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‘As A Child, I Used To Hawk Plantain Chips In Traffic’ – Toyin Abraham

Toyin Abraham born Olutoyin Aimakhu, September 5, 1984 is a Nigerian film actress, filmmaker, director and producer. She 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. She obtained a Higher National Diploma certificate in marketing from Ibadan polytechnic. The actress better known for her roles in Yoruba movies came into the Industry in 2003.

In a 16 minute interview uploaded on her newly launched Youtube channel, ToyinAbrahamTV, the 32-year-old actress shares the story of how she used to hawk plantain chips as a child due to financial constraints.

She said:

“I have been waiting to share my childhood with people. I grew up from a poor background, we were poor physically not spiritually. I used to sell Ipekere, known as plantain chips in English, in traffic.

Years back, a friend that we used to hawk together died. We were hawking and she got crushed by a bus but that didn’t stop me from going back to sell a week later because there was nothing we were going to eat.”

The Alakada actress loves to play football and she also revealed her bad habit.

“There’s nothing I don’t like about myself but I have one bad habit; I love picking my nose. I am getting over it, my team is working on me.”

The interview wrapped up with an inspiring message to her fans, she encouraged them to believe in themselves, God and not allow mistakes, challenges and even people hold them back from achieving their goals. She of course thanked them for their endless support and love.

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