WATCH: Toyin Abraham Gets Real About Her Drug Abuse, Depression & Her Rise

Actress/ producer Toyin Abraham definitely had a challenging 2015/2016 due to her marriage crash, drug use and battle with depression.

During a speech delivered at the 2017 edition of “Success Story Africa“, the Nollywood sweetheart opened up about her 2016 drug addiction, financial insecurity, her ego, untold success story and much more.

Toyin revealed that when she was younger she had to hawk plantain chips to help feed her family. She admitted that growing up was not easy for her because her family wasn’t financially buoyant, but thankfully things worked out for them because they worked hard and they were “spiritually buoyant”.

She also talked about the mistakes she made in the entertainment industry and how she hasn’t let the negativity shape her.

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“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.”

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At the end of the speech, she talked about how she suffered from drug abuse with marijuana, codeine and other vices but realized that she had to stop them to attain her greatness.

“You need to stop bad habits. I was involved in a lot of vices and it became worse last year,” she said at the event.

“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 wont want to leave because we smoked, gossiped about people and what have you.”

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