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Inside Toke Makinwa’s Emotional Trip to Abuja for Book Launch & Visit to Childhood Home



toke-makinwa-abuja-visitWhile she has been looking glamorous and enjoying the perks of being a best-selling author, it has also been an emotional trip for Toke Makinwa.

The media personality and author of “On Becoming…” visited her childhood home for the first time since the tragic fire which changed her life forever.

toke-makinwa-abuja-emotional-bellanaijaShe shared this via her Instagram page and Snapchat.

2 radio interviews, and a visit to where I lived as a child in Abuja. I’ve never been back there, it holds so much emotions and I always told myself I will only go once I have exhaled. Today I did; it was good to see where I played as a child, my home and so much more. ?by @shotbyernest #onbecomingmediatour #press -day #Abuja follow my Snapchat to watch all the bts. – Toke Makinwa

After the trip home, Toke glammed up in a dress by the Muse Factory for her book launch.
If you are a Toke fan, you can still meet her tomorrow at the Wedding Mall in Abuja.

Check out photos below;


Photo Credit: Toke Makinwa Instagram | Snapchat


  1. Teju TJ

    December 15, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Toke looks so beautiful.

  2. fed up

    December 15, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Who fine don fine joor…

  3. el

    December 15, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Best selling author??????
    BN reeeaaalllyy?I am not understanding oo

    • Go Toke

      December 15, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      The book was actually a good read, well written too. I thought it was bad the way folks were going after her. She didn’t disclose any info that was secretive that can hurt anybody even about Maje. I thought she said secret dirt on him. He’s a man whore sleeping around with women, STI is not far fetched. Or will Maje say he doesn’t have two kids or didn’t date Anita. He has nothing to say. Do I think she was stupid? Yes. Women, you can’t force a man to love you. If he shows sign of no commitment, BOUNCE.

      And her talking about her parent’s death was very emotional, and the house helps. Losing your parent at such a young age, watched her mother burn to death is very difficult. I must say, Toke I’m proud of how far you’ve come. She didn’t do porn or doing foolish things she’s paving her way. I’m rooting for you, Toke. She’s just a regular human being who has made mistakes and hopefully learning along the way.

    • Funsho

      December 16, 2016 at 4:32 am

      @foolish things lmaaooooiooooo gullible Nigerians she’s not telling you the whole gist

      Please can she delve into her lifestyle in Unilag ????

      If lies go for 100 years someday the truth will be out and we will all be here watching….

  4. Tea

    December 15, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I really give it to Toke’s guardians that raised them. It isn’t easy to take up 4 other kids………….financially, emotionally everything. And it seems they never lacked, infact back then in unilag I never knew they lost their parents.
    To bring up kids just as ur own and shoulder d responsibilities isn’t easy. Sum ppl dat raise oda relatives kids you wld see d difference btw the kids and their own kids. Some even use these children more or less like helps in d house. Iv seen it.
    Infact one lady told me when she lost her parents and lived with her aunt, she wasnt allowed to eat on d dinning table with d other kids. But took her own food in the kitchen., all sorts. This woman today is one of d ex First Ladies of Osun state.

  5. esther

    December 15, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Toke always looking sharp anytime, you can’t catch her unawares, go girl!

    • tee

      December 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

      sharaap there @esther

    • kess babay

      December 16, 2016 at 9:54 am

      if you cant help her move on abeg. which one is sharap there?
      so rude

  6. After all the insults

    December 15, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Toke still marching foward,babe I am totally impressed,Welldone for the courage and strong character you have displayed in the midst of all this challenges.

  7. Xoxo

    December 16, 2016 at 12:01 am

    All I see is that dress…. Mamacita??❤

    • WetheUglyPeople

      December 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      I came here for that dress. The blue t-shirt dress. My chic need to wear that as her bridal dress come our wedding this Saturday.

  8. editor

    December 16, 2016 at 12:30 am

    slow clap.
    Toke has studied her market well and the Nigerian (and other) sheeple are eating it all up. Someone up there said she has not done porn, true but let’s see if that sex tape suddenly “mistakenly” surfaces. This girl has studied the kardashian ladies to a T and is making it work for her in Lagos. I HAVE to applaud her biz. smarts and hustle.
    It’s just amazing how so many eat it all up. In June she found out Anita was 9 months pregnant but the baby was conceived in November when he flew to London? Hmm, i guess – you do the math. Many will say specifics don’t matter, at the end of the day, he cheated and had another child but that’s how they get the sheeple…

    • A Real Nigerian

      December 16, 2016 at 1:05 am

      Math: November to June = 7 months.
      Coincidentally, there’s a species of anaconda that has a gestation period of 7 months.
      So maybe she was trynna imply that Anita is a snake?

    • Uju

      December 16, 2016 at 1:26 am

      1. November to June is actually 8 months (counting from the beginning of Nov)
      2. Yes, in June Anita could have been 9 months pregnant. Pregnancy is calculated from the start of a womans last period. That would put it at october. October – June (9 months counting from october). Since we are going there, 9 months is also 36 weeks which is the beginning of the 9th month.

      Leave Toke alone. I don’t care what she has done anymore ( bleaching, partying whatever), losing your parents the way she did can drive most people over the bend. She is excused from any and all bad behaviour biko.

    • A Real Nigerian

      December 16, 2016 at 1:41 am

      “1. November to June is actually 8 months (counting from the beginning of Nov)”
      Ooo you are right. Didn’t think that one through.

    • Truth

      December 16, 2016 at 1:23 am

      Lol @editor, try harder…Toke, dont worry bout the haters, as u can see they be clutching at straws trynna come for u, but with nothing of substance to even note…get your dollars up while they troll you huntyyy

  9. Letty

    December 16, 2016 at 12:49 am

    Milk it toke milk it for all its worth


    December 16, 2016 at 1:32 am

    I love Toke Makinwa!

  11. Anon

    December 16, 2016 at 4:24 am

    Damn that dress! THAT is a look ? ! #yesgirl!

  12. Letty

    December 16, 2016 at 4:40 am

    What courage and strong xter. She wrote a book is equal to being strong. What a childish analogy. I guess revenge makes ppl strong. I guess she is strong bcos it took her 12 years to figure out maje never loved her and all they had was a sexual relationship devoid of any commitment.

    • Rita Lori

      December 16, 2016 at 4:49 am

      Mrs “Holier than thou yet so wicked” of BN. I hope your mean spirited and judgemental attitude comes with an amazing marriage the way you’re always yapping about women on this blog. We all know how hard maintaining a healthy marriage is, especially in Nigeria where women’s rights aren’t recognised by society or law. I pity your friends, they’d rather stay in an abusive relationship so you won’t judge them and Insult them if they leave

  13. Letty

    December 16, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Bedroom relationship will never ever make a man love you.

  14. Letty

    December 16, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Bedroom activities does not translate to a man loving you

    • Truth

      December 16, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Shhhhh!!! Why r you so pained?!? Abeg kip quiet, no one cares about your silly points

    • WetheUglyPeople

      December 16, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Your comments are boring and I don’t know why.

  15. Rayva

    December 16, 2016 at 7:31 am

    This babe is fineeee…….am rooting for you dear…….let the haters hate, talkers talk, the holy ones should keep holding on to heavens gate here on earth, the no-mistake makers should continue on their perfect path, while my sweet toke sways and slays her way to the top.

  16. Babe

    December 16, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Yass Honey! Work it like you own it because you own the moment girl. All this bad belle in the comment section, though….. People heal differently allow her heal in her way, allow her to take her journey none of you are doing that for her. Making a sex tape with someone you are in a relationship with is not wrong… stop judging her and let her live.
    The world is your Oyster guys… have a great weekend

  17. NiNa

    December 16, 2016 at 9:01 am

    That book was a long ass whatsapp message.
    Also, she is going to get back with him…. wait on it.

  18. Gee

    December 16, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    You people should leave Toke alone ooo !! It’s her time let her enjoy the moment.

  19. Rose

    December 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    I only clicked on the story for the dress… the colour is stunning ?

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