Multimedia personality, Toke Makinwa is fierce and sexy on the power issue of Glam Africa.
Toke rocks a huge bun done by hairstylist Bernard smiles. Her makeup was done by Anita brows and she spots black lipstick which is a major switch up for Toke. In this power issue she talks about her career, cheating, tells us her take on relationships and also shares her favourite meals.
About her career and brand
I am working towards being a global brand. I want my name to have gained international status in 5 years. I am also working on my own talk show, which I pray will be huge.
I want to have written a number of lifestyle books and I am working on launching my own label brands. I am laying the foundations of all of these aspirations of mine now and I can only pray towards achieving them all and more.
Speaking on her personal life
The past year has not been without personal challenges for me and through it all, my faith in God has kept me. I have learnt that where my strength ends, God’s love begins and He is more than I could ever imagine. My faith is my biggest testimony and I would like to share it everywhere. I have hit rock bottom in my personal life and it is there that I found the strength that only God can give: the will to wake up and not just survive, but thrive.
Speaking on her YouTube Series- Toke Moments
The series was not something I took seriously at first… I didn’t realise it would be so successful. No one seems to talk about the problems they have and I wanted to be the friend in your head, to voice what you normally wouldn’t.
I wanted to connect with people on a different level.
If she thinks Men and Women can be Bestfriends
People say it is possible but I use myself as an example. I have never had a male friend who didn’t fancy me at some point. In as much as I would love to say guys and girls can just be friends, I don’t believe in it. It starts from someone wanting more and maybe in the process they then build a friendship that is more important to both parties; they choose to develop that.
I feel that we are wired differently and I am of the opinion that your partner should be your best friend. God made Adam for Eve, and not Eva, Evelyn and Everett…The moment your partner gets comfortable having a best friend that is not you, it is just leaving room for an unnecessary story. Don’t get me wrong, he is allowed to have female acquaintances and people he is friendly with, but I don’t believe his best friend should be another female. If she’s your best friend, what am I?
Matters of the heart are tough, incredibly tough. Cheating is bad; it is a cancer that eats you up; it destroys everything. You see a confident woman become a shadow of herself when she has been cheated on. It is one of the most painful things, ever and though some people make it work, it definitely cannot be the same again. It is like a broken mirror, the cracks will always be there but in time, the scar can become beautiful and a place only of reference, not a destination.
People can come back from it. If both parties are willing and if the cheat understands what his or her actions cost their partner. And of course, with the grace of God, watching another person suffer for the choice you selfishly made is so heart breaking – that is what cheating does. People grow up, people change [and] everyone deserves a second chance as we ask God for forgiveness daily, but it may not be with each other. Sometimes the brokenness is irreparable and you can forgive someone without being in their lives.
On going dutch
A real man should get the bill but there are times when a woman can treat a man. You can take your man out, pay for things he pays for usually, just so he knows how special he makes you feel.
Favourite holiday destination:
I like Europe, anywhere throughout the continent.
Favourite Nigerian cuisine
Amala, Gbegiri and Ewedu.
Favourite international cuisine
I am a pasta girl but I haven’t had any this year. Cutting seafood pasta from my diet was the hardest thing, ever.
Have a look at this BTS clip from Instagram below;
Good Morning! – – As @tokemakinwa's @glamafricamag cover is making its rounds, here's a #BTS of one of the looks you'd expect to see in the edition!!! – – Makeup: @anitabrows Hair: @bernardsmiless Styling: @s_b_youme – – #PressPlay #AnitaBrows #MakeupArtist #GlamAfricaUk #TokeMakinwa #CoverShoot #Afrocentric #makeupinspiration #photoshooting #glow #anitabrowsglow #snapchat
WRITER: Ama Badu | PHOTOGRAPHY: Paul Ukonu | STYLIST: Yummie Ogbebor of S_B_YouMe | HAIR: Bernard Smiles | MUA: Anita Brows |Dress: H&M
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