Africa’s leading media personality Toke Makinwa is sharing her rich taste in fashion and beauty with the world via a plethora of entrepreneurial adventures. From perfumes and accessories to tote bags, this soft-life connoisseur is set to put her girlies on to the “baby girl for life” game.

Check out her latest, launching on the 5th of June, Oríkì. Born of Toke’s roots in the remarkable Yoruba traditions of West Africa, Oríkì means To Chant or Poetry. It loosely translates to “Praise of the head” and is a cultural phenomenon amongst Yoruba speakers from the Western Part of Nigeria, West Africa.

Toke Makinwa’s Oríkì is a tribute to home. These colourful “tote” bags are celebrations of culture, a homage to the importance of the head, and a symbol of the beauty and strength that runs through our veins.

The Oríkì Tote Collection by Toke Makinwa is a beautiful blend of tradition and modern elegance in fashion. Each handbag in the collection is crafted with care, celebrating the richness of the Yoruba culture and the exceptional craftsmanship of its people through the years. This collection is a testament to timeless elegance, making it a must-have.

The blend of colours on the bags celebrates our excellent spirit, each detail carefully woven together is praiseworthy and delicately crafted to embody the deep essence of the names we take pride in.

Meet the Standout Pieces

Àjoké Tote

Deep Blue highlighted by Crimson Red. Àjoké means “to be cherished by all,” making it a versatile addition to any wardrobe

Fun fact: Àjoké is also Toke Makinwa’s traditional name (Oriki)

Crafted with care and attention, this tote is designed for women who value style and substance, symbolizing passion, inclusivity and trust.

Àduke Tote

A blend of Regal purple and lilac speaks luxury and exclusivity. Àduke translates to “Beloved/much loved by many,” capturing the essence of elegance and refinement.

Representing luxury, nobility, and exclusivity, its unique features and exquisite craftsmanship make it a highly coveted and beloved possession for many men and women.

Àdùnní Tote

A mixture of yellow and orange sparks drama. Àdùnní means “Sweet to have,” perfect for those who embrace positivity and happiness.

This sweet treasure symbolizing joy, warmth, and the sweetness of life is a delightful, elegant accessory that adds a pop of colour and a sense of optimism to any ensemble.

Celebrate the Yoruba heritage and elevate your style with these exquisitely designed totes, each piece reflecting timeless elegance and exceptional craftsmanship. Available at Toke Makinwa Luxury

When you purchase the Oríkì tote collection by Toke Makinwa, you carry a piece of history and a story of resilience and elegance told by a name.