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“A Union of Mutual Love”! Toke & Maje Ayida…and their Puppy cover TW Magazine’s March 2014 Issue



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It was love through a storm for Toke Makinwa and Maje Ayida, but they are finally Mr and Mrs.

For TW Magazine‘s March 2014 issue, the creative team chose the Nigerian media personality and hubby who secretly tied the knot in January, as their cover stars.

A union of mutual love, patience and respect reads the headline of the magazine with the couple and their cute puppy sitting on a rock and posing for the cameras.

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TW Magazine describes Toke as;

Our cover girl is a young woman with dreams of changing the world, multi-media personality…Toke Makinwa. She shares the cover with the man who recently became her husband, health and fitness expert Maje Ayida.

With over one million views, over ten thousand subscribers and a constantly rising public profile; this woman who has often suffered from negative press, & her hubby, who recently shocked everyone, including his bride with a surprise wedding; talk candidly with us in their first magazine interview as a couple.

The striking duo who have instantly become one of Nigeria’s hot, young, celebrity couples, share with us their love beyond all odds, marriage, balancing each other out and their undeniable chemistry.

Also featured in the new issue, the United Nations celebrates International Women’s Day – it is an ode to the strength of a woman and how it inspires.

Bukola Sawyer Izeogu (Buki) and Shola Mogaji (Schullzz) take the spotlight as TW Magazine’s celebrity feature. They are women who have made their mark as radio personalities because of their unique camaraderie on Classic FM.

TW’s special report features three women under thirty doing amazing things that give hope for the future, Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola, Isoken Ogiemwonyi and Maryam Adamu Augie.

Music artiste Nosa talks to us about his career so far, signing to Chocolate City Music Label and the future of his brand. TW also talks to Shine Begho, multiple award winning radio presenter with Cool FM, about the things she just cannot live without and Robert Sirot speaks on the luxury brands of L’Oreal Luxe.

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The fashion spread are packed with 20 pages of drool worthy fashion, starting with the stunning fashion editorial, which features Adesewa Josh, a young, beautiful, and eloquent newscaster with Channels Television. She rocks the spread in unique and stunning pieces that artistically express the dynamics of an African woman, her strengths, her readiness to adaptation, her beauty and her dedication to her career.

The “Practical Girl’s Guide” shows four distinct ways to wear a single statement piece, and our Accessorize page features the hottest trends in accessories that rocked the International runways during fashion week. TW also rounds off its fashion pages with a “First Look” at Obsidian a contemporary womenswear and accessories label.

Packed with regular features on relationships, health, finance & beauty, plus articles to help you live your best, most authentic life, this edition is definitely one not to be missed!

Issue out now and available at newsstands nationwide. TW Magazine is available as a free app on your iPad, iPhone & iPod simply go to:

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Cover Credits
Cover Story: Feyikemi Emmanuel
Photography: Bamiyo Iselema Emina
Styling: Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun
Makeup: Onyinye @ Zaron Cosmetics
Hair: Nu Yu Studios


  1. Nana

    March 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Oh n u said toke it not the new ” it” girl … Jokes

    • Bisi

      March 10, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      One word for this cover ……MESS
      an alternative word ………. Yawn

      Toke is no where near the “IT” girl , the author should keep deceiving yourself
      She is overexposed and want to be in everyone throat by force
      That is not a definition of an “IT” girl ……. watch how her post turns people off these days, she hardly even generates any comment or sales .

    • IJGB

      March 10, 2014 at 4:27 pm

      I agree with the person that said the stylist should be queried. Also question the photoshop guy. I don’t think she’s facially that pretty but they did some weird ish to her face on the cover. She definitely looks better than that IRL.
      Wonder how the editors approve these things? Can’t they see?? or do they just not have taste? or they don’t care?
      Looking for answers

    • Noble (

      March 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      More than One sentence: Adesewa Josh is a combination of beauty and brain
      Toke is lovely and bold.
      Other Ladies: wonderfully made
      Bisi: Waiting for your pose in the centre spread.

    • Blossom

      March 11, 2014 at 11:17 am

      But let’s not lie. This did not go well.

  2. sigh

    March 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    this cover is incoherent
    maje looks chill,, toke is styled so cha-cha diva
    they are on a beach
    random dog on her lap
    weird wig
    Stylist must be queried

    • i no send

      March 10, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      loooool….abeg sigh this is monday morning oh ..i don’t have strength to laugh…..the wig and the dog should have their own photo shoot

    • hummm

      March 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Phil Spector called from prison and he wants his WIG back …… as for the DOg , look how forced it looks

  3. i hate bullshit

    March 10, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Gosh these two again ………… someone make them go away , somebody please Anybody HELP !!!!

    • sandyy

      March 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      lmaoooooo …..her hair thou! it looking crayyy crayy

  4. Yetunde

    March 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Terrible cover..sorry

  5. Esquiress

    March 10, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    That hair = Epic Fail

  6. Vicky

    March 10, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    pls the hair on toke’s head??!!!!!!

  7. eve

    March 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    the cover concept is confusing….

  8. Rick

    March 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Toke looks a frumpy mess.

  9. Anon

    March 10, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    What a mishmash of a cover. Yes, that hair? Nah!

  10. koko

    March 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    i guess they were going for the “wind tousled locks” kinda hair….EPIC FAIL!!!

  11. @edDREAMZ

    March 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Toke looks stresssed out on the first pic. As if she was was forced to take the pic. but she looks awesome on the one she took alone and those two gals are beautifull no doubt…..


    March 10, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    the cover of the magazine looks very uncoordinated. and her hair ehn. Sigh. cute dog sha

    • Stephanie

      March 11, 2014 at 10:01 am

      You read my mind!

  13. Ms. Jayee

    March 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    The stylist should be flogged!

  14. chica dim

    March 10, 2014 at 1:33 pm


  15. Ebun

    March 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Too busy!

  16. Shade

    March 10, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    I’ve been wondering….as a Nigerian aboard, is it the typical now in Nigeria for our women to try and emulate (for the lack of a better word) western women…still???? Toke is a gorgeous women but beyond all the weave, makeup and bleaching I still see good ol colonialism and inferiority complex at play. I thought maybe in 2014 we have learned to embrace OUR true beauty and the many shades that it comes in and not all try and fit into one mold that our former rulers placed on us…..sigh…..

    • Shade

      March 10, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      No shade to Toke, really think she is pretty and not attacking her just a generalized comment about the society as a whole.

    • Anon

      March 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      Abroad right and not aboard?

  17. oola

    March 10, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    LMAOOO… I did not even read the content of the page/article/post, I went straightttt to the comments… and I must say- I AM HAVING A GOOOOD LAUGH!… I cant even believe bellaNaija is ‘approving’ the comment. I had a notion that BN doesn”t like ‘hate’ comments.

    **i hope this comment gets approved…#FreedomOfSpeech..**

  18. temi

    March 10, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    omg I am confused. Toke always has nice hair so WHY DO THIS now for a cover….ugh! the stylist shud be shot!

  19. ms sonia

    March 10, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    the stylist need to be fired what is that on toke head.

  20. Fashionista

    March 10, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    That hair is a NO NO!

  21. Dee

    March 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone”

    • Jo!

      March 11, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Oh shut up!

  22. Bide

    March 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Lol..So much hate on here

    • Marry

      March 10, 2014 at 5:50 pm

      Expand your vocabulary ,,,HATE IS A STRONG WORD . if something looks hideous then it is hideous, what has Hate got to o with it

  23. Ani

    March 10, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    What has this Toke done that you all hate her sooooo much? Na wa. Bella are you not tired of posting these comments about Toke? I don’t know her, never met her, but the hate on her is too much. People please chill abeg.

    • Iris

      March 12, 2014 at 2:20 am

      Actually this is one of the most objective set of comments on Toke that I’ve seen. A bad weave is a bad weave, especially because the one good thing about her is usually her weave. A bad stylist is a bad stylist. Who is hating on her directly here? She shouldn’t have agreed to this.

  24. Hannah

    March 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !

  25. nneka

    March 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I think Toke looks overdressed. A simpler and more casual look to match Maje’s would have done the magic. Them try sha….

  26. nene

    March 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    that hair…nah

  27. Miriam

    March 10, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Tw magazine,what do u mean by hot celebrity couples? Loooool I laughed in Swahili.

  28. Chiamaka Ansah

    March 10, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    whenever i see any black person in blonde, i feel so utterly sad for them. Self hate and Low self esteem at its highest, In this Lupita Era. My goodness. Nigerians (shakes head). This is beyond sad #NigerianDefinitionOfBeauty

    • Englishtrainer

      March 10, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Rihanna, BeyoncĂ©, Ciara all have low self esteem… Thanks for the education.

    • nwanyi na aga aga

      March 11, 2014 at 11:14 am

      yes na, u dont know, abi anybody that has money from any source automatically has high self esteem… stop with all those ppl. if u need an eg gun for good ones. rihanna na self esteem a na emegonu.

    • Hannah

      March 11, 2014 at 1:25 pm

      @Chiamaka pls go back to your village. You have no sense of Style . So a Black woman with a shade of Blonde hair has Low-self Esteem. You are really the one with Low-self Esteem if that’s how your mindset thinks. Its people like you that the character of Miranda Priestly in Devil wears Prada will insult in front of her staffs.

    • Chiamaka Ansah

      March 11, 2014 at 4:34 pm

      i have seen many women in my day who exude confidence and grace, this one here always wanting to look white and changing accent between nigerian, british and american – i dont think so, but ofcourse, all the bald headed heaux with pounds of blond weaves will be defensive. Bee and Ciara have excuse always exposed to extreme heat on stage while performing so weaves protect their hair, so whats this ones excuse. Abeg shift. bald headed bird. At least we all know,you bald with pounds of weave thats why you mad

  29. Ajobi26

    March 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    i just love the way Toke never responds to any hate comments: through a self pity instagram photo or all that empathy seeking stuff. way to go girl, keep smiling to the bank.

  30. eesha

    March 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    That wig/weave is hideous!

  31. Love me Love me

    March 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Why is Maje being described in such a derogatory manner (the man who recently became her husband, health and fitness expert Maje Ayida.) What is wrong with just describing them as husband and wife without the extra stuff…
    Maybe I am reading too much into it

  32. her royal majesty

    March 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    the hair is a no no no……………..

  33. Lilly

    March 10, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Toke not looking good at all

  34. Ogei

    March 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Toke! Toke!! Toke!!!!

  35. pynk

    March 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    They didn’t airbrush her hands well. The wig needs to go back to the pet store. Pls why was she fully dress in the ‘bar beach” pix?

  36. oj

    March 10, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    a story of mutual love? as if we didn’t read abt the on and off relationship and all the dramas before they married. may they stay married and happy.

  37. Mrs Nwosu

    March 10, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    This cover is all shades bad

  38. Bisi

    March 10, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Awwww Toks and her boo!
    I watch her vlogs religiously and I’m such a fan
    I think she looks gorgeous, marriage suits her!
    And her and her hubby look so good together!
    I pray God blessed their marriage with all they wish for and more.
    Gorgeous couple.


  39. Ghostwriter

    March 10, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    People just seem to follow the trend of bad comments. And carry on, or do you guys just hate Toke so badly? I don’t see anything wrong with the cover. They look fabulous together. If black people shouldn’t wear blonde hair…! Shall we say that white people shouldn’t dye their hair black either? How does hair colour reflect low self-worth? It’s a different cover, for once a breathe of fresh air.

  40. Englishtrainer

    March 10, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    So nobody sees anything good about the cover here? You’re all blind? Or are you all just in a chain reaction? Stop hating on this babe na, chei! Damn right, she must be better than you, that’s probably why. You look good jare, I love you Toke! Kudos to your Vlogs. Well done. You’re beautiful. Happy married life!

  41. Sunshine

    March 10, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Please someone work this out for me……..where does Toke’s hair stop and where does the necklace, dress and black shawl on her dress begin. Also, is that a dog or a cat ? Is it real or….or???? My eyes…my eyes…I can’t.

  42. Henry

    March 11, 2014 at 9:05 am

    MTN Toke(Every where u go) Abeg give your husband some part of your cream abeg!!!!

  43. Honeybooo

    March 11, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Toke looks great! I’m a faithful fan. Her husband looks cool. Bliss bliss bliss for ya both!

  44. Ada Nnewi

    March 11, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Some of you just have excessive vitriol in your systems…The cover is not bad her hair could have been better but kini big deal?…Toke keep making money from all their misdirected and misguided “hatred” and “dislike” of you….

  45. Bimbo Ogunnaike

    March 11, 2014 at 10:26 am

    @ Ada Nnewi, thank you o! People can be so collectively resentful,be specially on Bella Naija and at Toke. The cover isn’t bad at all! I don’t see what all the dissing is about. They don’t want change, whether it’s good or bad, they must curse and swear and diss. Na wah o, bitter people.

  46. Serendipity

    March 11, 2014 at 11:38 am

    That wig! It looks so cheap and tacky. Toke looks like chucky’s bride sitting up there with her Her dress ain’t helping either.

  47. Nma

    March 11, 2014 at 11:45 am

    That unfortunate wig! This photoshoot is allll over the place. Her husband fits right into the tranquility and peacefulness of the beach while toke’s clothes, and hair look so out of place! Whomever that put that wig on her head does not mean well….and that dress? Gosh! Horrid cover.

  48. Que

    March 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    And I tot TW was about supporting n empowering women, how did anyone approve for dat hair to be seen anywhere let alone on their cover??? Habaaa!!! Outside dat I’m indifferent bout d cover.

    In other news, I just love how naija mags ignore a couple forever-regardless of d length or quality of d rship, n d moment any sort of wedding happens u’re suddenly d ‘IT’ and ideal couple…

    • Remilekun

      March 11, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      You guys can hate Sha….lol….
      I personally love the cover. Live and let Toke live! Like she said you all have your own skeletons in your closets. It’s a lovely cover and well done, something different.

  49. osoope

    March 11, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    All of you haters, na una sabi. why do you dislike her sooo much, that girl aint done anything wrong to you guys except by making money by being her natural self. One advice to you haters, Jump into the ocean!!!!

  50. tope

    March 11, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    hello i love dis

  51. anonymous

    March 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Wow! OMG why all the hate? I haven’t been following this Toke of a person but common y’all. There really isn’t anything wrong with the photo. I guess y’all just have a problem with her. So sad.

  52. janey

    March 11, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    terrible knuckles. I just cnt deal

  53. Miss_Flygerian

    March 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Anybody who says that messy weave is fine should not be trusted. Such a person is evil.

  54. Lupitanicious

    March 11, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Chiamaka you are funny, but everything you said is true sha. Ofcourse the self haters will groan you and be pissed with your statement. They look in the mirror and every thing is false except their – pubic hairs. Hahahahah

  55. Why hate ?

  56. Tosin

    March 12, 2014 at 12:48 am


  57. TV Girl

    March 12, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Chiamaka, women like you should not exist.. You’re one of the bad eggs that give men a reason to categorize.. I believe all women are beautiful.. Lupita Shade or Toke Shade.. So because Lupita is being celebrated, light skinned women or those who toned should dip themselves in Black Gold to feel beautiful cos “Lupita is in Trend” ? As I speak, I am a caramel skinned woman with Natural hair and No I don’t have low self esteem, if for anything I feel a lot more beautiful as I age.. and I have no problem with weaves or those who have decided to feel confident by toning their skin.. If you wear make up as a woman and you bash others for Toning then you’re a Hypocrite. Make Up enhances beauty and same goes for those who bleach.. And FYI, Lupita is Only celebrated in Hollywood because the whites cannot believe that a woman with that shade of skin tone would be intelligent and beautiful at once.. It’s condescending and you all have failed to notice. So Enough with the self Hate for your fellow woman, we should encourage.. And as for that “commenter” who told a fellow “commentee” to expand her vocabulary for using the word Hate.. My dear sister, it’s all cold and shining hate all over these comments.. *Drops Mic*

  58. Truth

    March 12, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Why do people like to call something “hate” whenever it’s not a compliment. With ‘friends’ like some of you; people won’t need enemies … her hair looks hideous and thats the truth, her knuckles also look dark and mismatch her ‘lightness’ because of bleaching! Yes the truth hurts, but it’s not hate.

  59. Free

    March 12, 2014 at 4:48 am

    Toke, your eyes look mesmerizing in this photo shoot and you and your boo look great! Keep doing you:)

  60. Amel

    March 12, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Toke is a mess. Maje is so gorgeous.

  61. Damilola Ogunremi

    March 12, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I TOTALLY agree with TV Girl…. everyone must become Lupita now oooo!!!!!
    I don’t see how Toke looks a mess, or how the wig has more or less been termed “evil”
    I love this cover, they look gorgeous together, especially Toke. It’s a change on Toke and it doesn’t look bad, everyone’s just hating her. If she’s bleached, she’s bleached, it her life, her skin, her decisions! How does that affect you?

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