Over the past five years, we’ve watched Toyin Aimakhu rise to the peak of her career in the Yoruba movie scene that presently boasts some of the biggest stars in Nollywood. BUT, the last 365 days have not been inspiring.
First was the time she left her matrimonial home of two years, then she fell in love with the wrong man, Seun Egbegbe, and now, she’s in the news for the wrong reasons.
Toyin separated from her ex-hubby, Adeniyi Johnson over allegations of infidelity a few months to their second wedding anniversary in 2015.
Then, Adeniyi took to Instagram to confess that his wife truly caught him flirting and he urged fans and friends to support him in begging his wife to forgive and forget so they can carry on with their marriage.
‘God will lead me, let him lead us please, I don’t want to make any mistake trying to please you fans I really do appreciate the Love and I’m sure he does too,’ was what the actress said in response to the apology.
Less than three months after their marriage failed, the Yoruba actress’ romance with film-maker and marketer Seun Egbegbe was exposed, and since then, her persona has suffered a hit.
They both went on a secret romantic trip to Dubai in September 2015 under the guise of a working relationship, and he also gifted the actress a grey Range Rover SUV.
In November 2015, Seun was alleged to have stormed a movie location and requested to get his car back, and it was taken to him with the actress’ permission. At the time, it was reported that the jealous film-maker beat her up at home, but she denied the accusations.
‘I have said it times without number that I’m not dating Seun and I have never been beaten to a pulp by any man. Seun is my friend. You can only marry someone you are dating. And I don’t think I have time for any relationship now,’ she told thenetng. At the time it was also rumoured that the pair may walk down the aisle.
And in February 2016, Egbegbe was alleged to have kidnapped the Alakada actress after she made several emotional pleas on social media to a comedian, Twyse, not to commit suicide.
Her relationship with Seun turned sour after her friends confirmed that the movie producer indeed kidnapped her following a fight at a movie location. Seun had to sign an undertaking with the Nigerian police not to disturb Toyin Aimakhu any more after the actress reported his threats to ruin her career.
Toyin, who reportedly went to the station in company of her lawyer, Bosun Osifowora, stated that Seun Egbegbe’s threats affected her business as colleagues and producers were afraid of inviting her for movie shoots because they were aware of his violent nature.
Fast forward to March 2016, Toyin announced her TV Reality Show, Keeping Up With Toyin Aimakhu. In one of the debut episodes, she talked about why she will never go back to her estranged hubby, Adeniyi Johnson. At the time her fans were more concerned about her kidnapping and the split from Seun.
On Tuesday, November 22, Seun Egbegbe was arrested for trying to steal nine iPhones at Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos. He tried to escape in a jeep but passers-by were quick to nab him.
‘Yes o, na police help am, dem for kill am, he came to the guy store and collected the phones, then told the sales girl that he is coming back,’ an eyewitness told Thenetng in pidgin.
Well, we still believe Seun might have been hypnotised to steal the iPhones because it makes no sense for someone who’s acquired some wealth to steal what he can easily afford.
As expected, Toyin Aimakhu’s name was mentioned during the theft conversations in offices, homes and also on the Internet, after all, she previously dated the film-maker.
This is a bad reputation for Toyin Aimakhu who brought Seun Egbegbe to limelight with her fame, and the implications are now hurting her career.