It is impossible for Yoruba actresses to depend on income from movies alone – Iyabo Ojo

Yoruba Actress, Iyabo Ojo has said it is impossible for Yoruba actresses to rely on the proceeds of movies alone for survival.

The mother of two who owns a beauty salon and spa in Ikeja Lagos and also runs an event management company, Fespris, a combination of the names of her kids, Festus and Priscilla, revealed to Tribune Newspaper that she doesn’t depend only on income from acting.

She said:

“It is not possible for Yoruba speaking actress to rely on movies alone. How do you want to survive on that? Acting is just something I like to do, whether it is rewarding or not. Like I said, even before I became an actress, I have always been into buying and selling of goods. I was even into property at a particular point. The most important thing in life is to learn how to manage what you have to make the best out of it.”

 On how she manages both the acting and business ends, she added:

“I have always been a picky actress. I don’t act in all movies that come my way. I try to plan and manage my time very well. If I know I am going to be busy with my business, I won’t take any script for that period. So, I try to draw out a plan for myself in order not to get myself hooked up on one thing while others suffer.”