Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has really been through a lot especially last year when she was dragged into so many controversial issues.
Toyin had a nasty marriage break up and got entangled in a messy affair with a controversial filmmaker, Seun Egbegbe, in addition to the Mayowa Ahmed’s issue, which was not properly handled.
That began a journey of self-destruction for the actress as it looked like the whole world was against her, hence, she needed a way of escape.
According to her, she almost killed herself, she became depressed and took to drugs, which made her started losing brink of reality.
Suddenly, she snapped out of this self-pity, sought for help and changed her team, some of her friends and most importantly, her habits.
Not long afterward, she got a role in the movie, Okafor’s Law, and this served as a redefining moment for her career as she became a box office actress for the first time.
Her recently released movie, “Alakada Reloaded,” also made N25million in three days while the actress worked with two multinational companies in the space of two weeks as a brand influencer.
In an interview with BroadwayTV, Toyin attributes all to God while she talked about the dark moments of her life.
I worked on the negativity around me. I try to be positive and I had to deal with depression and drugs.
I didn’t plan for a broken home. I didn’t plan for a broken marriage but when it came… and after my marriage, there were so many negativities. I was emotionally carried away, I didn’t heal before jumping into another relationship. I thought I was going to be healed through another relationship. I realized I actually don’t love myself and I want people around to love me. Then, I think I wasn’t focusing on the things that really matters. I was focusing on things that don’t really matter and I always choose people before me. I did not love myself enough.
I was losing touch with things that used to work for me because I was involved in negative habits like drugs, smoking, codeine etc. all these things were empowering my negative energy that sometimes when I do something very good and positive, there’s a way it will end up being negative. So I had to stop.
My friend introduced me to drugs and truthfully, she has changed too. I was able to change her. I needed it that time because I felt the trouble was too much last year. It started last year and it stopped last year. It was too much for me. I was not in control of my life anymore.
I see things and I read things. Some are true and some are not true. But who do I tell? It was a bad experience, a terrible one.
I realized I deserved more. I focus more on bigger pictures. I decided to change my team and few people around me and my negative habits. I stopped doing a lot of bad habits that brings out the negative thing in me.
Of course, I sought for help. I have left my past behind and looking forward to the future and that was why I agreed to change my name. so, everything about me is past and I’m in the future.