I got assaulted on a movie set
  • In a recent interview, Toyin Abraham laid it all out on the table, offering us a firsthand account of the arduous path she trod on her way to stardom.
  • This Nollywood star didn’t hold back; she dished out the gritty details about the formidable hurdles she’s had to clear, even recounting the time she took a beating on a movie set.

Nollywood’s shining star and filmmaker, Toyin Abraham, opened up about a tough chapter in her journey to fame.

She revealed that she faced some rough patches on a movie set, enduring a physical beating on movie set before she hit the big time.

This revelation came to light in a recent BBC Pidgin interview, where she shared her story as a resilient movie practitioner.

When asked if her journey to fame has been smooth, Toyin said:

“I never see roead wey smooh, I don travel, I don go London, I don go Canada, I don go America, I dey look for road wey smooth, e no dey. You go see one something, so anything no smooth, challenge go come.

“But all those big ones, dem don beat me for location well well, because I don become star? Different things don happen pass but those ones na past, so challenge must dey.”



This is coming weeks after she narrated how she got exposed to drugs when her marriage to actor Adeniyi Johnson crashed.

Recounting her ordeal during her latest interview with BBC News Yoruba, Toyin said her female friend who introduced her to drugs made her believe that they would make her problems disappear and lessen the pain of her sadness.

Her words;

“I have done some certain things that are not really my fault because I came from a Christian home.

“When the problems started, some of my friends introduced me to drugs in such a way that I kept asking myself what led me to this.

“I didn’t plan for a broken marriage. But when it happened, I was emotionally carried away.

“Those things were empowering my negative energy. Sometimes even when I do some positive things it would just end being negative. So I had to stop.

“Then I sought help. And I also changed some friends and people around me. I tried to be positive and I had to deal with depression and drugs.”

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