Iyabo Ojo is a well-known Nigerian actress, director, and producer who has made a significant impact in the Nigerian film industry. She began her acting career in 1998 after being involved in a drama group during her secondary school days. Her talent and dedication to the craft quickly saw her rise to prominence in the industry, and she has scripted and featured in several English and Yoruba language films.
Ojo’s acting career spans over two decades, during which she has featured in more than 150 films, produced over 14 of her own, and directed several others. Her debut film role was in the English-language film “Satanic” in 1998, and she made her Yoruba-language debut in “Baba Darijinwon” in 2002. She has since become a force to be reckoned with in the industry, earning numerous accolades and recognition for her exceptional talent and contribution to the industry.
In addition to acting, Ojo is also an accomplished film producer and director. In 2004, she ventured into film production, producing her first film “Bolutife.” She has since gone on to produce several other films, including “Bofeboko,” “Ololufe,” “Esan,” and “Okunkun Biribiri,” among others. Ojo’s production company, Fespris World, has become a well-respected name in the Nigerian film industry.
Despite her success in the industry, Ojo’s personal life has not been without its challenges. She is divorced from the father of her two children, and she has disclosed her intention to stop using her former husband’s surname, Ojo. She attributed the breakup of her first marriage to getting married too early, reportedly tying the knot at the age of 21.
In recent years, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Ojo’s skin complexion, with reports suggesting that she has bleached her skin. The actress has become significantly lighter in shade, leading to questions about the impact of skin bleaching in society. While skin bleaching is a personal choice, it has been linked to several health issues, including skin cancer, kidney failure, and liver damage.
Despite the controversies surrounding her personal life and skin complexion, Iyabo Ojo remains a respected figure in the Nigerian film industry. Her talent, dedication, and contribution to the industry have made her a role model for aspiring actors and filmmakers in Nigeria and beyond.