Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Comprehensive biography of multiple award winning Nigeria presenter Tolu Oniru AKA Toolz which include his birthday , instagram and background.
Tools real / birth name is Tolu Oniru, was born in London on July 6,she is a vivacious and award-winning on-air personality.
She currently hosts her own radio show ‘The Midday Show with Toolz’
(weekdays) on one of Nigeria’s top urban radio stations – The Beat
99.9FM. (www.thebeat99.com) .
Toolz also hosted ‘The Juice’ by NdaniTV which aired on Africa Magic
Before trying her hand at radio presenting on the Beat 99.9FM, Toolz
gained extensive experience within the British entertainment industry,
having worked at MTV Networks Europe for several years before moving on
to the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group.
Toolz’s desire for new challenges had her considering a move to Lagos in
mid-2008…she eventually took the plunge in 2009 and auditioned to be a
radio presenter at the Beat 99.9FM after a friend mentioned the new
radio station to her before she moved to Lagos.
After a successful audition process, Toolz began hosting her own radio
show in April 2009 and her blend of natural humor, love of most things
showbiz, passion for music and strong African entertainment knowledge
makes her show one of the most sought after –by listeners and
Toolz is extremely passionate about Nigerian/African music, and
in 2012 she approached the organizers of Nigeria’s biggest music awards
ceremony – The Headies (formally known as the Hip Hop World Awards) and
successfully introduced a new category called the ‘Rookie Of The Year‘
which gives recognition to talented upcoming Nigerian musicians.
Writing is another one of Toolz’ passions, and she has a column –
‘Toolz’ Thoughts‘ on BellaNaija, Nigeria’s most popular lifestyle and
entertainment website which she began in 2012. She is also a contributor
for the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 show..
Toolz has served as a judge for the Channel O Music Video Awards both in 2011 & 2012.
Toolz was also a judge for the MTV Base VJ Search in 2012 and in 2013,
Toolz hosted the first season of Glo X-Factor West Africa.
In 2014, Toolz guest co-hosted 10 episodes of Ebony Life TV’s ‘The Spot’
and in the same year, she was listed on YNaija’s 10 Most Powerful
People In Media list.
In July 2014, she started a weekly feature – Afrobeats News on Capital
Xtra one of the biggest urban music radio stations in the UK.
Toolz has graced the cover of numerous magazines (In Nigeria) including
This Day Style, Genevieve Magazine (twice),TW, Complete Fashion (twice),
YNaija! Magazine, Allure and My Streetz.
When Toolz isn’t on radio or hosting ‘The Juice’ or hosting/MCing
events, she loves to relax with family, read, socialize with friends,
watch movies, travel and SHOP!
Toolz currently married to her heart rub Tunde
Awards won by Toolz
‘Radio Presenter of the Year’ – Nigerian Broadcasters Awards
‘Radio Personality of the Year’ – Dynamix All Youth Awards
‘On-Air Personality of the Year’ (Radio) – FAB Awards
‘Sexiest Media Personality’ – Nigerian Broadcasters Awards
‘On-Air Personality of the Year’ (Radio) – The Future Awards
‘Media Personality of the Year’ – Nigerian Entertainment Awards (N.E.A)
articles from her officialtoolz site was used in this post