Life story of Toyin Abraham, journey to fame, career, achievements

In this post, Platinum Times Nigeria explores the biography and career achievements of popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham.

Toyin Abraham is a popular Nollywood actress and film producer who became famous for her role in the Yoruba themed movie “Alakada”.

She was  awarded the ‘Best Actress in A Drama (Movie/TV Series)’ in the movie titled ‘Elevator Baby’ at the 2020 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.

Profile summary

Name: Oluwatoyin Aimakhu

Date of birth: 5th September, 1980

State of origin: Edo State, Nigeria

Education: Ibadan Polytechnic

Marital status: Married

Religion: Christianity

Career: Actress


Toyin Abraham was born on September 5th, 1980, in Auchi, Edo State and given the name Olutoyin Aimakhu.

She was raised alongside her four eldest siblings in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria by her parents.


She had her early and secondary education at St. Annes school in Ibadan before obtaining a Higher National Diploma Certificate in Marketing from the Ibadan Polytechnic and thereafter a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophical Sciences from Olabisi Onabanjo University.


Toyin began acting in 2003 when actress Bukky Wright, visited Ibadan to shoot a movie and has since appeared in numerous Yoruba and English language films.

During the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards, Toyin Abraham was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Yoruba Film titled Ebimi ni, alongside Joke Muyiwa, who was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Yoruba film titled Ayitale, she also featured in the movie, Black Val.

Martini Animashaun, the CEO of Tinimash Entertainment, created and managed her reality show titled, Keeping “Up With Toyin Aimakhu”.

In addition to acting, Toyin Abraham has also ventured into film production and has produced several successful movies through her movie production firm, Toyin Abraham Productions

She is also an entrepreneur who owns TAJ, a luxury fashion boutique based in Lagos.

In 2014, she signed a multimillion contract with a huge technological company named Vas2Net and in 2020, she was made the ambassador for Revolution Plus Properties, a Lagos-based property outfit.

Toyin Abraham is one of the leading actresses in the Nigerian film industry and continues to be a prominent figure in Nollywood.

Her talent, hard work, and passion for acting have earned her a loyal fan base and solidified her status as one of the industry’s top stars.


She has directed, and starred in several Nollywood films including ;

  • Alani Baba Labake
  • Ijakumo-The born again stripper
  • Ebimi mi
  • Alakada
  • Okafor’s Law
  • What Makes you Tick
  • Love is in the Hair
  • The Ghost and the Tout
  • Seven and Half Dates
  • Elevator Baby
  • Don’t Get Mad, Get Even
  • Made in Heaven
  • Wives on strike
  • King of Thieves
  • The Stranger I Know, amongst others

Private life

Toyin Abraham has had several controversies surrounding her private life, On July 8th, 2013, she was married to actor Adeniyi Johnson but they got separated in 2015 due to unresolved disagreements.

Despite the heartbreak, she however found love again and is presently married to Nollywood actor, Honorable Kolawole Oluwasegun Ajeyemi and together they have a child.

Net worth

The Nollywood star actress has over the years acquired a net wealth of about $1 million coupled with her expensive cars and luxury apartments.


Toyin has won several awards for her performances, including;

The Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Best supporting actress in a film (“Ebimi ni”) at the 2013 Best of Nollywood Awards

Best Actress in 2014 at the Ben TV Awards

Best Nollywood Actress at the MAYA Awards.

She has also received celebrity awards from AMAA, NEA etc.

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