Toyin Aimakhu is on a meteoric rise.
In just two years, she has become Nollywood’s new big deal with performances in at least eight anticipated and distinctive cinema movies, all set to debut in the next four months.
These movies, though we are yet to see them, seem to portray the actress in different lights. Unlike some actors, she is on a rise, but she has avoided the typecast streak.
The truth is, the actress has been a well-known actress for years, but, what makes 2017 special is the fact that two years ago, the actress was yet to feature in an English-language movie.
She finally made her debut in the 2015 movie “Super Star.” That, however, didn’t kick off her rise in the mainstream movie industry; Omoni Oboli’s “Okafor’s Law” did.
Since she was cast in “Okafor’s Law,” Aimakhu has become one of the most sought after indigenous actresses. Over the years, there have been conversations about segregation between the various film industries in Nollywood.
With over eight movies headed to the cinema in just four months, Aimakhu has pulled ahead of the pack and is currently at a spot that will make her name, face and talent a recognizable one for a greater public at large.
She has successfully utilized her trade in both cinema and small-scale indigenous movies, playing an array of wide-ranging characters.
She kicked off her acting career in the 2003 movie, “Dugbe Dugbe Mbo.” Some of her biggest indigenous movies include “Alajota,” “Alakada” and “Iya Ibadan.”
Associated with some anticipated projects and award winning filmmakers, the actress will be seen this year in Asurf Oluseyi’s “Hakkunde,” Omoni Oboli’s “Okafor’s Law,” Ike Nnabue’s “Pathetic,” Paul Igwe’s “Dance to the Beat,” Charles Uwagbai’s “Esohe” and “The In-Laws.”
Aimakhu is also working on “Alakada Reloaded,” which will screen in cinemas and features numerous mainstream actors.
She also featured in “Evol,” a Tope Oshin movie which premiered on Africa Magic Urban on February 28, 2017.
If the second half of 2017 goes as its first six months, it is safe to say that the name Toyin Aimakhu is one that will be very familiar to everyone, and not for juicy gossips, but for her craft.
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