Ubiquitous On-Air-Personality, Toke Makinwa has revealed that she once hoped to become a professional dancer for a famous musician.
In an interview with The Nation, the popular celebrity also revealed that her mother forced her to resign from her first radio job on Cool FM.
“In 1999, Cool Fm had just opened and there was this teenage program that showcased the life of teenagers and topics that interest them like sex education, being good at home, being good in school and it was broadcast every Saturday morning. It was short lived because my parents didn’t think it was a career then, they didn’t even think it was cool being on radio. I got the job and I didn’t tell anyone at home.”
“My mum was driving in the car one day, and she heard my voice on radio, and that was it. She didn’t even let me resign formally, because she didn’t allow me go back there. I just stopped. Sometimes ,I wonder how I was on the radio for four months without my mum hearing of it. But, one fateful day, she heard and that was the last time, I ever went into the studio of Cool FM. So, how has the journey been?”
While Toke absolutely loves what she’s doing and is fulfilled to be chasing and living her dream, the OAP once aspired to be a dancer.
I would have been a dancer. I thought I was going to dance for Shina Peters. It was one of my childhood dreams, while growing up. So, when we were in primary school and they asked what you want to be, I would then say a dancer.