Recently, we shared a story about how top actor Yomi Fabiyi declared that he had forgiven actress Toyin Abraham for her role in condemning and accusing him of harassing a particular lady. To this effect, the Nollywood star wrote a long note that directly addressed the screen diva and other people.
In a recent interview with Punch, Yomi Fabiyi revealed why he eventually decided to forgive Toyin Abraham despite the fact that he was deeply hurt by her actions.
According to him, he was seeking peace of mind, and to obtain it, he would have to let go of old grudges and pain. Apart from that, the actor revealed that not forgiving Toyin and others hampered his progress all this while.
Yomi said that the thoughts of what they did to him lingered on in his mind and distracted him continuously, thus, limiting him and the expression of his talent.
It was for this reason that the actor decided to let bygone be bygone. Once more, Yomi used the avenue of the interview to reinstate the fact that he had unreservedly forgiven the actress and did not hold any grudge towards her.
Read his words below:
“I have decided to forgive and let go and I would not want to scratch old wounds. If I start going into details as to what transpired between Toyin Abraham and me, it would mean that I want to scratch the old wounds. I have forgiven her and the apology is secondary but what I am offering is forgiveness and peace. I am doing that for myself and what I represent, which is peace and tranquility.
“It is not about Toyin accepting my apology and I leave everybody to their conscience. As for me, my conscience is my police and I believe in the court of conscience; I judge myself based on my conscience. I have done what I think is right and I have traded my sorrows, my pain and my loss by forgiving (her).
“I forgive the lady that tried to tarnish my image by saying I harassed her; I also forgive Instablog because I was supposed to continue the court case on January 19, but I just feel that I have a bigger task ahead of me because these are the only things distracting me and it is trying to block my talent and progress.
“It is good to fight for justice and when you get it, you would be at peace but when you forgive, you would be at peace with yourself and gain so many things. Peace is something that we all need all over the world.
“I have been through a lot of setbacks due to betrayal, I would not want to go into the details but I forgive every one that was involved in it. I just want to let it go, I do not want to feel any pain again. I don’t want the thoughts coming into my mind again and that is why I want to forgive; this makes everything heal faster. If you forgive, it is very fulfilling.”
Toyin, on the other hand, do not seem to want anything to do with actors especially when it comes to the issue of relationships. She revealed this in a statement she made to the press.