Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu, who just floated a film academy, has announced that the school will be opened officially in two weeks time. Located at D’Rovans/Wallan Hotel, Ring Road Ibadan, Oyo state, the school, according to the talented actress, is an attempt to give back to the society.
‘Many people have been calling me that they want to be like me and I feel the only way for them to be like me is to get a good training. So, I decided to set up a school where they can get trained. I have been thinking of how to give back to the society and I realized that this is an avenue to do so’, she told NET.
On why she chose to set up the school in Ibadan, she said,
‘Many people don’t know I’m an Ibadan girl. Though I am a native of Edo state, I was brought up Ibadan. Initially, I was considering setting up the school in Lagos, but the cost of land there is outrageous. ‘Where we are using now is not really ours, we have a big site that we are building and it will be completed next year. We decided to start the school this year because the pressure on us to kick off is very high.’ Named Toyin Aimakhu Films Academy, the school will also house Toyin’s corporate office.
With the development, the ‘Alakada’ actress has joined the likes of Muyiwa Ademola and Femi Adebayo, who owns film schools in the ancient city of Ibadan.