May 6, 2017 – Toyin Aimakhu: Why I Changed My Last Name To My Father’s Name, Abraham
Popular Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu, has not been lucky when it comes to love. After an unsuccessful marriage with ex-husband, Adeniyi Johnson, she got into a failed relationship with alleged serial fraudster, Seun Egbegbe.
Despite all she has been through, the actress has not closed her heart to love and she is hopeful that the third time might be a charm. In an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the Alakada Reloaded star, described the kind of man she would want in her life again.
She said, “I want a man who is tall, hardworking, and loves his job. I would want to be with a man who does not chase women and would not constantly request for money from me. If he needs my help, I can do it. I don’t want to be with a short man. My man has to be taller than I am.”
The actress who has slimmed down was quick to state that her weight loss has nothing to do with searching for a partner.
“Why would I change my look because of any man when I have my job, my career, and people who look up to me? I love my new look because it has helped my career a lot. Now I get more roles even in the English speaking industry and most of the movies are in the cinemas. Also my clothes fit me well. My stylist does not have to go extra mile to make my clothes,” she said.
The actress who recently changed her surname name from Aimakhu to Abraham told Saturday Beats the reason for the new development.
“Abraham is my father’s name and it was a family decision. I cannot be talking about my family online, it is my life. My brother who is also a famous dancer bears the name, David Abraham. That shows that it is my father’s name. At first I thought about my brand before changing the name but eventually, I had to change it. I did not want to change it but my business manager asked me to do so. I know the decision confused some of my fans but with time, they would get used to it. I am Toyin Abraham now and I am building a new brand,” Abraham said.
Regarded as one of the most controversial actresses in the Nigerian movie industry, the young lady told Saturday Beats that she believes controversy comes with the territory. She said, “I feel it is normal and comes with the territory of being an actress. Based on the fact that I am an actress, people will always tag me with something. It hurts when they say I was in a relationship with someone I never dated or when they write about things that I did not do and just put it out there. Sometimes I read such write-ups and begin to wonder if I ever did those things but what will I do?
“To be great in life, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated and misunderstood. I don’t see criticism as anything and I am not bothered whenever I am being criticised by the public. I know that some people would love me and others would hate me, so I do not let that disturb me. Trust me, the criticism only makes me a better person, so when people say negative things about me, it makes me understand that I cannot be right every time. I thank God that I am now getting some things right.”