TOKE MAKINWA GIVES US A GLIMPSE OF HER JOURNEY FROM PAIN TO BECOMING NIGERIA’S SWEETHEART WITH ‘ON BECOMING’ LAUNCH
ON BECOMING: A MEMOIR ON PAIN, FAITH AND STRENGTH
We live in a world where being at the top of your game comes with a lot of hard work and dedication for this goes for both sexes but more to the female than the male. A girl or a woman has to work twice as hard to earn and sustain her place. Thankfully women are becoming more out spoken and aggressive with their careers and passion; media, finance, Arts, Aviation and more. To top this women have become very skilled in multitasking or having multiple sources of income.
Toke Makinwa gradually became every one’s sweetheart from being on air to having her own Vlog where she shared relationship advices, we even loved her more with her fashion and style and now she’s fully own our hearts. After a lot of hints and sneaks, it’s finally here. ( I got the E-book on Amazon and would be doing a review soon)
‘On Becoming’ the memoir by Nigeria’s sweetheart, Toke Makinwa was launched on Sunday 27th of November 2016 at an intimate gathering held at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The intimate event hosted by Tee A and Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi was attended by close friends, family, industry colleagues and well wishers. The evening started with a keynote address by Hon. Abike Dabiri after which a short behind-the-scenes clip ‘The Journey to Become’ directed by The Film Factory played.
EbonyLife TV Chairwoman, Mo Abudu then hosted a beautifully curated ‘Conversations with Toke’ interjected with musical interludes by Waje, Niyola, Nikki Laoye, Chigurl, Funbi and Timi Dakolo. Each star sang renditions of carefully chosen songs by the Author representing different chapters of her memoir. Song choices include Aretha Franklin’s A Rose is Still a Rose and Whitney Houston’s Exhale (Shoop).
The highlight of the evening was the official unveiling of ‘On Becoming’, flanked by Lady Esther Akinyelure, Mo Abudu, Ruth Osime and Adebola Adenike; Hon. Abike Dabiri unveiled a life size version of the book art to breathtaking fireworks and theatrics.
The book readings then commenced with Debola Williams and Arese Ugwu who read excerpts from the Prologue and 1st Chapter whilst guests delighted their tastebuds with deliciously scrumptious
Baileys-infused sweet treats.
The evening ended with a book signing whilst posing for pictures with the Author. The celebration continued as guests tasted and savoured signature Baileys and Ciroc cocktails.
Notable faces at the launch include 2 Face & Annie Idibia, Banky W, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Bolanle Olukanni, Chigurl, Elohor Aisien, Falzthebadguy, Funbi, Ayeni Adekunle, Ifeoma Williams, Michelle Dede, Nkiru Anumudu, Noble Igwe, Omojuwa, Osas Ighodaro, Ebuka, Stephanie Coker, Tara Durotoye, Tosyn Bucknor, Adebola Adenike, Ufuoma Udjoh, and Zainab Balogun.
On Becoming is published by Kachifo (under its Prestige imprint) and now available nationwide at select bookstores across Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, United Kingdom and United States. E-Books will be available on Kindle, Amazon, OkadaBooks and others.
Please see pictures below.