Olutoyin Amaikhu, now Toyin Abraham is a renowned Nigerian film actress, producer, director and television personality.
She was born on September 5, 1984 in Auchi, a popular town in Edo State in South Southern Nigeria. She hails from Edo State and had her up-bringing in Ibadan, Oyo State in south western Nigeria.
Toyin has been acclaimed the most popular actress in the Yoruba movie industry for over 2 decades now.
Toyin had her primary and secondary school in Ibadan and later in Ibadan Polytechnics where she bagged Higher National Diploma in marketing. Since graduation, she went into full time acting profession.
Her Acting Career
Toyin Abraham joined Nollywood in 2003. She made her breakthrough in the movie industry when a Nigerian film actress, Bukky Wright came to Ibadan to shoot a movie and discovered Toyin. On closer interactions, Bukky gave her the chance to prove herself in a movie, which she did perfectly well.
Her brilliant roles in her first movie paved the way for her subsequent featuring in most movies. Over the years, she has produced, directed and featured in a number of Nollywood movies.
She is highly gifted and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. She accepts any role or character in most movies and acts in most Yoruba movies alongside veteran Nollywood celebrities like Bimbo Akintola, Dayo Amuje, Segun Ogungbe, Iyabo Ojo, Sola Kosoko and others.
Some of her movies include Sola Fe Pami, Ghost and Tout, Alakada, Ebimi ni, Okafor’s Law, Love is in the Hair, Alani Baba Labake and several others.
Awards And Nominations
Toyin Abraham in her years of acting received several awards and nominations.
- 2012 Nominee for best supporting actress in a Yoruba film Ebimi ni at Best of Nollywood Awards alongside Joke Muyiwa who got best lead actress in Yoruba film Ayitale.
- Best actress and Best movie Award at BEN TV in 2014.
In 2015, Toyin dabbled into politics and campaigned vigorously for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). She made a comment that she was a very passionate follower of PDP and ready to die for the party under Jonathan’s government. When the result turned the other way round, she later apologized to her fans for her comments and begged Nigerians not to spill their blood for any politician.
Her Personal Life
Toyin Abraham got married to Adeniyi Johnson in 2013. Two years in their marriage, both parties opted out of the marriage but for the intervention of the families and friends. Later, news had it that both parties have finally separated and Toyin is now single.
Her Net Worth
Toyin Abraham is a famous Nollywood actress, rated one of the richest and most influential with a net worth of over $500,000 dollars.