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The Grand finale! Toke Makinwa awards Winners of #OnBecomingEmpowered Campaign



A few months ago, Media personality and author Toke Makinwa announced she was kickstarting a new campaign called “OnBecomingEmpowered” where she planned on giving out the sum of 3 million naira to 4 people.

Yesterday, the On Becoming Empowered grand finale took place. For this project, they had 50 participants in the first stage where each of them had to pitch their ideas to the panellists; Mai Atafo, Arese Ugwu, Japheth Omojuwa and Titilayo Oyinsan.

The participants were then shortlisted to thirty and were invited to have a brunch with Toke.

Some celebrities in the industry were also invited to share their stories, such as Tallulah Doherty, Tee-A, Debola Williams, Bolanle Olukanni, Chef Fregz, Stephanie Coker Aderinokun, and Anita Brows.

At the brunch, each finalist had to pitch their ideas and plans to the panellists one last time.

The best four were selected based on how far they’ve improved from the first stage of the competition, their originality, creativity, values and strategies.

And the winners were:

  • Nworka Eyinna Chancey: Cosmetics formulator (One million naira only).
  • Gbenga O. Ajana: Poultry farming (One million naira only).
  • Oluwaleye Oluwatobi: Shea butter production (One million naira only).
  • Sarah Sanni: Muralist/Artiste- (Five hundred thousand naira only).

See photos:

Sharing their Sucess Story

Final Pitch


Photo Credit: Insigna Media


  1. ijebujesha

    December 5, 2017 at 12:06 am

    Awesome! Thank you Toke. And of course we should also remember to thank the primary source- Dr Fadeyi. God bless you all and God bless the winners and all contestants in their endeavors and God bless me too and God bless you the reader (as long as you don’t abuse or insult me).

    • Lucinda

      December 5, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Òmò áké

    • Bia

      December 5, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      @Ijebu jesha what you have done is totally vile. Who is pa fadeyi and what has he got to do with this. Hv you asked yourself if this is true or not. Assuming this rumour is not true, what you hv done is help malign Toke. I hope when you are wrongly maligned in future you take it like a G.

  2. Biker Chic

    December 5, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Congratulations to all the winners. Go ye and make your dreams come true.
    When you are priviledged, it is hard to see the good Toke has done.
    TokeStarr, TokStarr with a double R. May God bless you. Keep doing good. A giver never lacks. Go girl.

  3. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    December 5, 2017 at 10:32 am

    u need not go there, biko

    Toke Makinwa is an accomplished woman, sorry

    she has her own money

  4. xx

    December 5, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Next year my goal is to participate in more events like this and to meet Bolanle. Bolanle ILY


    December 5, 2017 at 11:18 am

    She is not an accomplished woman. You must be happily married on top of all your achievements before i can acknowledge you as an ‘accomplished woman’. At best i will say she has done ok for herself. At least she has not squandered all the money from pa fadeyi, she is saving and giving back to society.

    • lol

      December 5, 2017 at 12:19 pm


    • Nengi

      December 5, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      I’m sure you’re a married woman who other than her marriage has no accomplishments of her own… getting a man to marry you is not an accomplishment its even worse if that man is not himself accomplished spiritually and financially. Nigeria women need to realise that the table is empty, bring something to it.. not this nonesense of being a Mrs… It’s a lie being peddled to make ambition seem like a sin. I am married btw but my marriage alone does not define me; and that is why I have my husband’s respect.


      December 5, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Wawu and you have sense. You do not sound happily married for you to equate happily married with accomplishment because your words reflect a void that needs filling…and also as the Mummy what has your mummyhood accomplished for people…..Just pray God will give you peace. Its not that bad.

    • Tru

      December 5, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Folks still think like this in 2017? o ga o.

  6. lolu

    December 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Toke is now a media mongul!!!! LOL


    December 5, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    @nengi. You may be married BUT you are obviously not a HAPPILY MARRIED woman. Too much bitterness.

    • Fizzy

      December 5, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      @THE MUMMY, Your mumu na raised to power 2. Dat your broke ass husband is who you are hyping here? If dem dash me your husband with money on top, l reject it

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