Like a phoenix, Popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham rose from the ashes of despair. She was filled with so much scandals and set backs, her life is indeed a living testimony.
The happily married mother of one is no doubt a household name who is no doubt everyone’s favorite. But before those smiles, milestones, success there used to be a struggling Toyin.
Culled from Kemi Filani News, below are some scandals she had to deal with, before God saw her through.
Her Marriage and divorce from Adeniyi Johnson
Toyin Abraham was Initially married to her colleague, Adeniyi Johnson. Although they were married for a while, their union didn’t produce any child.
After their marriage crashed, Adeniyi Johnson in an Interview with Ebuka Obi Uchendu on “Rubbin Minds”, alleged that She (Toyin) was cheating on him while they were still married.
Her Romance with Convicted Fraudster, Seun Egbegbe
Toyin Abraham was once linked with convicted fraudster, Seun Egbegbe. Although the actress later revealed that she regretted her relationship with Seun Egbegbe.
Toyin speaking on a ChannelsTV Rubbin Minds went emotional when she was asked if she regretted her relationship with her ex, Seun Egbegbe
The filmmaker (Seun) has now spent over 3 years in prison after he failed to meet the N5m bail granted him by the Federal High Court in Lagos. He was incarcerated on February 10, 2017
Her ALLEGED romance with Vice President Osinbajo
The actress has once been linked with the Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo.
The talks of a romantic affair between the duo started when the screen star was spotted with the prominent politician at some public events. The rumour mongers were quick to spread the gist that the divorced actress is possibly romantically involved with the married vice president.
However, Abraham has shut down the rumours in an Instagram comment. This was coming after a fan asked her if she was involved with Osinbajo who is married. In an Instagram post, Abraham had congratulated Osinbajo for narrowly escaping death when a helicopter conveying him crash-landed. In the comment section of the post, the inquisitive fan then asked if she was dating Osinbajo.
The award-winning Abraham screen star responded saying that money is not her driving force when going into a relationship. She went on to add that she is a hardworking woman who is contented with her own wealth. She replied,
“Ask around, I don’t date for money, I date for love.”
Toyin once opened up on her past when she abused hard drugs like marijuana and codeine, and was involved in other vices.
The actress made the disclosure at the 2017 edition of Success Story Africa, held at the TLC Auditorium, Lagos, on Saturday.
“You need to stop bad habits. I was involved in a lot of vices and it became worse last year,” she said at the event.
“I did drugs and I am not ashamed to say it because it’s now a thing of the past. They say codeine makes you high; I took a lot. I smoked a lot and I didn’t even know I looked horrible, because I was so skinny.
“If you came to my house last year, you would meet a lot of people and you wont want to leave because we smoked, gossiped about people and what have you.”
Toyin Abraham’s Rise from all the setbacks and scandals
Weeks ago, her PR team took to social media to speak on the growth of Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham, since the first time they met.
In the post shared on Instagram by Broadway TV, the man recounted his first meeting with the actress and how humbled and troubled she seemed.
Speaking further, the man spoke on how she has been able to rise from her scandals a few years back to become a blessed woman.
The post reads:
“Seeing the UNDP video with Toyin evoked a nostalgic feeling. Our First Meeting My first meeting with Toyin was many years ago via BBM. She buzzed me to ask about our PR services and without thinking, I responded that ‘we are expensive ‘. My response stemmed from the fact that we hardly worked with people from the Yoruba genre and as of that time, we were working with the biggest Yoruba brand then, Funke Akindele. But sometime in 2017, during the height of the unprecedented scandal around Toyin, popular blogger, SDK called me that she told Toyin to call me and asked that I manage her. It was an opportunity to right initial wrong (my ‘we are expensive’ response, I believed was arrogant). We set up a meeting. Toyin walked in not looking like a star. She cut the picture of a worn-out celeb, a woman battered by scandals and challenges of life.
My first reaction was to say no but my gut feeling (intuition, Holy Spirit), call it whatever you like told me to say yes, and right there, I got inspired on what needed to be done to turn the brand around. She had walked into my office with a phone she bought on credit, owing 150k outstanding. I told her how possible it was to change the whole story if she wanted it. She has proven over the years that she wanted it. She listened, let go of ego and did the work. We came up with the strategy, got a hold of the media, changed her relationships and combined forces to work hard. The hard work she put in is paying off and I am grateful to God that the efforts are not in vain. The day she bought the house in Ibadan and paid all those millions in cash was a day of gratitude.”