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Nigerian Celebrity Profile: Iyabo Ojo

Know more about Iyabo Ojo, Nigerian movie star…

 

Synopsis:

Alice Iyabo Ojo, a famous Nollywood actress, producer and filmmaker was born to the Ogunro family at Obanikoro, Lagos State on December 21, 1977. The only girl and last born of 3 children, Iyabo Ojo hails from Itoko, Abeokuta in Ogun State. In 1998, she met Bimbo Akintola, a renowned Nigerian actress who helped her join the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN). Her first ever role in a movie was in the movie titled Satanic; it was directed by Mr. Matayas. After taking a break from acing after her marriage, she later joined the Association of Nigeria Theatre Practitioners (ANTP) in 2001. Iyabo has featured in over 150 movies and has produced 14 others. Her versatility in the field of acting has always given her edge to be starred in several movies of both Yoruba and English genres. She has won many awards locally and internationally.

 

Education: Iyabo Ojo attended Grace Children Nursery and Primary School and National College both in Gbagada. After this, she proceeded to Lagos State Polytechnic where she studied Estate Management.

 

Popular Roles: Her prominent roles in most movies include a student-turned prostitute, cheated lovergirl.

Breakout Movie including year released: Agogo Ide (1998)

 

Popular Movies Including year released:

  • Odun Baku (2006)
  • Opin Aiye (2008)
  • Olugbare (2007)
  • Beyond Disability (2015)
  • Agogo Ide (1998)

Recent Movies Including year released:

  • Black Val (2016)
  • Silence (2015)
  • Victims (2015)
  • Beyond Disability (2015)

Awards:

  • (Woman of the Year) 2015 Mouthpiece International
  • (Best Yoruba Actress) 2015 City People Entertainment Awards
  • (Best Actress in a Supporting Role) 2012 BON Awards
  • (Best Actress of Year) 2013 Classic African Merit Awards
  • (Best Crossover Actress) 2007 Africa Films Awards UK

Controversies

Iyabo Ojo too has been caught in a controversial behaviour. It was in 2013 during the wedding ceremony of another popular actress Toyin Aimakhu. It was gathered that Iyabo and Faithia Balogun, her colleague, were seen throwing jabs at each other, nearly tearing each other apart. To know that this shameful incident was caused by a trivial issue is incredible. It was said that Faithia Balogun insisted that Iyabo should desist from calling her by her actual name when addressing her. But rather than heed to that advice, Iyabo went ahead addressing Faithia by her real name without fixing it with ‘Aunty’ as is common among the Yorubas as a sign of respect. This story trended on social media for a long while with several insults hurled at the two movie stars for being shameless.

 

Social Profiles

  • Iyabo Ojo’s Facebook: Iyabo Ojo
  • Iyabo Ojo’s Twitter: @iysexxy
  • Iyabo Ojo’s Youtube:
  • Iyabo Ojo’s Instagram: @iyaboojofespris
  • Iyabo Ojo’s Snapchat:

Website

www.iyaboojo.com

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