Toke Makinwa To Give Out N3m To Four Fans

Multimedia personality, Toke Makinwa, has wowed fans with an act of benevolence as she is offering four lucky winners a sum of three million Naira.

Tagged #Imusthavemyown, Toke says the giveaway is her own way of saying thank you to her loyal supporters.

The On Becoming author made this known via Instagram, expressing her excitement over how she believes the project ‘OnBecomingEmpowered’ would touch lives.

To stand a chance of winning the cash, participants are required to record and upload a one-minute video in which they are expected to pitch a creative business idea and state how the grant would help the business.

This project is very close to my heart ❤️ thank you Jesus for the vision. Sooooo I’m sure a lot of you have wondered what #OnBecomingEmpowered is all about, go to my YouTube page (bio in my link) and watch this weeks Vlog. I am giving out 3 million Naira to 4 people. It is my own little way of saying thank you, it is also a call to action to get our minds thinking right. #Imusthavemyown because life can happen at anytime and I have seen things change overnight, from losing my parents at the age of 8 to going thru the most heartbreaking divorce at 30! I keep thinking what if? What if I didn’t have a job, a dream, purpose…etc. We all must be prepared. It breaks my heart to see people on social media daily in need and I can’t reach everyone. I feel a of people feel stuck and in order to become some more, we must empower our minds. It’s not about the money, it’s about impacting lives and this year we will start with business ideas, next it’ll be education. I truly want those who genuinely need the money to win the grant so do a one min video with your ideas and make it creative. Have fun with it as it’s going to be a fun process so get your videos up and tag @onbecomingbytokemakinwa, the best videos will be uploaded there and we can can all choose together who makes it to the next round. More info will be released as we go along! Good luck guys😊

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Giving her life as an example, she also pointed out the fact that life has so many uncertainties and many people are currently in need. However, with creative ideas, a positive mental attitude and financial support, she believes people can become “some more”.

While Toke has had a fair share of life’s hard knocks, (losing her parents at a tender age of eight and having to go through a painful divorce at 30), one can say she has managed to rise above her struggles.

From her career as a Nigerian radio personality to a television host, vlogger, recently a bestselling author and her buzzing social media presence, she has succeeded in building a much-admired personality and much more over the years.

Photos: Dr. Sid Ties Knot With Simi Osomo

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Mavin Record artiste, Dr. Sid on Saturday tied the knot with his sweet heart Simi Osomo at a colourful wedding in Lagos.

The star-studded event had in attendance Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Toke Makinwa,Banky W, Tania Omotayo, Toolz, Korede Bello, BOJ, Tee Billz, Fade Ogunro, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Freda Francis, Tunde Demuren, Tunde Ednut, DJ Cuppy and others.

Mavin Record’s boss, Don Jazzy surprised the couple with a car gift.

 

 

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Toke Makinwa, Bez, OC Ukeje, Others Dazzle On Red Carpet At TFA Nominees Reception

The-Future-Africa-Awards-Nominees-Reception-August-2014-BellaNaija0051-400x600United States Consulate hosted on Thursday, July 31, the nominees of The Future Africa Awards & Summit 2014 to an exclusive reception in Lagos, Nigeria.

The event was held at the residence of the Consul-General, Jeffrey Hawkins and guests present at the event were Rita Dominic, Toke Makinwa, Bez, Ice Prince, OC Ukeje, Brymo, Uche Nnaji, Gbemileke Oyinsan, Titilayo Oyinsan, Yvonne “Vixen” Ekwere, Mai Atafo, Noble Igwe, Fela Durotoye, Ivie Okujaye, Funlola Aiofioyebi, Stephanie Coker, Osas Ighodaro, and Pastor Ituah Ighodalo.

Channels Television is the host TV station.

 

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Pictures From DR. SID And Simi Osomo Traditional Wedding

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The traditional wedding between Sidney Esiri, popularly known as Dr Sid and Simi Osomo, took place at Ark Event Center, Lekki, Lagos on Sunday July 27.

The beautiful wedding was a fusion of Yoruba and Urhobo cultures.

Dignitaries and friends at the ceremony include Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Toke Makinwa, Funke Akindele, Ice Prince, D-Prince, Banky W, Sasha P, Lynxx, Tania Omotayo, Toolz, Korede Bellow and others.

See some pics of guests and the couple at the wedding below.

 

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Rubbin’ Minds: Toolz Evicts Ebuka From Live TV In Birthday Surprise

Ebuka HotseatThe Sunday July 13 edition of Rubbin’ Minds on Channels Television fell on the eve of the show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu’s birthday and it turned out the way he never planned.

Celebrated radio girl, Toolz, stormed the Channels Television studio midway into the live programme on the covert invitation of the producer when Ebuka had just announced that he was about to have his second guest.

As the show host, Ebuka had been accused of being mean to guests with his consistent probing, and it was time for him to have a feel of what he had put several celebrities through with Toolz bombarding him with daring questions about his career and private life and of course relationships with women.

Although his explanations would not save him from Toolz’ well planned payback, he explained why he took the daring path as he was tired of the regular interviews that celebrities grant where they answer the same set of questions. He believed it made more impact asking celebrities what people are really asking on the streets and on social media.

The good looking presenter who clocks 32 on July 14 confessed to being nervous as he was bewildered by the pleasant coup by his colleagues and the demand for honest answers to questions thrown at him.

He revealed his untold opinions about some of the celebrities he had interviewed; the best, the worst, the ones he underrated but wowed him and the ones who disappointed. From Tonto Dike, to Davido, Reminisce, Toke Makinwa, Omawunmi, and May-D, he had a thing to say about them all.

He also revealed that the one person he was dying to interview was the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan. He stated that he felt the President had not been asked the kind of questions he should be asked and also the ones he would love to be asked.

Getting personal, Ebuka could not count the number of tattoos on his body but he disclosed where some of them are placed, what they mean and what next he would be putting up on his body, yes he loves tattoos that much.

He tried hard to put up an act he had been faced with from several guests when the issue of women came up but Toolz wouldn’t bend. Eventually, he admitted – probably for the first time in the media – having dated TV presenter, Lamide Akintobi.

Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Omawunmi are among female celebrities Ebuka considered special and attractive but his special closeness to Rita Dominic would not be swept under the carpet by the ceremonial host but Ebuka maintained that they were just friends, adding, “If I wanted it to be more, it would have been more since.”

Then came the moment for Toolz’ set of mean questions just the way Ebuka dished them out to celebrities on the show and with his answers he got some of the crew members shaking their heads.

On his several confessions, Ebuka spoke about how he had managed to stay on the minds of Nigerians after breaking through via a reality TV show, considering how many of such persons have gone quiet over the years.

He also gave his own clarification between arrogance, self-confidence and self-worth, the last two being what describes him, contrary to what some people might think.

The few minutes of the exciting interview which forced Ebuka unto the hot seat on his own set might just be one of the most memorable birthday surprises Ebuka would ever experience. He took a deep breath as the show ended.

 

Tee-A Announces 3-Country Tour

Tee-A1Popular stand-up comedian, Tee A, announces a 3-Country Tour as he returns to the international stage with big-budget concerts in three cities and two continents.

His show, Tyme Out with Tee A, is an internationally acclaimed comedy TV show with reach of over 50 countries.

After series of sold-out live edition concerts in Lagos and Abuja, the pioneer stand up act is warming up to go global with the announcement of heading out to the first three cities – London, Johannesburg and Accra – in what promises to be a non-stop world tour during the summer.

Due to popular demand, the show will take place with superstars MC Abbey, Madam Princess, and yet-to-be-announced headline acts and show guests.

“We’re going round to deliver the live edition concerts to our fans in Africa, Europe and elsewhere. The demand has been crazy and I’m glad we can now take the show to the passionate fans who have been asking”, he said in Lagos.

“The success of past editions makes this even more exciting as the concert tour for the first time is moving to London, Johannesburg and Accra. Guests should expect a unique tour comprising of live personality interviews, rib-cracking comedy sketches, musical performances and special guest appearances”, Says Tee A.

The scheduled tour will take place in the last quarter of the year with more details on the dates and venue in each city to be revealed soon.

Several A-list celebrities and artistes like Sean Tizzle, Omotola, Ramsey Nouah, Yvonne Okoro, Funke Akindele, Juilet Ibrahim, Toke Makinwa and other stars are expected in attendance in the new season of the show.

Past live edition guests include D’Banj, Tiwa Savage, Shina Peters, Daddy Showkey and many more big names.

The show will air on Africa Magic, Channels, GHONE, Ghana, LTV, MITV, CRTV Calabar, ITV Benin, NTA Ibadan, STV, AIT Network, Vox Africa and HITV UK.

Tyme Out with Tee-A is a two-time award winning family variety show with a span of over 10 years of celebrity interviews, comedy sketches, fun-based vox pop questions and personality mimicry, which has become a must watch in many homes.

EN: Tiwa Savage Ties Knot In Star Studded Dubai Wedding, Jeta Amata Debuts 3 Films

Tiwa and TunjiNews of a-list artiste, Tiwa Savage’s Dubai white wedding to Tunji Balogun is top story on Entertainment News, as the love birds said ‘I Do’ over the weekend.

Tiwa and Tunji, both decked out in beautiful wedding attires exchanged their vows in an outdoor ceremony, which was followed by a lavish reception and an after-party at the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa.

Nigerian super stars, including the mavin records crew led by Don’Jazzy, Eku Edewor, Toke Makinwa, Toolz, Dj Xclusive, Kaffy, N6, Designers Bridget Awosika, Toju Foyeh, Eme Boss, Banky W, Tunde Demuren, Seyi Shay, Lola Omotayo-Okoye, and many others, graced the occasion.

Also, top Nigerian acts including 2face, mi, Kcee and rapper Phyno headlined the trek concert in Orlu, Imo State over the weekend. The concert provided high octave performances from the artistes including a collaboration of heavyweights MI and 2face.

In Nollywood, Nigerian movie maker, Jeta Amata in conjunction with the United States government has debuted three films from the forthcoming TV series, dawn in the creeks, which tells the story of some Niger Delta youths as they strive to create Nollywood movies to promote non-violent transformation in the region.

The TV series, dawn in the creeks, aims at forging a legacy of peace and transformation, in the Niger Delta.

PHOTOS: Star Studded Launch Of The Juice Season 2

ToolzNigerian celebrities trooped out in their numbers for the launch of a popular TV show, “The Juice” hosted by Nigerian On Air Personality, Tolu ‘Toolz’ Oniru.

Guests included Osas Ighodaro, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Tomi Odunsi, Toke Makinwa, Adebola Williams, Noble Igwe, Sasha P, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Yemi Black, Vector, Tunde Demuren, Niyola, and others.

Performers included hit artistes Kcee, Seyi Shay and Yemi Alade. It was a fun-filled evening of surprise guests interviewed live and a dance competition anchored by Kcee with 1000dollars for the best dancer.

Celeb contestants were Noble Igwe, Toke Makinwa and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.

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PHOTOS: Brandy Norwood, Kelly Rowland Party At ‘Love Like A Movie 2’

‘Full Moon’ crooner, Brandy Norwood was spotted partying with Darey Art Alade, Kelly Rowland and others at the second edition of Love Like A Movie which held at the Eko Hotel & Suites on Saturday.

The event, which featured amazing theatrics and out of this world’s stunts had the singer dancing and singing along to Kelly Rowland’s exciting and energetic performances.

Following last year’s tradition, Love Like A Movie 2 which is put together by Darey Art Alade featured some of the most unforgettable concert experiences ever witnessed in Nigeria.

With epic performances from Darey Art Alade, Kelly Rowland, Waje, Tiwa Savage, Timi Dakolo, Mo Eazy, Zaina, Eva, Muna among many other acts, the Love Like A Movie series will remain the biggest concert to ever hold in Nigeria.

Guests included international singer, Brandy, Managing Director, UBA, Phillip Oduoza, MD, Nigeria Breweries, Nicholas Verveldi, Former Cross River State First Lady, CEO, Sahara Group, Tonye Cole, Mai Atafo, Dede Mabiaku, DJ Jimmy Jatt, DJ Spinall, Sound Sultan, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Sasha among many others.

Check out pictures and an exclusive video showing how organisers of Love Like A Movie 2 planned it.

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Nigerian Idol Launches Top 12 With Night Of Love Songs

To unveil the top 12 contestants of the Nigerian Idol music competition, organisers of the show on Saturday, staged an event titled Night Of Love Songs at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

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For the first time, the contestants performed together alongside celebrity guests performers Lynxxx, Tiwa Savage and season 2 winner Mercy Chinwo.

The event which was hosted by Ill Rhymz featured food, fun and fanfare.

The talented singers showed off their spectacular vocals and the gathered audience that included celebrities like singer Nneka, Michelle Dede, Lala Akindoju, OC Ukeje, Toke Makinwa and more, alongside the judges of the show, Femi Kuti, Yinka Davies and Jeffrey Daniel.

“We know we have got the best talent we can find,” said Rotimi Pedro, Group Managing Director of the show’s production company Optima Media Group (OMG).

The CEO of Etisalat Nigeria, Steven Evans, who was also effusive about his praise for the show said, “You need to watch. [The contestants] are all hungry to be the third Nigerian Idol…The quality of talent is bigger, brighter and better.”

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The performances were the crowning jewel of the evening, starting off with Lynxxx, who, with the help of the live band, seduced the crowd with a knock out live performance. Tiwa Savage sang a touching tribute to late singer and performer Goldie Harvey, before she performed some of her most loved hits.

And then came the most exciting part of the evening: the twelve successful season 3 competitors were unveiled. Singing ‘No One Like You’ by P-Square, the talented group were luminous as they made their stage debut.

That was not all for the evening, as the contestants then formed more intimate groups and sang again. Immaculate Victoria, Abasiakan, Joe Emmal, and Kome sang ‘A Whole New World’, from the Walt Disney animation, ‘Aladdin’.

Then Jay Feel, Danny Angus, Debbie Rise and Amara performed ‘Oyi (I Dey Catch Cold)’ by Flavour. Moses, Efezino, Vicci and Sefeeyat were the last to perform for the evening, singing George Benson’s ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You’.

The night was brought to an explosive end as Season 2 winner, Mercy Chinwo, brought the house to its feet and started an impromptu party with her infectious vocals.

Contestants performing 'A whole new world'

Now, the contestants have been unveiled and have had their first top 12 performances, which aired on Sunday, 17 February. Who will be the first two contestants Nigeria will choose to evict from the show?

The top prize for this season is worth a superb $100,000, in which the lucky winner will get: 7.5 million naira in cash, a recording contract also worth 7.5 million naira, and a brand new SUV.

Runners-up will not be left out as they will be given prizes to the tune of N10 million.

 

Toke Makinwa Bares It All

Rhythm FM’s On Air Personality; Toke Makinwa in a no holds barred interview on Rubbin’ Minds revealed all that her fans might be longing for.

She spoke about her reported intermittent love life, her controversial accent, her battle with blogger Linda Ikeji, her new vlogs series and her forth coming show on TV; VHS.

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