Recently, Nollywood actress Toyin Abraham revealed the beginning of her new project, to mixed reviews.
Toyin used Instagram to announce the opening of her kid-focused YouTube channel, which is only for children to enjoy and learn from.
Unfortunately, a lot of people didn’t like her new initiative because of how similar it is to Funke Akindele’s kids show.
Funke Akindele supported her husband JJC Skillz on his kids’ program before they officially separated.
JJC Skillz has a kids’ educational channel where he informs and amuses them about the various languages in Nigeria.
Children can easily learn children’s songs and nursery rhymes in English and your native tongue using Sokidz, the name of his initiative.
Many criticized Toyin Abraham for following in the footsteps of Funke Akindele after noticing the similarities between JJC Skillz’s children’s program and her new endeavor.
Toyin penned, “Hello fam! I am delighted to present to you my new YouTube channel created for our beautiful children to learn while having fun. It is called “TOYIN ABRAHAM Kiddies” where you will find all contents for our kids”.
Some of her fans criticized her for copying Funke Akindele in the comment area.
akanmu_adedamola: Why does this feel like a Funke Akindele initiative???
tolu_leke: You Sha dey chase Funke Akindele. You’re always doing everything she does.
9jaHotVibes checked her comment area again and saw that Toyin Abraham appeared to have erased any critical comments.
Actors Funke Akindele and Toyin Abraham have consistently avoided one other on social media for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, premieres, and other occasions, leading to rumors that the two are not friends since 2020.
The talented actresses with whom things haven’t been good started out in the Yoruba film business and have recently established themselves on the big screen. There is a clear rivalry amongst them over who is the greatest, and they are debatably tough when it comes to following movie screenplays to the letter.
A blogger claimed that Funke Akindele had threatened to end her relationship with a well-known stylist if she ever attempted to style Toyin Abraham and had repeatedly spit on the actor in front of other Nollywood celebrities.
On September 10, 2021, Toyin Abraham released The Ghost and The Tout, the sequel to her one film. Interestingly, Funke Akindele, who had completely ignored Toyin’s movie poster, had also set September 10 for the release of Omo Ghetto the Saga on Netflix. This caused a rift among their fans.
When Iyabo Ojo claimed that Funke Akindele had hired a well-known critic to disparage Toyin Abraham’s film, the rivalry gained momentum.