Toyin Abraham opened up about past substance abuse, struggles with fame, and challenges in the entertainment industry during the 2017 edition of Success Story Africa.
“I was involved in a lot of vices and it became worse last year, 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 won’t want to leave because we smoked, gossiped about people and what have you.”
Toyin mentioned how she made lots of mistakes in the entertainment industry but decided not to allow that bring her down.
“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.”
She went on to reveal that she tried to be part of everything going on so she wouldn’t feel left out.
“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.”