I HAVE KILLER HIPS -TOLU ONIRU

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Killer Mode: Toolz Oniru Flaunts Massive Curves in Photos With Timaya (Photos)

The Egberipapa One of Bayelsa, Timaya, who is one of the foremost dancehall artistes in Nigeria recently had an encounter with Beat FM OAP, Toolz Oniru in Lagos.

Relocating to Nigeria

I moved back to Nigeria in April 2009 because I was looking for a new challenge. I had been working in the entertainment industry in the United Kingdom for a while and felt the need for new challenges at that point.

Why I dumped medicine for entertainment

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.

On arrival in Nigeria

I had not been to Nigeria for about 10 years. When I moved back, I did not know anyone except my parents and cousins. I realised that I would not know anyone my age and somebody had told me about Beat FM. I thought I was only going to be on air for about an hour or two weekly but things changed completely.

Job experience

When I started with Beat FM, I thought I was going to be fired in three months or even less because I am quite a shy person. The idea of me just being behind the microphone and talking for hours sends jitters down my spine. Believe it or not, I still suffer stage fright.

How I came about the name Toolz

Back in London, my cousins and I felt our Nigerian names were not funky enough and I wanted something funky. Somebody just came up with Toolz.

Leisure

When I am not on air, I love watching movies, reading and hanging out with my family.

My figure

My body is very womanly. My mum has this figure, so I make bold to say I got it from her. I workout and I tend to lose weight on my upper body. I have always had killer hips and when I was growing up, I used to do my best to hide them. Back then, the vogue was to be slim with no curves. When I was in the UK and everybody was going skimpy during summer, I would hide my curves in baggy tee shirts.

My style

I don’t know if I have a particular style. Most of the time I just dress comfortably and I have it at the back of my mind to consider my body shape when dressing. For instance you won’t find me wearing leggings because I have very short legs. Instead, I wear a lot of dresses and I look up to fashion icons who are very curvy and have a timeless style. My fashion fetish? I love shoes. I love Kurt Geiger because the shoes are very sexy and wearable.

Most embarrassing moment on air

I have had several cases. I make mistakes on air and I am not afraid to point out my errors. I am usually the first to laugh at myself. I make grammatical errors and I remember a time when an artiste came on my show and I asked him when his album would be released. I was oblivious of the fact that it had been released two months earlier!

Goals

I am doing a few TV projects and it’s something I am really interested in along with my radio job. I am really passionate about Nigerian music.

Marriage

Rather than focus purely on marriage, what is on top of my list is the right person. I am quite finicky, and I am a romantic. Marriage is very important but it’s until I find the right person and the right person finds me.

How old is Toolz?

I am in my late 20s

*Tolu Oniru a.k.a Toolz is an on- air personality on Beat FM.

Timaya yesterday visited Beat 99.5 FM office in Lagos for a quick interview on Toolz Oniru’s radio show. After the show, both parties took pictures together with Toolz ‘overshadowing’ the talented artiste with her killer hips.

Timaya is currently promoting his new single titled “Bang Bang” which has been enjoying massive airplay.
Toolz earlier this year got married to her hearthrob, Tunde Demuren, a pilot.
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