Rhythm FM OAP, Toke Makinwa, has earned her spot amongst the most stylish celebrities in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
When it comes to any major event, fans are always on the look out to see what Toke Makinwa would be stepping out in and she always makes it worth their while.
In a recent chat with The Nation, , Toke talks about walking the red carpet, her stylists, her style and beauty secrets.
Enjoy the excerpts:
When you go on red carpet and all eyes are on you, how do you feel?
I don’t see every eyes, I just see where I am going. I feel it is humbling that people see a skirt or top on you that they love and want to wear same. I love fashion, I breathe fashion and I eat fashion. If the public see that I am fashionable I would say thank you for that. I’m not the type that shies away from the camera or back down on a challenge and that’s why the Nigerian viewers love me.
Do you have a stylist who picks out your clothes and accessories for social events?
”I have a couple of stylists actually and I have become friends with a number of Nigerian designers as well. It’s okay to have a stylist but I would advice everyone to have a personal relationship with designers too. I’d have to give it to them, Nigerian designers work really hard but sometimes the stylist who puts clothes together gets more recognition than the designer. I use Tiannah’s Place, Lucy Love, Bolaji Animashaun and the designers that over the years I’ve become good friends with- April by Kunbi, I really love her; Phunk Afrique, Moofa.”
How do you define style?
”Comfort and chic. What is chic to you may be different from mine. But comfort I will say. I like what I feel comfortable in, what makes me feel young, what interprets who I am.”
Share your beauty secrets with us?
”I don’t sleep with my make-up. I exfoliate my skin once in three weeks. No matter how busy you are, try and take a lot of water. I stopped taking frizzy drinks. I have been taking water.”