Me, Intimacy & Toyin Aimahku’s Hubby— Actress Seyi Edun Speaks

Seyi Edun
Seyi Edun made
headlines when she produced and acted in her debut movie, ‘Eja Nla.’ Quite
popular among Nollywood Yoruba actors, who refer to her as kind-hearted, she
celebrated her birthday on June 4. She also seized the occasion to clarify
issues bordering on her affair with Toyin Aimahku’s estranged hubby, Niyi
Johnson. The young man has been romantically linked with many ladies since his
marriage to the screen diva collapsed.
But the rumour on his
affair with Seyi Edun stood out especially when pictures of them hugging each
other surfaced online. In an exclusive chat with Saturday Beats, the
talented actress said she was not in a relationship with Niyi.
She said, “There
is no iota of truth in the rumour that I am dating Niyi Johnson. We used to be
very close and we have done some jobs together. He featured in my last movie;
we have a working relationship. There is no love affair between us.
“I don’t know
where the rumour emanated from. We travelled together to Dubai but we were not
alone. We were about six actors that embarked on that trip.  Another
member of the group travelled with us and Niyi was the director of the person’s
movie while I directed another movie.
Edun and Adeniyi

“We were just
playing on set and we asked the question if a woman could propose to a man. I
was planning to do a similar story around that topic, so we took a picture of
him proposing to me to see people’s reaction and just to sample people’s
opinion. That was what brought about the proposal picture. We took another
picture together just to clear the air. Whenever we shoot in Lagos, we are
always together because we are very close. There is no love affair between us.”
Seyi Edun

Admitting that she
is in a relationship with another man, who probably loves his privacy, Seyi
explained: “My man understands me and the kind of job I do; I manage my
relationship well. I cook for him. My boyfriend is not in the entertainment
industry.  My man knows me so he does not
feel bad when he reads such, besides he knows Niyi. We laugh together whenever
he sees such stories and we have been in a relationship for a very long time.
He is used to things like that. Most times I am always with him and we just
laugh about it.”
But before then,
the pretty actress opened up in an interview with Vanguard that she was an
advocate of pre-marital sex. Seyi told Saturday Beats that she was
misquoted and would never advise anyone to engage in premarital sex.
“I was misquoted
when a newspaper said that I advocated for premarital sex. What I said was that
personally, there is nothing wrong with premarital sex but I am not saying that
people should go about having premarital sex. I am not advising people, I said
it was a personal thing. I said that personally, as an adult, you should be
able to make your choices. I never encouraged it.  I did not want people
to see me as a lady that would always opt for sex before marriage, that is not
who I am,” she said.