Renowned Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi, has taken to her Instagram account to edify the public that women make money legitimately in Nollywood.
She stated this in response to rapper Ruggedman who said women in Nollywood attain more success than their male peer.
Ruggedman said, “My male actors in Nollywood what’s going on? It’s just the females that are buying cars and building houses left and right. I wanted to come into Nollywood but at this rate, I am not coming again.”
The top actress stated that some women are paid in millions in the film industry so they decide to give themselves a nice treat by purchasing cars or build houses.
She said, “I saw the social media post made by respected rapper, Ruggedman about women making more money and doing well, better than men. I read between the lines and saw what Ruggedman implied. It is a little bit sad that many people on social media leeched on it with many derogatory comments about women especially those of us in Nollywood. It is important that I put this out there that many women make money and make good money legitimately. I know actresses who charge two million, three million and five million in this Nollywood.”
Quoting herself as an example, she disclosed that she gets paid in millions of naira and she has acquired a car worth millions of naira. She also said that her male peers are equally doing well in the film industry.
The actress stated, “We need to stop attributing every woman’s success to her sexual prowess with men, women deserve the success they have as much as men without attributing it to their sexuality.
“Nollywood women like Bimbo Ademoye, Nancy Isime, Kehinde Bankole, Inidima Okojie, Sharon Ooja, Bisola Aiyeola, are getting paid in millions. Even scriptwriters that are not in the limelight are getting paid in millions. It is disparaging to put the successes of these women within the box of their sexuality.
“A lot of women are doing great things legitimately. I am one of them and so also are many other women in other industries not just the entertainment industry. A woman is more than the sum total of her sexuality.”
Toyin Abraham Ajeyemi (born Olutoyin Aimakhu) was born on September 5, 1990. She is a Nigerian film actress, filmmaker, director and producer. She obtained a Higher National Diploma Certificate in Marketing from Ibadan Polytechnic.
She began acting in 2003, when Bukky Wright, a Nigerian film actress, visited Ibadan to shoot a movie. Over the years, Toyin Abraham has produced, directed and featured in several Nigerian films. She recently starred in a movie called Black Val.
Meanwhile, Toyin Abraham has also directed and released the popular Nollywood movie, Fate of Alakada.
Martini Animashaun, the CEO Tinimash Entertainment created and managed her reality show titled (KUWTA) ‘Keeping Up With Toyin Aimakhu.’
In November 2020, Toyin Abraham and her husband, Kolawole Adeyemi surprised many people on social media as they shared photos of a luxurious Mansion in a plush area of Lagos. It is believed to be the new home of the couple, although they didn’t drop an official announcement.