Alice Iyabo Ojo, is a popular Nigerian Nollywood actress, script writer, entertainer, fashion Mogul and film producer/director, She was born on the 21st of December 1977. Iyabo Ojo has featured in over 150 films, and has produced more than 14 of her own.
The 44 year old actress was born as Alice Iyabo Ogunro, Her mother gave birth to three children, She was the youngest of three children, having two older brothers. She schooled in Lagos at National College, Gbagbada, before proceeding to study Estate Management at Lagos State Polytechnic.
Iyabo Ojo started her acting steer in 1998, Having been involved in a drama group at secondary school, She registered with the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) through the help of Bimbo Akintola, she also able to network to other people
Ojo has scripted and featured in several Nigerian films. Her first role was in 1998’s Satanic, an English-language film. In 2002, she made her Yoruba-language debut with Baba Darijinwon.
In January 2015, her film Silence, which features Joseph BenjaminAlex Usifo, Fathia Balogun, and Doris Simeon, premiered at the Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja, in Lagos.
Iyabo Ojo started producing her own films in 2004 . Her first production was Bolutife, after which she made Bofeboko, Ololufe, Esan and Okunkun Biribiri. She also divorced her husband before her fame started
Iyabo got married to a Lagos based movie marketer in 1999 when she was 21, She gave birth to a son and then a daughter (born in 1999 and 2001 respectively), namely Felix Ojo and Priscilla Ajoke Ojo, but is now divorced from their father. She has attributed the breakup of her first marriage to marrying too young. She has spoken of her intention to stop using her former husband’s surname, Ojo.
Iyabo Ojo launched her NGO, Pinkies Foundation, which caters to the children with special needs and the less privileged, in May 2011. She celebrated the fifth anniversary of the foundation on 1 May 2016 at the R&A City Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.
In April, 2021, she strongly condemned fellow actor, Yomi Fabiyi for sympathising with Olanrewaju Omikunle (Baba Ijesha) who was arrested for molesting a young girl.
On May 12, 2021, she took legal action against Yomi Fabiyi (who had earlier staged a protest requesting the release of Baba Ijesha) for making “defamatory statements” about her.Her actions did not go down well with the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, (TAMPAN), and they blacklisted her on 28 June 2021.
Iyabo Ojo Net worth
Iyabo Ojo is currently one of the richest and the most influential Yoruba Nollywood actress, With an estimated net worth of $600,000.