Iyabo Ojo, a Nollywood actress, producer, TikTok sensation, entrepreneur, and founder & president of Pinkies Foundation, is one of the casts of The Real Housewives of Lagos. The show will let viewers into the wealthy culture and luxury lifestyles of the women in Africa’s megacity. Other housewives joining her are Carolyna Hutchings, Laura Ikegi, Chioma Ikokwu, Toyin Lawani-Adebayo, and Mariam Timmer.
Speaking with Stories Showmax, Iyabo revealed that the show was exposure for her, and getting to know more people and interact with other ladies. She added, “I was also super excited to join the cast because I wasn’t expecting it to come through. I was just super-excited, and I couldn’t wait to meet everyone else. I was so nosy and wanted to know who the housewives were.”
Learn more about her marriage and kids in this article below.
Iyabo Ojo First Husband
It was 1999, Iyabo Ojo was only 21 years old when she married her first husband only known as Mr. Ojo. There were rumors surrounding her marriage because many alleged that she married her because he also worked in the movie industry as a marketer. However, she declined the allegations and claimed that just after three months into dating, she got pregnant.
Iyabo didn’t wish to bring an illegitimate child into the world, hence she married her husband.
Iyabo welcomed two children from her marriage before they started having marital problems. She wasn’t happy with the marriage but stayed married to avoid all the stigmas surrounding being a single mother. But the marriage couldn’t go on for a long time, and they eventually divorced in 2001.
She blamed marrying at a young age being the reason for a broken marriage.
After the divorce, Iyabo made the decision to stay single and dedicate all of her time and energy to her kids but rumors started circling that she might be seeing someone new. She had also shared her decision to drop her husband’s last name.
In an IG post, Iyabo’s daughter shared that she had a reunion with her father after six years in the states after divorcing her mother.
Who Is Iyabo Ojo New Husband?
Iyabo Ojo only scratched the surface while sharing about her new boyfriend (she doesn’t have a new husband). She made the decision to keep his identity a secret but shared that she received massive support and felt comfortable with her newfound love.
Iyabo’s new man must have swept her off her feet because she even claimed him to be “the second most important thing in her life after her children.”
So, who is her new boyfriend and prospective future husband?
In February 2022, Vanguard Nigeria gave a little insight into who her new man could be. As the outlet reported, she got into a confrontation on Instagram with Aramide Arasky Onigbinde, a businesswoman, and her alleged man Orlando Don Porosky’s ex-wife. They threw shades at each other during an Instagram Live session over a husband snatching allegations.
The businesswoman called Iyabo out on social media and had even warned her not to wish her ex-husband “happy birthday”. Aramide claimed Iyabo was her friend but they had bad blood after the real housewives start starting seeing her ex-husband.
Iyabo though denied dating Orlando, added, “nobody has the right to tell me who I should be close to and who I shouldn’t be to.”
She added, “I don’t go to his house as well as he doesn’t come to my house. I don’t call him and he doesn’t call me. If he celebrates my birthday or attends my events, I have the right to celebrate him back. That’s exactly what the problem is here”,
According to Kossy Derrickent, Aramide first introduced Iyabo to her now-ex-husband.
According to LinkedIn, Orlando is the Group Managing Director/SEO of his company ORLADON PETROLEUM COMPANY LTD. He founded the company in November 2013. He had also served as the legal advisor at Prezav Energy Resources and Head of Business Operations at Mayor Oil Ltd.
Orlando holds an LLB from the University of Calabar in 2007. You can find him on Instagram (@orlando_don_porosky).
Iyabo Ojo Daughter
Iyabo Ojo’s daughter Priscilla Ajoke Ojo was born on 13 March 2001. She is working to build a career as an actress and social media influencer while following in the footsteps of her mother. Academically, she graduated in Theatre Arts from Babcock University, Ogun State. Her intriguing performance in ‘Beyond Disability’, co-starring her mother earned her a nomination for the Best Child Actress at the BON Awards.
Moreover, Priscilla is rumored to be dating Nigerian music star, Korede Bello.
During an interview with ShowMax Stories, Iyabo revealed that her kids know her the best. She added, “My kids know me best. They’ve been with me forever. I’m very transparent, like an open book, and I don’t hide my feelings. I’m also very blunt, and so they know me. They know the good side and bad side. They know everything about me. Even when I try to hide my feelings from the public, I can never hide them from my kids.”
In March 2022, Priscilla did a short Q&A with Goldmyne TV and stated the perks of being a celebrity’s daughter. She revealed that people tend to be nice to her if they get to know her parents. She shared, “People give you access to things more, they are nicer to you rather than just being regular I think that is the advantage.”
Iyabo Ojo Son
Iyabo Ojo’s son is Festus Oladunjoye Ojo. He was reportedly born on June 21, 1999. He is also a social media who moved to the states to pursue higher education.
Festus is also an entrepreneur who is the CEO of a clothing brand named Fedel Wears. He attended Istanbul University in Turkey.
Who Is Iyabo Ojo Mom?
Iyabo Ojo was born to her mom Victoria Olubunmi Fetuga. She died at the age of 67 in November 2020. The reality star revealed that her mother died in her sleep. She confirmed the death via an IG post.
Iyabo, after her mother’s death, found out from her mom’s siblings that she was actually 69 years old. She took to IG and wrote, “I just found out from her siblings that she was 69 years old and not 67, as she always claimed. She didn’t want us to know she was older than my late dad who would have been 68!”.
Who Is Iyabo Ojo Dad?
Iyabo Ojo was born to her dad Felix Adekunle Ogunro. Felix passed away in 2002. To commemorate him, she wrote on her Instagram in January 2021, “This is my late papa…. Felix Adekunle Ogunro, he died 19 years ago ……….. I think I look more like him what do you think?”.
Does Iyabo Ojo Have A Sibling?
Iyabo Ojo has a brother named Babalola. She hadn’t seen him in 23 years who was in the UK and connected via telecommunication. He had left Nigeria at the age of 15.