Nollywood actress/producer, Toyin Aimakhu (now Toyin Abraham) has come to speak about her failed marriage with actor, Adeniyi Johnson which crashed in 2015, her drug use and battle with depression.
In an interview with Broadway TV, the 32-year-old diva whose latest movie ‘Alakada Reloaded‘ is out in cinemas revealed that she is clean and now a changed person.
“I worked on the negativity around me. I tried to be positive and I had to deal with depression and drugs.”
On her failed marriage with ex husband, who has now moved on and dating another actress, Seyi Edun.
“I didn’t plan for a broken home. I didn’t plan for a broken marriage but when it came (shrugs) and after my marriage, there were so many negativities (sic).
I am not going to blame anybody for my failed marriage because it takes two to tangle. I have my fault and he also has his. I think we both brought our negativity into the marriage. It just didn’t work.
“And I was emotionally carried away. I didn’t heal before jumping into another relationship, but I thought I was going to be healed through another relationship” she further said.
She is referring to her toxic relationship with Nollywood producer, Seun Egbegbe.
Egbegbe has spent more than 100 days in Ikoyi prison following his inability to meet his bail conditions after he was arrested for defrauding some Bureau De Change operatives at Gbagada in Lagos, between 2016 and February 2017.who is currently in prison awaiting trial for fraud.
Speaking further, the “Iya Ibadan” star said she had self-esteem issues.
“I realised 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. And I always choose people before me. I think I didn’t love myself. I didn’t love myself enough and I want people around me to love me.”
She confessed that she was doing drugs and mentioned she drank codeine during this period.
“I was losing touch with things that used to work for me because I was involved with negative habits like drugs, smoking, codeine. Codeine is very bad, it’s very bad. All these things were empowering my negative energy.”
According to her, she broke away from the cycle of depression and drugs when she found out that she deserved better in life.
“I realised I deserved more…I decided to change my habits.”
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