Toke Makinwa’s Biography: house, net worth, what to know about GUS 2021 Anchor

The latest reports have confirmed popular Nigerian OAP Toke Makinwa as the new anchor of the Gulder Ultimate Search 2021 set to commence in a few days times.

Toke Makinwa would surely remember 2021 for the big wins she has made in it and would be glad it continues that way.

Recall that Toke was in charge of the The Buzz which showed BBNaija’s highlights show in Shine Ya Eye Season that ended last week, and now she has been named the anchor of the comeback season of the Gulder Ultimate Search 2021.

Toke Makinwa confirmed her new achievement via her social media timeline as she revealed that in 2013 she had interviewed the contestants from that year edition of the GUS reality TV show and had dreamed of anchoring the show someday.

The popular OAP is one well known with and outside Nigeria; this article is focused on what you should know about Toke Makinwa.

Profile Summary

Real name Toke Makinwa
Gender Female
Date of birth 3 November 1984
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Age 37 years old in 2021
Country of Origin Federal Republic of Nigeria
State of Origin Lagos state
Source of wealth Entrepreneur, Endorsement
Net worth $2 million
Husband Maje Ayida (m. 2014–2017)
School University of Lagos
Profession OAP, Entrepreneur, Vlogger

Toke Makinwa’s Biography

Toke Makinwa came in to the world on the 3rd of November 1984, in Lagos state; she is the second of four children and she lost her parents to a fire accident when she was right year’s old.

Mr and Mrs Akinyelure raised the popular radio host; there are no details of her siblings. Toke Makinwa is a Nigerian by birth and will be 37 years old in November 2021.


Toke Makinwa went to the Federal Government Girls’ College, Oyo State and later gained admission to the University of Lagos, where she graduated with a degree in English and literature.


Toke Makinwa made it to the limelight in 2010 when she was the host of The Morning Drive show on 93.7FM. In that same year, Toke started her late-night talk show, Rhythms of the Night.

In 2012, Toke Makinwa started her YouTube vlog series, Toke Moments, which is one of the most popular till date and has also increased her fame as an entertainer.

Toke Makinwa was in 2012 nominated for ‘On-Air Personality of the Year’ at the 2012 Future Awards.

In 2013, Toke emerged the winner of the Nigeria Broadcasters Award for Outstanding Female Presenter of the Year and was nominated for ‘Radio OAP of the Year’ in the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

Over the years, Toke Makinwa has hosted some of the biggest TV shows in the country, and she is also an ambassador to numerous brands.

Toke Makinwa personal life

Toke Makinwa exchanged marital vows with Maje Ayida on the 15th of January 2014; the reports revealed that the popular OAP and Maje Ayida had been together for eight years before they married.

A year after the reports revealed that Toke separated from Ayida after finding out that he had impregnated his ex-girlfriend. A Lagos High Court finally dissolved the marriage on the grounds that Ayida committed adultery on the 5th of October 2017.

Toke Makinwa, due to her lavish lifestyle, was rumoured to have a sugar daddy who was bankrolling her.

In the early part of 2017, rumours went viral about Toke Makinwa having an affair with a 70-year-old billionaire, Dr Festus Fadeyi. The billionaire was alleged to have bought Toke a brand-new Range Rover 2016 model worth over N50 million.

The rumours also claimed Fadeyi was responsible for her costly purchases and designer bags and shoes from Louboutin, Bottega, and other high-end brands; however, till date, Toke or the billionaire have neither denied nor confirmed the rumours of the affair.

Net worth

Toke Makinwa is a successful media personality with numerous deals and endorsements to her name; she is reportedly worth $2 million.