Call her Tolu Oniru or Toolz Oniru, she still remains one of the most popular Nigerian radio and TV personalities. Toolz is a talk show host and presenter and is best known for hosting The Midday Show on The Beat 99.9 FM.
Toolz Oniru was born in London on July 6 1982 to the famous Oniru Royal family of Lagos State. She completed her primary education at Talbot House preparatory school in Bournemouth, UK, while her secondary education was in Nigeria.
After her secondary education in Nigeria, Toolz went back to London to study at City of Westminster College. Added to her academic achievements is a degree in Business and Mass communication from London Metropolitan University.
Before she finally settled down in her home country Nigeria in 2008, Toolz developed more on her talent while working with MTV Europe and Walt Disney Pictures in the United Kingdom.
Her present gig here in Nigeria is The Midday Show which she hosts on The Beat 99.9 FM every weekday.
After her return to Nigeria, Toolz auditioned to be a radio presenter at the Beat 99.9FM following a friend’s encouragement to try the new radio station in town. As expected, the audition was successful and Toolz started hosting her own radio show in April 2009.
Toolz is also the host on her talk show The Juice, a platform where she interviews popularly African entertainers. The likes of Yvonne Nelson (Ghanian actress), Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (Nigerian actress), Davido (Nigerian pop star), Rita Dominic (Nigerian actress) and a host of other renowned celebrities have all been featured on her show.
Toolz also hosts the X Factor West Africa, one of the most-talked about talent shows in Africa. At the 2011 and 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards, Toolz Oniru emerged as one of the judges.
Armed with her blend of natural humour, love for showbiz and her utmost passion for music, she has been able to excel in her choice of career.
Again, her strong knowledge of African entertainment coupled with her unique presenting skills makes her show one of the most sought after in the country.
Celebrities and other listeners always look forward to listening to Toolz do her thing.
Perhaps the most curvaceous presenter in Nigeria if not the world, Tolu Oniru boasts of a stunning figure that speaks for itself. Her voice is another natural asset Toolz has which has made her the best voice on radio.
Awards Nominated And Won
Tolu Oniru has achieved a lot in her career in the entertainment arena and has series of awards and nominations to show for it.
So far, she has won six out of seven awards she has been nominated for.
Highlight of Toolz’s Awards
~ 2010 Nigeria Broadcasters Awards – Radio Presenter of the Year – Won
~ 2010 Dynamix All Youths Awards – Radio Presenter of the Year- Won
~ 2011 FAB Awards – On-Air Personality of the Year- Won
~ 2011 Nigeria Broadcasters Awards – Sexiest Media Personality- Won
~ 2012 The Future Awards – On-Air Personality of the Year- Won
~ 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards – Media Personality of the Year – Won
~ 2014 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards- Favourite Nigerian On Air Personality- Nominated.