Toyin Abraham has finally responded to rumors that she is in a competition with senior colleague Funke Akindele, stating that she is unconcerned about who performs better than her.
I don’t care who is doing better than me; I was doing better last year,” Toyin recently wrote on Instagram.
“Fam!” she continued. Have a wonderful Monday! Do you think we all had a good time over the weekend? I had the best time ever! What’s up, fam! I broke my previous opening record!!!
I’m coming o, just relax tiny, I’ll give you the entire gist shortly, but word on the street is that the performance this weekend will be nearly twice that of my previous film (Fate of Alakada)
Anyway, before I leave, today is a fantastic day to pursue your own goals! Never lose up hope, and have a wonderful day. Also, don’t forget to see The Ghost and the Tout! Currently playing in all Nigerian cinemas! #OpeNiFOluwa #IAmMyOwnCompetition”
As seen in the screenshot below, celebrities including Kate Henshaw, Uche Jombo, and Yul Edochie reacted favourably to the post:
There have been rumors for a long time that stars Funke Akindele and Toyin Abraham are not friends because they usually avoid one other on social media for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, premieres, and other occasions.
The talented actresses who have had a rocky relationship started their acting careers in the Yoruba film industry and have recently made their mark on the silver screen. When it comes to reading movie scripts to the letter, they are arguably no pushovers, but there is a definite rivalry between them regarding who is the greatest.
Their rivalry became pronounced after Toyin Abraham recently announced a sequel to her one film, The Ghost and The Tout, for September 10, 2021, and interestingly, Funke Akindele, who completely shunned Toyin’s movie poster, also announced the same date, September 10, for the release of her Omo Ghetto the Saga film on Netflix, a move that divided their fans.
Iyabo Ojo accused Funke Akindele of paying a prominent movie critic to trash Toyin Abraham’s film over the weekend, escalating the feud.
For clever individuals, this is not a good idea. We’ve told you many things over the years, but none more important than this: intelligent minds were completely ignored in the creation and production of ‘Ghost and The Tout Too.’
As a result, clever brains will find it unappealing.
Regardless of how blatantly it plagiarizes from ‘mó Ghetto: The Saga,’ it urgently aspires to be as successful as it. Unlike that one, ‘The Ghost and The Tout Too’ fails to recognize that filmmaking is anchored in brainwork, rather than employing cinema to do “Yahoo,” exploiting celebrity to fleece fandoms.
If you’re smart, you’d be better off staying home this weekend to watch “mó Ghetto: The Saga,” which is part of the critic’s review.
This certainly did not sit well with Toyin Abraham, her industry connections, and some of her followers.
Iyaba Ojo summoned the guts to assault Cinema Pointer’s page and express her disappointment, taking the bull by the horns. She also pointed the finger at Funke Akindele for funding the unfavorable review of Toyin Abraham’s latest film.
Iyabo Ojo also accused Funke Akindele of being envious and pessimistic, claiming that The Ghost and The Tout 2 will be better than Funke’s Omo Ghetto: The Saga.
- What did Funke pay you for writing this nonsense? She will begin to experience inne when she begins to find ways not to speak negatively about her coworkers or to disparage their work or personalities.