Iyabo Ojo is a Nigerian film actress, director, and producer. She was born Alice Iyabo Ogunro. As a producer, she has over 14 films to her credit as well as having featured in over 150 others as an actress. She attended the National College, Gbagbada, in Lagos and later joined Estate Management at Lagos State Polytechnic for her studies.
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Having been involved in a drama group at secondary school, she commenced her acting career in 1998. Describing her start, she has said: “So after I had come of age, I went to Bimbo Akintola, after watching one of her movies…and told her that I wanted to be an actress and she did help me. Through her guidance, I registered with the Actors Guild of
Nigeria (AGN) and afterwards she took me around, introducing me to a lot of the people she knew in the industry.”
Her first role was in 1998’s Satanic, an English-language film. In 2002, she made her Yoruba-language debut with Baba Darijinwon. In 2004, Ojo started producing her own films, her first production being Bolutife, after which she made Bofeboko, Ololufe, Esan and Okunkun Biribiri. 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.
She was born on 21 December 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria. She is 40 years old as of 2018.
Marrying a Lagos-based movie marketer in 1999, when she was 21, Iyabo took a break from pursuing her acting career when she learnt of her pregnancy. She is now divorced from her former husband, Ojo with whom she has two grown children. She has attributed the breakup of her first marriage to getting married too young and has also spoken of her intention to stop using her former husband’s surname, Ojo.
The actress has a man she loves now and is not willing to divulge the name of her boyfriend. They are not planning to get married any time soon. He is the second most important thing in her life after the kids. She feels comfortable and receives great support from her boyfriend.
She gave birth to a son by the name Festus and then a daughter called Priscilla in 1999 and 2001 respectively. She is now divorced from their father.
She has featured in more than 150 films, as well as producing over 14 of her own.
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