“How I Was Mistaken For An Armed Robber”- Star Actress, Iyabo Ojo Blunts Out
Popular Yoruba actress, IYABO OJO, is no doubt a big figure in the Nigerian entertainment industry, especially in the Yoruba movie genre. When it comes to script interpretations, Iyabo, a single mother of two, is one diva who has been dishing out her stuffs in very big and astonishing ways. In November 2011, one of the tabloids in Nigeria (News of the People) had a chat with charming Iyabo, a Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro graduate, at her residence in Lagos and when she was asked if there any unpleasant tale written by the media about actresses in Nigeria that bothers her, she said, “Yes, that was when one of the Yoruba papers in Nigeria tried to damage my name. There was this another unknown Iyabo Ojo who was actually an armed robber and when she was caught up by the police men, this so-called Yoruba paper did a very a bad story of mine and hid it at the back of their magazine; and wrote the mysterious story of the robber, then deliberately put it at the second page of the publication. On the cover page, they used an apt picture of me as well as a very telling headline “Iyabo Ojo caught in the act of robbery”. It was very disgusting. I had to call my lawyer to sue them, following which the court told them to pay me some amount of money; they couldn’t afford to pay and later came to apologize. That was a most embarrassing story that media ever reported about me till date. Aside that, all the stories that have been on the pages of newspapers or magazines did not touch me, sometimes, I don’t see them, my friends individually and severally call me to tell me that I read this and that about you in the papers; how true is it? My response to them is always let them say”, she explained.