Tolu Oniru, popularly known as Toolz, is a Nigerian radio personality, talk show host, and presenter. She is best known for hosting The Midday Show on The Beat 99.9 FM.[1][2]

Toolz
Toolz on The Juice (cropped).png
Born
Tolu Oniru
CitizenshipNigerian
OccupationMedia Personality, Talk show host

Early lifeEdit

Toolz was born in London on 6 July 1983. She had her primary education at Talbot House preparatory school in Bournemouth, UK, and secondary education in Nigeria before relocating to study at City of Westminster College.[3] She also has a degree in Business and Mass communication from London Metropolitan University.[4] Her parents are members of the Oniru royal family of Lagos State.[5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

Tolu Oniru married Tunde Demuren, son of a former Director General of National Civil Aviation Authority, Harold Demuren in Dubai on 26 May 2016. They have two children together.[7]

In an interview with Potpourri Tolu oniru talks on how she got into radio presenting on how getting on radio happened accidentally. As it was her first radio gig, and she wasn't sure she was any good and how she was certain she would be fired in three months, but that didn't happen. She described her career was initially on a ‘plan-as-I-go’ basis, but now she tries to plan more and set more long-term goals.[8]

CareerEdit

Prior to settling in Nigeria in 2008, she worked with MTV Europe[9] and Walt Disney Pictures[9] in the United Kingdom. She presently hosts The Midday Show on The Beat 99.9 FM every weekday. She also interviews popularly African entertainers on her talk show The Juice. Popular celebrities like Yvonne Nelson, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Davido, Rita Dominic have all been on her show.[10] She was part of the judges at the 2011 and 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards.[11] Toolz is also the host of X Factor West Africa [12]

AwardsEdit

WonEdit

  • 2010 Nigeria Broadcasters Awards - Radio Presenter of the Year
  • 2010 Dynamix All Youths Awards - Radio Presenter of the Year
  • 2011 FAB Awards - On-Air Personality of the Year
  • 2011 Nigeria Broadcasters Awards - Sexiest Media Personality
  • 2012 The Future Awards - On-Air Personality of the Year
  • 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards - Media Personality of the Year

NominatedEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chilling with Toolz". genevieveng.com. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  2. ^ "I Have killer Hips". punchng.com. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  3. ^ "FACE BEHIND THE VOICE:Beat FM's Toolz". The New Telegraph. December 5, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "My Father never wanted me to be in entertainment - Toolz". gistville.com. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Biography of Toolz". informationng.com. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Don Jazzy has a crush on me - Toolz". channelstv.com. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Toolz and Tunde Demuren Christen first baby". The guardian ng.
  8. ^ "Toolz Interview". The vanguard ngr.
  9. ^ a b "Tolu 'Toolz' Oniru-Demuren, From MTV Networks in Europe, to Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group". Businessday NG. 2018-06-01. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  10. ^ "Official Website". toolzo.net. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Tollz opens up on talk show, career & love". encomium.ng. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  12. ^ "Glo Officially unveils Onyeka Onwenu, M.I as X Factor Judges, Toolz as host". Information NG.
  13. ^ "Toke & Toolz make nominees for award". Ynaija.com. Retrieved 8 June 2014.

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