Toke Makinwa is from Idanre in Ondo state and was born at St. Nicholas Hospital in Onikan, Lagos. She is the second out of four children – 3 girls and a boy.
Her father, Caleb Ifemayowa Makinwa, was 35 while her mother, Modupe Monica Makinwa, died at the age of 34 in a gas explosion. After the death of her parents, Toke and her siblings moved into the house of her eldest aunt, Big Mummy, in Ikoyi, Lagos. The OAP was eight years old when her parents died.
Makinwa attended Federal Government Girls’ College, Oyo. She studied in English Language at the University Of Lagos.