June 20, 2024

Tobi Makinde (born May 6, 1988) has swiftly emerged as a rising star in the Nigerian entertainment scene, making a mark as both a talented actor and a creative content creator. His breakthrough performance as Shina (Shinene) Judah in the critically acclaimed film, “A Tribe Called Judah,” produced by the renowned Funke Akindele, is a testament to his acting prowess.

Tobi’s portrayal of Shina (Shinene) Judah in the film has earned him widespread acclaim and positioned him as a noteworthy talent in the Nigerian movie industry. The success of “A Tribe Called Judah” has propelled him to stardom, garnering recognition and praise from audiences and industry peers alike.

Facts & Wiki

  • Full Name: Tobi Makinde
  • Birthday: May 6, 1988
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Birth Place: Ilesha, Osun state
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Girlfriend: N/A
  • Occupation: Actor• Content Creator
  • Net Worth: US$1 million

Early Life

Tobi was born and raised in Ilesha, Osun state, where His formative experiences were shaped by the loving guidance of his parents, fostering a connection to his roots.

For his foundational education, Tobi navigated the educational landscape of Osun State, laying the groundwork for his academic pursuits. Subsequently, he embarked on a new chapter in the bustling city of Lagos to advance his knowledge at the esteemed University of Lagos. Within the dynamic academic environment of Unilag, Tobi delved into his passion for the arts, ultimately earning a degree in Theatre Arts.


Tobi’s journey in acting began at the tender age of seven when his father, already immersed in the movie industry, cast him in the film “Silenced.” This early exposure ignited his passion for the craft, setting the stage for a promising career in acting. The movie, “Silenced,” was produced by Ralph Nwadike and directed by Tunji Bamishigbin.

By the age of 13, Tobi. His talent continued to shine, propelling him into the spotlight as a young force in the acting scene.

Eager to further explore and showcase his skills, Tobi actively participated in numerous auditions, securing roles in various TV shows and movies, including notable appearances in “Jennifer’s Diary” and “Fever.”

His most recent accomplishment involves taking on the role of Shina Judah, also known as Shinene, in the highly acclaimed Nigerian film released in January 2024, “A Tribe Called Judah.” The renowned Funke Akindele directed this trending movie. It featured an ensemble cast, including Tobi, alongside prominent actors such as Funke Akindele Jide Kene Achufusi, Timini Egbuson, Uzee Usman, Olumide Oworu, Ebelle Okaro, Uzor Arukwe, Nse Ikpe Etim, Genoveva Umeh, Faithia Williams, Nosa Rex, Greg Ojefua, Ibrahim Yekini, and Boma Akpore.


  • Silenced
  • Kamson and Neighbors 
  • My Siblings and I
  • Industreet
  • Jeniffer’s Diary
  • A Tribe Called Judah
  • Omoh Ghetto

Personal Life

Tobi presently upholds a discreet lifestyle and is widely thought to be single, with no confirmed relationship in his current status. Despite the absence of official information about his romantic life, he has not publicly disclosed the identity of his girlfriend, maintaining a level of privacy in this aspect of his personal affairs.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @tobimakinde
  • Facebook – Tobi Makinde

Net Worth

Tobi Makinde currently has an estimated net worth of about US$1 million.

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