Adeniyi Johnson Biography
Adeniyi Johnson is a Nigerian actor, model, MC, media consultant and a motivational speaker.
He came to the limelight after his role in African most popular Television Series Tinsel. He married Nigerian actress Toyin Aimakhu on july 8 2013. They separated in 2015 on the grounds of Infidelity.
Adeniyi is one of the cross-over actors who conveniently appear in both English and Yoruba movies which has made him a toast of many filmmakers and movie watchers alike.
Adeniyi Johnson Age
He was born on February 27, 1978.
Adeniyi Johnson Marriage and Career
In an interview with The Nation, Adeniyi Johnson had this to say about his marriage with Toyin Aimakhu and his career.
On getting Toyin Aimakhu to date him
Bros, no be small thing o. It wasn’t easy. Then, there was the difference in status. She was a celebrity while I was an up and coming (actor). But we became very good friends. We were so good that we hardly could not do without chatting a day on BBM. The feelings started developing for me, but you know, initially, you have to be very careful. One way or the other, things led to her deleting me off BBM at some point and adding me back. There is a whole lot of story to it.
On the challenges of his marriage
Secondly, 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.
On if marriage affected his career negatively
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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 if he feels intimidated by her 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.
On the controversy with their age difference
Toyin is one of the fortunate celebrities we have in Nigeria. She got known early, so people started mistaking stardom for her age. Most of our girls are just plump. They have acting age like they have football age. So when I came into the picture, her real age had to come out. She graduated in 2006.
She complained about how she kept getting bigger, so I asked her not to worry and that she can work on it as a lady. I became a friend. I was almost like a gym instructor, advising her on what to do.