Biography & Net Worth Of Iyabo Ojo

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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.

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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 BofebokoOlolufeEsan e.t.c. 

In 2015, she produced a movie titled SilenceSilence 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.

Personal Life

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.

Films

Iyabo is a screen goddess and have produced and starred in numerous movies, some of which include;

  • Satanic, 1998

  • Agogo Ide, 1998

  • Baba Darinjinwon, 2002

  • 36 Kiniun, 2003 

  • Inu Obinrin, 2005 

  • Oro Lanre Pesije, 2005

  • Pami Nku, 2006

  • Odun’baku, 2006

  • Olugbare, 2007

  • Egun, 2007

  • Taiwo Taiwo, 2008

  • Opin Aiye, 2008

  • Okanla, 2013

  • Silence, 2015

  • Beyond Disability, 2015

  • Awusa, 2016

  • Trust, 2016

  • Ore, 2016

  • Ipadabo, 2016

  • Twisted Twin, 2016

  • Kostrobu, 2017

  • 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

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Iyabo Ojo Net Worth

Iyabo is one of the most recognised in her genre she is worth $350,000.

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