Nollywood Actress, Toyin Abraham Speaks On Competition With Funke Akindele
Actress, Toyin Abraham has finally responded to rumors that she is in a competition with senior colleague Funke Akindele.
Toyin Abraham has reacted to the claims of being in competition with senior colleague Funke Akindele stressing that she doesn’t care who is doing better than her.
For some time now, there have been speculations that actors Funke Akindele and Toyin Abraham are not friends as they always shun each other on social media during birthdays, wedding anniversary, premiere and other celebrations, but a new move by Funke Akindele has sort of now confirmed the rivalry.
The talented actresses who have not been on good terms, refusing to attend each other’s movie premier and other functions began their acting career in the Yoruba movie industry and have in recent times, made their mark on the silver screen. They are arguable, no pushovers when it comes to interpreting movie scripts to the letters.
Their rivalry became pronounced after Toyin Abraham recently released a sequel to her one movie, The Ghost and The Tout which premiered on the night of September 5, 2021, ahead of its official release date slated for September 10, 2021, and interestingly, Funke Akindele who completely shunned Toyin’s movie poster also fixed the same date, September 10 for the release of her Omo Ghetto the Saga movie on Netflix.
The rivalry grew wings over the weekend when Iyabo Ojo accused Funke Akindele of paying a popular movie critic to run down Toyin Abraham’s movie.
Iyabo Ojo also accused Funke Akindele of being full of jealousy and negativity, adding that The Ghost and The Tout 2 will surpass Funke’s Omo Ghetto: The Saga.
“How much did Funke pay you to write this rubbish? The day she begins to find ways not to talk too bad about her fellow colleagues or discredit their work or personality, that day she will begin to experience inner peace,” Angry Iyaba Ojo fumed.
Reacting to this, Actress Toyin on Monday, September 13, 2021, stated: "I don’t care who is doing better than me, I was doing better than I was last year” Toyin posted on Instagram moments ago.
She further wrote “Fam! Happy Monday! Trust we all had a good weekend? I had the most fantastic one! Guess what fam! I beat my last opening record!!!
"I’m coming o, just chill small, I’ll soon give you the full gist, but reports reaching me is that the performance this weekend is almost 2x or my previous movie (Fate of Alakada)
"Anyways, before I go, today is a great day to achieve your own dreams! Never give up and have a blessed day. Don’t forget to go and watch The Ghost and the Tout TOO! Showing across ALL cinemas in Nigeria! #IAmMyOwnCompetition #OpeNiFOluwa”