Popular Yoruba actress Toyin Aimakhu and her husband Adeniyi Johnson recently kissed and made up after marriage problems. Her husband discusses the pros and cons of being married to a successful actress.
Over the weekend the rumours of Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu's marriage having fallen apart heightened.
However, the couple’s statement, on Monday January 26, 2015 , suggested that after meeting with their parents have reconciled and are back together.
Tinsel actor, Adeniyi Johnson in an interview with The Nation on January 24, 2015 opened up about how being married to popular actress and wife Toyin has affected his own acting career.
Johnson who is currently on the set of the TV series, Tales of Eve has been acting for about seven years and met his wife when he ventured into acting Yoruba movies.
How being married to Toyin has influenced his career:
"After my marriage, it became challenging for me in my career. A lot more was expected of me because everybody knows my wife is a fantastic actress. They expected me to match up with her standards so I had to step up my game. Also, in a whole lot of programmes I was doing, they (producers) started running away from me saying, Oko Toyin Aimakhu (Toyin Aimakhu’s husband); how will we pay him? But now, I have been able to strike the balance. We are moving on. It’s been smooth".
Positive effect of being married to a popular actress:
"I have to be candid, it has been positive. It is like a journey. You know where you are going and you envisage that you will get there in about five years but getting married to someone helped you arrive a couple of years early. It has affected me positively, I must confess. I thank God I married the woman I married"
On being intimidated by Toyins status:
"I have always been her fan, even before I got married to her. She knows. When people talk about her and how good she is, I kept telling them she is interpreting her role well and that they should leave that to the husband. I never knew I would be the husband. I never knew I was going to marry her. I kept defending her"
"So when the opportunity came for us to become friends, I saw the part of Toyin when she is off camera. I have never been intimidated by her. I have always been the one campaigning for people to vote for her. I want her to win as much awards as possible".
"My brother, there is no joy in meeting a woman who is driving an SUV and then she meets you and starts driving a very small car. It is not a thing of joy. I would rather she goes from there to flying and then keep soaring high. It motivates me to move too. I am her number one fan. Even when I see some of her movies that she is not happy with, I tell her she is the best"
During the interview, Adeniyi gave Kudos to actress Funke Akindele who adopted him and helped him at the beginning of his acting career, which sort of dispels rumours that Toyin Aimakhu and Funke Akindele don't see eye to eye.