World Magazine announced Makinwa as the host for its show Trending which debuted on Valentine’s Day.
On 21 May 2014, it was reported that Makinwa would be joining the Moments with Mo team on EbonyLife TV as a guest host.
She has since featured in many episodes on the EbonyLife TV Network. She has also had the opportunity to Host The Annual MBGN Beauty Pageant.
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