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Toke Makinwa’s “On Becoming” Book Launch in Abuja was so Emotional! See all the Photos on BN



In the aftermath of the successful release of her memoir; ‘On Becoming’, Media personality and author Toke Makinwa embarked on numerous media engagements and book readings.

The author who recently announced she would be going on a book tour kicked this off with a book reading and “conversation with the author” event in Abuja on the 15th of December, 2016.

The event was held in partnership with Play Network Abuja at the Millie House, Sandralia Hotel in Jabi and hosted by Efuwa. It had about 150 guests, consisting of industry colleagues, media influencers and well-wishers.

The evening began with a “Conversations with Toke” session curated by the anchor; this led to the book reading with the author reading excerpts from chapter 3 – Loss – of her book ‘On Becoming’ and was followed by a comedy performance by Chuks the Great to lighten up the mood.

The evening quickly turned into an emotional one when Toke invited one of the guests to the stage to share her story which was as inspiring as that of the author. Toke expressed that the major aim of the book is to get people talking by killing the culture of silence. She added that this was her reason for kicking off the On Becoming book tour.

See the photos below.


Red Carpet

Inside Shots

Photo Credit: George Okoro


  1. Nnamdi

    December 20, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Bia, why won’t it be emotional? Keep it up girl, just keep smiling emotionally to the bank.

    On a lighter note, as many of these ladies fine reach, if you get craw-craw for leg, abeg, wear long pants or something, no be by force to show us your tuber of yam

    • Sisi

      December 20, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      Because the ladies are dressing for your eyes abi? Kmt

    • Ada_ugo

      December 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Why should they cover up? Don’t you think they know they have “craw-craw” or whatever on their legs? They obviously looked in the mirror and felt fabulous despite that. They have just as much right as the next person to dress as fabulously as they feel. Women should be encouraged to embrace their bodies – “flaws” and all… and flaws in inverted commas because we are beautiful, even in our imperfections.

  2. eesha

    December 20, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Nice event. On a side not, George Okoro no dey waste time at all, i spot the bump on the Mrs.

    • eesha

      December 20, 2016 at 2:49 pm


    • YEM

      December 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      she was already pregnant before the introduction . congrat to him .

  3. hipatha

    December 20, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    so sad…
    i feel scammed on behalf of all these women

  4. Seun

    December 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Through it all you are still standing,I thank God for your life babe.

  5. Baeby

    December 20, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Did George hastily plan the proposal and marriage cos his woman was pregnant or what? I don’t get.

  6. Latifa

    December 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Lovely event too bad I wasn’t in town. BN it’s Chuks d General not Chuks d Great ?. Mrs George Okoro looking pretty with her baby bump.

  7. Anon

    December 20, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    The Onikijipa girls. Their father is a dude (Sheikh Sulaiman Onikijipa.)

    Purple is such a regal colour and the colour suits Toke. I feel the dress is wearing her…

  8. sengemenge

    December 20, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    In this naija you can’t be touching peoples bumps up and down o. Before they’ll tink its jazz. This is the second picture I’m seeing of Toke touching someone’s baby bump.

    • Anon

      December 20, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      I noticed that as well. What if she asked and they said yes? It’s fine then.

    • Sakura

      December 20, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      ……..we have to set aside these silly superstitious beliefs that create fear and mistrust.

  9. Duh

    December 20, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Lol. Nigerians are gullible sha. Toke should be given an award for successfully playing on the emotions of people. Her guests are majorly women, sad women with low self esteem. Una well done.

  10. Marlvina

    December 20, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Toke looks gorgeous in that dress. The first pic is nice.

  11. Lulu

    December 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    My Abuja crowd. Snobbish as usual. Not even Aunty Toke could draw in a full crowd see the half empty hall.

  12. destone

    December 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Toke congrats! but get pregnant soon…..perhaps that’s why bros go do …..

  13. Billionaire in grace

    December 20, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Toke looks so gorgeous

  14. Observer

    December 20, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    So many horrid legs and shoes on display

  15. Anne

    December 20, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I see it Princess Jecoco baby bump. Congratulations.
    Toke looks gorgeous

  16. Jenny

    December 20, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    This was not the book launch. How many times do you want her to launch the book? She’s just doing media and city tours now.

  17. Bubu

    December 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    So many fine people in this Abuja ooo. Toke should stick to this look, she looked gorgeous, the makeup, the hair, the dress!! Nice!

  18. Geegee

    December 20, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Aineako I see u. Hey gurl!?

  19. Frank teacher

    December 20, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    When will we “become” just become….
    The whole present continuous thing is tiring….

  20. Rose

    December 20, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    All I see is the bad outfits.

  21. Baby girl

    December 21, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Tokstar baby come let’s arrange this meet and greet in Abeokuta.
    I’ll plan the logistics cos I love you.

  22. What of Maje's side

    December 21, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Till we heard Tiwa’s side, people insulted her. Till I hear from Maje, it’s just her version. I don’t believe shit she has written

  23. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    December 21, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I like the 33rd picture, the lady with the sade hairstyle or cornrows, is she a model?

    I like the 53rd and 54th picutres.

  24. Tade

    December 22, 2016 at 1:15 am

    I am not feeling Toke at all. She is making money from you guys. Is she the first woman that got jilted.

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