I smoked a lot, I couldn’t handle the fame – Toyin Abraham


Toyin Abraham has revealed how smoking marijuana almost ruined her career. The actress, according to Premium Times, said this while speaking as a guest at the 2017 edition of Success Story Africa, held at the TLC Auditorium, Lagos.

Toyin Abraham

She emphasised the dangers of illicit drugs and disclosed that she had to change her friends so as to kick the habit.

“You need to stop bad habits,” she said.“I was involved in a lot of vices and it became worse last year. I abused 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.

Toyin Abraham

“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. 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.

Toyin Abraham

“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,”‎ she said.