Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has said that her marriage to her ex-husband, Ademidun Ojo, was the first time she experienced poverty. In an interview with media personality Toke Makinwa, Ojo revealed this while discussing her marriage to the father of her two children.
“When I went to my husband’s house for the first time, I didn’t even know there were face-me-I-slap-you apartments. Most times, I don’t blame the rich when they don’t understand the problems of the poor because I never knew what poverty was all about.
Iyabo Ojo, a Nollywood actress now married to Entertainment Executive Paul Okoye, claimed that her marriage to Ademidun Ojo, her ex-husband, was the first time she had ever” been poor.” When speaking about her experience being married to the father of her two children, Ojo said this in an interview with media personality Toke Makinwa. Iyabo acknowledged that her grandpa had established a trust fund for her when she was 18 years old, that she used a driver to get to school, and that she was ignorant that NEPA once attempted to seize power. The actress continued by stating that her ex-husband was the first person she felt destitute around, even though her grandmother was one of the wealthiest people of her era.
Because she had previously lived in luxury, she initially found living with her ex-husband delightful and viewed it as an adventure. Iyabo asked people not to hold the wealthy responsible for not knowing the problems of the poor since she was unaware that such homes like “Face-me-I-Face-you” existed until she married him.
“When I went to my husband’s house for the first time, I didn’t even know there were face-me-I-slap-you apartments. Most times, don’t blame the rich when they don’t understand the problems of the poor, because I never knew what poverty was all about. “In my house, we had an industrial generator. Once the light goes off in a few seconds, the light is up. My grandmother was one of the richest women in those days. I had a car to myself that took me to school and brought me back.
” The only time I experienced poverty was when I married my ex-husband. Initially, it was fun. It was like an adventure. At 18, I had an account opened for me because my grandfather had done his will in such a way that money was being paid to the grandchild’s account. I had money. You can imagine that, as of 1997/1998, I had about N100,000 in my account.”