Toyin Aimakhu, a Nollywood actress, says she does not understand the English language as much as she grasps Yoruba.
In an interview uploaded on her newly launched Youtube channel, ToyinAbrahamTV, the 32-year-old actress said she used to hawk plantain chips as a child because of her poor background.
“I can speak Yoruba very well and I can speak English small small. Then I can try to talk like a Calabar girl. When I look at my fans, I wonder what I did to deserve such fans, they are like my family now. I can speak Yoruba well, I understand English but not too well,” she said.
“I have been waiting to share my childhood with people. I grew up from a poor background, we were poor physically not spiritually. I used to sell Ipekere, known as plantain chips in English, in traffic.
“Years back, a friend that we used to hawk together died. We were hawking and she got crushed by a bus but that didn’t stop me from going back to sell a week later because there was nothing we were going to eat.”
The Alakada actress also revealed her bad habit.
“There’s nothing I don’t like about myself but I have one bad habit; I love picking my nose. I am getting over it, my team is working on me.
“I want to say thank you to Aunty Omoni Oboli for believing in me and believing in my talent. I noticed that after Okafor’s Law big things started coming my way so Okafor’s Law and Aunty Omoni helped my brand.”
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