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Toke Makinwa’s Vlog: #AskToke – Genotype: Does it Matter?



AskTokeTo celebrate 100 episodes of her Toke Moments Vlog, Nigerian media personality Toke Makinwa presents #AskToke.

She basically picks questions she gets from her e-mail,and gives her opinions.

Check it out!


  1. Mademoiselle

    August 13, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    “she can’t fix a weave” loool!!
    Interesting video/topic.

  2. Tuu

    August 13, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I love you Toke! but please this is the last thing we need now abeg, Ebola and Boko Haram issues are more than enough to worry our lives, Nobody need such trivial issue now, If you have no other thing to add to the Ebola issue,maybe you should just hold your peace for now.

    • Cancel Reply

      August 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      …and you what have you done about the Boko Haram and Ebola Issue? You clearly saw the topic and yet you clicked on it.

  3. Missy miss

    August 13, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Toke tried small this time. But really how hard is it for her to pronounce her own name? And Toke its not “persing” its person please and please

  4. @edDREAMZ

    August 13, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Gud to knw and am happy for her big tym.

  5. tK

    August 13, 2014 at 7:32 pm


  6. Koenigin

    August 13, 2014 at 7:37 pm


  7. le coco

    August 13, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    thanks toke… this was very necessary.. i found tht mostly western africa take genotype seriously.. i hv alot of foreign friends nd they seem not to know about it.. nd ur soo ryt.. luv is not enuff.. having a sick child is not an easy task.. my parents took initiative to find out their genotype before having me.. so i wld do the same..

    • Anon

      August 13, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      Genotype or blood group?

      Foreign friends? You do know that the reason blacks as a whole take blood grouping seriously is because of the prevalence of SCA in the black genetic makeup? If your foreign friends are Caucasians they don’t have this problem and may not want to know about it. If they are Arabs and Indians the SCA numbers are low.

      Genotype is wider and broader and affects everyone.

      Dr. Craig, help!

    • o

      August 14, 2014 at 8:47 am

      Its actually Genotype!. Blood grouping is different, that is where you have the O+, O- , AB, Rhesus etc. When it comes to Sickle Cell, its genotype that is involved. Genotype is when you talk of SS, SC, AC. AA, AS and some other strains of SS eg SS Thalassemia etc

    • nnenna

      August 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm

      Wrong. Migration and interracial marriages has made this genotype/blood group thing everybody’s business. Knowledge empowers you to make an informed choice when choosing a partner for procreation. Aside from the economic and emotional stress of caring for a sick child, I believe it’s fair to give every unborn child the best chance in life. The child will be the one to suffer firsthand the physical and psychological stigma, pain and rejection of being different. Love is never enough.

    • MO

      August 14, 2014 at 9:51 am

      Nice one dear but u can hardly find a white that is AS

    • Anon

      August 14, 2014 at 3:18 pm

      nnenna – Migration and interracial marriages HAVE made this genotype/blood group thing everybody’s business.

      Not really. For the Caucasians who don’t intermarry how is it their business? Many hospitals in the UK don’t even have SCA centres.

  8. temibalo

    August 13, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    yawns !!!! next pls

  9. Amh

    August 13, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Beautiful toke.

  10. nene

    August 14, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Did anyone notice toke’s marriage picture on the wall. hmm Toke

  11. iloveToke

    August 14, 2014 at 4:06 am

    Love you Toke! You are the best. So real and honest. God bless yo

  12. Adeola

    August 14, 2014 at 4:31 am

    U soo funny n real….luv u Toke. Nywayz I was in a relationship we both were AS. He lied to me he was AA. Lied to my parents too when he met them for d first time. Twas not a funny experience especially getting the truth out pleni drama. So my sisters en even asking for his genotype u go use wisdom. And please go confirm together too at the hospital do that without wasting time.

    • Tosin

      August 14, 2014 at 11:19 am

      wow! people lie a lot. so terrible.

  13. magh

    August 14, 2014 at 6:36 am

    this is a tricky one.. do you just ask a guy what his genotype is few months while dating ? what if you find out after 5 years of dating ? and things turn left ? that’s crazy..
    So before going into a relationship, do you ask a guy what his genotype is ? “hi, i’m magh and I’m AA what’s your’s ?”..
    I know we can’t predict the future or know who is husband or wife material,, u start talking and you guys are engaged bam!… so when do you ask this question .. when you guys are just chatting..or after he proposes ?

    • nnenna

      August 14, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      My opinion. The moment you start thinking of consummation, that’s the time to ask. Accidental pregnancy happens and you do not want to compound your situation with having a sickly baby. If you can ask about your partner’s HIV status(hope you do), this could/should be part of it.

  14. queenB

    August 14, 2014 at 6:39 am

    Hi Dr. Creg.
    Please what is the full meaning of SCA, i would like to know more about it.

    • o

      August 14, 2014 at 9:35 am

      SCA – Sickle Cell Anemia also known as SS or to some ppl Sickler

    • Anon

      August 14, 2014 at 12:38 pm

      Ha! Ha!! I’m not Dr. Craig. I was calling his attention to help me/us out.

  15. oj

    August 14, 2014 at 9:08 am

    having a sick child is never a good condition. we need to be wise and think with our heads not just our hearts.

  16. MO

    August 14, 2014 at 9:49 am

    This days i believe everyone knows their status on Genotype and that is the first thing to check if you happen to be an AS before putting your all in a relationship and hoping to get married to the person.

    It’s a possibility thing sha and they might also be lucky that the first two kids won’t be SS. They should make the decision themselves whether to continue or not but should bear in mind the pains that comes with bringing an SS into the world.

  17. Moi

    August 14, 2014 at 10:34 am

    The national sickle cell foundation opposite LUTH (Idi-Araba) is a good place to get information and proper counseling.

  18. sum1special

    August 14, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    For once she is on point with everything she said. i mean everything.

  19. metche

    August 14, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    This is a good one from Toke. @Magh you dont just pop in the question immediately you started a relationship. Gradually as two of you are discussing or talking about health issues or rather you can raise a discussion with him on health issues and from there you can ask him. This is a very serious issue. I know a couple that are SS and what they are going through now, in fact they have gone their separate ways because of it. They got married without knowing their genotype and unfortunately for them they were both SS. Before they know it they have had their first child who is SS. They are spending money on her almost every week she had an attack.

  20. mashi

    August 15, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Currently going through a heartbreak at the moment cos of this same topic. After four years together. He never wanted to check cos of the likely possibility of us going apart due to an AS result because i am AS. All in all, it is a sensitive topic because getting married to an AS while one is also AS is a matter of luck. My friend’s parents were both AS and had all four kids without one being SS.

  21. oj

    August 18, 2014 at 11:44 am

    pls know ur genotype! if u love ur future children, know it. i remember as a child when i was hospitalized, i was in the same room with a boy who was SS. His parents got married and their first 2 girls were not SS, but their last, a boy, was. The father had died, leaving the mother to fend for them. The pain the poor boy went thru made me want to know my genotype. I know a really nice boy who i heard from his sister is dead now because he’s SS. Please, people know ur genotype.

  22. PurpleiciousBabe

    August 19, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Found out he was AS from our first date.Gutted sha, he was okish.
    So we knew where we both stood….
    Best to know, had to test sef GP told me the pros and cons.

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