Toyin Abraham

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Toyin Abraham
Auchi, Edo, Nigeria
  • actress
  • filmmaker
  • producer
  • director
Years active2003–present

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

Early life[edit]

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.[4] 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 and was in the same class with Dibie, C.B.N aka x7.[5] Toyin Abraham has starred in many movies and recently starred in a movie called Black Val.[6]


She began acting in 2003, when Bukky Wright, a Nigerian film actress, visited Ibadan to shoot a movie.[7] Over the years, Toyin Abraham has produced, directed and featured in several Nigerian films, such as Alani Baba Labake and Ebimi ni.[8] 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.[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 urged Nigerians not to spill their blood for any politician.[11]

Selected filmography[edit]

See also[edit]


  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 2015-02-20. Retrieved 2015-02-20.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. 2015-03-02. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  11. ^ "Nollywood Actress Toyin Aimakhu Reacts To Buhari's Victory - Pulse TV News". Pulse TV News. Jason. Retrieved 2 April 2015.

External links[edit]

Toyin Abraham on IMDb