Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham, who was formerly known as Toyin Aimakhu, has revealed that she was a former drug abuser.
The actress in a recent chat at the 2017 edition of Success Story Africa, held at the TLC Auditorium, Lagos, on Sunday revealed that she was a former abuser of hard drugs including marijuana and codeine.
The actress who said she was involved in other vices said: “You need to stop bad habits. I was involved in a lot of vices and it became worse last year.”
Speaking further at the event, the actress said: “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.”
Speaking further on her success story, the actress revealed that she was once an hawker who sold plantain chips to help feed her family.
She revealed that her family was not financially buoyant while growing up although things later worked out for them because they worked hard and were ‘spiritually buoyant’.
Speaking also on the errors she’s committed in the entertainment industry, the actress said: “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.”