May 19, 2024

Toyin Abraham (born September 5, 1984) is a professional Nigerian Actress, Film director, and Filmmaker from Auchi, Edo state. She was previously identified as Toyin Aimakhu.

She is one of the tops and most famous Nigerian celebrities who have taken up various leading roles and has won several awards and nominations.

Early Life

Toyin is a [calculate_years datestring=”09/05/1984″] years old Nigerian actress born in Auchi, Edo state but spent her formative years in Ibadan.

She grew up in a none extravagant but close-knit household, being the youngest of her siblings.

Toyin was exposed to the Christian faith, as her mother was a pastor, and her father, a retired Ibru Organization employee, later joined his wife in her church programs.

She grew up attending her basic education at St.Annes school, where she developed a passion for sports and instruments.

There she learned to play drums and was actively involved in school sports, including football and handball. She also had an interest in acting while she was still a kid.

Upon completing her secondary education, She was enrolled in the Polytechnic Institute of Osun State and in Oyo State, where she acquired two diplomas and studied at Olabisi Onabanjo University. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophical Science.

Career

Toyin Abraham is recognized as one of the most popular actresses in the Nigerian film industry, known for her talent, versatility, and ability to deliver powerful performances in both English and Yoruba movies. 

She began her career officially in 2003 when she starred in the movie “Dugbe Dugbe Nbo,” Since then, she has appeared in over 100 films.

Some of her most notable roles include “Alakada,” “Esohe,” and “The Ghost and The Tout,” among others, of which she has won several awards for her performances, including the Best Actress in a Leading Role award at the 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards and the Best Actress in a Drama award at the 2019 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

In addition to acting, Toyin has also ventured into film production. Her debut film, “Alakada,” was released in 2009, and she has since produced and starred in several other films, including “The Ghost and The Tout” and “Fate of Alakada.” Her 2017 film, “Alakada Reloaded,” was a huge success and grossed over ₦70 million at the box office, making it one of the highest-grossing Nigerian films ever.

She has also been involved in philanthropic initiatives throughout her career. In 2018, she launched the Toyin Abraham Foundation, which focuses on maternal and child health. The foundation provides medical assistance to pregnant women and newborn babies in Nigeria, and it has been an instrument in reducing maternal and infant mortality rates in the country.

More recently, Toyin Abraham has made waves in the Nigerian entertainment industry. In 2020, she starred in the film “The Prophetess,” directed by Niyi Akinmolayan and premiered at Cinemas in Nigeria. The film tells the story of a local prophetess who suddenly gains national recognition and must navigate the challenges that come with fame and power.

In addition to her acting career and philanthropic work, Toyin Abraham is a social media influencer with millions of followers on Instagram and other platforms. She uses her platform to share updates about her personal and professional life, as well as to promote causes that are important to her.

Filmography

  • Alakada
  • Alakada Reloaded
  • The Ghost and The Tout
  • Kasanova
  • Wives on Strike
  • Elevator Baby
  • The Millions
  • Fate of Alakada
  • Sola Fe Pami
  • Seven and a Half Dates
  • Tatu
  • Taxi Driver (Oko Ashewo)
  • New Money
  • Love Is War
  • Don’t Get Mad, Get Even
  • Lara and the Beat
  • Esohe
  • The In-Laws
  • The Prophetess

Personal Life

Toyin Abraham is a very controversial and optimistic person who has been the subject of much media attention and speculation.

Toyin has previously been married to actor Adeniyi Johnson. The couple tied the knot in 2013 but were only married for two years before they decided to separate in 2015, finalizing their divorce in 2017.

She began dating another fellow actor and filmmaker, Kolawole Ajeyemi. They married in 2019, welcoming their first son, Ireoluwa, in August 2019.

In addition to her relationships, Toyin Abraham has also been open about her struggles with depression and anxiety. In 2019, she shared her experiences with mental health issues on social media, urging her followers to seek help if they were struggling. She has since become an advocate for mental health awareness in Nigeria and has used her platform to promote mental wellness and self-care.

Social Media

Net Worth

She presently has an accumulated net worth of US$3 million.


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