Iyabo Ojo: Reflecting on My First Encounter with Poverty through my Marriage to my Ex-Husband
- Iyabo Ojo has revealed that the first time I experienced poverty was when I married my ex-husband
- Iyabo Ojo stated that it was during this period that she discovered what it was like to live in poverty, as she had previously lived in luxury.
Iyabo Ojo, an actress, has said that the first time she experienced poverty was when she was married to her ex-husband, Mr Ademidun Ojo.
She stated this during an interview on Toke Moments with TV personality Toke Makinwa.
According to her, she met her husband when she was young and naïve, and her lover drew her in with his fake existence.
She revealed that, contrary to how he had depicted himself, she had discovered throughout their dating phase that he was living in a “Face-me-I-slap-you” house.
Iyabo Ojo stated that it was during this period that she discovered what it was like to live in poverty, as she had previously lived in luxury.
She remembered having up to N100,000 as long back as 1996, thus she was never destitute.
However, she never received the attention she desired, and her ex-husband had given her this attention in order for her to like him.
Pauloo Okoye’s girlfriend stated that her grandmother was one of the wealthiest women in her day, and as such, she never experienced hardship until she married.
She described her relationship with her ex-husband as an adventure for her since she was needing attention, which her now ex was giving her at the time.
“Unknown to many, actress Iyabo Ojo’s lavish lifestyle did not begin after she rose to fame in Nollywood.”
Iyabo admitted she had a driver take her to school, was unaware NEPA used to seize power, and had a trust fund set up for her by her grandfather when she turned 18 years old.
The actress went on to say that her grandmother was one of the wealthiest people of her day, and that the first time she felt poor was with her ex-husband.
Living that life with her ex was first enjoyable, and because she had previously lived in luxury, she considered it as an adventure. Iyabo also urged people not to blame the rich for not understanding the issues of the poor, as she had no knowledge ‘face me, I face you’ houses existed until she married.”