Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, has accused Nigerian actors of being promiscuous, saying she has never seen a faithful actor in the country before.
Yul Edochie raised the issue of Nigerian actors and actresses being faithful to their partners after revealing he’s married to his colleague Judy Austin after making her his side chick for months and welcoming a child with her.
Iyabo, speaking on the issue of actors and actresses being faithful to their partners, said she hasn’t seen a faithful actor in Nigeria before as it’s very hard for these actors to hold themselves and be faithful to their partners.
According to her, anyone married to an actor should buy a shock absorber because cheating is normal among Nigerian actors and it will be very hard to see a faithful one but as for her, she has never seen a faithful actor in Nigeria.
This issue of Yul and Judy cheating on his wife and finally making her his second wife has made us realize that indeed it’s hard to find a faithful actor in Nigeria because we all felt he was very responsible and respected his wife but that wasn’t the case.
What you need to know about Iyabo Ojo
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.
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 is also able to network with other people.
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. Her 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, Iyabo 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.