“Thank you for not being a competitor in December” – Toyin Abraham honors Mercy Aigbe and Funke Akindele in a new post

Toyin Abraham, a renowned Nollywood actress and film producer, recently shared heartfelt messages on her social media platforms dedicated to her colleagues, Mercy Aigbe and Funke Akindele.

Taking to her Instagram page, the beautiful mother of one celebrated Mercy Aigbe over her remarkable success in the history of Nollywood so far.
Toyin Abraham, known for her explicit roles, commended Mercy on her blockbuster movie ‘Ada Omo Daddy’, which was released in December and grossed over 300 million in cinema.

Tagging Mercy as Bonafide star, she expressed her admiration on how Mercy takes care of her children; Michelle and Juwon.
Toyin went ahead to shower praises on Funke Akindele as she congratulated her on her remarkable success on movie, ‘A tribe called Judah’, which ranked the highest grossing movie in 2023.

According to the movie star, Funke Akindele stands as legend like Fathia Williams and her mentor, Bukky Wright.
She wrote, “If you guys knew the fierce competition to be number one in those days in the Yoruba industry (I don’t know if that still exists though). The fierce competition created camps, enmity, and many professional gossips. The number one cause of fights in the industry then was ‘he said, she said’ before the social media era.”

Dear Nollywood people, let me chip this in, stop tearing the industry down with your gossips. You have caused lots of damage with ‘he-said, she-said’. Let me go back to my story. In those days of the Yoruba film industry,”.
@funkejenifaakindele was like number one after the likes of Aunty Bukky and Aunty Faithia. I was the next in line. The competition was much and with many gossips in between, we became competitors and persona non grata. She moved on to the English industry, I became number one before moving on too (A word of advice to young actors of today, no one will be number one forever. It doesn’t mean you fall down the pecking order, it might just be that you move on to bigger things. E rora tele bashubashu. You don’t own the industry, the industry is bigger than you).”
“In the English industry, Aunty Funke and I continued the rivalry sort of. It pitted our fans against each other. We are two competitive Virgo women, we love to win and sometimes in that process, we splash dirt and mud. But with time, age, and more wisdom, I have realized we can compete without being negatively competitive. Aunty Funke, I celebrate you for showing us what is possible. You are a winner.”
“You sold over 1B, you made it possible for other women to dream. You ran us street with that 1B o, this year, many of us will move to 1B and we pray God makes you bigger. Thank you for making great movies and selling them like your life depends on it. You taught other women to hustle harder. I had set records in box office records, Aunty came and beat them, today I am happy because she has challenged me to set higher goals
.”

Sis, let’s compliment each other even in competition at the box office, I owe you one post in December (only 1 o, I need to sell market…Lol). I pray that God will make all your dreams come true. I admire you and wish you all the best.”

She furthered, “@realmercyaigbe 7 I celebrate the woman that you are becoming. You came to the boxoffice in December as a first timer, and you proved your mettle. You gave it your all. You have contributed to the story of strong women in Nollywood.
You made many women proud. Thank you for writing a better story for womanhood when the world is busy writing a different narrative about women. You are a bonafide star. If you come to cinema in December, I owe you one post (Lol, you know I need to sell market o). Thank you for not making the competition in December negative. May God bless you more. BTW, you are doing a wonderful job on Michelle and Juwon. And may God keep you and your family. With Love. T!
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Fans and followers gushed over Toyin’s messages to Mercy as they flooded comment with their thoughts. Some reactions are shown below:
twinz.bite said, “She deserves everything good and more ❤️ 🙌 Mentor”.

mayor_phelix said, “Your head dey there, this is what I love to see👏👏👏👏👏👏. The moment we all realize that the sky is big enough to accommodate all birds, the better; it’s those birds who refused to fly that lose out. We need to create an atmosphere where everyone is a winner❤️❤️❤️❤️. Keep it up, dearie🙌🙌🙌🙌”.
realmercyaigbe said, “Awww my love, thanks 😂 it was so fun at the cinemas with you! Anytime i relieve the memory i laugh 😂😂 it was a beautiful experience, me selling Malaika you selling Adaomodaddy to fans who ask for the respective movies 😁😂😂 … you saying sis, e wo , e sun e je kin taja, me saying Toyin wo customer e niyen ba ya photo 😂 … Such an EXPERIENCE! I can’t wait! Thanks for making sisterhood what it is! We all are all Queens and Winners…. December loading 😂 You know i gat you always 😍😍😍”.
moyosoreoluwae said, “This is really cute and I love the sismance 👏 waiting to see the second person😂😂💃💃”.

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