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Media personality Toke Makinwa took Nigeria by surprise when she wed her longtime on-again, off-again beau of over 12 years –  Maje Ayida on Wednesday January 15 2014, 6 days ago. In case you missed it, see the 1st post HERE!

Toke is now ready to share her good news and official photos with the world!

Hear from the beautiful bride –

“On the 15th of January 2014, I got married to my lover and Best Friend. It was such an intimate event, I haven’t stopped apologising to family and friends who feel slighted that they could not attend.  I really did not wish to keep it a secret, if anything we would have loved to have all our loved ones there with us but this was our registry and  so much had happened between Maje and I in the last 3 months. Plus, it was such a huge surprise, I had no clue. I hate surprises but I must say, this one knocked me out of my elements because I usually suspect something is happening. Hehehehe! I am not fully over it yet.

Relationships are tough, people go through the ups and downs and we as a couple have had our share of that. Having a private moment was not to offend anyone, it was God’s appointed time and No, I am not pregnant. Lol. Having a baby is a precious gift from God and when that time is right, I am sure he will bless us with ours. Without boring you all, cos you mean so much to me, I have decided to share some of the pictures from the happiest day of my life.”

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The Bride!
The beautiful belle was breathtaking in a lace and satin custom creation made by her close pal – designer Kunbi Oyelese of APRIL By Kunbi. The dress was inspired by a Berta Bridal creation from the Winter 2014 collection. Toke’s makeup was done by Joyce Jacob Beauty – she chose a soft glowy look  for the bride, complete with pretty pink lips.

The Ceremony
Only Toke’s nearest and dearest were privy to groom Maje’s plan to propose and wed on the same day. Toke’s sister and close friends including Arese Ogiemwonyi and Louise Priddy were present to celebrate her joy.

Toke has revealed exclusively to BN Weddings that her and Maje will perform their traditional marriage rites later this year, and also have another beautiful white wedding – this one filled with family and friends. As Toke shared in an interview with Liz Yemoja, the couple already had their introduction early last year.

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We’d like to thank the bride for sharing her special day with us – we can’t wait for the full-blown wedding! You know BNW will be front and center at the celebration. See more on Toke’s blog!

Enjoy!

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150 Comments

  1. Ola

    January 21, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Congrats Toke

    • Blossom

      January 21, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      TOKE HAS DID IT OOO!

    • Anonymous

      January 22, 2014 at 10:23 am

      lol

    • Leila

      January 23, 2014 at 2:17 am

      Excuse me? Toke has did it. Woo mind your English abeg.
      Headache!!!!!

    • Data

      January 22, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Abi o! Congrats jare Toke! Abegi, dis Maje boy with his gbagun gbagun head z d lucky 1 in dis case! How u go let dis kind babe go, I happy 4 u! U wise up sharp sharp!

    • Nigeian Diaspora

      January 23, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      please who is she? she is pretty though

    • ESTHER

      January 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      this is a complete show of breast to the public. this is bad and sinful.

  2. UgandanBrit

    January 21, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    what is a surprise wedding? did she not know she was going to be walking down the ailse? somebody enlighten me..

    • Austino Da Whizchap

      January 21, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Its a Surprise Wedding For People Like You Who Had No First Hand Info….Thanks To Bella Naija…Else, You Would Have Still Been in the Dark….Dahhh!

    • Dd

      January 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Are u seriously that gullible to think it is a
      SURPRISE….. That wedding dress is tailored to fit Toke and
      doesn’t look like something sewn in a few hours

    • Tadeni

      January 21, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      @Dd, how could it not have been a surprise wedding? April
      by Kunbi is one of Toke’s designers/ stylist, and has been for
      long, i am sure she has her measurements and would have an idea of
      what she would like for her wedding gown, cos i am sure they would
      have discussed it , when she was still on with Maje. So it would
      just have been a matter of Maje contacting Kunbi in secrecy and
      all. While i do not know wheteher the story is true or not, i am
      just disputing your logic. Then again why would she lie about
      something like that?? Makes no sense. And the fact that there are
      really no friends/family in the pics makes the story very
      believable.

    • Mary

      January 21, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      @tadeni, The write up clearly states toke sisters and close friends were there……. Where did u come up with lack of real friends and family version . Congrats Toke , she looked so beautiful but this story is lol o la la

  3. Omalicha

    January 21, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Oh it was a surprise wedding! Makes a lotta sense now. What an epic way to win her back.

    The designer did a great job duping that wedding dress! I wish u guys a happy married life.

  4. slice

    January 21, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Fine girl

  5. Jhummmie

    January 21, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Toke u r beautiful….God bless ur union. Congrats.

  6. xavier

    January 21, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I’m happy for her. Congratulations

  7. OmoMakun

    January 21, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Congratulations! God bless your union.

  8. http://africansweetheart.blogspot.co.uk/

    January 21, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Aww!! Congrats to the beautiful couple! Happy married life!

    africansweetheart.blogspot.co.uk

  9. caroline

    January 21, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    see who had the last laugh ….finally he put a ring on , am happy for her. you glow girl happy married life

  10. bimpe

    January 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Congrats to her, her dress is so lovely. If she wears this for just the registry then the standard for the white wedding dress will be really thing. She has a lot to do. But the story does not add up how was she able to give April by kunbi the style she wanted if she didn’t know about the wedding, and I thought she was already engaged to the guy then how come he proposed again? Anyway at least it all ended in praise, nothing more better than that

    • she me her

      January 21, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      I was just about to ask the same thing. Can somebody
      enlighten Us. Thank you

    • Truetalk

      January 21, 2014 at 9:53 pm

      The writer says Kunbi is her friend. She must have an idea what she’d want.

    • kilipot

      January 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Haha u people should chill abeg! If she says it’s a surprise wedding who are we to say otherwise.
      But me I will not forgive Toke in a long while sha, she stole my wedding dress.
      And the second picture I loveeeee. Girl be like this is the real deal. lol. Nice makeup.
      Jjb seems to know what work for Toke. She should stick to light skinned ppl and stop messing with Tiwa’s face.
      Beautifully captured moments, I love. I still wont hesitate to tongue-lash u if u go and one jagajaga vlog. Happy married life.

    • Cleo

      January 21, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Thank you….but congrats all the same ans she looked so beautiful…

  11. trace

    January 21, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Bella, dis pics are on Tokes blog, now now u have put ur name on her pics. Anyway, congrats toke, n dis surprise wedding, but d dress dosnt look like a dress done in a hurry.it looks fitted n custom made for her.just saying

  12. timi

    January 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    lesson to all naija girls with foot dragging boyfriends. Drop his ass and get your ring !

    • Mrs A

      January 22, 2014 at 5:30 am

      I agree

  13. Anessa Kowalsteh

    January 21, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Enemies of progress?
    Can you people hear me?
    Leave this pikin alone!
    Haba Mana!
    Abi Kilode?
    Toke Omo dada, God will be with you.

  14. Fisayomi

    January 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    God will punish anybody that comes here and post any negative comment, if you dont have any good thing to post,just pretend like you didnt see the pictures.

    • Chelseababe

      January 21, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Its a free world and also freedom of speech, everyone is free to voice their opinion. If you don’t there a better constructive ways to say it than the abuse…

    • Chelseababe

      January 21, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      *if you don’t like it*

    • Royalty

      January 21, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      I agree with u Fisayomi…Congrats Toke!

    • Prickson

      January 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Ahn ahn, is ur dad a native doctor or why all these curses?

  15. canadian igbo

    January 21, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    if they had their introduction last year, why is he proposing :|? anyway….amazing dress and makeup. Love the suprise factor. Happy married life ma’am

  16. Nwa.baby

    January 21, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Her dress is gorgeous! Im surprised all she’s sporting is a simple (looking?) Wedding band…..as showy as she is I sure was expecting a rock of sorts. Ah well…

  17. www.LapesBeautifulCreature.blogspot.com

    January 21, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I prefer this new eyebrow look on her. The detailing of her
    dress is too nice. Love it!

  18. Danielle

    January 21, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    She kinda looks like KimKardashian. Happy Married
    Life

    • Miss Esther

      January 26, 2014 at 12:46 am

      Please she doesn’t look like Kim.if that is the way people look alike then am jlo’s doppleganger

  19. canadian igbo

    January 21, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    oh thanks for explaining

  20. mz mire

    January 21, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    didn’t they have to file for the marriage license ? how is it a surprise ?

  21. ti

    January 21, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I love her makeeup, sweet, simple and flattering

  22. kemi

    January 21, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    whether it’s a suprise wedding or not…..can’t you pple
    just congratulate her and move on……haba……in as much as i
    dnt agree with most things she says on her vblogs.If you feel she’s
    not doing something right, criticize, but lik I always say with
    love!!…I must giv it to this lady…..she’s strong ,…Most
    times, i feel it has to be pple that know her that come only to
    pull her down, because i dn’t understand how you will so hate
    someone you have never met before…pls toke, watch your close
    circle….Congrats!!…May your joy never cease!!..pretty
    bride!..May your marriage be fillled with love and happiness …You
    will live to shame your enemies in jesus name!

    • Nawa oh

      January 21, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      I wonder o. It’s her life. She doesn’t owe anybody any explanations. She don marry let her be.

    • 'oma

      January 22, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Nobody is beefing her.The point is pple are tired of being told baseless lies all in the name of cheap publicity.U married,you married.Simple-congrats-moving on. Don’t go into a long song and dance of oh it was a surprise, bla bla bla.Whish wan be surprise marriage again>?

  23. Me Myself and I

    January 21, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Ermm not too sure about the details. But why on earth can’t
    it be a surprise, guy knows what his girl likes and knows her
    statistics , could have gone to the designer himself. Please
    surprise or not leave the girl be.

  24. Me Myself and I

    January 21, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    # let the girl be

  25. Chiamaka Daisy

    January 21, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Personally, I’m not a fan of this Toke chic, but Gosh! That gown is fabulous. Ehen…and please Aunty Bella, tell her we are not that gullible. He proposed again, after you’ve supposedly done introduction b4? Abi the fact that her awesome gown was sewn to fit her perfectly? Or the MUA that was all prepared n dat? Abeg, she shld leave dat story 4 her vloggers abeg!

    • Roseline

      January 22, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      Myself i tire for this kind of open surprise

    • PragmaticPrincess

      January 23, 2014 at 10:29 am

      Some of you are just negative. Why can’t you be happy for her? If you say they did introduction and he proposed again, na your business. FYI, after the introduction they broke up and it was all over social media. And he realized he couldn’t do without the love of his life and he did the right thing, making her his as soon as he could. Be happy for her or get your negative selves away. Congratulations Toke Makinwa. You deserve the best.

    • omo

      December 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Yes he proposed before. But they had a lot of issues nd went apart.

  26. Chill

    January 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Boh a part of d story stated d dress was designed by her close pal ,perhaps she’s got her full measurements even ‘ pant’ measurement I guess..
    Well.Toke 4 1ce I noticed u&grrrrh!ur name has successfully registered in ma cerebal cortex. U can take a chill pill now…

  27. Chill

    January 21, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Boh a part of d story stated d dress was designed by her close pal ,perhaps she’s got her full measurements even ‘ pant’ measurement I guess..
    Well.Toke 4 1ce I noticed u&grrrrh!ur name has successfully registered in ma cerebal cortex. U can take a chill pill now…

  28. Deee

    January 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Beautiful dress, she looked really good

  29. Ola

    January 21, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    God bless your union

  30. christabell

    January 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Congrats toks,pls how much does april by kunbi charge to make bridesmaid dress #ps

  31. Busola

    January 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Some of you people are Original bad belle chai. You people really have never heard about surprise weddings ehn? Anyway congratulations Toke and Maje, may your union be blissful.

    • Mrs O

      January 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm

      Surprise “wedding” in a marriage registry? Okay. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I know it officially takes 21 days notification, prior to the proposed marriage date with both parties filling out their documents……………. Anyway this is Naija where anything can happen. Congrats dear, though I have mixed feelings for single chics who watch ur vlog, and have implemented ur advice in their relationships.

  32. Joan85

    January 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    When I congratulated her on the earlier post, some babes devoured me and my comment. The truth is ONLY these two and the people in their innermost circle know exactly what went down. The rest of y’all will continue to speculate, insinuate, and calculate all the negative possibilities.
    Bottom line is she wanted to marry Maje and she did. End of! Whatever justification she has for that is between her, Maje, and their creator.
    Toke, like I said before, for this joy that you feel, I celebrate with you. I wish you all the best! 🙂

    • Bella

      January 22, 2014 at 9:07 am

      My dear I personally agree with you, so all this speculation back and forth will not serve anyone any justice. the lady got what she needed and wanted and he offered it to her. I wish you both a v HML and the blessing of the womb. I think your dress is totally gorgeous. Enjoy the beginning of the rest of your natural lives. amen

  33. NYK

    January 21, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    vey believable I remeber Snoop Dogg did something like that for his wife during their wedding anniversary. Boring Nigerians wake up and stop doubting

  34. Turi

    January 21, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    God bless your union dear! Only both of your understand ur break up n make up! N only two of you will be in ur marriage. Not the comments, the haters or the fans. Please use ur knees very well, as the is the beginning. I wish you all the best.

  35. Joan85

    January 21, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Negativity and congratulations all in one comment smh

  36. debs

    January 21, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Conngrats Toke & wish you the best in marriage…..now that you are married pls concentrate on building your home & career….pls stay away from those Vlogs & social media as much as you can.

  37. Mzlyrics

    January 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Na wa o. Honestly I dunno why peeps are so particular about all the details. Whether it was a surprise wedding or not, why he proposed again, how come they did introduction earlier! Hian! Summary is they both didn’t want us all up in their biz and this surprise ish is their nice way of telling us just that. Biko let us enjoy the pictures and feed our ‘gbeborun instincts’ and congratulate them while we are at it. Please give these people a break and let’s not ruin their moment. Congrats Toke. I pray for wisdom for you to carry on.

  38. Funmi

    January 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Congrats….. Beautiful gown

  39. Truetalk

    January 21, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Conspiracy theorists extraordinaire!

  40. Lisa

    January 21, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    So, jobless lawyers and detectives are pouring all their energy into picking and highlighting glitches in her love story. Can you people just wish the couple a happy married life and move on with your own lives if you guys have any!

  41. anon2

    January 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I love it! Congrats Toke, you looked gorgeous. Nothing do you

  42. Amh

    January 21, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Congrats . Beautiful toke and handsome hubby

  43. princess

    January 21, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Congratulations to you my Tokstarrr!!!! I love you and couldn’t be happier for you!!! God bless your union!!! xxxxxxx. Oh and p.s I had saved the original of this dress (in faith) waiting for my proposal! Lol! Glad we kinda share the same taste in clothes. Heehehehe

  44. Benashmom

    January 21, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Stunning bride! wishing you joy and laughter always.

  45. puffin

    January 21, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    she is married HAPPILY to the man of her dreams and you are here arguing if its a surprise or not?? BE WISE

  46. Smallie

    January 21, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    It actually makes sense that he proposed again. They broke up. If they broke up, then all previous engagements and introductions don cancel be that nah. Naija people sha oooo, we can’t be happy for others without dissecting every piece of info. Is it your marriage?

    Congrats Toke and Maje. God bless your home!

  47. lovely

    January 21, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Congrats dear. You look lovely

  48. Cancel Reply

    January 21, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Toke wanted to marry Maje.Maje wanted to marry Toke. They have been together for 12 years and they alone have been through their ups and downs.The speculations are exactly what they are-speculations, WE ARE NOT in the relationship with them. The only thing we can do is wish them congrats!

    Congrats Toke and Maje.You both looked beautiful.Toke, your dress was on point…whaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!! Wishing you both all the best married life has to offer!

  49. Cambridgeshire babes

    January 21, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Yes o you need to file paperwork prior to marrying in naija, I got married in naija. Please naija ain’t Las vegas where you just elope – something is off. But I trully hope this Toke finds peace and happiness outside of blogs and social media.

  50. Ivie

    January 21, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    lovely…Happy married life dearie..!

  51. Yours Truly

    January 21, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Congratulations, Toke – Words can’t express how happy I am for you, I swear. And your gown is gorgeous!

    yourstrulyblogposts.blogspot.co.uk/

  52. Fashionneprez

    January 21, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    To be honest, as a lady it is painful when a man you love breaks up with you after the public has taken it as fact that you two are about to get married. I personally dont know much about Toke, if she has any faults or as some say is trying too hard to be relevant by the media, i believe thats her business and her choice and shouldnt be the problem of others if she isnt poisoning anyone or snatching their boyfriends whilst at it. Also considering that the employment circles in Nigeria are greatly saturated and having stable jobs and incomes are becoming rather hard, I give her thumbs up for carving a niche for herself and creating a career with her efforts which are seen as most as attention seeking. I consider it best to see the positives in this lady considering that there is power in the tongue what you wish her especially on her wedding may come back to hunt you. With the marriages of others its best to say positive things because we are not God and we dont know what our tomorrow holds. Congrats Toke & Maje

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    God bless you all xxxx

  53. Simdamsel

    January 21, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    I know dat their breakup is just publicity stunt, I sure know they will get marry…… Congrat

  54. Nawa oh

    January 21, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Congratulations!

  55. NYstyle

    January 21, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Super gorgeous dress! Congrats to them! very private and classy!

  56. patsychy

    January 22, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Pple leave Toke and her beau alone for Christ’s sake.and u pple shuld be updating ur selves before criticizing.read she thought she was going for a bridal photoshoot organised by April by Kunbi in one hotel,only for her to be driven to de registry,and lo and behold was Maje Ayida on one knee pleading and proposing and wedding her at de same time.soooo romantic! And who would reject de love of their life in such situation? And for doubting Thomases,go get a life joor!Congrats Toke darling! God bless ur union!

  57. Angel

    January 22, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Ok those of u still with negative comments pls give it a rest now, it ain’t healthy anymore to keep spitting such venom on one person. I mean she’s finally married, let her be, everybody freaking move on. Toke u look so beautiful, stay strong….

  58. QUESTION

    January 22, 2014 at 12:52 am

    PEOPLE LOVEEE TOKE!! You know what they say “Hate one or love one, its still an obsession”. Toke pleasee dont listen to these haters o, im sure by now u know they are completely irrelevant to your life. I dont believe you are an attention seeker at all! You are just expressive and that is a quality most women need to embrace, instead they hide under societal double standards! At the end of the day they have a public love life because clearly she is impulsive, but you know what, it works for her and he still loves her like that! Those who love her, love her like that! All of u boring, uncreative, wannabe’s take a seat and let the girl be!! She is driven, she is beautiful and she is Unique in her own way! STOP HATING OR RATHER OBSESSING OVER HER! Please and thanks.

  59. zmd

    January 22, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Wow Kunbi don hammer…. let the orders pour in (yes I see only business in all this)

  60. QUESTION

    January 22, 2014 at 12:55 am

    And dont even dare give me that bullshit of “everyone has an opinion”. A lot of these hater “opinions” are just jealous folk! Whether its her skin u ppl are jealous of, her strong and ressilient self, her career driven spirit, I dont know o! But yes she is not perfect, why hoan in on that fact? when she has so many other great qualities we can clearly see? pshhhh hateeersss!!! Too bad yall hide and hate behind anonymity, I really wonder whats interesting or glam about any of u, probably NOTHING so u want to take the frustration out on her. ABEG ABEG

  61. Funtizzy

    January 22, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Congratulations toke

  62. Felinda1

    January 22, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Awwwww she looks so beautiful in her bridal dress. I think when you are past a certain age, this is the matured and simple and classy type of wedding dress you should wear. Nothing LOUD or cinderella like. I am in my 30s and this is the kind of nice fitting dress i’d like to wear on my day and I too plan to do it very silent (Beyonce style). My immediate family and maybe 2or 3 friends i trust. NO LONG TRAIN of ppl – that does not guarantee the marriage will last. I believe in simplicity and Toke has really impressed me how she did it. Yes some people will be pissed for not getting invited, but dont worry – they will get over it and if they dont, GINI BIG DEAL. May your marriage last forever and bless with plenty kids. You did it right Toke. You did not throw away 12 yrs. I am very impressed.

    To all the nay sayers and negative commenters – Get a Man – Get a Life, if you aint got nothing nice to say, dont say it at all. JUST SHUT THE FCK UP FOR ONCE!!!!!! #BITTERBITCHES

    • Fashionista

      January 22, 2014 at 9:46 am

      Well, a lack of a “long train of people” wont guarantee your marriage will last either. just saying! To the matter at hand; Toke looked lovely April by Kunbi slayed that dress. The different fabrics look so rich. Great job and happy married life Toke.

  63. Naijabella

    January 22, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Congratulations!!! Am sooooooo happy for this Toke chic and Maje guy. Have always known both of you would make a GREAT couple. May your union be filled with laughter, joy, love, wisdom and above all, everlasting PEACE in Jesus mighty name. AMENNNNN.

  64. HRS

    January 22, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Congratulations Toke, you deserve to be happy, may God bless your union. 🙂

  65. Eny

    January 22, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Beautiful! Congrats Toke.

  66. lilz

    January 22, 2014 at 8:14 am

    she looks so beautifulllllll

  67. eve

    January 22, 2014 at 8:15 am

    im happy for u toke u deserve happiness in all aspects

  68. Hurperyearmie

    January 22, 2014 at 8:44 am

    HML Toke you look so beautiful i pray for Wisdom to carry on

  69. eniola

    January 22, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Beautiful, beautiful everything! I’ve never had a court wedding before, but from what I heard, pictures of the couple to be, will be pasted on the notice board for at least 3 weeks in awareness of their supposed wedding for the general public to see and give reasons why they should not be joined in matrimony and the likes. Toke didn’t even get to find out about that? Just asking

  70. Omo1

    January 22, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Well I would blame BN for tagging it “surprise” wedding..for all I know they had it all planned out..anyways..Toke looks gorgeous! That’s all!

  71. no heart to hate

    January 22, 2014 at 9:07 am

    i wish them a Fulfilled Marital life together, she sounds down to earth

  72. labelle

    January 22, 2014 at 9:17 am

    congrats Toks……you look so beautiful, may God bless your union lovely. you deserve all the happiness

  73. Ade

    January 22, 2014 at 9:50 am

    i sincerely hope this aren’t promo pictures of a new reality show (Toke is full of wonders)…..
    congrats TokStarr!!!

  74. Mariaah

    January 22, 2014 at 10:14 am

  75. Cutie

    January 22, 2014 at 10:29 am

    WOW…Congrats Toke!!you look so beautiful and happy in all the pictures. All the best babe

  76. pynk

    January 22, 2014 at 10:45 am

    You do realise you have to apply for the marriage license at any Nigerian registry. Ain’t no surprise in that one! HML all the same.

  77. koko

    January 22, 2014 at 10:47 am

    maje looks love struck tho..:-)

  78. TY245

    January 22, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Congrats Toke & Maje!!!
    God grant you a very Happy married life. God bless you real good, for staying with your man for 12 years and now stepping into another leg of the relationship race, but this time for life. Only God can reward your commitment and faithfulness.
    Looking forward to the ‘wifey’ vblog episodes! Hope you tell us how this surprise was pulled off.

    Before I forget, that’s one really lovely dress! You look AMAZING!!!!

    Thumbs up girl!!!

  79. finky

    January 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    congrats toke. you look effortlessly beautiful…your dress is superb………i know that belt very well sha only if the one i know copied it from a big designer..God bless your union

  80. ty

    January 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    lovely lovely lovely gown ***gbam***

  81. Kiko

    January 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I think it could also just be that she had gone a long way with her planning for her wedding before they broke up… so maybe it was always there.. I mean the dress is not a last minute thing when you want to get married.. possibility?

  82. yemy

    January 22, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    congrats gal u looked stunning wish you all the best in your married life

  83. ASOS

    January 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Maje looks like my workout DVD instructor. Billy Banks of the Tae Bo workout.

  84. comments police

    January 22, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    April By Kunbi and Bella Naija, there is a HUGE difference between “inspired by” and “blatantly copied”. Nigerian Designers need to stop it with the cheap imitations. Be creative! Aren’t these designers you copy, human beings like you? Shey you have talent? Use am na! You think it is easy to be called a designer? Lol! It is well.
    Tokes the business! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  85. Warri pickin

    January 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW WOW WOW WOW…… Toke you killed this dress 200 % lovely dress you have on babes, i love it. So elegant, sofisticated, glamourous, simple cut but exquisitely made for a fab chick like you. Thanks for showing off class. Abeg you blew me off , i love it. Congrats babes, your man is very handsome and looks like a debonair. Happy married life with Triplet to start with….lol

  86. Funmi

    January 22, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Congratulations jare Oritoke
    Ori a sin e, Wara ni o ya o in Jesus name
    Okunrin abiro, obinrin abiye.
    Ogbon, Imo, oye ti a fin je aya rere fun oko eni ati Iya rere fun awon omo eni Oluwa a fi fun e o.
    Congratulations once again U look absolutely gorgeous my darling.

  87. ugo baby

    January 22, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    So Bella naija you refused to post my comment because i stated my opinion on this latest trend that seems to promote new brides exposing unnecessary flesh on their wedding day. I used to come here because i believed there was some level of morality but even that seems to no longer be the case. Even if you refuse to post this one, its ok at least someone on your team has seen it. You guys need to look within and refuse to jump on the band wagon just to make people happy. Lets say the truth for once: IT IS UNNECESSARY and in poor taste to expose too much of your chest and back area on your wedding day and Toke’s gown while beautiful, falls into that category! Leave somethings for your husband only. Cheers.

    • Cancel Reply

      January 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      Perhaps you are on the wrong site!Please kindly go google christian/modest weddings, maybe you will find what you are looking for there.

  88. nollare

    January 22, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    I had so much respect for Toke for keeping the whole wedding private(which I guess was just registry and real big wedding to follow) private. For once she gained my respect. She lost it again when she dedicded to share the pictures. ow starved is she for attention though??? Must there be publicity over everything. Y then did she chose to keep quiet at first. I knew she couldnt keep her attention seeking mouth shut for long. The girl loves and craves attention its ridiculoius. Women please keep you private life private geez

    • AVID BLOG READER

      January 22, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      I totally agree. I was like “dang gurl you did it”…then the pictures just fell my hand. Well people are who they are what can I say.

  89. Seen ALL

    January 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    MY HUMBLE PRAYER FOR YOU TOKE IS “MAY YOUR MARRIAGE NEVER FLUCTUATE LIKE OUR NIGERIA NEPA, BUT MAY IT BE SOLID LIKE ROCK OF AGES”
    HAPPY MARRIAGE LIFE COUNSELOR

  90. TheRealist

    January 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    CONGRATS to the couple! And to think that I actually saw them engaged in yet another public spat just barely a few days back on New Year’s Day at Quilox! BEST OF LUCK!

  91. Athena S.A.

    January 22, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Sending you Love and best wishes & blessings in your marriage Toke from South Africa. Such a woman of class – loved everything about your wedding, exactly what I want – simple, elegant, sophisticated and initimate. Weddings are not about crowd but about being surrounded by people close to you, who will celebrate your Love!!! When Im in Nigeria, I definitely must see you. Definitely such a breath of fresh air….!!!!

  92. ty

    January 22, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    @ toke forget it, u make sense die

  93. D'Mamma

    January 22, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Congrats toke! We love u!!
    That being said, no one should ever throw me a surprise wedding please.

  94. my luck

    January 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Dont understand the belt , it makes the dress look cheap and it seems she has one hand longer than the other.

  95. Chigbo

    January 22, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    But why so much drama?
    Why must a forty something year old man be hoodwinked and arm wrestled into marrying someone he s been in a relationship with for 12 years………………..
    Did it have to come to this before he married her?

  96. Naveah

    January 22, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I LOVE IT!!! She looks FABULOUS, make up, hair, THE
    DRESS…YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS MS TOKE WORK IT OUT GIRLFRIEND!!! I am
    sure they will have something else for all the friends and family
    not invited to the intimate affair and even if they don’t wetin
    concern anyone? She has her ring and certificate after 12 years
    which is a feat since the man has gotten use to getting that milk
    for fuhhhhhhhhhhhhhreeee LOL Now the real business begins, I wish
    you 12 years of marriage times another 12. I just love happy ending
    *sniff sniff sniff*

  97. odine

    January 22, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    The things Nigerians make their business sha. For most
    people who expected all the huff and pageantry of a Toke and Maje
    union, well, your all gutted I hope, maybe we can begin to give
    them so privacy. And about the oohs, ahhs and awwws…. many of you
    were always so quick to jump on both her personal and professional
    hustle, but y’all the same species gushing and wishing all the
    blessing and all when y’all know what really your all thinking. For
    whatever it is worth, I hope she takes a lesson away from this
    quite affair and stop making her private business a public affair.
    I am more pleased at the surprise element she pulled….
    Hahahahahaha!!!! Haters be waiting for all the perfections and
    imperfections of a Toke marriage ceremony. Ha! She certainly got
    y’all!!! Toke, if this gladdens your heart, I wish you
    happiness.

  98. FJD

    January 22, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    You know why I like BN? They go extra mile to give full details..Full pictures..There’s morals here…am not scared to come here cos I know am not going to be seeing naked pix..Thanx BN

  99. And then...

    January 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Toke takes no prisoners. Congratulations babe. Modele
    Idiahi is glowing. A baby and no blue contact lenses are doing her
    a world of good.

  100. Bella

    January 22, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    I’m sure toke and maje actually broke up at the time but got back together. Women always forgive the ones they love. Not after 12 years will she throw all the love away

  101. keechi

    January 23, 2014 at 4:34 am

    For reals tho, for someone who was so caught off-guard by the proposal and the wedding that occurred same day, she sure was prepared with that banging dress, PERFECT FIT AND EVERYTHING. Y’all see where I’m going with this? But the dress is AHH-FREAKING-MAZING! HML to the lovely couple! Btw why her boo’s lips always so crusty tho? He needs to make chapstick, lipgloss, or vaseline his BFF!!

  102. Emy

    January 23, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Hello pple get it right the fact tht this wedding was not
    pre announce by all the bloggers, makes it a supprise but not to
    the couple. I love

  103. marufat

    January 23, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    English is d pee here, dey broke up few weeks back remember? he had to propose again to marry her…finally all toke’s enemies or haters should shut it coz she is always ahead of u guyz

  104. Motty

    January 23, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I’m sorry o.. but did anyone notice the carton of indomie creepin out from underneath the table. Second to last picture.. lol… Congrats toke but quit messing with your fans like this. You knew you would marry the guy.. then you put us all on a media mission. Na wah for you

  105. fashionandstylepolice

    January 23, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Congrats Toke. You looked shamazing.

  106. oyin

    January 24, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    I cant believe freedom of speech and opinion has to be fought for nowadays. People are entitled to their opinion. Its not hating or jealousy. Some are congratulating, others are doing otherwise. Not everyone jumps on the bandwagon.

  107. Miss Esther

    January 26, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Her dress is so beautiful and fit proper but is so similar to a dress Berta bridal collection 2014.the only difference is that toke’s sleeves are shorter

  108. nikky

    January 27, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    She dey bleach sef

  109. BEE

    January 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    If it was a surprise, watsup with the makeup artiste? I don’t understand. The belt tho, the dress would ve been nicer without it. Congrats BTW.

  110. phummie

    January 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Nice dress. Hope you experience the joy in marriage, enjoy d process and not endure it. Kunbi makes good clothes, i still luv my wedding dress made by her……

  111. funmie

    January 29, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    For dis nja suprise wedding! I laugh in spanish.

  112. Yori B

    January 31, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Did she have boob job?

  113. creamy_amie

    February 16, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Congrats Toke! MuCh love in ur Union, Sweetheart**

  114. Mozis Adekunle

    November 16, 2014 at 11:10 am

    God bles Toke

  115. racks_racks

    June 15, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    wow and now the guy has impregnated another woman.. oma ga oo !!

  116. Minding my business

    June 16, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Hmm racks _racks olofofo bad news carrier, I congratulate you on being the first to comment. Amebo oshi I’m sorry for you

  117. GISTBABE

    November 30, 2016 at 1:27 am

    SO YOU ARE TELLING ME THAT SHE SAID “IT WAS A SURPRISE. I DIDNT KNOW ABOUT IT. HE PROPOSED AND MARRIED ME ON THE SAME DAY” BUT YET IN HER BOOK SHE SAID SHE PLANNED WEDDING SO MANY TIMES, HE DIDNT SHOW UP SO THIS TIME SHE ASKED HIM TO PLAN IT HIMSELF TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENTS. PEOPLE CAN LIKE SHAAAAAAA… YET ALOT OF GIRLS MUST HAVE “TAPPED” INTO THAT “BLESSING” OF SURPRISE WEDDING AND PROPOSAL, NOT KNOWING ITS ALL FORMAT. ALL YEE PALM WINE TAPPERS

  118. Looooll

    February 25, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    fast forward to 2017…Toke has published “On becoming” and Maje is suing for N100million LMAO! Lifeeeeeee!

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