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Toke Makinwa is the Cover Girl of South Africa’s Essays of Africa Magazine



eoa-cover-webEssays of Africa magazine is a South African women’s lifestyle magazine that prides itself on giving African women across the continent a voice.

This cover marks the start of Toke Makinwa’s 6-month promotional book tour for her soon-to-be-released memoir, ‘On Becoming’. Toke’s book tour will roll out with a Book Launch in Lagos, Nigeria on the 27th of November and quickly after South Africa, Kenya, United Kingdom and United States.

Dates for Toke’s South African tour will be soon released for fans across major South African cities including Cape Town and Johannesburg.

‘On Becoming’ goes on release on the 28th of November 2016 in bookstores across Africa and will be available online via Kindle, Amazon, OkadaBooks and others.

See more photos from the magazine below.

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  1. Cynical

    November 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Toke,this magazine doesn’t like you o….. You look like a drag queen.

    • Seriously

      November 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Well, isn’t that the make up on fleek look majority of women aspire to look like. All the contouring, highlight which was originally started by drag queens in their attempt to look more feminine.

  2. Egusi soup

    November 17, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    It is not Toke Makinwa. It cannot be Toke Makinwa. Toke Makinwa does not look like it.

  3. maame k

    November 17, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    @cynical..really?don”t you wish to be on that cover page?girls hating on their fellow girls…kindly check your spelling of “Drag”. or you wanted to write Drug”. and please stop the name calling……Merry Christmas in advance,,lol

    • Benny

      November 17, 2016 at 3:53 pm

      You just embarrassed yourself ??

    • Marlvina

      November 18, 2016 at 5:52 am

      ? Like I just imagined what a “drug queen” wld really look like ?

    • Sonia Paloma

      November 17, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      Ahhnnn, Awon Ojuelagba English teacher. You just fall your hand.

      Back to topic. Love her determination spirit, but she needs to slow the hell down on whatever skin care regime she is on, and these pictures are a NO. I have seen far more gorgeous pictures of her

    • Bea

      November 17, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      I love her drive and determination too?. But I think your comment about her looks should be directed at the individuals who did her make-up, the photographer and the editor of the pictures, and not necessarily her skin regime. The picture editing is poor – the airbrushing is excessive, I barely recognise her in the first and second pictures. The aim should’ve been to enhance/ accentuate and not to completely alter looks. The final picture is gorgeous. I agree, I have seen better looking pictures of her too. ?

    • Olori

      November 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      Maame the village girl. It’s drag queen o

    • Feefee

      November 17, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      I am so embarrassed for you Maame K.. Abeg if english doesn’t come naturally to you, use your native language.. Chai

  4. murray

    November 17, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    aww..she looks like bobrisky yea

  5. Ify

    November 17, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I like the last pic

  6. Ify

    November 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I like the last pic.

  7. nene

    November 17, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    this is a terrible picture of toke.

  8. Josephine

    November 17, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I like the pics. Planning to buy the book. BN will you do a review or should we do it for you in the comments?

  9. Delta geh

    November 17, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    When you bleach the skin it doesn’t look fine anymore. Wish she stuck with the original colour.

  10. Bowl

    November 17, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    O come on people,she doesn’t look bad at all.Go Toke , go !

  11. Audrey

    November 17, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Toke Michael Jackson, you will vanish oh! hhmm

  12. Tee

    November 17, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Go Tokstarr!! Your drive is admirable!!!! I can’t wait for the book o!!!! Me i sha love you

  13. Marian

    November 17, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    I blame whoever edited the pictures. Her left ear looks very odd like photoshop gone wrong. Toke is a fine lady and the person no try at all.

  14. Ada Nnewi

    November 17, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Tokstarr is awesome!

  15. madman

    November 17, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    She looks like Bobrisky. Nice one Bobrisky

  16. ekalor

    November 18, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Stop flogging a dead horse. its old

  17. maame k

    November 18, 2016 at 11:39 am

    @Olori ,,,maame the village girl?hahahhahaha ahhahahahaha,,,am laughing soo hard right now..i guess you are straight up from New york city,,,kikikikiki..i stand to be corrected without you being insulting, Olori the foreing breed……grow up,,its getting to christmas… be nice and smile… thank you for the correction….

    • o

      November 18, 2016 at 2:56 pm


  18. ebenezer codjoe

    November 28, 2016 at 9:39 am

    love it

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