Beautiful and multi talented Nollywood actress, Toyin Ajeyemi Abraham, disclosed she was hospitalized due to panic attacks resulting from the illegal circulation of her new movie, Malaika. The high-budget movie was exclusively released to the cinema on December 15, 2023.
Abraham, who recounted how she stumbled on the movie on a social media platform, said she almost ran mad after she saw it.
Speaking to journalists at the Federal Investigation Department of the Nigeria Police Force in Alagbon, Ikoyi, on Wednesday where some individuals arrested in connection with the illegal distribution of the movie were paraded, the actress lamented about shooting a movie close to N500m and seeing it leaked to the public.
She said, “If you look at me, you will know that I am actually not okay. I had to come from the hospital. I have been having panic attacks. It is not easy shooting a movie close to N500m and you just see it out there.
“I saw my movie and another movie and I was like, am I dreaming? And they said, ‘No, you are not dreaming’. And the next thing, they put it on Telegram, telling people they are going to upload it by 12pm. I opened the link and I saw Malaika, I wanted to run mad, it was like my whole world was coming to an end in front of me.
“You know as a woman, I was crying and my manager said, ‘Don’t worry’, and he started making calls to my godparents, my husband and the Filmone team. So we started calling tech guys and how to get to Google. They had to call Telegram. So the next thing, they started breaking the links. Google started to send emails telling us that they had broken the links.”