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Toolz Oniru – ‘It’s a shame the entertainment industry is dominated by men’


Tolu Oniru fondly called Toolz has disclosed about her life and her presence in the Nigerian entertainment industry, She made it known in an interview with DANG where she also gave a clue about her work ethics.

Read excerpts from the interview with DANG;

I’ve been lucky to have some amazing opportunities come my way, but I’ve also realized the importance of deliberately building a brand. Know and maximize your strengths. My work ethic is to get the job done by any (legal) means necessary! I hate excuses, and I hate being in the position where I have to make excuses. The entertainment industry is still very male-dominated, which is a big shame, but it is gradually changing. Women definitely support each other, but I find that we are often pitted against each other. With regards to artists, for example, it’s almost like there’s an unwritten rule that there can only be one successful female artist at a time which is ridiculous; There’s room for plenty

In this day and age, you have to make sure you have exposure on all or most trending platforms. Social media is massive now, so as someone that’s in the media/entertainment industry, even if I’m not a fan of social media I need to make sure my brand is visible there. I try to be unapologetically true to myself

I have moments when I want to be silly, I have moments when I prefer being sophisticated. It’s important to me to go with whichever emotion I’m feeling at that point and to not let anyone dictate that part of my life to me

When Toolz was asked about what has kept her grounded in what she is doing despite the turbulent times, both personally and work-wise. She responded by saying:

“God, family, and friends. Last year was particularly trying for me, and I’m thankful for my relationship with God, and I’m also so incredibly grateful for the support network of family and friends that I have around me”.


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