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#WakeupNigeria: Toyin Aimakhu explains the reason behind her change of name


Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu Abraham, in an interview with #WakeupNigeria On Monday, said the reason behind her name change, “is a family decision and will like to be officially addressed as Toyin Abraham henceforth.” 

Toyin during the show did not hide her excitement over her newly released film  ‘Alakada Reloaded’ which had a ground-breaking cinema debut few months ago as the hilarious comedy sold out in key cinemas across the country. The film grossed an unprecedented N25million in its first 3 days at the cinema, according to reports. The excited actress took to her Instagram page to thank her fans for the success.

The movie which featured the likes of Toyin Abraham herself, Adekola Odunlade, Lilian Esoro, Annie Idibia, Ali Baba, Kehinde Bankole, Woli Arole, Nedu OAP, Helen Paul, Bidemi Kosoko, Liz Da Silva, Gabriel Afolayan among others is hot cake in major cinemas in the country.


Recall the actress had a failed marriage to Adeniyi Johnson and was addicted to hard drugs afterwards. Also in an interview with news men she talked about her emotional health situations, past mistakes and career. Asked why she had changed so much within the last few months, Toyin said she had to work on herself, quit her drug habit and redefine her relationship with other people.

The actress admitted that, having suffered a lot of bad publicity in the past, she had to search for a solution to her problems by looking inwards. The search led to the discovery that she loathed herself. “At a point, I realised that I didn’t love myself enough and I wanted the people around me to love me. Also, I found that all the while I chose to please other people before pleasing myself. And I was focusing on the things that did not matter,” she said.

Toyin said that she never planned to have a broken home. She confessed that after her marriage to Johnson broke up, she found herself slipping into depression. “I was emotionally carried away and could not wait to recover completely from the breakup before jumping into another relationship. I wanted to be healed and I thought that going into another relationship would help,” she said


But the actress refused to blame her ex-man or anybody else for the breakup. “It takes two to tango. My ex-husband has his faults and I have mine. I think we both brought our negative sides into the marriage and that was why it just didn’t work,” she argued.

Toyin also admitted when she spoke to PUNCH that, drug addiction had a devastating effect on her life and negatively influenced her actions so much that she lost touch with the things that worked for her. “These things were fueling my negative energy. Even when I did something bad, it always ended up yielding negative results.”

What do you think about her revelation and life style ?


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