Nollywood actress, producer and director, Toyin Aimakhu is one of the few actresses who has since her emergence on the scene continued to dish out entertaining projects to the delight of her growing fanbase.
Here are 10 things you probably did not know about this talented actress.
1. The actress was born on 5 September 1984 in Auchi, Edo State.
2. Toyin bagged a Higher National Diploma certificate in Marketing from Ibadan Polytechnic. Toyin also studied Philosophy at Olabisi Onabanjo University, before heading to the Ibadan Polytechnic.
3. She joined the movie industry back in 2003 but began acting professionally in 2005. Her first movie role was in the movie “Dugbe Dugbe Mbo.”
4. Her first movie as a producer is “Alajota.”
5. Toyin Aimakhu has a bad habit which is picking her nose. “I forget myself and I do it anywhere,” the actress said.
6. She tied the knot in 2013 to actor Adeniyi Johnson but they have since separated. Her ex has since called her out over her refusal to sign the divorce paper.
We were supposed to sign divorce documents by November 1st, u didn’t come, the case was postponed to January 10th only for your manager SAM to call me that you want to discontinue the case in shagamu and restart in Ibadan…why madam? Till date I did no interviews except for the one on rubbin mind and yet took all faults and bear the names you call me…why not let me go after 3 years…why shift case to start all over again,” he wrote.
7. She successfully built her brand with her role in “Okafor’s Law” by Omoni Oboli.
8. She has a bad habit – Toyin Aimakhu picks her nose. “I forget myself and I do it anywhere.”
9. She once abused drugs and has battled depression. In an interview with Guardian, she said;
“Depression came as a result of the negativities around me at the time. Like I said in that interview, I didn’t plan for a broken marriage and after the marriage ended, I was down and I didn’t give myself enough time to heal before jumping into another relationship. I lost touch with things that used to work for me, things were just spiraling out of control, it felt like I was no longer in control of my life and so when a friend introduced me to drugs, I embraced it and tried to find solace with it. It was like an awakening. I realised I deserve more and that I needed to keep looking at the bigger picture. So, I sought for help, I changed my team and the people around me. I changed some of my friends too and here I am today. All in all, I thank God for the grace and for a new me.
10. She gets inspiration from God and her environment.
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