Full Biography And Net Worth Of Toyin Aimakhu
If you are a lover of Nollywood and Nigerian filmography, then Toyin Aimakhu will surely ring a bell. Toyin Aimakhu, currently Toyin Abraham, is a Nigerian actress, movie producer, and director whose gift has blessed the screens of numerous Nigerians. The biography of Toyin Aimakhu promises to be a splendid one.
Birth and early life
The biography of Toyin Aimakhu definitely starts from her birth. She was born and christened as Olutoyin Aimakhu on the 5th of September 1984. Her place of birth was in Auchi, Edo State Nigeria. She is the last child out of six children and had to hawk sometimes, to support her family.
Toyin attended Oba Kenzo Nursery and Primary School, Benin, in Edo State, and upon the retirement of her father, the entire family moved to Ibadan, Oyo State. She spent most of her childhood in Ibadan. After they moved, she enrolled in Queen’s Staff School, then St. Annes School, Ibadan.
Upon completion of her studies there, she attended Iree Polytechnic in Osun State, where she bagged a National Diploma in Business Studies. Wanting more for herself, Toyin proceeded to Onabisi Onabanjo University and graduated with a degree in Philosophy. She went back to Iree Polytechnic again and obtained a Higher National Diploma in Marketing.
Toyin got married to Adeniyi Johnson, in the year 2013. Adeniyi was a Nollywood actor. However, the marriage lasted only two years before they got a divorce.
Toyin remarried another Nollywood actor, Kolawole Ajeyemi, in July 2019. They did a traditional engagement ceremony, and in August of the same year, they welcomed their first child, a boy, together.
In 2016, Toyin changed her name from Toyin Aimakhu, to Toyin Abraham, and she said the change, happened to be a family decision.
Toyin says her hobbies include but not limited to cooking, singing, and dancing.
Toyin Abraham is estimated to be worth over $500,000, making her one of the richest actresses in Nigeria. Besides acting, she is a social influencer and also runs several businesses.
For Toyin, meeting Bukky Wright, a Nigerian actress, was like destiny achieved. The biography of Toyin Aimakhu would definitely have to capture the role Bukky Wright played in her life. She began acting in 2003 when Bukky Wright came to shoot a movie in Ibadan. The first movie Toyin featured in was Bukky Wright’s movie, Dugbe Dugbe Nbo. Toyin subsequently began to star in other movies and due to her grace, finesse, and gift for acting, she quickly rose to stardom.
Over the years, Toyin has started in several movies and has even begun to produce her own movies. She is currently one of the biggest brands in the Nigerian movie industry.
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She has worked with several other actors and actresses like Kunle Afolayan, Tonto Dikeh, Jackie Appiah, Bolanle Ninalowo, Mercy Aigbe, Iyabo Ojo, Timini Egbuson, and a host of others. She said that working with Omoni Oboli and starting in Okafor’s Law, was very instrumental to her brand.
She has remained relentless and has been consistent and hardworking, as regards her career as an actress.
Toyin has started in a number of movies, some of which includes
Sola Fe Pami
Omo Elemosho, 2013
Ebi mi ni, 2013
Alani Baba Labake, 2013
Love is in the Hair, 2016
What Makes You Tick, 2016
Okafor’s Law, 2016
Celebrity Marriage, 2017
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Wives on Strike: The Revolution, 2017
London Fever, 2017
Alakada Reloaded, 2017
The In-laws, 2017
Dance to my Heart, 2017
The Ghost and the Tout, 2018
Seven and a Half Dates, 2018
What Just Happened, 2018
Two Weeks in Lagos, 2019
Don’t Get Mad, Get Even, 2019
Made in Heaven, 2019
The Millions, 2019
Bling Lagosians, 2019
Elevator Baby, 2019
Small Chops, 2020
Dear Affy, 2020
Fate of Alakada-The Party Planner, 2020.
The Toyin Brand
The hard work of Toyin Aimakhu, is evidenced by her venture, outside her comfort zone. In October of the year 2019, she launched her herbal medicine business, which is a subsidiary of Toyin Abraham Company.
Speaking on her motive for launching the brand, she said that she discovered a lot of individuals have forgotten about the traditional and natural remedies for fruitfulness, used by our forefathers.
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They resort to modern means, which are rather harmful and quite pricey. Due to her desire to help infertile couples conceive, she launched the Female Fertility Booster (FFB), a product that helps women conceive faster.
The Female Fertility Booster, according to her, enhances sexual health, balances and regulates the menstrual cycle, eliminates cramps, and also supports and stabilizes pregnancy.
Besides Toyin’s herbal brand, she is also the Chief Executive Officer of CurvslimmingteabyToyin and bodytalkbyToyin.
One cannot talk about the biography of Toyin Aimakhu and leave out her role in politics. Toyin is known to be actively involved in campaigns for the People’s Democratic Party, especially during the campaign for the re-election of the then president, Goodluck Jonathan.
While campaigning, she said she was willing to die for the party, but eventually came to withdraw the statement and chastised Nigerians to not let their blood be spilled for any politician.
Awards and Nominations
Justice would not have been done to the biography of Toyin Aimakhu without mentioning the numerous awards and nominations accorded to her.
In 2013, Toyin Aimakhu, for her role in Ebimi ni, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Yoruba) at the Best of Nollywood Awards.
In 2017, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress Feature Film for her role in the movie, Hakkunde, at the Five Continents International Film Festival award.
In 2018, Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), awarded her Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her role in the movie, Esohe.
In 2020, she won Africa magic viewers’ choice awards for Best Actress in a Drama, for her role in the movie, Elevator Baby. She was also nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy category, for her role in Bling Lagosians and Best Actress in a Comedy, for her role in Kasanova.