Iyabo Ojo was born on December 21, 1977.
Her parents are originally from Abeokuta in Ogun State, but she was born and raised in Lagos State, which is located in the southwest of Nigeria.
She is the last born in a family of three. She has two elder brothers.
Iyabo attended school in Lagos at National College, Gbagbada. After graduating, she joined Lagos State Polytechnic to pursue a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Estate Management.
She is one of the key figures in Nigeria’s film industry. She has acted in various top-selling movies. She has also produced and directed several Yoruba and Nollywood movies. Below are her career highlights.
Iyabo’s passion for acting was evident during her time in secondary school. She was a member of the school’s drama group, and her active involvement sharpened her acting skills.
She made her acting debut in the Nigerian film industry in 1998. She was part of the cast for Satanic. Her impressive role in this particular movie catapulted her to the limelight and she never looked back.
The actress is also a successful producer and scriptwriter. She owns a production company dubbed Iyabo Ojo Films Production, and her movies’ themes touch on love, marriage, and Christian faith. She has produced several movies under her production company, most of which receive incredible viewership.
The actress is passionate about empowering people through her work. She founded a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) called Pinkies Foundation.
The NGO was launched in 2011, and its objective is to help less privileged children, especially those living with disabilities. In 2015, she was part of the movie titled Beyond Disability – a touching and educative film.
The actress has made a fortune out of her career. She is reportedly worth $600,000 according to multiple sources.
This amount of wealth affords the renowned Nollywood actress a luxurious lifestyle. She owns various precious properties and assets such a Range Rover, a mansion in Lekki, Lagos State Nigeria, and much more.
The actress is currently not married. However, she was married before, but her marriage was not meant to last a lifetime.
She got married in 1999. Not long after, she gave birth to her first child named Festus. In 2001, she brought another child into the world, and it was a girl. Iyabo Ojo daughter is called her Priscillah.
Not much about Iyabo Ojo husband is known except that he is a Lagos-based movie marketer named Ojo. A while back, it was rumoured that he was the one who helped her to become an instant hit in Nollywood.