Finally, it’s Kolawole Ajeyemi for actress Toyin Abraham
The news is all over the place. Not only has the notable actress, Toyin Abraham remarried, she recently welcomed a baby boy. The news of her safe delivery came almost a week after pictures of her quiet wedding to fellow actor Kolawole Ajeyemi went viral on social media. Toyin’s marriage to Ajeyemi, an Abeokuta-based actor is coming almost four years after her marriage to her former husband Adeniyi Johnson, crashed. This marriage is also coming almost three years after she got into the news for the wrong reasons following her relationship with the embattled filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe.
But it is evident that the hardworking actress and producer has put the issue of Seun Egbegbe and the lingering divorce between her and Adeniyi Johnson behind her with the birth of her son, her first child, and her marriage to Ajeyemi who is already a father to a teenage daughter. So when next moviegoers see Toyin, it will no longer be the actress that was associated with the actor who was nabbed for stealing phones or the actress that was once married to the cross over actor, it will be a Toyin that should be rightly addressed as ‘Mrs. Toyin Kolawole Ajeyemi’ or as they say here ‘Mama Bomboi’.
An actress whose brand has continued to grow exponentially and who has earned the unofficial status of ‘box office queen’ having delivered two back-to-back box office successes, Toyin was born in Auchi, Edo State but was raised in Ibadan, Oyo State. A product of the Ibadan Polytechnic where she studied Marketing, Toyin started out as an actress in 2003 and she has since then featured in and has produced several movies in Yoruba and English language including ‘Okafor’s Law’, ‘Love is in the Hair’, ‘ Alani Baba Labake’, ‘Black Val’, ‘Ebi Mi Ni’, ‘Alakada’, ‘Sola Fe Pami’, ‘Esohe’ and ‘Wives on Strike.’
An actress who is good at what she is doing, Toyin made news in 2018 when her second cinema movie ‘Ghost and The Tout’ a collaboration between her outfit and Samuel Olatunji’s Big Sam Media reportedly shattered existing box office records. The movie according to reports strolled into the cinemas on May 11 and set a new opening weekend record for 2018 by grossing 13 million in three days. As at May 30 of 2018, the distributors hinted that the movie had made over 30 million naira in its one week of release, a feat the distributor described as ‘incredible’ considering that the movie faced stiff competition from Hollywood titles like Avengers and DeadPool.
This was the same way Toyin’s first cinema movie ‘Alakada’ was celebrated. The comedy sold out in key cinemas across the country. Released nationwide on May 26, 2017, the movie, which featured the likes of Adekola Odunlade, Lilian Esoro, Annie idibia, Ali Baba, Kehinde Bankole, Woli Arole, Helen Paul, Bidemi Kosoko, Liz Da Silva and Gabriel Afolayan among others grossed an unprecedented N25 million in its first 3 days at the cinema. A week later, it made the list of top five releases of 2017. Other movies on the list include Okafor’s Law, which made N90 million, Omugwo, with N48 million, Hire a man with N45 million and American Driver with N41 million
An elated Toyin sent a terse message shortly after delivery to thank her fans. ‘’I thank God for safe delivery and I thank my fans for all their prayers and support. They are the reason I keep pushing on’’ she said. Asked to state her career ambition in an earlier interview, Toyin said she looks forward to setting up a one-stop shop for movie production and training. ‘I want to continue to do movies that people will like. I want to be the best at what I do and also get to the very top. I want to set up something like a studio…. a big production outfit that can handle production from production to post. I want to also be associated with quality and want to also give back by running a small training facility. I pray to God to give me the resources to be able to accomplish all my dreams’
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