Toyin Haastrup is a Nollywood movie actress who has appeared in films such as Booda Ode, Oju-Aje, Owo-Ajo, and many others. The actress is also a producer and entertainment consultant.
According to Toyin’s Instagram bio, she is an international award-winning actress, radio and TV presenter, producer, model, filmmaker, promoter, and entertainment consultant.
She is also the CEO of Beth TV. Here is all you need to know about her.
- Full name: Haastrup Oluwatoyin
- Birthday: April 21st
- State of origin: Osun State
- Years active: May 2006-date
Toyin Haastrup biography
While there is not so much known information about Toyin, her LinkedIn profile reveals that she was born on April 21st.
Toyin’s initial plan was to study Theatre Arts, but when she did not get admission to her institution of choice, she settled for Mass Communication in another institution.
She attended Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, and graduated from the institution in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication/Media Studies.
While at Olabisi Onabanjo University, the actress was a member of the Insight Club.
As a child, Haastrup always wanted to act, and she has never looked back ever since an aunty introduced her to it.
She chose acting as a profession because of her conviction that it is where her career lies. To her, acting is her life.
What year did Toyin Haastrup join Yoruba movie industry?
According to her LinkedIn profile, she joined the industry in May 2006.
Toyin Haastrup movies
Her first movie was a dance drama by Dejo Tunfulu titled Booda Ode. The actress got an accolade for her performance in the movie.
The role also earned her other jobs like Oju-Aje, Owo-Ajo, Dadubule, Oladunjoye, Enu O Se, Oju Oro, Osumare, and others.
The actress is also the CEO of Beth TV, an indigenous movie streaming and online blog that prides itself on delivering quality to its audience.
If you would like to watch movies produced by Toyin Haastrup, you should subscribe to her YouTube channel. One such movie is Stripper.
Other interesting facts about Toyin Haastrup
Here are other interesting facts about the actress revealed during her interview with Tunde Ayanda:
1. Why did she join the Yoruba movie sector and not the English sector?
The actress revealed,
I prefer the English movies, but when I started I think they had some crises where some of them were banned and before the ban could be lifted, I’ve featured in some Yoruba flicks, but i’m working on that and If I get the opportunity, I can act in Igbo movies.
2. How does she ward off advances from men and the ‘script for hand, back for ground producers’?
There is nothing like that anymore in the industry, you get roles by merit and not by sleeping with anybody. As for warding off advances, I relate well with everybody and take my stand on what I want and not what you want me to do.
3. Are there some roles that she cannot play in a movie?
As stated by the actress,
I’m a professional in my field and I can translate any role given to me, the reason we don’t always go deep is based on our culture, but on the set I can act any role and it’s only nude scenes that I’m objected to.
Toyin Haastrup is an up-and-coming Nigerian actress showing great promise. She is definitely destined to go places.
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