The Elevator Baby movie is centred around Dare William (Timini Egbuson), who happens to be a privileged young man with a temper, who had an encounter with Abigail Kuforiji (Toyin Abraham), a pregnant woman with a hidden secret.
Both characters get stuck in a faulty elevator, where Abigail is forced into emergency labour, leaving Dare William with no choice but to deliver the baby himself.
The producer Niyi Akinmolayan shared a sweet story surrounding this. He says:
This woman @toyin_abraham is one of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life. We knew we wanted her for the #elevatorbaby role but I wasn’t even sure she would be available and be willing to work with a new young director. But I liked her previous stuff so I reached out and shared the idea. Now This was the fun part. She called me immediately and said…uncle Niyi…who told you. I said who told me what…she said don’t lie who told you. I thought maybe I had messed things up. And started apologizing. Next she said…wait…so you don’t know I’m actually about 7 months pregnant. I was silent for a while. Didn’t know what to say. Eventually i said..wow…oh wow. This could go either ways. We can go with the flow or she can totally turn us down. I didn’t know what to say. Next thing she said was. “This is how the Lord works I will do it”. I was both scared and excited so I promised we would keep it a big secret and only post the teaser after she had announced her baby. We got a nurse and a standby vehicle on set throughout and her husband @kolawoleajeyemi was so fantastic in helping her during the film (great guy). Toyin was such a delight to work with. She gave everything to make the pregnant character work. And when I mean everything I mean slams, falls and all. We were the ones worried even @_timini was concerned. She on the other hand was just having fun. Strong woman. She’s definitely on my top list of actors to always work with. Congratulations once again Toyin from the Elevatorbaby crew. Our baby is finally here.