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Toke Makinwa is a Nigerian media personality, television host, vlogger, and author. She might not be everyone’s favorite but she’s done pretty much for herself. Her book On Becoming tells of her journey in life – her struggles after her parents died, her marriage and her faith in God.

Hate or like her, she’s not letting whatever life throws get the better part of her. She’s simply living her TM baby girl life.


Here are five life lessons we can all learn from Toke Makinwa:


It doesn’t matter how many times life knocks you down, what matters is your comeback.

If there’s one thing I admire about Toke is her ability to bounce back. She knows how to keep her head up and remain true to her goals. Life has sure dealt her some cards but she’s still standing strong!

After a bad divorce and shaming from the media, she went on to bag some endorsements and even wrote a book titled On Becoming.

Life’s gonna throw some curve balls your way! Never let a bad situation keep you down. Rise above it!

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Hard work

“Hard work does not necessarily guarantee success, but no success is possible without hard work” – Dr. T.P Chia”

Some will argue that being hard working doesn’t guarantee success. But you’ll agree that every success has a trace of hard work in it. Success doesn’t come easy; you’ll have to work your ass off (well, for some of us).

She’s s symbol of a career driven lady. A real boss lady.


Drive and Passion

As Oprah Winfrey said, “Let passion drive your profession”. To truly enjoy your career, to feel fulfilled in whatever field you find yourself in, you have to have some amount of passion and drive in you.

There’ll be days you want to quit; the day you’ll feel like giving in to naysayers. But, that drive and passion right there? That’s what will give you the nudge and push. As a media personality, Toke is passionate about impacting lives. It’s your duty to educate and touch as many lives as you can. And that’s what she’s all about.

Let the naysayers talk

Oh yes, they’ll talk! They’ll be the ones whispering “you can’t do it”, and then they’ll try so hard to pull you down.

They’ll criticise your every work and misconstrue you. Trust me, there are always naysayers who say it can’t be done. But you know what darling, let them talk! They can’t stop your shine.

If you stop to throw stones at every dog that barks, you won’t reach your destination.

It’s never too late

Who said it’s too late to turn a new leaf? Or pick yourself up from where life knocked you down? Who said you can’t get another job or live the life you so desire after many trials?

Who said you can’t date again after a bad breakup?

Listen up motherland moguls, it’s never too late to live the life you want or to become the lady you hope to become. You have so much passion and talent waiting to be unleashed. There’s so much you can do.

Don’t let the many slip-ups and downtrodden moments get in your way. Just shake it off and pick yourself up.

When life knocks you down (and at some point it will), don’t get a mat and camp there. No!

Rise above it, pick yourself up, learn from your mistakes and do better. Become better.

Know that it’s never too late, let the naysayers talk, follow your drive and passion, work hard and be resilient.

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