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A Girl’s Gotta Eat! Watch Toke Makinwa’s Funny Chicken Republic TV Commercial



Toke Makinwa - September 2013 - BellaNaija
It’s her second ad campaign of the year!
After securing a Lipton tea endorsement a few months ago, Media Personality Toke Makinwa has nabbed a starring role in the new TV commercial for Nigerian food chain Chicken Republic.

Hungry anyone?

When it comes to eating, Toke is not taking a back seat. In the skit, we see Toke devour as much chicken as she can.

Check it out!

Created by Dera Ugwuegbu
Produced by Yomi Black for VHS


  1. nene

    September 20, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    this is bad..real bad…

    • looters

      September 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

      …micheal jackson bad

    • Diya

      September 20, 2013 at 11:43 pm

      All the event hopping is paying off! You go girl.

    • Plato

      September 20, 2013 at 9:43 pm

      Terrible acting Toke! But we still love you, lol. Stack those racks!

    • chichi

      September 20, 2013 at 2:14 pm

      love love your inspiring..keep up the good work girl:)

  2. Hurpeyeahmie

    September 20, 2013 at 1:54 pm


  3. Phatymah

    September 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Lol! I love it

  4. AA

    September 20, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Her acting sucks

  5. kiks

    September 20, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    @nene michael jackson *in Kanye’s voice*

  6. nuellla

    September 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    all that moaning ,na wa o….PG

  7. Iyke

    September 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Nice. Hmmm, I like Toke Makinwa. In fact, your beauty is a staggering brutal assault upon my senses…of such proportions I wish not to recover…

    • Vee

      September 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

      HAHAHAHA! Youre not well LOL!
      About ‘staggering brutal assault upon my senses…of such proportions’, can’t stop laughing! You better recover o!
      I’m at work, if I get sacked, I’ll hunt you down lolz 🙂

    • Syms

      September 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm

      lmfao!!!!!!!!!!!! U BETA RECOVER!

  8. Annie

    September 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm


  9. Me2me

    September 20, 2013 at 2:10 pm


  10. SuziOlowokandi

    September 20, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Err…mba! Me no likey

  11. Lagos is my Home

    September 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    very bad acting …….

  12. Mk

    September 20, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Lol…e no just work mbok!!

  13. chichi

    September 20, 2013 at 2:29 pm toke has grown on me but im not gonna lie. This was a festival of bad acting. The guy sef no try. How come my eyes were on her hair the whole time instead of the chicken??..That hair is everythang..

  14. Sexxie

    September 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm


  15. olajumoke

    September 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    she should not consider acting as a second option……no way biko!

  16. Sexxie

    September 20, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Great she got this deal. Toke should never ever consider acting as career without adequate training. Bad tvc. Gorgeous hair.

  17. Omo1

    September 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Very not appealing, but I must confess that this is Toke’s best look for me..and the hair..lovely!

  18. ifepe nnennia

    September 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    toke can never do wrong in my eyes.more endorsement coming your way work hard to earn your money and deserve all the good things of life

  19. Aquarian

    September 20, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I bet Toke would never act like this on a good day. I remember my school project was a lot better than this. I could sense some technical hitches, the creative execution(“slice of life”) isn’t well carried out. All the same, nice try, I hope this is a pilot & not the final TVC.

  20. Nne Somebody

    September 20, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Not very convincing acting, unfortunately. Would have been loads better with less dialogue and less eating. Toke’s is a celebrity in its own right sha!

  21. omalicha

    September 20, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Very fake, there are other better ways to show pleasure while eating rather than moaning

  22. Miss Me

    September 20, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    It seemed more like an advert for hair extensions…

  23. FOB

    September 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    The only time u see acting this bad is if you are watching porn!

    • Oyinmomo

      September 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      hehehe…oya tell us, how often do you see ‘bad acting’?

    • CarliforniaBawlar

      September 20, 2013 at 10:49 pm


  24. vhee

    September 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    this is sooo LAME!!!!!

  25. i no send

    September 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    not good acting at all..but pretty girl

  26. Milly

    September 20, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Rubbish advert!

  27. Kathy

    September 20, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I hate the commercial, love the Hai.

  28. teetee

    September 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Warris this????no concept,bad acting!nawa o

  29. uche

    September 20, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    hmmm. Poor acting, badly executed

  30. princess dee

    September 20, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Nice hair…I dont like d commercial

  31. nawa4nkem

    September 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    jesus nwa jehova oginidi

    Horrible tosay the least . toke and acting no danm freaking way. did you see her nose enlarged……eeekk.

    and oh her complexion is so sulphur bleached……..

  32. Dee

    September 20, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Chicken republic should sue everyone involved in this advert…..yea it’s that bad

  33. Straight4ward

    September 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Very painful to watch….Don’t quit your day job.

  34. Doyin

    September 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Poorly executed..BTW i love Toke’s hair

  35. Chigbo

    September 20, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Anybody notice that the girl beside Toke is really cute?
    Good for you Toke!!! All those people complaining about bad acting,
    you do realise that some zeros have been added to Tokes account
    wether you like her skills or not, right?……………she’s
    laughing all the way to central bank……

    • I Rock

      September 20, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      I did notice…I was thinking to myself that Toke’s friend is really pretty.

  36. Seriously?

    September 20, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Love you Toke, but please stick to your “vlogs” and
    presenting and photo shoots….NEVER go near acting or a gig with
    scripted lines ever again…#cringe

  37. Bliss

    September 20, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Kai. This ad get as e be. lol. Just when we think that Nigeria has made leap and abounds in the entertainment industry, not to mention the advertisement industry. Feels a bit too mechanical and why is the guy acting shocked about them eating just one piece of chicken. And the way Toke delivered that line screams amateur hour. The other girl tried sef with the oops caught in the act look and a mouth full of chicken and that’s all I can say the ad has going for it. The guy’s glances are too disorganized and his expression is half baked. Sorry I went a bit hard, it’s nothing personal though. When you make art, got to listen to some critique thats how we grow. Check out for some inspiration Yomi Black :p And I love me some Toke tho. I’m def sipping on something, but it ain’t haterade 😉 #TGIF

  38. Munwa

    September 20, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    yawwwwwwns! This AD wont even inspire me to buy anything from Chicken republic.

  39. thatgirl

    September 20, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    all i could say at the end was “is this serious” like seriously? lool

  40. Madman

    September 21, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Soooo whaaaaackk!!

  41. Sbaby

    September 21, 2013 at 1:18 am

    Haha toke this is a big ass NO, bad bad acting biko

  42. Agidi_jollof

    September 21, 2013 at 3:50 am

    The TVC ended before it started. I was like, is that all?

  43. Aduke

    September 21, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Hahahaha…not the best but still got me laughing. Toke being all extra! 😀 Wassup with the moaning while eating tho Miss Toke??? Hahahaaa…Gorgeous hair btw.

  44. iba

    September 21, 2013 at 10:45 am


  45. Obis

    September 21, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Good God Toke should please be a trophy wife. Look pretty,
    wash the dishes at home and take care of the kids. This is beyond
    horrid….Yomi black allowed such. *dissapointed*

  46. Naija talk

    September 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Chicken Republic how can you build your entire AD Campaign around these words “A girl’s gotta eat too?” I am hoping that this is only one of your many commercials as this can’t be your new tag line to attract a broad spectrum of clients. Maybe I am the one wrong here, perhaps your focus is the female demographic. In that case, ride on!

  47. fiyin

    September 21, 2013 at 5:37 pm


  48. kaybee

    September 21, 2013 at 5:47 pm


  49. miss t

    September 21, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Poorly executed, it made for uncomfortable viewing instead of been funny . Epic fail here and based on d reviews I am not alone…btw the second girl is very cute and hotter than Toke

  50. lala

    September 21, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Abeg the advert is rabeesh, very very fake..Toke Makinwa is the Nigerian word for fake!
    Chicken Republic should do sumfin better, she cant be the right brand rep.

  51. Funtizzy

    September 21, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Lol, she did a good job

  52. sade A

    September 21, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    i dont remember chicken republic products being this good… she must be tasting the money!!!!

    • teekay

      September 21, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      lmao @she must be tasting the money.

  53. teekay

    September 21, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Toke’s best make up look yet.Cute friend.

  54. Lara

    September 22, 2013 at 1:59 am

    But please how come no one is talking about the handsome guy in the AD? As for me, that was all i saw. Just the guy and the pretty dark-skinned lady in glasses.

  55. Okechukwu Ofili

    September 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    The script…too simple…too obvious. No twist…nothing. Just an advert, kept waiting for something to happen. O well.

  56. Srawberrycandy

    September 22, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Nahhh…this ad was just not it at all!

  57. Bibi

    September 22, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I don’t blame them for their acting I blame the director for executing it this way he should be punished for this. By the way that guy is very cute and the girl very pretty. Toke luv ur hair. Yomi!! NO COMMENT

  58. smashingM

    September 23, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Acting should be a no! no!! no!!! for you Toke. BAD. But there’s room for improvement

  59. leika

    September 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Its funny as much as I not a Toke fan, I actually dont think the acting was bad at all (minus the very disturbing moaning sounds). I think the script is just horrible and the direction was wack. Like who moans when they eat. And then the slogan ” a girl’s gatta eat” or wateva is wack. Chicken republic needs to do better. Horrible script. Sorry who gets that excited about food. So in fairness to Toke, she acted the role she was given so it is not her fault that the commercial itself is a mess

  60. Jay

    September 23, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I knw that hot guy!!!!!

  61. B

    September 23, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    There are no words apt enough to describe how horrifying watching “this” was. I used to like Chicken Republic till i got mentally scarred by this. Her moans are ringing in my ears, and not in a good way at all. 🙁

  62. No name

    September 23, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Toke lovely hair…that girl is also pretty…the guy is really cute…but the ad………terrible production and directing.

  63. TeeR

    September 23, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    that was so dry!

  64. Yemisi

    September 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Who eats and moan?? Sex shows through everything we do! This was a poorly done ad!

  65. omada

    September 28, 2013 at 1:26 am


  66. ty

    October 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    toke pls dont go into acting, u would just b like rukky sanda, focus on ur blog..

  67. TUTU

    October 25, 2013 at 9:48 am


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