Toyin Abraham: Actress, Filmmaker, and Producer.

Birth and Education

Born Olutoyin Aimakhu, on September 5, 1980, in Auchi, a town in Edo State, Nigeria.  She went to Osun State Polytechnic Iree; from 1999-2002, where she had her Pre- National Diploma, and Ordinary National Diploma. She obtained a Higher National Diploma Certificate in Marketing from Ibadan Polytechnic.

She began acting in 2003, when Bukky Wright, a Nigerian film actress, visited Ibadan to shoot a movie.  Over the years, Toyin Abraham has produced, directed and featured in several Nigerian films, such as Alani Baba Labake, Ebimi ni, Elevator baby, Nimbe, Bling Lagosian, The Ghost, and the Tout,  Based on her acting career, Toyin has also been called upon by politicians to campaign for them, example is President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election bid in 2015. In 2013 she produced her movie titled ‘Alakada’, in 2017, she came back with ‘Alakada Reloaded’ and she now, in 2020 she is set to hit the cinemas with her blockbuster movie ‘Fate of Alakada’.

Achievements

She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Yoruba film titled ‘Ebimi ni’ during the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards alongside Joke Muyiwa, who was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Yoruba film titled Ayitale. In the just concluded Africa magic viewers choice awards (AMVCA7) she won the award for the best actress in a drama category for her role in Elevator Baby.

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