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Must Watch Video! Nigerian Media Personality Toke Makinwa tells us “How to Handle the Haters”



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Last week, Nigerian media personality Toke Makinwa revealed 5 ways to spot a hater via her Vlog. Now this week, she’s giving us the scoop on how to handle them.

From praying for them to complimenting them, find out what Toke says are the best ways to handle the naysayers.

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Photo Credit: Toke Makinwa’s Instagram Page


  1. anthonia Oguah

    March 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    At list we all cant hate you darlyn Toke, ……..I love your colour dress up . so cute and your hair style compliments your dress up and of course your video is lovely, didnt know you are a prayer genius sef…hahahahahhahahahahahahahahaha

    • Molly

      March 7, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      You have a Flu in Nigeria?? OMG! ……please what you had was a catarrh or just cold!

    • Mama Put

      March 8, 2013 at 7:21 am

      I love watching Toke’s videos. That’s my only experience with her but I like her.

      To the people saying she’s fake, I can’t defend or rule that out cause I don’t know her. 

      But that accent is put on. It is as FAKE as they come. I’m not saying that Nigerians aren’t articulate. She obviously is educated and knows what a well spoken person sounds like which she tries to emulate but you can still hear her natural one trying to resurface in the background. 

      E.g saying “Todd” instead of third. “dem, den, dya” instead of them, then, their. “hit” instead of hate. And I’m not talking about when she starts imitating people and puts on a full blown Nigerian accent. I mean, when she tries to speak eloquently and you still hear TODD instead of third. Watched her videos a few times and noticed these inconsistencies. Do I care? No! But just thought we’d rule that out.

      About her bleaching, I think she’s an old enough adult to make her choice. Yes, bleaching is harmful but so is drinking soda, alcohol and not exercising.*****

    • Purpleicious Babe

      March 8, 2013 at 4:35 pm

      lol…@ flu.

      I think the prayer line is, “Lord, continue to help me to stay focused, diligent, put you first and love you with all my heart and grace to love myself”.

      Personally, I would advise people to just do themselves “hate or no hate” everyone hates, whether it is subconscious or conscious. Obviously there are extremities, and I think the word “hater” is so misused. If you are blunt, or dont like something etc people call you hate or so.

      I just feel if you are so focused and busy chasing your destiny and future ambition, its most likely you will not notice an hater and if you did, God knows you wont have it in you to care or think about it. WHY: They are other pressing matters that demand your time and energy.

      SO pls if you want to feed on the jealousy pill and even pass around the negative vibe be my guest. I couldn’t give two spoons or knives. lol. Life is too stressful as it is.

      The more you remain happy and rise above fickle minds, the more you grow a thick skin and shrug things off.

  2. temi

    March 7, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    ok I hear u aunty toke

  3. Dare to be beautiful

    March 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    She has too much time on her hand ….. People dont hate for a reason, she probably is not a nice person for people to be hating on her so much . From the little i have seen , she is Fake with a capital FFFF ……

    That been said , Leave hating alone , focus on Godly things and God will elevate you and you will shine like a diamond. Most loveable people end up been liked so Toke improve on your personality and your inner warmth will radiate to others and with time people warm up to you . Focus on you , see what you are doing wrong and grow professionally and personally , not spending time on Haters sob story

    • God rocks

      March 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      Please explain to me, how is she fake???? You sound like one of the haters she’s talking about!!! Pls take several seats and leave the girl alone.

    • Landon

      March 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      “she probably is not a nice person”: So you are able to jump into that conclusion because you’ve met her in person and she was terrible. or you are jumping into conclusion because of how Nigerian blogs and website portray her to be (which most of the time is only about 10% of the persons life ). Dehumanizing people you don’t know on blogs has become a norm. You guys never appreciate people until the person passes away – then it would be uh ah I didn’t know she wasn’t as bad as what blogs portrayed her to be, oh I wish I didn’t say this and that. It will be RIP, ehya, such a beautiful woman, and co and co. When the person was alive and trying to live their life : You didn’t let them live their life; all you were doing was trying to choke the person with your words. You claim she is fake: the consensus will be she is fake because she bleached her skin. The same so called perfect ones calling her fake are the same ones with chemically texturized and relaxed hair, the same ones with kanekalon hair, Malaysian hair, Peruvian Hair, Synthetic Hair and all kinds of hair. What happened to the lovely kinky hair God gave to you: oh I forgot you chemically straightened it. You are the same ones with all kinds of nails: solar, acrylic, french, gelish and all kinds. Then you come trying to act all goody two shoes and natural. My question to you is what heinous crime has she committed: Did she sleep with someones boyfriend, did she commit murder, burglary. What exactly did she do that is so unforgivable? Life is too short, to be spent simply hating and typing out trash about someone you don’t know personally.

    • Anony

      March 7, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      Fake accent, fake complexion, false delusions of grandeur…. And most especially fake ambiance about her and yes I have met her . Nothing real about Toke Makinwa

    • Cee

      March 7, 2013 at 7:28 pm


    • Rachael

      March 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      @Anony alias Mr/Mrs perfect Did someone put a gun to your head or force you to click on the post? If she is all the fake accent, fake complexion, false delusions then why do you keep coming to click on a post that clearly has her full name on it. Now who ends up sounding like a vacuous person – YOU

    • MyDamnComment

      March 7, 2013 at 9:40 pm


    • Asaa

      March 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Love you landon for this comment! I don’t know her, but I like what i see!

    • tai tai

      March 8, 2013 at 12:10 am

      i love love toke and i hope to meet her one day in person..i dont know why but i just like her and all you haters! just like toolz said,worry about being a successful person instead of wasting time and energy on saying bad stuff about people that are already paving their way in the industry

  4. LILO

    March 7, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Luv her

  5. GreenDiamond

    March 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Altho u r rite.. i still think u r very jobless.. upon say u r sick u still ve time 4 video smmhh.. i pray God gives u a good job so u can leave dis level sigh.. You dress nice too!

    • Peperempe

      March 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm


    • Blake

      March 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      If you are going to put someone on a blast : the least you can do is have proper spelling and grammar.

    • Simya

      March 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Toke makes a video once a week, how many times do you come on Bella Naija in a week. Just because she makes a video once a week doesn’t make her jobless. Hater oshi

  6. Laide

    March 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Dis is actually nice

  7. Stella Kashmoney

    March 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I so love her weave.

  8. Blesson

    March 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    First u looking gud in da video… secondly i agree on what u say that we should pray for our haters.. But seriously if one is busy and have lots of goals to achieve, u will careless of any1 hating on u, rather those haters would find a way to be close with u when things are rosy and good. FYI: Haters get on u when they hear bad stuffs about u..So shit happens ooo

  9. abiola

    March 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    dat is d best thing 2 do.

  10. meah

    March 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Toke should really give active consideration to joining the yoruba movie industry: are expressions are to die for!! hehehehehe!

    Having said that, i think you’ve dwelt enough on the hate page. time to move on to a fun and lively topic. Dont spread the flu! :*

  11. meah

    March 7, 2013 at 4:09 pm


  12. Toks Babe

    March 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Toke I love your style babes! Go girl

  13. Anon411

    March 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Fake accent, fake complexion, false delusions of grandeur.
    What a pity

    • Jolla

      March 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      Very Sad!!

    • reallyyyyyy!!!

      March 7, 2013 at 6:45 pm

      yes her fake accent is killing me because she couldn’t even keep it going in a 6m video,very sad. Toke please take several seats or focus on constructive topics, you are not the only one with haters haba!!!

  14. oma

    March 7, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    is her ass for real or is it packed, that aside nice looks but do work on your knuckles no wonder you have been hiding them!!

  15. Damisco

    March 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    i don’t know this girl too well, but there’s something about listening to her, that’s just very annoying. I can’t figure it out.

  16. Bliss

    March 7, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Haha.. ONce again Toke out did herself. Need I say more? She has finally won me over. Nothing but love 4 you sister girl. Carry go, #nothingdoyou

  17. Chima

    March 7, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Jeeeeez Toke come on! U get time shaaa . . . .next!

  18. Nicchhyy

    March 7, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Nice one Toke, truth is people MUST hate regardless! You can’t satisfy everyone to be honest, so keep being YOU!

    Question: What would you do if your potential toaster, a guy you have a massive crush on, comes clean (in the spirit of being open and honest) about his sexual relationship with a married woman in exchange for financial favors? A) Delete the jerk from your life! B) Play the understanding potential partner (after all who doesn’t have skeletons in their cupboards) opinions welcome 🙂

  19. Na wa

    March 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    U know when u don’t like a tv advert but they keep showing you and you just get used to it,and like it by fire by force,that’s the way I feel about Toke…I don’t mind having her type as one of my variety of friends

  20. Titi

    March 7, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Toke Darling, what you are wearing is sooo tight that the outline of your bra and the lining of your skirt is showing. If that makes me a hating……….

  21. Valerie

    March 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    Looks like she’s reading off the screen of whatever device she’s using,,,,not a bad thing Toke… Try and work on connecting with your audience better. Good job!

  22. cutechic

    March 7, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    True that! People will always hate no matter what you do….Nice one Toke and you look stunning!

  23. Adeola

    March 7, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Am I the only one spotting Toke’s g-string from the pic?

  24. Atinuke

    March 7, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Ever since Toke Interviewed Vic o without I have started loving this girl. She is just a girl who is living her life. I don’t understand why people feel the need to hate. Clearly a lot of people who wish they were her. Thank the Lord all your hating takes nothing away from her life. LOVE this vid. Looking forward to the next one.

  25. FRB

    March 7, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    How to handle haters should be ignore them which you are finding hard to do, you have spent two weeks of your websipode talking on haters, it only goes to show it bothers you.. MOVE ON

  26. nimi

    March 7, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Na wa oo haters talk again? This girl is giving them soo much emotions. If u truly are not affected by ‘haters’ move on plz…

    Next one will be ‘How to reduce the number of haters you have’..

    Ps: Not every1 is a ‘hater’ difference of opinion dsnt make u a hater yea..

    • semesee

      March 7, 2013 at 7:05 pm

      Seriously who pays this kind of so called “Celebrities” any attention. In a country of 100 plus million people( very opinionated people at that). Some will love you, some will hate you and some truly would not give a hoot about you. One of the keys of surviving putting yourself out there in the public eye ( no one forced you) is that you must develop a VERY THICK SKIN. If you can’t stand the heat too bad!

  27. anon

    March 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I think you should stick to radio cos your face is so annoying….

    • aj

      July 12, 2013 at 1:28 am


  28. Shee

    March 7, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    @anon, may God deliver you, beef oshi. please take a seat

  29. So true

    March 7, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Love you Toke!!!

  30. tee

    March 7, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    persing……. lol

  31. Its an anonymous comment!

    March 7, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    But you guys should confess, confess oh. Ask urself this ‘did Toke really fake accent in this vid?’ Because the constant blasting of the babe is making me like her sef even if I dont know her.

    All I can really say thou is we should just try (It can be very hard lol) to enjoy our life. Do not be successful just to show haters, don’t carry a designer bag to oppress haters because in the end its all bull and why commend a hater when you don’t mean it. No need beko too much headache. Every body musn’t like me neither must I flow with all. Let there be a greater purpose for your existence. As Cobhams said, be blind in focus, if you are you will really not have time to be sending haters, they will hate and taya lol.

    • ASK9

      March 7, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      GBAM! Best comment yet.

  32. Ms lala

    March 7, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    c’mon you guys be nice jo….Toke people will hate no matter what, I don’t know her to call her fake, the accent sha is really adorable lol but my dear live and let the words of Kat Williams if you ain’t got a hater you a nobody..everyone commenting on this website somehow has a hater be it family members, ex friends, ex lovers..we all do. so you ignore them and live your life. ps the click of friends you kick it are the ones spreading the bad news like mayonnaise on sweetsensation bread.

  33. Syl

    March 7, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Haters please leave Toke alone and move on.

  34. Paige

    March 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Lol!! This babe is crazy

  35. Me

    March 7, 2013 at 9:25 pm


  36. Me

    March 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    What is it with all these people and their unending need for publicity.. ? this narcissistic tendency is so rife now and it seems to have made its way to Nigeria too. She said so much without really saying anything at all. Gosh.

  37. Sbaby

    March 7, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    You people are shameless and I am glad you watched the video so you can learn how to deal with yourselves you haterssssssssssss, I dont know this girl and I ave never liked her from negative things Ive heard but I have been to stupid and I admit to just resent her from what people say and comment but after watching the first haters video and this one I was relespased from The You gotta Hate Toke trance
    God bless you toke and keeping iving haters things to talk about, so many hate fir just one person just shows that you are a star

  38. Omojeje

    March 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Wowzers! Like I commented in d last beginning to like you Tokiieees, I love your playful act Which makes you look soo adorable and by the way, your cold/flu look is Btful .

    I actually prefer your flu face to your normal look. Just because you look your real age (younger look) here with the flu/cold look as opposed to your normal over matured face. . Bless you started loving you from your last Vblog. And yes I learnt something from today’s lesson and hopefully il apply it.

    • aj

      July 12, 2013 at 1:32 am

      loool @ overmatured face! u were sly with that one.

  39. Neni Stone

    March 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    C’mon, you guys. Give her a break. She’s seems like a great person. Live and let live.

  40. BabyDee

    March 7, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Ah tokebaby,
    This would be the first of your posts that i actually like and some parts got me rolling. I do however wish that you would please and please drop the britico accent. Omo girl, bet you didn’t even live in the UK for more than 4-5 yrs nau. Even then, your naija accent is super lovely and suits you. Why go borrow pose from oyinbo? Biko, leave their language alone you hia? Thanks in advance. All the same, that was a lovely and funny post. Cheers babe!

  41. afrigoddess

    March 7, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    she is funny..Africans pple, yall always gatta be negetive towards each other..

  42. Caligula

    March 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Toke, youre starting to sound like a broken record… get over yourself. You’re not even that fine to be having haters. No matter how you look, even if you’re the most Hideous woman in the world, if you’re nice and not catty, you’ll get positive energy in return. The more you obsess about people hating on you, the more paranoid and crazy you’ll start I look.. You get back what you put out

    • Dare to be beautiful

      March 7, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      GBMA…. if you’re nice and not catty, you’ll get positive energy in return

      My point exactly. i think the hating comes from the type of person Toke is

  43. PER- SING hahah dont mind me jor

    March 7, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    omo see britico haccent no be only per- SING ..

    naa sorry not me if you are a hater i IGNORE YOU case closed! wetin? infact how are you even sure the other person doesnt see you as a bitch when you start telling them the good things happening in your life?

    Her advise just fuels the whole ‘hatering’ thing if you know ‘warraimean’

    like she is saying hate me more..

    Anywhoo toke the anger stems from the drug and threesome stuff.. thats why people beef you.. well i think..

    anywhoo me i never see you before soo i cant say i dislike you..

    no like you’ll care though , although you do seem HURT from all these videos.. see you even have a cold nawa oo youu sure say no be dey haters dey do you like this?..

  44. true talker

    March 7, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    my darling toke, please keep being urself. u r special. dont listen to the negative comments here especially from that mumu that wrote that he/she can see ur underwear. how him eye take reach there? abi u no go wear underwear again? abi d person no get underwear n is beefing u ni? please toke take d good advice n leave d haters. mix ur accent well becuz dey r beefing u just cuz embassy neva give dem chance to travel go togo talkless of jand. keep being urself ok, thank you.

  45. Sara Adebayo

    March 8, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Oh really? I did not know that they are haters out there! Why should we compliment them, I don’t see haters because i ignore them and just do what i have to do. And i do it with clean heart and god fearing!! That’s all

  46. okin

    March 8, 2013 at 1:41 am

    this was uncomfortable to watch in a way

  47. Madam the Madam

    March 8, 2013 at 2:25 am

    Hia! The Toke voltrons are very serious o.

  48. Rinene Oshaka

    March 8, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Toke, I love you. Keep it up. Dont listen to all the haters leaving rubbish comments. Nigerians just like to talk rubbish about others. They probably need more exposure. Love you. Stay blessed.

  49. charles

    March 8, 2013 at 5:31 am

    looool this babe is funny, this is my first time of hearing or seeing this babe and i think she is kinda bitchy lol but i like her doe shes looks good but i think she is bitchy, you shouldnt try and handle haters you should avoid having haters, and as inevitable as it is try as much as possible to avoid it, and the 1s that still hate make them feel stupid for hating, make them want to come to you and try to iron things out, thats if your really bothered about it but if you are not and you can live your life without that person i suggest you just ignore them, no need to give them more reason to hate and plan coup against them, its not needed.. this babe has time sha

  50. Lulu

    March 8, 2013 at 7:11 am

    This was actually funny. Don’t know her enough to say she’s “fake” or blah blah and even if she is wetin be una own, na wa.
    Anyways, just do you, thats all the matters. Haters can go choke…

  51. Herpina Derpina

    March 8, 2013 at 7:20 am

    What accent is this please? It’s not Nigerian, British, or American. Nice to know contrived accents are in.

  52. Ngowzey

    March 8, 2013 at 9:01 am

    I think most of you here need to go and bind and cast the evil spirit in you that makes you so spiteful and negative, especially towards celebrities, is it jealousy or wat? If ppl were to attack u d exact same way u wld have broken down and died a long time ago.

  53. pynk

    March 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Young women should learn to focus more on the positive.

  54. Ibinabo

    March 8, 2013 at 9:25 am

    passing by…

  55. dee

    March 8, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I watched her first video and now this to compare and truth to me is, asides d attempt on being lighthearted, I still feel there’s something not just convincing about her, she’s sort of sacarine sweet. Maybe she’ll be more appealing on radio, I don’t know but I wish her well

  56. Dimpled freak

    March 8, 2013 at 10:43 am

    This post was actually hilarious, I don’t understand why people hate this babe cus she’s funny, agreed the bristish accent is un necessary especially wen her naija accent is far more entertaining. O btw haters shud be your greatest motivation apart from God of course. Peace out

  57. Magz

    March 8, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    nice one Toke. but the accent…well, ur choice *shrugs* but wait o, was i the only one that heard “the third way to handle haters is to ‘focused’ on your God”?

  58. whocares

    March 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    LOL! She would know. looool. I suppose I should take a chance and watch the vid considering that im one of the said hater. I came straight to the comment without even watching the video. good for her though. she is fighting back… she has guts.. i still dont like her!

  59. osa

    March 8, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Toke Toke how many times I call your name. ALways funny with her accent and eyes

  60. osa

    March 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Nice ass and curves. Your mama burn you well

  61. BlackMagic Babe

    March 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Listening to Good musik,just passing by!

  62. Ola

    March 8, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Go girl,build an empire while they watch all your vid’s. Let the girl talk in an Indian,japanese and Nigerian accent mixed,she is doing what she loves. Critics ,show us yours.

  63. lily

    March 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    interesting. been hearing a lot about ppl hating toke. just watched/heard her for the first time and it seems she is really an interesting person. whats not to like.? nice. well done toke

  64. awsomeo

    March 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    This girl is sooooo annoyinggggg

    • Blake

      March 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm

      How do you click on a post of someone that is annoying.

  65. Amerbo

    March 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    IT is so obvious that Toke has an army behind her that comes on bellanaija to defend her. I am sure she is even the one defending herself because there are no Toke fans in the world

    • Rachael

      March 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Apparently not everyone of us enjoys dehumanizing other people. It’s the same kind of treatment you gave the late Goldie. But when she passed away the flood gates of kind words opened.

  66. Priscy

    March 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I’m liking u Toke….Nice hair btw

  67. Women

    March 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    My goodness. WOMEN! gosh!!! some of us are just a disgrace to ourselves sometimes. If you can appreciate just walk on. So evil minded anything to kill. Toke I say, go on and make your self better, focus and ignore fools.

  68. Women

    March 8, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    if you *can’t appreciate…

  69. Emerald

    March 8, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Many of you that say bad things about her wish you are in the spotlight just like her. Just know that you are also sowing the seed of hatred for yourselves. Toke keep being yourself and you’ll see yourself soaring high.

  70. Naija talk

    March 9, 2013 at 1:39 am

    C’mon now Toke, you can’t seriously mean that prayer if you start off by calling the person a I know you’re trying to be honest and open with God, but I would think we should be respectful of His position, because He created that “” one, and two, in as much as I am open with my dad, that’s not a word I would use to his face. That being said, haters r gon h8. No need to spot them, or do anything about them. They eventually fade………….

  71. lucy888

    March 9, 2013 at 8:51 am

    well personally i do not agree with toke. praying for your haterz, being nice to them or complimenting them is a waste of time. they will never change no matter how much you try to be nice to them. if i know you dont like me, ill stay away from you as far as i can even if we work in the same office, but never you dare cross the limit cos we all can be very bad if we want to. i believe its normal not to like someone but keep the hating to your sorry self. well i can only pray for myself, my family, the poor, the homeless and the people risking their lives everyday to help others that are i need. for the haterz, i aint got that time.

  72. lucy888

    March 9, 2013 at 9:07 am

    i meant others that are in need

    • me2u

      March 9, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      do it not expecting them to change. they themselves will not be able to hide the truth. conscience is a b*tch

  73. u.S.o

    March 10, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Be it that she has a face accent or maybe i’m stupid. One thing is for sure…I Luv Take..!
    Haterz shld go lick ‘oyibo pepper’.

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