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Moving back to Nigeria was one of the biggest decisions I’ve ever made – Toolz
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Moving back to Nigeria was one of the biggest decisions I’ve ever made – Toolz

Mfonobong Akpan

Tolu Oniru, popularly known as Toolz, is a Nigerian radio personality, talk show host, and presenter. She is best known for hosting The Midday Show on The Beat 99.9 Fm.

Toolz has told of how she made one of the biggest decisions of her life and ended up for good beyond her imagination.

Toolz told the inspiring story as she is featured on the cover of May 2015 Issues of Diaspora Quarterly.

She also took to her Instagram page and wrote: “April of this year makes it 6 years since I moved back to Nigeria… honestly still one of the biggest decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve always been super cautious with all my decisions and moving to another country and pretty much starting again career-wise was something that didn’t sit right with me for a while. In 2008 I prayed about it and the next thing I knew I’m on a flight to Lagos in April 2009, to give things a 3 month trial.”

“Funny enough, being ‘Toolz the Media Personality’ was never the plan…but I guess God had different plans for me.”

“Ropo Akin of Cokobar UK had told me about a new radio station (@thebeat999fm) in Nigeria that was hiring. I got to Lagos, contacted them and was expecting a no because I didn’t have an experience AT ALL as a presenter. I did a voice test, and the rest like they say is history.”

“6 years on, I’m still not sure how it all happened. When I get emails from people in different parts of the world saying I inspire them…I really don’t know what to say. So if you’ve come up to me and told me you’re a fan and I act funny, forgive me I’m just trying to absorb and understand it lol.
Thank you God for everything!! If you are in a similar situation, remember pray and pray some more
… the path may not be clear to you just yet, but trust in God and he will never let you down.
Sorry for the essay.
I was just supposed to say grab the latest issues of Diaspora Quarterly because I’m on the cover!”