Extraordinary Woman – This Is All You Need To Know About Nollywood Actress Iyabo Ojo
AfrobeatsglobalTv bring to you another episode of our favorite weekly show dubbed Extraordinary Woman.
This week, we will be bringing to you Iyabo Ojo as our Extraordinary woman of this week.
Iyabo Ojo was born as Alice Iyabo Ogunro on 21 December 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria, although her father was from Abeokuta, Ogun State. She was the youngest of three children, having two older brothers. She went to school in Lagos at National College, Gbagbada, before proceeding to study Estate Management at Lagos State Polytechnic.
As an actor, she has featured in more than 150 films and produced more than 14 movies on her own. Having been involved in a drama group at secondary school, Iyabo Ojo commenced her acting career in 1998. She registered with the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) through the help of Bimbo Akintola, she was also able to network to other people.
Iyabo Ojo has scripted and featured in several Nigerian films. Her first role was in 1998’s Satanic, an English-language film. In 2002, she made her Yoruba-language debut with Baba Darijinwon. In January 2015, her film Silence, which features Joseph Benjamin Alex Usifo, Fathia Balogun, and Doris Simeon, premiered at the Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja, in Lagos.
In 2004, Ojo started producing her own films. Ojo’s first production was Bolutife, after which she made Bofeboko, Ololufe, Esan and Okunkun Biribiri. She also divorced her husband before her fame started.
Marrying a Lagos-based movie marketer in 1999, when she was 21, she took a break from pursuing her career. She gave birth to a son and then a daughter (born in 1999 and 2001 respectively), namely Felix Ojo and Priscilla Ajoke Ojo, but is now divorced from their father. She has attributed the breakup of her first marriage to marrying too young. She has spoken of her intention to stop using her former husband’s surname, Ojo.
On 31 August 2020, she celebrated her mother’s birthday with beautiful photo shoot which she displayed them on social media.
She recently acquired a mansion in Lekki.
We say congratulations to her as we celebrate her as our Extraordinary Woman of the week.
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