The other day, I shared my encounter with Omoni Oboli and her hubby (HERE), now it’s Toyin Aimakhu’s turn :).
|Toyin posing at the event’s red carpet|
First things first, I can authoritatively tell you that Toyin wasn’t paid any N1.5million to attend any wedding (HERE) and no, she is not Airtel’s brand ambassador yet as opined below.
Before I proceed, I have to say this:
I love Toyin, as a matter of fact, I’m one of her biggest fans cos she is simple and “doesn’t form” like the other celebrities but I had an usual encounter with her at an event today which made me conclude that she is
So here’s the gist:
While at an event in Protea Hotel this afternoon, say around 12:50pm, I met Toyin – she was one of the guests at the event which was sponsored by Airtel.
Of course, she looked pretty in her red dress…I particularly loved her jacket and shoes and she looked gentle from afar and had this very pleasant smile for everyone.
However, she kinda showed her true color during lunch at the banquet hall….my table was next to hers so i overheard her discussions.
After serving herself and settling in her seat, she began putting up this ‘notice me” attitude with an “accent”, saying stuffs like “Oh my God, I need to get out of here as soon as I can (gesticulating with her hands)…..Oh i need to call my driver to know where he is (if you are familiar with the “Alakada’ movie, then you would be able to picture her gesticulations aright, lol)…this food is ugh!….oh wow, this is good etc” unfortunately peeps on her table said nothing and i tried hard not to laugh at my end.
The best part was when she checked out one of the phones on the table, I think a curve 2, and said “Oh this is a curve 2 yea, it’s my favorite and best blackberry model…it’s a gooo’d (emphasis on the ‘Good’) phone yea…” …..at some point, i could almost bet that she was shooting a movie – probably another sequel of her ‘hit movie’ Alakada – but unfortunately there was no cameraman around, lol.
And then an argument sorta ensued between her and one of the guys seated at her table, i think it had to do with Nollywood and she argued right there – in public!
Come on, Toyin I love you…but being the celebrity that you are, you shouldn’t just talk anyhow or er -argue in public like that.
Anyway, Thank God the argument was put off quick and she was like “Oh sorry you guys, i gotta leave now, my dri’vur’ (driver) is around and I wouldn’t want to keep him waiting…twas fun chatting with you okies, those are the kind of people that would be claiming, Nollywood is not doing well” and then she pleasantly left the hall.
Of course, everyone at the table burst into laughter after she left and you could hear whispers of “That babe is a case sha, choi”….fast forward to fifteen minutes later, I left the hall with my friends, and lo and behold, she was still at the reception – yea, someone that didn’t want to keep her driver waiting, lol – and she was chatting with some well suited guys at the event, she was laughing out loud – yea, it’s a free world and it’s allowed – they were laughing over the N1.5 million report bloggers did about her.
She was like “...oh my, bloggers are…..and just like that, they all just assumed i was paid N1.5million, buhahahahahaaha, it’s so funny“……
Yea, she made us believe she was paid N1.5 to emcee at a friend’s wedding last weekend with the caption below and we believed it, hook, line and sinker.
Anyway, my friends and I had our laugh and we left the venue some minutes later – but as at when we left, Toyin was still seated at the reception hall (i wondered where her driver went?” #Okbye!)