Nigerian actress Toyin Abraham has explained why she had to change her name from Aimakhu to Abraham.
The Yoruba movie actress in an interview with The Will Downtown opened up about the changes that have come to her life, and how all of these changes started right from the time when she decided to change her name from Aimakhu to Abraham.
According to her, a pastor instructed she changed her surname and ever since she did her life started to change for good.
Here’s what she said:
My dad’s family name is Aimakhu, short for Aimakhume, which means ‘you are just chasing me for nothing.’ People told us to change it a very long time ago, but I didn’t listen because I had started acting with it.
All my sisters were married then, so they had already changed it to their husbands’ last names. The only son we have in our family changed his name to David Abraham.
One day, a vision came; a pastor from CAC (Christ Apostolic Church) told my mum to tell me to change the name. The pastor said the name is not good as it will make people beef with me for no reason. And that was something that used to happen a lot. My life changed.