Nigerian film actress, Toyin Abraham-Ajeyemi has come under fire for playing a role that many have tagged contradictory to her political belief after featuring in the recently released movie, ‘Gangs of Lagos.’
Recall that top Nollywood stars stormed the ‘Gang of Lagos’ movie premiere which held on Thursday night. The movie was directed and produced by Jade Osiberu.
It tells a thrilling story about the bustling streets and neighborhoods of Isale Eko, Lagos.
The gritty, hard-hitting action film tells the story of a group of childhood friends trying to navigate the challenges of growing up and making their way into the world.
Amongst the cast, is Toyin Abraham, who played the role of a gubernatorial candidate canvassing for votes by urging the electorates to vote out the ruling government that had held the state hostage for years.
Reacting to the movie, a lot of Nigerians on social media called out the actress for portraying a different character in real life.
Recall, Toyin had thrown her weight behind the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress,(APC) Bola Tinubu in the just concluded general elections, ignoring dissenting voices of her choice of candidate who many, particularly youths deem unfit to lead the country.
Reacting to the actress’ role, many took to Twitter to express their displeasure. See below:
VictorIsrael wrote: Lmaooo Toyin Abraham Abeg na. See you saying this in a movie but in real life you be Asiwaju baby.
DrayLord6582 wrote: @toyin_abraham1 come and catch your sub ooo, the role you play in a movie you can’t replicate in real life
DeeBabss wrote: @toyin_abraham1 You could have rejected this role oo, because I don’t get it. In real life, you are supporting exactly what you were speaking against here. Are you mocking the Nigerian people or yourself, ma? Oga gan ni oo. Aunty Toyin e ronu oo. By the way, I no dey watch
ObinnaZenith wrote: Hypocrites everywhere… This is how God just wan expose her…Like! you know the truth yet you are still doing the opposite… This’s real definition of taking posion because it’s served by your kinsman
Kylian007 wrote: “Toyin Abraham talking about “aren’t you tired of the same government they’ve held the state hostage enrages me. They set her up in this movie.”
Sir_Allen wrote, “It’s now Toyin Abraham is low key attacking Tinubu and APC In the movie but supporting them in real world.”
SFTolu wrote, “Toyin Abraham must have forgotten all she said in the gangs of Lagos before declaring her support for BAT. National cake yen gangan ni problem.”
Omotokeabe_ wrote, “Toyin Abraham playing the role of a gubernatorial candidate complaining that a particular party has been in power for too long, in Gangs of Lagos is so ironical. I am like ”Ehen? This you Aunty Toyin.”