Toyin Abraham

Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi[1] (born Olutoyin Aimakhu) is a Nigerian film actress, filmmaker, director and producer.[2][3]

Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi
Toyin Abraham at AMVCA 2020.jpg
Toyin Abraham at AMVCA 2020
Born (1982-09-05) 5 September 1982 (age 38)
  • actress
  • filmmaker
  • producer
  • director
Years active2003–present

Early lifeEdit

Toyin Aimakhu was born in Auchi, a town in Edo State in southern Nigeria. But spent her early life in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State in southwestern Nigeria. She attended St Anne's School Ibadan for her secondary school education.[4] She went to Osun State Polytechnic Iree; from 2005 to 2007, where she had her Pre- National Diploma, and Ordinary National Diploma. She obtained a Higher National Diploma Certificate in Marketing from Ibadan Polytechnic.[5] Toyin Aimakhu Abraham has starred in many movies and recently starred in a movie called Black Val.[6]


Toyin Abraham started acting in 2003, when Nigerian actress Bukky Wright came to Ibadan to film a film[7] Toyin Abraham has made, directed, and starred in several Nigerian films over the years, including Alani Baba Labake and Ebimi ni.[8] 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.[9] Based on her acting career, Toyin has also been called upon by politicians to campaign for them. At one of the programs for Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan's re-election bid in 2015, the actress said she was prepared to die for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)[10] on whose platform Jonathan is contesting. But she later came out to apologize to her fans for the comments and advised Nigerians not to spill their blood for any politician.[11][12] Martini Animashaun the CEO of Tinimash Entertainment created and managed her reality show titled (KUWTA) ‘Keeping Up With Toyin Aimakhu’ in fact, she came back a better person. Toyin's exceptional professionalism during the whole saga.[13]

In November 2020, Toyin Abraham and her husband, Kolawole Adeyemi surprised many people on social media as they shared photos of a luxurious Mansion in a plush area of Lagos. It is believed to be the new home of the couple, although they didn't drop an official announcement. In 2020, Toyin Abraham was made the ambassador for Revolution Plus properties, a Lagos based property outfit.[14]

Toyin Abraham has also directed and released numerous movies including the popular Nollywood movie, Fate of Alakada.[15]

Personal LifeEdit

In 2013, Toyin got married to Adeniyi Johnson, a Nollywood actor.[16] But, the marriage lasted for two years. Then, in July 2019, she had a traditional engagement with Kolawole Ajeyemi, an actor too and together they welcomed their first child in August, 2019.

She changed her name from Toyin Aimakhu to Toyin Abraham in 2016. According to her, the change was her family’s decision. Her hobbies include; singing, dancing, and cooking.[17]

Selected filmographyEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Award Category Work Result
Five Continents International Film Festival[19] Best Supporting Actress Feature Film (2017) Hakkunde Won
Africa magic viewers' choice awards 2020[20] Best Actress in a Drama Elevator Baby Won
2020 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards[20] Best Actress in a Comedy Bling Lagosians Nominated
2020 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards[20] Best Actress in a Comedy Kasanova Nominated

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Nollywood Star, Aimakhu Now To Be Called Toyin Abraham". Channels Television. Channels TV. Channels TV. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2016.
  2. ^ Desola Ade-Unuigbe. "Toyin Aimakhu: We haven't done our Traditional and White Wedding Because There is no Money". BellaNaija. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  3. ^ Classic Peter. "Welcome to ThisDayVibes". Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Toyin Abraham, husband reconcile after rumoured marriage crash". Vanguard News. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  5. ^ "No regret dating a junior actor –Toyin Abraham". The Punch - Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  6. ^ ""Black Val" Toyin Abraham, Iyabo Ojo, Dayo Amusa, Desmond Elliott attend premiere". Chidumga Izuzu. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Find Out the Red Hot Gift Toyin Aimakhu received from hubby Adeniyi Williams for Valentine's Day!". BellaNaija. Retrieved 20 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ Editor. "Dayo Amusa tops BON Awards nominees' list - Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily". Nigerian Entertainment Today - Nigeria's Number 1 Entertainment Daily. Retrieved 20 February 2015.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  10. ^ "I am ready to die for PDP-Toyin Aimakhu". Gistmaster. 2 March 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Nollywood Actress Toyin Aimakhu Reacts To Buhari's Victory - Pulse TV News". Pulse TV News. Jason. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Please, don't mention my name with any man again – Tinimash Entertainment". Encomium. Retrieved 28 April 2016.
  13. ^ "Tinimash boss Animashaun Martini opens up on career". The Nation. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Toyin Abraham gets new ambassadorial deal". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 11 July 2020. Retrieved 25 March 2021.
  15. ^ "Toyin Abraham And Hubby,Kolawole Show Off New Luxury Mansion As They Move In". Peter Okereke News. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  16. ^ "Toyin Abraham Biography: Age, Early Life, Education, Marriage, Career, Awards & Nominations, Controversy, Net Worth". NAIJAlebrity. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  17. ^ "Toyin Abraham Biography: Age, Early Life, Education, Marriage, Career, Awards & Nominations, Controversy, Net Worth". NAIJAlebrity. Retrieved 9 July 2021.
  18. ^ "Toyin Abraham, Rita Dominic return to set for The Therapist". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 2 September 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  19. ^ "Toyin Abraham". IMDb. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  20. ^ a b c "AMVCA 2020: Full list of winners". Pulse Nigeria. 14 March 2020. Retrieved 10 October 2020.

External linksEdit

Toyin Abraham at IMDb