Alice Iyabo Ojo is a Nigerian film actress, director, and producer. She has featured in over 150 films, and has produced more than 14 of her own.
Iyabo Ojo Biography
Alice Iyabo Ojo nee Ogunro was born on 21th, December, 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria. She hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State and was born into a family of five. Her mother is Olubunmi Fetuga and her father, Adekunle Ogunro. She attended the National College, Gbagada. Then, proceeded to Lagos State Polytechnic where she bagged a degree in Estate Management.
Iyabo Ojo Early Career
Iyabo was involved in drama right from childhood. In secondary school, she was a member of the drama group and continued until she officially joined the entertainment industry.
In 1998, Iyabo joined the movie industry and registered with the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) through a renowned actress, Bimbo Akintola. Same year, she made a debut in an English-language film, Satanic (1998). Then, in 2002 she debuted in the Yoruba-language film Baba Darijiwon (2002).
Subsequently, she started producing movies. She made her debut in movie production with Bolutife in 2004. She has produced other movies like Bofeboko, Ololufe, Esan e.t.c.
In 2015, she produced a movie titled Silence. Silence became a blockbuster and premiered in Silverbird Cinema, Ikeja, Lagos. It also won the Best of Nollywood award of the Year. In addition, Iyabo has worked with personalities like Joseph Benjamin, Mercy Aigbe, Odunlade Adekola, Femi Adebayo, Desmond Elliot, and other prominent actors.
She married Ojo in 1999 at age 21 and gave birth to two children. But, shortly after the birth of her second child, the marriage crashed in 2001.
Iyabo is a screen goddess and have produced and starred in numerous movies, some of which include;
Agogo Ide, 1998
Baba Darinjinwon, 2002
36 Kiniun, 2003
Inu Obinrin, 2005
Oro Lanre Pesije, 2005
Pami Nku, 2006
Taiwo Taiwo, 2008
Opin Aiye, 2008
Beyond Disability, 2015
Twisted Twin, 2016
Gone to America, 2017
Divorce not Allowed, 2018
Awards And Recognition
In 2014, her movie Silence won the Best Movie of the year award at the Best of Nollywood (BON). And in 2018, First Lady, Aisha Buhari recognised her alongside other thespians for their contribution to the development of the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Other personal awards include;
Best Crossover Actress, African Film Awards, UK, 2007
Excellent Performance on Stage, BOTRA Award, 2011
Best Feature Film, Abuja International Film Festival, 2011
Award of Excellence and Recognition, Deluxe Magazine, 2011
Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best of Nollywood Awards, 2012
Best Actress of the Year, CAMA Awards, 2013
Woman of the Year, Africa Mouthpiece, 2015
Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba), City People Movie Award, 2015
Iyabo Ojo Net Worth
Iyabo is one of the most recognised in her genre she is worth $350,000.