TV personality and producer, Toyosi Phillips is celebrating a brand new phase in her life, and she has got some new photos that are a reflection of this fresh start.
Her journey has been quite an exhilarating one. Acknowledging her passion for the Arts, Toyosi took a leap of faith and moved from Lagos to New York to attend New York Film Academy in 2013 – leaving behind a lucrative career as an Internal Auditor in one of Nigeria’s leading commercial banks.
That bold move was definitely worth it, as she landed a gig with Sahara TV, hosting and producing her very own show, “The Gist with Toyosi Phillips,” which became one of the platform’s most popular shows. She also obtained a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the New York Film Academy. While at NYFA, Phillips covered several events including the city’s reaction to the United Nations Annual General Meeting, the Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl Annual Gala and the New York City Bring Back Our Girls’ Protest.
After 3 years spent in the US honing her skills both on camera and behind the camera, she moved back to Nigeria a couple of weeks ago to continue to explore new opportunities.
She is currently Production Manager for popular web series “Gidi Up” and is also working on some exciting new projects that she will tell you about soon.
Toyosi is also a philanthropist; setting up the Taiwo Olawale Phillips Memorial Sickle Cell Endowment Fund in memory of her father who passed away 18 years ago from complications related to sickle cell anemia. The T.O.P. Memorial Sickle Cell Endowment Fund was set up to provide basic medical care for people living with the sickle cell disease and also to promote sickle cell education and encourage everyone- illiterate and literate alike- to get tested, know their genotype and bring an end to this highly preventable disease.
See her lovely photos below:
Photographer: Emmanuel Oyeleke
Makeup Artist: Oluchi Onuigbo
Styling: The Style Infidel
To find out more about Toyosi, follow her on Instagram/Twitter (@toyosiphillips). Check out her website where she blogs about different life issues- www.toyosiphillips.com