Iyabo Ojo Biography: Top 5 Things You Should Know
Name : Alice Iyabo Ojo biography
Date of Birth / Age : December 21, 1977
Place of Birth / State of Origin : Lagos, Nigeria
Country : Nigeria
Occupation : Actress, director and Film maker
Iyabo Ojo is a veteran Nigerian actress who started her movie career in the year 1998, she made her debut in a Nollywood english movie but she later crossed into the Yoruba movies segment.
Iyabo Ojo was born on the 21st of December year 1977 in Lagos state, Nigeria. She is a native of Itoko, a suburb in Abeokuta, which is the capital of Ogun State, southwestern part of Nigeria. Iyabo Ojo obtained her West Africa School Certificate (WAEC) at the National College, Gbagbaga Lagos state before proceeding to the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) where she obtained a diploma in Estate management.
Iyabo Ojo later got married and had two children, Festus and Pricilla, though she seperated from her husband over a decade now. She became a professional actress in the year 1998, after she met Bimbo Akintola (who is also a popular actress) in the year 1997. Bimbo was the one who took her round the industry and she was later given the opportunity to showcase her talent in the year 1998. Iyabo Ojo played a sub- lead role in the movie “Satanic”, which was her first time to appear on screen.
Iyabo Ojo joined the ANTP, and also joined the Odunfa Caucus which comprised the likes of Alhaji Yinka Quadri, Alhaji Hassan Taiwo (Ogogo), Alhaji Abbey Lanre, who ate movies stars also and where the leaders of the group “Odunfa Cacus”.
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Awards and Nominations
- Winner Gold Award for Outstanding Performance in the year 2006
- Winner City People Entertainment AWARD (CPEA) Recognition Award 2009
- Winner Best Feature Film Nigeria 2011 (OMO GOMINA) Abuja Int. Film Festival
- Winner Best Actress in Supporting Role 2012 Best of Nollywood Award (BON)
Top 5 Things You Should Know about her
- Iyabo Ojo has featured in over 150 movies.
- She is an A-list actress and producer.
- Iyabo Ojo began acting in the Nollywood English movies before switching to the Yoruba segment of Nigerian movies.
- She has produced over 14 movies.
- She is the CEO of FESPRIS LIMITED
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