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Iyabo Ojo drops bombshell about living in poverty with ex-hubby despite lavish upbringing (video)

September 15, 20234 min read

Iyabo Ojo Reveals Who Made Her Experience Poverty After Living in Affluence: “It Was an Adventure”

  • Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has sparked reactions on social media after revealing the kind of life she lived as a child
  • The actress said she was born into so much affluence that when she experienced poverty, it was an exciting journey for her
  • Iyabo’s revelation has, however, got some netizens calling her out for lying about her background

Unknown to many, the lavish lifestyle actress Iyabo Ojo lives did not come after she found fame in Nollywood.

A guest on Toke Makinwa’s podcast, the mum of two, revealed she grew up in wealth and had no idea the struggles people around her were having.

Actress Iyabo Ojo
Iyabo Ojo revealed her background and experience with poverty Photo credit: @iyaboojofespris

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According to her, she had a driver taking her to school, didn’t know NEPA used to take light and had a trust fund set up for her by her grandfather when she clocked 18.

The actress added that her grandmother was one of the wealthiest women during her time and the first time she experienced what poverty was, was with her ex-husband.

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Initially, living that life with her ex-was fun and because she had lived in wealth, she saw it as an adventure.

Iyabo also urged people not to blame the rich when they don’t understand the problems of the poor as she had no idea ‘face me’ houses existed until she got married.

Watch the video below:

Netizens react to Iyabo Ojo’s video

The actress’ revelation sparked mixed reactions online, with some netizens refusing to believe her.

Read comments below:


“Poverty as an adventure you be feeling the real ride or die .ghetto love is the real oneGod forbid”


“Auntie!! Calm down you no be Dangote or MKO Abiola pikin!!!”


“She’s right. I know someone that was in shock when PHCN took light at my place She say na “why did the power trip” “


“Lol! Why are you ppl getting mad at her for narrating her life experience and telling her story? Better pray for grace and work hard so that your children will be able to say this in the future and stop fooling yourselves in these comments.”


“She’s right, she was just like my husband… so many other people like that too.”


“It’s not easy to go beneath your pedigree, only true love can make one endure the bad days in the relationship.”


“Some Nigerians only want to hear bad stories you don’t like to hear stories like this but unfortunately some people grew up in there best life’s “


“Hmmmmmm!!!!!! God of mercy !!! Power to create wealth is my portion!!!!”


“This is what we’re striving for. There’s no award for poverty.”

Iyabo Ojo’s Paulo moves to divorce her earlier reported that Iyabo Ojo and her entertainment guru lover Paul Okoye, aka Paulo, sparked reactions on social media over their drama at the Headies Awards.

The couple presented the Afrobeat Song of the Year award, but not before they shared a loved-up moment with the excited audience.

The actress revealed her man decided to divorce her because his team, Arsenal, had a match, and she called for a lawyer.


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Precious Etim

My name is Precious Etim. I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better.

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