Yoruba actress Toyin Aimakhu is now engaged to Tinsel actor Adeniyi Johnson. Niyi proposed to Toyin yesterday (December 31st, 2012). The couple met on the set of a movie location early this year and have been inseparable since then. The actress couldn’t hide her excitement on Twitter
Yaaaay oh my GOD best gift ever..2013 is sweet already.yaaaaaay
— ToyinAimakhu (@aimakhutoyin) December 31, 2012
According to Toyin, when they met, Niyi wanted to talk to her but she was not interested because was a junior colleague. In her own words,
Fortunately, Funke Akindele called me for a job, “Oro Omo“. On getting to the set, he played my boyfriend. I would not lie, I liked him. When I saw him on set he came to me and said he is playing my boyfriend, I did not sound excited about it. I kept my cool. I asked him to walk me to my car, he was talking to me and I knew he liked me, he took pictures with me. On set we were supposed to kiss, he had opened his mouth but I did not indulge him.
When they stole my car, it gave everybody a reason to talk with me. He started talking to me and I was impressed by his intelligence. I told him I had seen him in Tinsel and he does a lot of soaps. His command of English is beautiful and that attracted me more to him. I saw a book with him and I loved it because I also love reading books. When he told me he likes me and wanted to date me I asked if he was on cheap drugs. He just sent me a text, ‘I did my findings and I am three years older than you, I know you don’t date for money and you don’t do married men. I love you’. I was like who is this and I disregarded the text.
We later became friends and on my birthday, we were the only ones in the sitting room, people were outside. He told me he wanted to use the toilet so I had to take him, as we were going; he just dragged me to himself and kissed me. I could not resist him. He confessed to me that he liked my movies.
On December 31 2012, we were coming from Moji Olaiya’s movie location. He told me to allow them take the car away, giving several excuses. He told us to take a ferry, and on the ferry he proposed.That was the sweetest thing that could ever happen to a woman. He asked and I said YES. I told him that he should have told me so I would have hired people to shout “Yes” on my behalf. We came back and there was a cab waiting for us.
The couple have been trailed with allegations that Toyin used love charm (a.k.a. juju/jazz) on Niyi. However, Gist Us cannot verify if this is correct. The alleged reports state that she was led to do this after her relationship with ex-boyfriend, Kunle Fatai Soyombo went sour; he allegedly dumped her for his pregnant girlfriend. When asked how Niyi makes her feel, Toyin said;
When you ask me about Niyi I feel like flying. I love him, he is my joy, and my friends make jest of me a lot with him. If I want to eat I call him; if he wants to do anything he calls me. We talk all the time.
We wish them all the very best. Big congrats to them.