I stopped being Toyin Abraham’s friend after she slapped me –Wumi Toriola reveals why relationship went south
Actress Wumi Toriola was in the eye of the storm recently when she uploaded a video online in which she attacked Toyin Abraham for saying that getting married and buying a car were not achievements. Recall that Toriola had recently got married and bought a car. However, she has since apologised to Abraham.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, Toriola revealed what initially led to a thaw in their once cosy relationship. She said, “After we shot Alakada Reloaded, we were in a hotel room and she slapped me. I was very angry and I would have hit her back if not that I loved her. After she slapped me, I walked out and went to another room. The following day, I expected her to apologise to me but she just told me to bring her belongings in my car. She was not apologetic at all.
“Before I got home that day, she had also told other people that she slapped me and I was upset that she was even proud of what she did to me. Because of that, I made a video on Instagram and I told her never to repeat such act; I just wanted her to feel sorry about her action. She then called some elders in the industry and those ones prevailed on me to bury the hatchet. So, I deleted the post online.”
Maintaining that she wasn’t taking sides with either Toyin or Mercy, Toriola said, “I wasn’t trying to take sides; both Mercy and Toyin are colleagues. I used to be close to Toyin but not anymore. Concerning my post, most of our followers are the ones who cause issues. Someone said marriage is not an achievement and it got on my wrong side. We come to life to have families and build a home to make them happy; I feel those are the priorities of life.
“So, I reacted to the fact that someone was trying to cheapen my efforts. That was what I reacted to but people thought I was taking sides with Mercy. The whole thing started when I congratulated Mercy on her new house. I feel there is too much hate and jealousy in our industry. The only thing I did wrong was allowing my emotions get the better of me. Sometimes, we forget out status in the society but that has been corrected. I have apologised for using derogatory words on Toyin and she accepted my apology. I feel from there, we can move on. I also urge our fans to take it easy on us.”