Instagram beauty sensation, Raheem Abike Halimah known as Papaya is one of the few successful people who have made a brand out of their names by their activities on Instagram. On her interesting Instagram account @papaya_ex where she is followed by over 600 thousand followers, beautiful pictures and exotic destinations dotted the page. And boldly written on the page is an alias “Abike Arab Money” which has caught on like wildfire with many impersonating her and creating clone pages.
“There’s only one “Abike Arab Money” and you can easily identify her by the number of followers she has on Instagram. I understand many Instagram accounts have sprung up imitating my page. The way to know a fake page is to compare their number of followers with the real one. There are many pages that have cloned my page and even posted my pictures to defraud or deceive the public. So beware of scammers and fraudsters out there,” she advised.
The curvy and beautiful Oyo State indigene affirmed her claim to the moniker “Abike Arab Money” by going down memory lane and how she got the name.
“It all started in Dubai when I paid for my sister’s bill and she was trying to hail me with the big woman hype. Because we were in an Arab country she shouted and hailed me, adding the nickname ‘Arab Money Opor’. From there I decided to put it out to the public because I thought it was quite catchy, then people picked it up and started calling me that, and it has stuck ever since,” she narrated.
Papaya Ex “Abike Arab Money” has made a name for herself as a multi-talented, multifaceted and multi-dimensional entertainer with an array of portfolios. She’s a brand influencer, an actress, beauty therapist, fashion model and more.
She has worked with consumer brands, fashion designers, photographers, and artists to advertise a wide array of products. The entertainment space has become a space she has built a solid place. Little wonder many mischievous pretenders want to ride on her brand for prosperity.
“I didn’t plan to go into entertainment actually, I just started by posting pictures like a random pretty girl then along the line, people fell in love with my content, little by little, I found myself in the industry” she added.
Papaya Ex has multiple personalities when it comes to her career world. Among many other things, she is also an actor. She started her acting career in 2019 doing mostly short films and skits and shot into the limelight in 2020, when she starred in a short movie titled “Two Way Street”.
She creates content, influences brands and she is also a beauty expert who gets a big kick from making people beautiful.
“I think one of my biggest challenges as an actor is letting go, letting go of needing to be perfect, letting go of emotional status; because honestly, being an actor can burn you out then letting go of not being hard on one’s self,” she said.
She started her acting career in 2019 doing mostly short films and skits and shot into the limelight in 2020, when she starred in a short movie titled “Two Way Street”.