There is the popular saying that states that a person cannot be comfortable without his own approval and to become comfortable, you need to love yourself.
For Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham, the need for comfort can never be overemphasized as she has taken to the social media platform to prove to her fans the need to be very accepting of oneself. The actress whose fame rose to yet another hieght in the year 2017 took home the award for best actress at the 2017 Exquisite Lady of the Year (ELOY) for her performance in Alakada Reloade
Coupled with her recent career success,the Alakada star is definitely feeling the need for a self-appreciation. She recently took to her Instagram page to reveal she thought herslef an extremely pretty woman. While there is no lie in that, people were however pleased with the level of confidence she exuded.
Posting a photo of herself without makeup, she wrote:"I hate bragging..I AM EXTREMELY PRETTY #SEVENANDAHALFDATE #nomakeup #toopretty"
Meanwhile, she was recently spotted at an event where she delivered a rather inspiring speech based on her journey through life. According to the Yoruba actress, substance abuse was a constant activity at some point in her life.
She said :"“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 dr*gs 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.f 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.”
She further revealed that life was difficult growing up. Times were so hard that she hawked plantain chips just to be able to contribute in feeding her family. Speaking on her life in the entertainment industry, the actress said that although she made a lot of mistakes, she made sure not to let it shape her.
She 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.”
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