Iyabo Ojo Biography: Age, Husband, Real Name, Children, Parents, Family, Siblings, Tribe, Networth, Controversy, Movies And More

Iyabo Ojo is a Nollywood actress with so many lovers and at the same time, many haters too. However, I did my research and found out that 70% of her fans love her lifestyle. The clash between her haters and real fans is actually what is making her remain at the top, being the talk of the town.

She fancies anything related to sharing her lifestyle on social media, making her a social media influencer with over 6 million followers on Instagram. Why won’t she like social media? After all, she is a celebrity and that’s what almost every public figure does. Iyabo Ojo herself is a controversial person who doesn’t take nonsense from anyone who passes their boundary according to her.

Though she is a quiet person who doesn’t like trouble when things get out of hand, I have noticed that she would always react. Speaking of her controversy, the Nollywood actress and the popular Nigerian content creator, Verydarkman have not been on good terms for quite some years now.

I can’t forget when Verydarkman called her a prostitute, meaning someone who sleeps with men for money. Iyabo Ojo was so pained that she rained insults on him while her audience was supporting her.

This article is getting interesting, right? I have a lot to tell you about Iyabo Ojo including her controversy with many celebrities and her lovely children which I know you would like to know their names. Join me as I walk you through the biography of Iyabo Ojo, let’s start by taking a look at his profile.

Iyabo Ojo Profile

Real Name Alice Iyabo Ogunro
Known As Iyabo Ojo
Nickname Aunty Iyabo
Date Of Birth December 21, 1977
Age 46-Years-Old (as of 2023)
Career Actress, Entrepreneur
Spouse Paulo
Children Priscilla and Festus
Nationality Nigerian
State Of Origin Ogun State
Tribe Yoruba
Networth $4.5 Million (estimated)

Early Life

Iyabo Ojo was brought up in a family of five, with three children including her father and mother. They lived happily and were brought up together with her siblings while she enjoyed all the benefits as the last born. Her father was from Abeokuta but she was born in Lagos State while the names of her siblings remain undisclosed.


Iyabo Ojo was determined to become an actress so she had to take her educational life seriously. Though the course she studied in her higher institution wasn’t related to acting she never gave up. It helped her acting career based on the fact that she learned how to speak English fluently. Get to know about her educational life from the table below.

Primary Education Lagos State
Secondary Education National College Gbagada, Lagos

And for her higher institution.

Course Degree Institution
Estate Management HND |Lagos State Polytechnic (Laspotech)


Her career as an actress was a success because of her endless passion and perseverance. Normally, Iyabo Ojo is a very good actress but one thing about the entertainment industry in Nigeria is that you have to fight your way if you want to make it to the top unless you have a connection with an established actor that can help you. I just told you a secret now in case you want to venture into acting, it sounds funny but that is just the fact.

Before Iyabo Ojo became famous in the Nollywood industry, she joined the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) which got her exposed to several big actors. She did this because she understood how the movie industry in Nigeria works and one of the secrets to fame which I just told you.

Don’t you care to know how she got registered in the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN)? Well, I will tell you. Before Iyabo Ojo began acting, she had a role model in the industry whose name was Bimbo Akintola. How she got in contact with Bimbo Akintola is what people don’t know. All we are aware of was that after Iyabo Ojo met up with Bimbo Akintola, she explained to her saying she wanted to become an actress

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Bimbo Akintola being a kind-hearted person and someone who is not selfish told her everything she needed to know before she got registered in AGN. We can confidently say that her fame began right from the very day she was registered because that was when she got exposed. After receiving so many lectures and advice from top actors, she starred in the movie “Satanic” which was released in 1998.

Being a Yoruba by tribe, she thought of acting in Yoruba movies since she could speak the language fluently. After so much critical thinking, Iyabo Ojo concluded in her mind and was featured in the movie “Baba Darijinwon” which was released in the year 2002.

Iyabo Ojo has gotten so big that she has moved from the stage of an actress to a producer in which she has released more than four popular movies of her own. Being in the acting game for over 20 years now, she has starred in more than 150 Nollywood movies. She has acted alongside established Nollywood actors in the likes of;

  • Joseph Benjamin
  • Alex Usifo
  • Fathia Balogun
  • Doris Simeon

And more to mention.


  • Under the carpet
  • Smash
  • Thin Line
  • I Believe
  • Fools’ Day
  • Misguided
  • Kostrobu
  • Ipadab
  • Gangan
  • Twisted Twin
  • Ore
  • Trust
  • Tore Ife
  • Okanla
  • Mama Insurance
  • Egun
  • Baba Darinjinwon
  • Agogo Ide
  • Satanic
  • Awusa
  • Black Val
  • Apo Owo
  • Arinzo
  • Beyond Disability
  • Silence
  • Alter Date
  • Divorce Not Allowed
  • Gone to America
  • Gang Of Lagos

Self-produced movies

  • Bolutife
  • Bofeboko
  • Ololufe
  • Esan
  • Okunkun Biri Irish

Personal Life

I have a lot to tell you about her private life so for you to understand, I will be dividing it into 3 parts. The first will be about her husband, the second about her children, and the last about her parents.

1 Husband

People kept wondering why Iyabo Ojo’s marriage didn’t last, Oh yes! She married Ademidun Ojo at the very young age of 21 but her marriage didn’t last long based on reasons known by only them. According to someone on social media, she said “Why is it that celebrity marriages don’t last? Is it a curse or something? Iyabo Ojo and her husband were doing fine only for me to hear about their divorce, so bad”.

However, she revealed to the public her new lover Paul Okoye who is a famous talent manager.

Iyabo Ojo Biography and daugther
Iyabo Ojo Biography and daugther
Iyabo Ojo And Paulo Okoye

2 Children

Even if her marriage crashed, it yielded something good. What am I talking about here? She had two lovely children with her ex-husband whose names are Festus Ojo and Priscilla Ojo. The eldest of her children is Festus Ojo who is a boy while the youngest is a pretty girl named Priscilla Ojo.

Iyabo Ojo Biography and daugther
Iyabo Ojo Biography and daugther
Festus Ojo
Iyabo Ojo Biography and daugther
Iyabo Ojo Biography and daugther
Priscilla Ojo

3 Parents

Her father and mother were good people who were known in the area where they lived. Iyabo Ojo hasn’t told the media anything concerning her parents but we were able to detect that her father is from Abeokuta, Ogun State.


Throughout her career as an actress, Iyabo Ojo has had many controversies but the one with Verydarkman seems to be the loudest that got many attention. It all started during the period when Mohbad died, Verydarkman was very annoyed with Iyabo Ojo for not interfering with being Naira Marley’s close friend.

She got angry and insulted him which resulted in verydarkman calling her a prostitute. Their fight was like a clash between two controversial individuals and at the same time, was entertaining too because I enjoyed it.


How many children does Iyabo Ojo have?

She has 2 children, Festus Ojo and Priscilla Ojo.

Who is Iyabo Ojo’s daughter?

Priscilla Ojo.

Who is Iyabo Ojo’s son?

Festus Ojo.

Where is Iyabo Ojo from?

She hails from Ogun State, Nigeria.

Who is Iyabo Ojo’s new lover?

Paul O, a talent manager.

Who was Iyabo Ojo’s first husband?

Ademidun Ojo.

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