Style Review – Toke Makinwa

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Rhythm FM OAP Toke Makinwa wears many hats and describes herself as  a “Multimedia Personality, (Radio, Tv and Youtube) Events Compere, Vlog series Toke Moments”. She burst on the entertainment scene in 2010 and seems determined to make her mark on the fashion scene as well.


Toke Makinwa promo pic


Toke is a self-confessed fashion lover and takes every opportunity to dress up. She is a regular fixture on the red carpet and with a steady flow of vlogs, photo shoots, TV appearances, ad campaigns, celebrity weddings etc. there never seems to be a moment she isn’t done up to the nines and she always glams it up often in Nigerian designer pieces.

Toke Makinwa purple dress

Toke Makinwa red cut out skirt

Toke Makinwa Tiwa gold traditional

Toke Makinwa black and white

Toke has to be careful not to drown her petite figure and while she generally gets this right with body con styles that flatter her figure she sometimes gets it wrong with too long or overworked pieces and instead looks like the dress is wearing her and her body is overwhelmed by the garment.

Toke Makinwa green formal


Toke Makinwa beaded dress

On the other hand, being so dainty, Toke can get away with showing lots of skin in short skirts and sexy little backless dresses without looking like she has too much on display.

Toke Makinwa backless

Toke Makinwa white backless

Toke enjoys experimenting with fashion and is often seen in the latest trends and changing her beauty style to go with it. The result is less style and more fickle fashion and it can sometimes look like she’s in costume. I think she looks her best when playing up her elfin features in form-fitting looks with short (or at least not distracting!) hair and pretty but not too much make up.

Toke Makinwa bowtie

Toke Makinwa print dress




Toke Makinwa birthday gold dress


Off the red carpet Toke still keeps it camera ready. When it comes to dressing down, im not sure we can say we’ve really seen that side of Toke but you can’t fault her for never looking less than put together. She favours trendy prints and bright colours and keeps it glam with fun accessories and of course high heels.

Toke Makinwa snake print pants

 Toke Makinwa print pants

We give Toke Makinwa 3 stars while we wait to see if her style evolves or if it will be more of the same. That said there’s nothing wrong with giving consistent glamour!


Efua Davies

Efua Davies

Efua Davies lives in Lagos and misses Accra. A fashion loving, style studying, book devouring, constantly questioning writer, producer by day and aspiring ninja at night, she hopes to one day know the how and why of everything.


  1. she looked Luke almost a different people in all different pictures… very beautiful…. and all outfits are drop dead gorgeous on her.

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