I became irresponsible when I found fame – Toyin Abraham

by AljazirahNigeria | November 14, 2017 1:51 pm

Nollywood star, Toyin Abraham, opened up on her past when she abused hard drugs like marijuana and codeine, and was involved in other vices which she’s not proud of.

The actress made the disclosure at the 2017 edition of Success Story Africa, held at the TLC Auditorium, Lagos, on Saturday.

“You need to stop bad habits. I was involved in a lot of vices and it became worse last year.

‘’I did drugs and I am not ashamed to say it because it’s now a thing of the past. They say codeine makes you high; I took a lot. I smoked a lot and I didn’t even know I looked horrible, because I was so skinny.

“If you came to my house last year, you would meet a lot of people and you won’t want to leave because we smoked, gossiped about people and what have you.”

The actress who changed her name from Toyin Aimakhu to Toyin Abraham also spoke on the mistakes she has made in the entertainment industry and how she has not let the negativity affect her.

“I made a lot of mistakes when I began acting and that was because I did not have plans. I just wanted to be known. But, I now know that being popular isn’t the same thing as being successful. When I got into the industry and the fame became too much, I became irresponsible.

“I could not boast of N1 million in 2016. I was making money and I wanted to feel among. When one of our colleagues bought a car, it was trouble because we all strove to buy the same car or a bigger one. I had to change my circle for good and this change started in March 2017.”

The actress also revealed that growing up was not easy for her as she hawked plantain chips to help her family because they were not financially buoyant.

She added that although things worked out for them because they worked hard and were “spiritually buoyant”.

It was gathered that Comedian Bovi Ugbona, Ogun State Commissioner for Information, Dayo Adeneye and a host of others graced the event.

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