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Toyin Abraham – VIVA Movie Star of The Week

Toyin Abraham (Also Toyin Aimakhu) although from Edo, spent her early life in SouthWest Nigeria, which eventually played a big role in the impact she played in Yoruba movies.

She has however made far-reaching impact in the general Nollywood industry so much so that she is guaranteed to star in just about every other Nollywood blockbuster released.

Toyin Abraham

She is a movie star in every sense of the word, drawing the accolades and respect of many…

The Early Years

Throwback photo of Toyin Abraham

Toyin was born in Auchi but spent most of her early life in Ibadan, Oyo State where she had her Pre-National Diploma, Ordinary National Diploma and Higher National Diploma education.

Her drive to excel and passion for the Arts drove her into acting in 2003 where her paths crossed the famed Nollywood veteran, ‘Bukky Wright‘ when shooting ‘Dugbe Dugbe nbo’

Since then, she has remained a staple of Nigerian television churning out movies upon movies and scoring success upon success.


Toyin’s Movie Career

Alakada Reloaded

Toyin’s career is at an all-time high with no signs of stopping soon.

Her foray into Film-Making with the Nollywood hit, Alakada in 2009 brought her to new audiences stamping her as a capable actress ready to deliver a steady dose of urban humour.

It also made her a recognized film maker capable of achieving success with the Nigerian.

Thus, Alakada defined a new trajectory where in subsequent movie roles she has retained that Alakada-esque charisma, always delivering in her signature urban-comedy.

Some of the movies she has featured in, in recent years include hits such as The Bling Lagosians, Elevator Baby, The Ghost and The Tout, Seven and A Half Dates, The Millions and many more, all of which are Nollywood successes.

She has also featured in the January 2020 release, Small Chops produced by Chika Ike and Dear Affy showing in VIVA Cinemas.

She also Directed the Alakada series with another installment coming in April 2020.


Her Personal Life

Toyin Abraham and her husband

Toyin is engaged to Kolawole Ajeyemi and the couple already have a baby.

The couple will be featuring in their first film together since their engagement went viral in back in July, 2019 in Dear Affy.


Toyin Abraham Awards And Nominations









Toyin Abraham with such a sturdy presence in Nollywood has bagged a number of nominations and awards.

Some of these include;

  • Nollywood Movie Award for Best Lead Actress in an Indigenous Language [Alakada] (2014) – Winner
  • City People Movie Award for Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba) (2014, 2015, 2017) – Nominee
  • City People Movie Award for Best Movie of the Year (Yoruba) [Alakada Reloaded](2018) – Nominee
  • Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role [Esohe](2018) – Nominee
  • City People Movie Award for Best Movie Producer of the Year (English)  (2018) – Nominee


Watch Toyin Abraham and other Nollywood stars such as; Eyinna Nwigwe, Kehinde Bankole, Odunlade Adekola, Chinedu Ikedieze, Bimbo Ademoye, Hafiz Oyetoro, Chiwetalu Agu, Lizzy Jay, Anto Lecky, Uzor Arukwe, Kolawole Ajeyemi, Ali Nuhu, Enyinna Nwigwe, Timini Egbuson, Teni Entertainer, Sir Dee and others as they impresses movie lovers in the February 2020 movie, Dear Affy which is showing at VIVA Cinemas, nationwide.

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