Stella Dimoko Actress Wumi Toriola Talks About Her Job And Affirms She Had Made Peace With Colleague Toyin Abraham


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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Actress Wumi Toriola Talks About Her Job And Affirms She Had Made Peace With Colleague Toyin Abraham

In a Live chat with City People Publisher Seye Kehinde a few days back, Actress Wumi Toriola spoke about her life, and her relationship with her colleagues...
Says she and Toyin Abraham have settled their famous rift....

Let me start by congratulating you for the new ambassadorial appointment. tell us more about it?

Thank you! Before now I have had people wanted me to promote their brand, but at the time I had more offer I was pregnant and I couldn’t because sometimes I get moody during pregnancy and I would not want to do what will piss people off. So I told a lot of them to wait until I am back on track. So it’s been a while and I feel it happens at the right time, so I feel so good to be part of the family. Yes, she is doing well in business and she understood the power of social media and the power of the brand influencers. She saw she could make more sale than what she used to make and she believes in me. So I am happy to join the family.

How do you cope with the lockdown?

It’s a pandemic and so many people are so sad about it. Somehow it affected us badly. The only thing is that I try to see positivity in every situation, and the positive side was that, it came when I needed time for my baby. Though I have been doing the motherly role before the pandemic but it gave me more time to spend with my family.

Tell us how you have been juggling all your roles as wife, mother, actress, businesswoman and brand ambassador?

To me it’s like I am doing my normal thing. I have said it times without numbers that I was brought up by a man; My Dad. I lost my mum when I was young and that influenced my person. So it’s easy for me. Before I got married I used to drive to location myself, going to Ilorin, Osogbo. I drive myself even though I had a driver.
So I am used to doing so many things myself. Though sometimes it could be tiring and I do get as much sleep as I needed.

 happy. I like everyone to be well attended to.
I don’t like to see people sad I always see all these as my job and would not want to mess it up. It is just part of me.

So what has kept you going all these years, and how many years now in acting?

I started 2006, but professionally, I started getting money from 2009. I have my bad side, I am not perfect and sometimes I don’t hide my imperfection because I feel we all are not perfect except we don’t want to face it. But other times I have learnt to hide my imperfection because I see people judge me from that part. I am a very prayerful person, because it’s been God. Also it’s been support from colleagues and friends. Shout out to every senior colleagues that have helped in the journey. I really hold you guys in high esteem. I have been able to place my love in some of their hearts and they have accepted me for who I am. I have said something overtime that consistency is the key. I have been consistent, I do other businesses, but acting is still by no 1, so consistency has really been working for me.

Most time I work on myself. I still act in the mirror most time, because I am still working to get to other parts of Nollywood.

How do you cope with negativity that comes your way?

Before now I used to overreact to negativity, but over time I have grown because I don’t expect so much from people. I have reduced my expectation from people. I see more positivity in every negativity now.
The negativity actually limited me in the past but I thank God I was able to overcome it. Now I know how to manage negativity.

Can you share with us how you and Shai have managed your relationship over the years?

She is a good sister. She is a good friend. She can help you organise things. There are so many things we do together that is not known to the media. We have been able to manage each other well. She is more coordinated than I am and I don’t take that for granted. We always work out our imperfection and make it beautiful.

Some people are asking why you and Seyi are not closed as you used to be?

It’s not like that. I am married. Shai is married and there is Covid-19, and this time really helps marriages. Most husbands and wives are now more bonded and in that way you just have to excuse. But trust me, there is nothing alarming. It’s just husband and wife thing and feel a friend is no longer needed, I don’t want to go deep but we are all fine and we are all together.

Many of your followers want to see you act with other actresses. What is your reaction to that?

I can act with any actor. I am a lover of talents. I am a lover of Art, and when I see talent, irrespective of our relationship I am open to work with them. It’s only in our industry you will expect to be friends with someone before you call them on set. Sometimes, I give kudos to some of the producers, who don’t have a relationship with us but deem it fit to still call us for jobs.

They are MVP in Yoruba movies industry because majorly, roles are now been cast on how close we are. But the narrative is changing from what it used to be. So, I am open to any fantastic actors, no matter our relationship.

Can you work with Toyin Abraham?

Who would not want to work with Toyin Abraham?

She is a fantastic actress. I will just watch her sometimes and be like “Aunty ti ya were”, just thinking aloud. She is crazy. She is a fantastic actress. So, who wouldn’t want to work with an actress that make your job easier? She makes the job lesser for you when you are on set with her. She always works with ease.

Is there a possibility of reconciliation between you and Toyin?

We have reconciled. We don’t just want to bring it online. We have reconciled and everybody is at peace now. I do tell people. Yes, our fans love us, they don’t want to see us fight but, in our industry, we are like family.

People I have issues with and the issue is elongated is because we have not seen ourselves trust me, when we see ourselves, especially when we meet at an event we always settle that is how united we are. It’s only some of our fans who make it out of proportion.

So, I am begging our fans, we are family, you won’t know when we settle. At the end of the day you will keep guessing, so please always take it easy on us. The only things that still bother me was when I was going to have my baby and someone wish my enemy to die in labour, it really hurt me. Please our fans always take it easy on us, you won’t know when we will settle and you guys will be left in the dark. Always take it easy when we are having issues.

What about Nkechi Blessing are you close?

I have never been close with Nkechi Blessing. We are colleagues. We have never been close. I can count the number of times I have seen Nkechi Blessing. We are not close. We just have a working relationship.

Someone asked who is your best friend among your colleagues?

The only best friend I have is Seyi Edun. I am closer to her. I am closer to Mercy Aigbe. though I don’t know where she lives till date, but I love her. That is the kind of relationship I have. The only person that knows much about me is Seyi Edun.

Do you have any regrets in life?

I don’t really have many regrets. Instead, I re-evaluate, even with some experience that was supposed to be a regret for me but actually taught me more. I am a work in progress. I don’t regret anything.


  1. The questions though.

    Why are you not friends with this and that?

    This lady and seyi are no longer friends judging from her response. How can you say because you and your husband are bonding so well, your very close friend is no longer needed?

    1. Dont mind her,she is talking from two sides of her mouth.
      So since she and shai aren't close it's now wise of her to settle with toyin Abraham (TA).

    2. It shocked me too oo.
      The only live I've enjoyed was shade okoyas live with one lady like that.
      Very rich something

    3. Good for her and i care less

    4. gossips...u people just rant too much rubbish on this her answer shows they have not reconciled? how do you know? u wont analyse your life na person weyno dey talk to another u go dey analyse...mumus

  2. Thank God say man no be God.With friends like Simi, I'd rather have an enemy.

  3. The show of fake love on Instagram among these actresses is no annoying. Na them sabi.

  4. Why are the Nollyladies always backbiting, hollering,bickering, peppering and tampering eh?
    Always, slandering 🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️

  5. I honestly do not understand why folks in entertainment industry dislike eachother so much.

  6. Leave Toyin alone

  7. She reconciled with Toyin in order to spite Seyi,my thought though.. Toyin be wise.

  8. I use to have mad love for this lady,I even went to open an Instagram page just to be seeing her picture then she insulted Toyin,The love I have for her just died down.

    I love Toyin like that


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