BN Bytes: What’s She Been Up to Lately? Nigerian Media Personality, Toke Makinwa launches Personal Blog & Dazzles in New “House of Marie” PhotoshootPosted on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 11:28 AM
By Damilare Aiki
What has top Nigerian media personality, Toke Makinwa been up to lately? BN has got the scoop.
She’s now a Blogger
For starters, she is one Nigeria’s most liked on-air sensations and presently a co-host for Flytime TV’s new talk show, 3LiveChicks. Recently, some of Nigeria’s most loved entertainers including Stephanie Linus and Toolz, have officially joined the blogging world. Now, you can add Toke to list.
On Sunday 23rd September 2012, the 27 year old media personality launched her blog, www.TokeMakinwa.blogspot.com. Speaking on the blog, she says “I am bursting with excitement at the thought of Blogging, ‘Yayyy for me’! As some of you know, I promised to open a blog, yes I know it has been a long time coming but I am finally here. Shout out to all the people who encouraged this movement, I cannot express the joy i feel inside…..Some people think my life is interesting and i do too, oh yeah its my life. So I hereby welcome you to my world. This blog is a platform to share my life with you, express my thoughts, introduce you to my work and of course to get to know you all a little better. I look forward to a lot of golden moments and memories that I cannot wait to create, so follow the page and stay up to date.”
Two weeks ago, Toke, who is always one to watch out for at social gatherings and red carpet events, most recently the 2012 Headies – where she showed up in a floor length gold gown with black lace by Nigerian designer, Toju Foyeh, posed in a new photoshoot for a fashion label, House of Marie.
Shot by celebrity photographer, Moussa Moussa and styled by Luccylurvv, Toke dons three different outfits including a print top with cigarette pants and blue peep-toes, a black lace knee length gown and a white frock and channels different personas.
Read what Toke’s says about her shoot on her blog;
2 weeks ago I posed for a fashion label called House of Marie in an amazing photo-shoot that was styled by the very professional Lucylurrv. Lucy has been my stylist for quite a while now and I must admit I really love working with her. We get up to no good but in the end we are both stunned at how much work comes to live beneath all the jokes, eating and all that champagne. OMD
In my profession, you cannot have enough pictures in your portfolio. We got together Lucy and I, and she chose to show the different sides of Toke Makinwa with the different outfits.
The pictures were taken by Celebrity Photographer Moussa Moussa who is such a joy to work with. Overall, It was an experience not to be forgotten soon. His expertise is second to none and his jokes are out of this world. I felt very comfortable and I also got to learn that close up pictures work better for me.
So BellaNaijarians, what do you think of the shoot?