Toolz - Tolu Oniru

Tolu Oniru Biography / Profile

Tolulope Oniru (known as Toolz) was born in London, UK, on July 6th, 1982 into the Oniru family of Iru land in Eti-Osa local government area of Lagos state. She is a is respected as an on-air-personality for her blend  of natural humour, love of most things, showbiz, passion for music and strong African entertainment knowledge.

Tolu Oniru Age

Tolu Oniru is 41 years old.

Tolu Oniru Early Life

Toolz had her primary education at Talbot House preparatory school in bournemouth, United Kingdom(UK), and her secondary education in Nigeria before she relocated back to the UK to study at City of Westminster College. She went further to obtain a degree in Business and Mass communication from London Metropolitan University. 

In an interview on when asked why she dumped medicine for entertainment, she said; “It is one of those things I just fell into after I finished from the University of Westminster, where I studied business and communications. When I did my A levels in mathematics, biology and chemistry, I was planning to read medicine but after studying chemistry for a year, I realised that it was not really for me. After A levels, I told myself I wouldn’t be going for medicine and I had to convince my parents on my decision. They freaked out! After university, I found myself at this sales job which I did for about seven or eight months. After that, I ended up working at MTV but I soon realised that entertainment obviously, was my thing. At that level, my parents supported me.”

Tolu Oniru Career

Prior to settling in Nigeria in 2008, Tolu worked with MTV Europe and Walt Disney Pictures in the United Kingdom 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. Toolz also hosted ‘The Juice’ by NdaniTV which aired on Africa Magic Entertainment. 

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 celebrities alike.

Tolu was part of the judges at the 2011 and 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards. She also has interviewed popularly African entertainers on her talk show “The Juice” prominent names like Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Rita Dominic, Davido and Yvonne Nelson to name a few. She is also the host of 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. She 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.

Tolu Oniru Personal Life

The sexy television host used to be embarrassed about her curves she says that she got her figure from her mum. While she was growing up she used to do her best to hide her hips by wearing baggy tee shirts moreso because back then, the vogue was to be slim with no curves and in the UK, everybody was going skimpy during the summer. 

She got engaged to her boyfriend of three years, Tunde Demuren, on May 25th, 2015 after he proposed on a beach in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. They got married in 2016 and she is currently pregnant.

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Tolu Oniru Awards

In 2014, she was nominated for the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for Favourite Nigerian On Air Personality and as won the following awards;

  • 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

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