Iyabo Ojo, a Nigerian actress, has taken to her social media to spark a sensitive conversation about Lagos, Nigeria.
The actress posted a statement on her social media page, questioning who owns Lagos and who found it. She also urged historians to join the conversation and share their knowledge.
This is coming after a series of drama with her peers in the entertainment industry, which emanated after they all declared their choice of presidential candidate.
As the drama went further, secrets were spilled and Iyabo Ojo was accused of dating MC Oluomo a diehard fan of the president elect Tinubu, in the just concluded election .
Following Tinubu’s win, MC Oluomo’ son who was involved in the drama, remarked that his cabal owned Lagos. However it is unsure whether she is trying to make a point with this question she posed to her fans.
She wrote: Historians let’s dialog….. we learn every day,…. who owns Lagos, who found Lagos..
Is this true history true👇
Lagos was originally inhabited by the Awori subgroup of the Yoruba people in the 15th century, who called it “Oko”. Under the leadership of the Oloye Olofin, the Awori moved to an island now called Iddo and then to the larger Lagos Island. In the 16th century, the Awori settlement was conquered by the Benin Empire and the island became a Benin war-camp called “Eko” under Oba Orhogba, the Oba of Benin at the time. Eko is still the native name for Lagos.
The name Eko was given to it by the first king of Lagos, Oba Ado, the young and vibrant Prince from Benin. Eko was the land now known as Lagos Island, where the king palace was built.
Iyabo Ojo blasts Wale Akerele for calling her Ashewo because she picked Peter Obi over Asiwaju
Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, faced several verbal attacks and threats since she named the Labour Party’s (LP) flag bearer, Peter Obi, as her preferred presidential candidate, ahead of the forthcoming election this February.
The mother of two had made this known in a lengthy post on her verified Instagram page where she warned that netizens should stop bullying celebrities who refuse to support their choice.
Regardless of her pleas for peace, a popular social media influencer, Wale Akerele called her out, rained abuses on her for choosing Peter Obi over Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Asiwaju).
Wake Akerele further called Iyabo Ojo, a [email protected] over her choice of candidate.