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Monday, 5 January 2015

Five things I learnt from Toke Makinwa in 2014 by Shade Ladipo

Article written by OAP and TV producer, Shade Ladipo (pictured right). Enjoy...
2014 was an eventful year and very few non-celebrities made it a very interesting year, one of them was Ms. Makinwa and since I get a lot of questions about her from my listeners, I have decided to help you explain what she did right, if you are Social Media Savvy and know whats happening in pop culture then my subject matter will be no stranger to you; Please continue...
5. Looking Good is Good Business.
Although everyone called Toke the MTN of 2013/2014, Mrs Ayida has proven that looking good is a definite step in being seen. Every event she appeared she looked like the belle of the ball from her hair to her nails and of course her clothes/shoes. Without a doubt if you want to be noticed then this is a very important step (If you can afford it of course)
Tip A: Get a stylist If you can afford one)
Tip B: Raid you friends and family's wardrobe but please dont sleep with men for clothes and shoes oh

4. Social Media Ready
Without a doubt being social media ready is something everyone thinks they have on lock down but did you get noticed tho? From her Vlog to Instagram, Keek, Facebook et al, Toke was prepared for every opportunity to upload the right pictures (always taken properly) and every video seemed real and fun to watch
Tip A: Get a good phone (Samsung is probably the best, you can get 2nd hand from an uncle or father)
Tip B: Always have an attache friend who will always be willing to take all the pictures and make sure you pose plenty until you find the perfect picture, also make sure you post the picture before you go for the event and of course filter filter filter

3. Celebrity Friends Dont hurt
Friendships are usually hard to cultivate in these days of over-exposure and 'fakers' but if you go the Toke way its possible to have almost every celebrity wanting to be in the same mix with you without even being as close and tight as everyone would think. Everyone likes a good support system and Toke seems to provide that with her various platforms and been available to meet and attend personal events of these celebrities and truly having some celebrity friends doesn't hurt one bit (As long as you also have some value to provide them oh)
Tip A: Make friends with upcoming and insecure artistes, they are willing to be friends with almost everyone
Tip B: Target celebs that dont have cars or dont have easy access to things you have access to

2. Live Your Life Like Its Glamorous
Toke seems to have a GLAM life and in the world of Social Media that is a big plus for getting the world to look in your direction. Even if she doesn't have a glamorous life, from the outside it sure looks like it. So you want everyone looking then live it up, turn up with class, hang out with the hottest ladies, be seen at the IT events and trust me it all looks like you're hotter than Kim K (You better have money to buy some event tickets oh)
Tip A: Every picture you post make sure you look like you're having fun, laugh hard, stick out your tongue, cover your face with a cap, get a tattoo, anything that will make you look wanton and happy

1. Your personal Life is Up For Grabs As Long As You Make It Work For You
A lot of criticism followed Toke in 2014 on how much she over exposed her personal life but hey She don marry innit?? All I'm saying is as long as you make all the Negative/Positive Press work in your favor then that is a big WIN in my books because from the Looks of things Toke is still happily married and nowadays you don't see anything unintentional in the Media about her personal life anymore. GBAM
Tip A: Take pictures with only the cute members of your family or preferably the yellow ones, cute babies and cute older uncles work
Tip B: Find a cute male friend, cover his face while sitting on his lap and call him Bae (also put a cute long story of how long you guys have known each other)

I know alot of people thought I would be all negative on this subject but far from been negative or positive I AM BEING OBJECTIVE

Toke Makinwa-Ayida is a celebrity by her own doing (and she didnt need a sex tape to do it). Did she do some things wrong last year yes but she did a lot of things right plus she stepped up her Emceeing game last year as well (she even listened to me and has toned down the phonee lol)

There should be a manual on how to be a celebrity without actually being a celebrity and Toke should write it‎.

Shade Ladipo is the co-host of The Grapevine on Smooth 98.1 FM, Independent TV Producer and a Travel Entrepreneur...

162 comments:

Sweet Mary ...@mzz_mary1 said...

We don hear

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Ok

#Royal Priesthood#

Amarachi Chineme said...

Now she is a celebrity

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Nice one...

I learnt frm it.

#Royal Priesthood#

kate Isangha said...

Ok....kinda agree wit u

Anonymous said...

yessss! Me love me some Toke Makinwa.
sad she got a lot of haters tho!
no sextape like kim k but deeply hated by many

7F098C19 said...

Guess one of them is nudity Abi boobs showcasing. Lol. Engr Emy

gracie offor said...

Mtcheeewww

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

I love dis words..."I know alot of people thought I would be all negative on this subject but far from been negative or positive I AM BEING OBJECTIVE"...

#Royal Priesthood#

kate Isangha said...

Ok....kinda agree wit u

CASPER JOE said...

linda i love your blog background is very cool

Juliet Iwuno said...

Seen, Linda take note!

AQO said...

Hmmm.








Jesus is Lord.

Aderemi said...

From 'Uncle' and Dad. Are you advocating 'runs' Ma'am?

Eze Cee said...

Am not surprise, two of them looks like BONGA fish, nice write by the way, buy the ugly truth is that u didn't learn anything reasonable from her, all i noticed is just fake lives.....try it sha u might find ur own husband

teeproxy said...

Lol.... I love Toke anyway,she knows what she wants and how to get it.

glowy sofiscated said...

Ok...tZ nice

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Lina Ihionu said...

Lol! Badt mouth!

Chikaodili Ndife said...

Lol, that's exactly what she did n how she hangs with lots of celebrities

Chikaodili Ndife said...

Lol, that's exactly what she did n how she hangs with lots of celebrities

sajuwa seyi said...

I agree wit you. She killed it

Kemeni Manuel said...

Okay!....

The heading should be 5 steps to being Toke Makinwa.

Weather this was a shade or not, i cant place my finger on it.

ary said...

LOL, Toke MTN of 2014! Very funny. Very helpful tips too.

Aishat Ayoola said...

I luv toke

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Go Toke u rock.

Ikemba Gburu Gburu said...

Is it just me or is this article full of shade?

"Take pics with only the cute members of your family or preferably the yellow ones" ?

as in, wtf??

This is either the most shallow airheaded article ever written or a sarcastic dig at the fake lifestyle of Toke Makinwa and the other vacuous Naija celebs of today

Blaq said...

Correct and that's for the wannabes

ochuko arhiakpore said...

An advice to Shade,please look into ur life also,Is it worth writing?If yes Good for you.

.👏BIG BROTHER SAYS SO.👏

chemmywalata walata said...

Very childish and rubbish write up

Gbolahan Akinbode said...

Okay dear try to use am well

Bad Ass said...

Lmao. Our female ectetera might just be around the corner.

*upcoming artists

*cute family members

*filter filter filter

Nice piece

okafor esther said...

You just lectured!

Anonymous said...

Our very own Paris Hilton

Vicky Darl said...

Waaaaaa..very nice of her

xquisite said...

This article is confusing. I feel like she is praising Toke and at the same time dissing her. Am I alone on this?

Chris Nwogu said...

seen

Chris Nwogu said...

seen

ebonyz... said...

Okay oh

Peero said...

Toke tried sha...she made herself a celebrity

omo jasmine said...

I love toke sha! Her vlog keeps me glued 2 my fone every wednesday

Dede said...

When your name is Shade, every praise you give just becomes sarcastic.

Nikki Billz said...

In a simple word,she's trying 2 say Toke Makinwa is not a Celebrity she's just wanna be! Shade of life! Lol

Anonymous said...

This is nothing but serious messing. See subtle insults...lmao. Toke don suffer

Chikaka said...

To coincide with Azuka's diatribe...

Well done Toke. Keep growing your "brand."

Jenny zee said...

Mk den liv dis toke alone na, well, she's enjoying everything whether positive or negative she b celeb lol

Daphne said...

So true..I wasnt a fan Buh recently she became my food for Thot n now I follow her on ig n hope to meet her some day

James Ak said...

She try **DOPEY SAID SO**

James Ak said...

She try **DOPEY SAID SO**

Anonymous said...

Lmao.... Shade Ladipo please leave Toke alone o as if u r not hoping to be in her shoes.... U need not learn anything for her all u hope for is to be in her good books. Talking about sleeping with men for clothes and shoes you better shut up and dont let pple open ur yansh out here and keep ur holiness to yourself...

James Ak said...

She try **DOPEY SAID SO**

wilheminna moses said...

Very funny how u didnt learn bleaching

Ifeomacology I said...

Very true... Desperate too

christie benjamin said...

Okay but I learnt nothing . But sometimes its good to be MTN
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gidis said...

Y do I feel dis same lady wud gv anytin 2 b in toke's shoes rit nw!!! N lyk I said Bad Belle is allowed...groove on jawe T.k baby

udeze obumneme said...

Hmm, it was really interesting reading this. Am sure the learner learnt a lot.

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Toke is really blessed last yr..... Niceone frm ladipo no doubt.....
*GLO BRING 3G TO KONTAGORA*
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Rebecca Micheals said...

Choi Choi!!!! These one even worst past Azusa own but in very cunning way.
U guys are seriously making Toke more famous I tell u.
Chief of shaders that is what I will call this writer o Loooolz.

nekkyville said...

Shade u don start wit Toke again!!!very soon she wud beat u to pulp in d bathroom wen una go event..dis ur mouth sha Shade nywys I stil love u on d grapevine..witout u it's boring bt atyms u can sha b annoyin.bt Hey wat is grapevine witout U SHADE???Boooorrrriiiing!!

nekkyville said...

Shade u don start wit Toke again!!!very soon she wud beat u to pulp in d bathroom wen una go event..dis ur mouth sha Shade nywys I stil love u on d grapevine..witout u it's boring bt atyms u can sha b annoyin.bt Hey wat is grapevine witout U SHADE???Boooorrrriiiing!!

Anonymous said...

YEAH THAT IS GUD KEEP IT UP

JENNY NKEM said...

Good one next"""" too muvh hyping is all I see here"""" JC

Bella j said...

Nice one hahaha
All true
Spoken well

MOTOLA said...

SHADE, ARE THESE REALLY WHAT U LEARNT FROM TOKE? NO ALLOW TOKE VEX FOR U OO, ARE U SAYING SHE IS JUST A FEEL-AMONGER AND ALWAYS SEEKING ATTENTION JUST BCOS SHE HAS THE RESOURCES TO DO SO. THIS IS AN INDIRECT YABBING OOO. TOLANI AYAN...

EbonyAma said...

Her eyebrows na die.

Anonymous said...

Shade take the back seat

Christina typearls said...

good it works for her

oridota olayinka said...

Nice...Real fact.

Anonymous said...

To summaries d whole story, we should live a fake life! Ok oooo.... But u pple should have it in mind that what worked for Toke might nt work for u. #saynotofakelife. To me, this article is senseless . The only reasonable thing in dis article is "looking good is a good business" I concur!

Kelvin Nick said...

Learn well o

Afolabi Eradajaye said...

Damn that's so true.. .fake everything lol...and u will get there...heehe.....fake ur phone fake them with filters too ....hehe

olubukola luro said...

Hehehe
Love her style of writting
Yab with 1 hand praise with the other

lima said...

Ironical commendation.

lima said...

Ironical commendation.

Anonymous said...

So much shade. This lady's sarcasm is irritating . Leave Toke alone

lima said...

Ironical commendation.

faspel said...

Noted!

Anonymous said...

wow!!! This is what African women have become abi? This is our representation...5 tips on how be a celebrity like Toke Makinwa....disgusting!!!

theresa urateh said...

Wo!
She's kinda rit sha

Subomi said...

... well I cant blame anyone for learning from anybody, your choice. glad for ya

ZeeZee is back said...

This lady has hit the nail on the absolute head...

Uche Emma said...

Ok

Noted

Next

Anonymous said...

It is well o. Toke is in trouble. Some serious shading dere

Anonymous said...

Hmmm,from Azuka to Shade Ladipo. Toke it's your year

Anonymous said...

Is she trying to diss Toke? Let her take several seat joor. Hater

Anonymous said...

Is Shade being SHADY? She is whipping and petting at the same time. Women are so immature and insecure. Wow. And its always bitter women who look like her.

SalmaLena said...

Mshewww

Anonymous said...

congratulations you idiot writer

*brownsugar* said...

Lol!!! Girls will start copying her now.

Aisha A said...

I truely agree with this post...toke is truely a star

prince paul said...

make she shift comot jare, is toke now a standard??? she even said she is a celebrity on her own doing which i agree with because she literally forced herself on us, shoved herself down our throats and if possible made us masticate on it with her MTN everywhere you go pattern, she succeded though as funny as it sounds but seriously who knew her about a year ago??? everybody wan be celeb keh!!

prince paul said...

make she shift comot jare, is toke now a standard??? she even said she is a celebrity on her own doing which i agree with because she literally forced herself on us, shoved herself down our throats and if possible made us masticate on it with her MTN everywhere you go pattern, she succeded though as funny as it sounds but seriously who knew her about a year ago??? everybody wan be celeb keh!!

jummai michael said...

Ok! Noted!!

THELMA BLACK said...

Not really a fan of Toke but you just have to give it to her...She's hard working. Its not easy to host and different red carpets regularly, 365 days.

OBSERVER said...

LINDA, YOU ARE A TYPICAL NAIJA BABE. YOU ARE BIASED WITH YOUR NEWS YOU PUT ON YOUR BLOG. BEING THE BIGGEST BLOGGER IN NAIJA YOU SHOULD BE ABOVE THAT. WILL YOU TELL ME THAT YOU DID NOT SEE WHERE THIS YOUR FRIEND TOKE MAKINWA WAS LAMBASTED AND DEFLATED BY ONE THIS-DAY WRITER ON THE 3RD OF JANUARY EDITION ON HER COMPLETE MESSED UP PERFORMANCE AS HOST OF THE HEADIES??? ENH LINDA? I KNOW YOU WILL NOT BRING SUCH NEWS TO YOUR POPULAR BLOG BECAUSE SHE IS YOUR FRIEND AND YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN POST THIS MY COMMENT TOO.

Anonymous said...

Why are all these folks coming for Toke? I don't gerrit.

MARTIN ONAIYEKAN said...

After all said and done, a would be suitor will then find out you've been living a fake life! So much for so called "celebrity lifestyle" on social media. Keep deceiving yourselves! And people wonder why relationships and marriages don't last? I'm out.

chocolate said...

Ok.Godblessnigeria

Inside Out said...

Is she trying to shade Toke?

Anonymous said...

Linda, pls where is Bonario Nnags? Pls this is 2015 try as much as you can to get closer to we your B/visitors... try to keep in touch here on this blog as families as well...*my 2cent*

Workaholic said...

Why now..#Ironically.

EDDY WIZ said...

MR EDDY said.
Alright then
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^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~wishes u merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Omotosho Deborah said...

Issoright

arnniey said...

M not a fan of toke, dont like her from here to there

kate Isangha said...

Ok

Mogbo Tobenna said...

U learnt thank God buh me nofin at all

Son of Man said...

@ OBSERVER you're Mouthed, and you just said it as it is...

Dare Joseph Joseph said...

what is there to learn in Toke Makinwa???

Anonymous said...

Looool she is definitely being SHADY - her name suits her to the T!!

Anonymous said...

This is purely an act of jealousy, envy & wickedness. Insulting a hard working lady is so unacceptable. Why do women hate other women? Unfortunately for you Shade, Toke will continually rise & increase in Jesus name, Amen. So go hug transformer, cos this is just her beginning.

lauren thomas said...

Dat part about taking pics with 'yellow' members of ur family, wat's dat supposed 2 mean?

Anyway I hv said it b4, 2 b a celeb is not hard, controversy sells

Muhammad Tahir said...

basically FAKE life is just the trend now. without it you cannot live ... na wa o

ada felix said...

Seriously she jst insulted toke

APPLE said...

Real shading. lol

Bunmi Suru said...

Shade true talk, shes not shading shes just saying what yall are thinking i know i spoke with my frnds about it.i have met Toke before and looks nice but this is show biz so you have to show if you want people to recongize you, we all know Toke not becos she exceptional on the radio but becos shes out dere and sadly that what pays the bills, there are more talented OAPS on the radio but we dnt know them.

Anonymous said...

Mschew una no go leave dis Toke alone sha. She no dey even notice u people. She is getting more jobs and living her life. Keep stalking her

Anonymous said...

Pure shading

ONYX GODWIN said...

Toke is dah bomb biko! Despite all d hate she became big, she forced herself on us and it paid of big time!! Toke is here to stay n conquer!! Love her

Anonymous said...

Ok..seen..read n posted...next plz

nekkyville said...

Linda swallow my comment oh!!!

Shade Na WITCH said...

Shade Ladipo I think you are dangerous kind of enemy. You take another human being and tear her apart with satire, lipservice and patronising. You are really an animal. Toke, run from this girl oh! She is MANIPULATIVE. Go get a life, Shade. Perhaps now you will be 'celebrated' as a hater. Onye'ojor.

Anonymous said...

Shade ladipo is just a hater and a stupid wanna be.... Is dis not d same toke you abused on ur radio show that she has nigerian acquired accent? Just say u wanna roll with her so that she can allow you make d stardom u av been dying for anyways she is better than you are even if you claim u are holy and u dont sleep around thats story for the gods bottom line is that you adore her... Cos if u dont, you wont go on instagram to create awareness that linda published your article and by the way how did linda get d article if u didnt send it to her.... You would now be claiming you dont care but you honestly do care *strollsaway*

Princess G said...

Hahahaha, na yab she dey yab her abi wenti? The tips is so funny.

Anonymous said...

This year I promise to ignore all things pertaining to Toke Makinwa in hopes that she just goes away already. Toolz and co are better presenters yet they are not this overexposed

Anonymous said...

Which kind early morning insult be all this one naa, this early January. Haba this beef abi na kpomo is just too thick. Pls respect her hustle biko. Shade Leave Toke stop beefing for what you wish u can do. VIVACIOUS

seun said...

Na so, maybe toke gave her a nudge to write that piece

Anonymous said...

and last but d most important,use toke makinwa's name to create a topic to get your 15 minutes of fame.cos i didnt know who dis bitch was till she decided to carefully shade toke.how can women succeed wen there are bafoons like dis roaming d earth.

Anonymous said...

In other words, live a fake and empty life to show off on social media. Congratulations Toke! I hope no one in tapping into this kind of "blessing".

Anonymous said...

I found that comment about posing with yellow kids in the family offensive. Shade's deling with her own inferiority complex. How can she have love for Toke?

Chi chi said...

Silly article filled with envy. Toke is a hardworking woman who is now reaping. A lot of negativity in that article Shade who I don't know and have never heard of.

Now your 5 minutes of using Toke to make yourself relevant is over, go back to being a nobody!

Queen Z said...

Abeg Linda...this one pay you to publish her article? I must become celebrity by force.Carry on,they go soon open your yash

Alberta said...

The more these witches try to kill Toke ' s personality..the more I fall in love with her. Toke you are a star that's why they keep trying to dim your light.

Jules Louis said...

Yeah. Toke is strong too. Despite all d backlash she got cuz of Made. She still stood strong.

Alberta said...

Eeeya I hope you don't drink acid soon because Toke is going no where. She is here to stay and will keep soaring in the Mighty name of Jesus.

Anonymous said...

Shade Susan Ladipo! Don't let your history be told in public cos you are in no position to talk about "don't sleep with men". Strolls away

Alberta said...

Ironically, LIB was an instrument to Toke ' s fame. The very first time I heard her name was when I read here that she didn't think Linda was a role model. I love you Toke!!!!@@

Yemi Ijeoma said...

Toke take note dis lady is been sarcastic, she doesn't like u.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most useless article i have ever read.

Anonymous said...

Yes u got d gist, Dts it

Anonymous said...

Really Shade Ladipo! And you think this is intelligent? Or u think its fun? You haven't even gone anywhere in your career and you write this. "Raid wardrobes" or borrow clothes you mean? Cos you practice this to know all these. There is enough space for everyone don't drag pple down. Don't let us bring stories of u and yours

Shhlah Slim said...

I tell u sounds scacastic to me!!! Ode tlk! Tke pics with yellow people in ur family
Borrow clothes from family and Fwends! Ow s dat being real??? Fake ass biatch get d fuck outta here!

Miss Queen said...

Exactly

Damochedxb said...

Hahahaha. . Nice one!! Sha-de the shade queen..

PRETTY GIRL said...

Shade throwing 'Subtle' Shades at Toke and thinking we won't know...Bitch start with yourself , You'll be needing all the tips you listed,but please Start by hiring a makeup artist, your makeup is such a hot mess#Thank you

debbie damsel said...

Why is she using style to dis toke, saying she told her to reduce the american ascent! Take pictures with fair babies so only fair babies good to take pictures abi!! I smell jealousy

debbie damsel said...

Why is she using style to dis toke, saying she told her to reduce the american ascent! Take pictures with fair babies so only fair babies good to take pictures abi!! I smell jealousy

dragon slayer said...

You are such a shameless, stupid slut! How dare you??? Should I start counting how many guys you have slept with? You claim someone is your good friend and you're screwing her husband and laughing with her. You moved into a flat simply because you knew there were guys waiting to be screwed there. Only you, you slept with 8 guys in the same block of flats. You think we have forgotten how you hung your jeans on the closet door and everybody scattered from the smell? Or the blow job you gave Mai Atafo in his car? Should I start counting the men you slept with just so that they will pick you up on Friday night and buy you champagne? You fucked Basket mouth finish and fucked his brother join. Toke is many things, but can anyone truly claim to know facts about her like this? You are a jealous cunt looking for validation. You think by bringing Toke down anyone will notice you? You borrow clothes from your sisters and your friends to attend events and write styled by... who is styling you? Borrow borrow. After forming born again to try and hook that guy, it didn't work and you quickly bounced back to your slutty ways. Remove the plantation in your eye before you look for the speck in Toke's eye. Ashewo oshi!

MOSIWOMEKA said...

ITS SO OBVIOUS SHE DOESN'T LIKE TOKE. SHE JUST DOESN'T WANT PEOPLE TO SAY SHE IS JEALOUS WHICH SHE IS.
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Mao Akuh said...

Me too, the day I heard her name was when she said Linda wasn't a role model. I was like, is Toke someone's name? Empty write-up, 'get a tattoo' are u promoting it or what and tomorrow you'll call yourself a role model. Get a life and I guess you too don't sleep around. #longhiss

Mao Akuh said...

Linda we wan see your obodo oyibo pictures o. welcome back.

chinny choo said...

Me too, but she is not a role model figure to me.

Anonymous said...

Nope u aren't

Funmy Kemmy said...

Nice article!

Alberta said...

What part of this write up is objective? All I see is a failed attempt at sarcasm plus a bitter hater disguised as a writer.

Anonymous said...

Toke is that you posing as dragon slayer commenter..
Shame on you all ...

word swift said...

ok, my maiden post on liknda ikeji, i know toke personally and she is a sweet friend, easy going and fun to be with. like you said she knows how to succeed and she takes her opportunity.. best wishes toke makinwa
ayida

Anonymous said...

Nope. She's jobless and seeking attention with this useless write up. Is she even popular?

Bakare Motunrayo said...

sighs

MY TURN said...

big SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAADE MS. Ladipo but i like

JOYCHY said...

A clear case of beef!!! #Jobless!!

Agbaje Tosin said...

This sounds more like a shade to me than praise, 'there should be an article on how to be a celebrity without actually been celebrity and Toke should right it' wow! seriously? that's some serious shade right there.

josephine matthew said...

noted

Anonymous said...

Hehehe Toke is a Celebrity. Just wait when she launches her own nnetwork then the prophet will be celebrated in his own home. However she did it, she became a Celebrity just like Shade here wants same status!

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