Actress Toyin Abraham has said she almost ended her career during her dark times.
The 39-year-old revealed this in an Instagram post on Thursday while celebrating the birthday of one Mr Olaleye Olawale who helped her through her situation.
According to the actress, she travelled to the United States of America and was ready to quit her career due to the the challenges she was facing at the time.
However, she got a call from Olawale who encouraged her not to quit and promised to support her.
Narrating the event, Toyin wrote: “Few years ago, during a very dark times in my life, I packed up my bags and left for USA. On getting to the US, I made up my mind that I was done with fame and everything that comes with it. I was ready to quit and be done with my career. One day, I got a call from a friend, Dotun, who asked me if I was coming back to Nigeria. I told him I wasn’t and that I was done. He then told me someone was going to call me.
“Shortly after, I received a call from Mr Wale Olaleye, he asked me what happened and I explained everything to him. I told him I was tired. Mr Wale said, “Toyin, you have a beautiful career, you have the most adorable career. You can’t just abandon your career”. He went on to tell me not to worry and that he was going to support me and stand by me. He insisted I return to Nigeria. When I returned, Mr Wale got me a PR Team and a lawyer without collecting a dime from me. He footed all my bills. And because of this, I’m thriving in my career and standing on my feet. Since then, he’s never wavered in his support.”
Toyin also recalled how the man encourage her after someone gave negative review of her movie The Ghost and the Tout Too. She also thanked him and wished him a happy birthday celebration.
“Just last year when someone tried to talk down on my movie The Ghost and the Tout Too, Mr Wale went to watch it, told me it was a beautiful movie. He also told me where and what to work on for my next movie and I promised him to fix things. I just want to say thank you to you so much and God bless you. I’ll never forget our journey.
“Happy birthday my darling brother @akanbitheduke, longer years in good health and wealth. Thank you so much. We love you,” she wrote.