Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi[1] (Listen) (born Olutoyin Aimakhu; 5 September 1982)[2] is a Nigerian actress and filmmaker.[3][4][5]

Toyin Abraham
Abraham at the AMVCAs 2020
Oluwatoyin Aimakhu

(1980-09-05) 5 September 1980 (age 43)
Auchi, Bendel State, Nigeria (now in Edo State, Nigeria)
Alma materOsun State Polytechnic, Ibadan Polytechnic
  • Actress
  • filmmaker
Years active2003–present
Known forEbi Mi ni, Okafor's Law, Love is in the Hair, Mentally, Alakada, Alakada Reloaded, Elevator Baby, The Prophetess, Ijakumo
  • Adeniyi Johnson
    (m. 2013; div. 2015)
  • Kola Ajeyemi
    (m. 2019)
AwardsAMVCA Best Actress in a Drama

Career edit

Abraham started acting in 2003 when Nigerian actress Bukky Wright came to Ibadan to shoot a movie.[6] Abraham has made, directed, and starred in several Nigerian films including Alani Baba Labake Ijakumo -The born again stripper and Ebimi ni.[7] During the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards, Toyin Abraham was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Yoruba Film titled Ebimi ni, alongside Joke Muyiwa, who was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Yoruba film titled Ayitale.[8] Abraham also starred in the movie, Black Val.[9][10] Martini Animashaun, the CEO of Tinimash Entertainment, created and managed her reality show titled, Keeping Up With Toyin Aimakhu.[11][12]

In 2020, Abraham was made the ambassador for Revolution Plus Properties, a Lagos-based property outfit.[13][14][15][16][17][1]

Toyin also owns Toyin Abraham Productions.

Selected filmography edit

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2017 Five Continents International Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Feature Film Hakkunde Won [21]
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Supporting Actress –English Tatu Nominated [9]
2020 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actress in a Drama Elevator Baby Won [22]
Best Actress in a Comedy Bling Lagosians Nominated
Best Actress in a Comedy Kasanova Nominated
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a Lead role –English Elevator Baby Nominated [23]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Nollywood Star, Aimakhu Now To Be Called Toyin Abraham". Channels Television. Channels TV. Channels TV. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Toyin Abraham announces two projects on 40th birthday". The Nation. 5 September 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  3. ^ Desola Ade-Unuigbe (7 November 2014). "Toyin Aimakhu: We haven't done our Traditional and White Wedding Because There is no Money". BellaNaija. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Toyin Abraham, husband reconcile after rumoured marriage crash". Vanguard. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  5. ^ "No regret dating a junior actor –Toyin Abraham". The Punch. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Find Out the Red Hot Gift Toyin Aimakhu received from hubby Adeniyi Williams for Valentine's Day!". BellaNaija. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". This Day. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Omoni Oboli, OC Ukeje steal the show at BON awards The Nation Newspaper". 15 December 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2022.
  9. ^ a b Chidumga Izuzu (15 February 2016). ""Black Val" Toyin Abraham, Iyabo Ojo, Dayo Amusa, Desmond Elliott attend premiere". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Dayo Amusa tops BON Awards nominees' list – Nigerian Entertainment Today". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Tinimash boss Animashaun Martini opens up on career". The Nation. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  12. ^ "Please, don't mention my name with any man again, Toyin Aimakhu pleads". Encomium Magazine. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Toyin Abraham gets new ambassadorial deal". The Guardian. 11 July 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Toyin Abraham signs endorsement deal with Checkers Custard". Vanguard. 7 February 2022. Retrieved 6 April 2022.
  15. ^ Okanlawon, Taiwo (23 January 2020). "Toyin Lawani makes Nollywood debut in Fate of Alakada". P.M. News. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  16. ^ Abimbola, Oluwakemi (5 December 2018). "Toyin refused to sign our divorce papers, estranged husband, Adeniyi Johnson laments". The Punch. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  17. ^ Augoye, Jayne (14 August 2019). "Toyin Abraham remarries, weds colleague Kola Ajeyemi". Premium Times. Retrieved 15 April 2022.
  18. ^ "Toyin Abraham, Rita Dominic return to set for The Therapist". The Nation. 2 September 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  19. ^ Augoye, Jayne (26 July 2022). "Toyin Abraham, Bimbo Akintola, Akin Lewis star in new romantic-comedy 'The Stranger I Know'". Premium Times Nigeria. Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  20. ^ "Damilare Kuku, Toyin Abraham, Sandra Okunzuwa Star in – THISDAYLIVE". Retrieved 23 August 2022.
  21. ^ "Toyin Abraham". IMDb. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  22. ^ "AMVCA 2020: Full list of winners". Pulse Nigeria. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  23. ^ Augoye, Jayne (2 December 2020). "2020 BON: Here are 5 nominees for 'Best Kiss' category". Retrieved 11 October 2021.

External links edit

Toyin Abraham at IMDb