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Behind the Scenes of Glamour: The Toke Makinwa & Maje Ayida TW Magazine Cover!

Behind the Scenes of Glamour: The Toke Makinwa & Maje Ayida TW Magazine Cover!

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Working for a women’s magazine is the stuff of novels and films – think Devil Wear’s Prada and 13 Going On 30. Luckily for me, I don’t have a sociopathic boss but I get to do really cool things. One of those things was working at the March cover shoot with Toke Makinwa and her husband, Maje Ayida. I was assigned the job of taking behind the scenes photos and videos of the shoot. I took this job really seriously. I charged my phone and stopped myself from bragging about working behind the scenes on Facebook. I made sure I had lunch on the way there, dressed appropriately (a camisole with a cardigan just in case it was hot or on the chilly side) and looked at other behind the scenes photos from magazines like Elle.

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The shoot was on the beach so I looked fab in my camisole and 50s style high-waisted Ankara skirt. I met Toke when she was getting her make up done. Her adorable puppy and her down to earth attitude blew me away. I told her how much I loved her weekly Youtube videos and she assured me that she would do one that very night. She changed into her first look in record time and the shoot began!

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The make up and dresses were stunning. When her husband Maje arrived, there was little fuss made and the shoot carried on. I loved watching the debate on what accessories Toke should wear or what should be done to her hair. I had to constantly remind myself to take photos and videos while looking out for A.O. because I knew I was having way too much fun for it to have been part of the working process.

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After countless photos and wardrobe changes, it was finally over. In the car on my way home, I looked through my material and I think I did an amazing job if I do say so myself. So now, I write this post at my cubicle, crossing my fingers and hoping that I get to go to the next cover shoot and get a glimpse of the glamorous world of a magazine cover girl.

Written by Mayowa Omogbenigu​n

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