Over the years, Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo has become a blessing to many of her colleagues who have spoken highly of her. The latest is Kiki Bakare.
As the movie star celebrated her 46th birthday on Thursday, Kiki took to his Instagram page to pen a heartfelt tribute to her, revealing that the mother of two was the one who gave him his first shot at acting.
Expressing gratitude to her, he appreciated her for being a great woman and a teacher. Kiki stated that he bless the day he crossed paths with her and rained prayers on her.
“Most people don’t know you gave me my first shot at acting,
thank you for being a great woman and teacher and I thank God for crossing paths with you, wishing you everything you wish yourself .. LlNP ma (queen mother) @iyaboojofespris ❤️
Happy birthday to you ma wishing you the best of the best!
Greater height ijn”.
Taking to his comment section, Iyabo Ojo appreciated him for not being an ingrate, as she called him ‘her brother’.
She wrote, “Thank you so much, my brother”.
Via his comment section, many praised Iyabo Ojo as they noted how she is deserving of being called “A Queen Mother”.
One Mujidat Oyerinde wrote, “Queen Mother for many reasons
One Ceebee Gold wrote, “A great woman with a great personality ni Iyabo Ojo tia
One Seams By Bella wrote, “Queen mother for a reason
One Aridunnu Nimi wrote, “Such a beautiful soul”.
Kiki Bakare isn’t the only celebrity, who has benefited from Iyabo’s generosity over the years.
Funke Akindele, some weeks back in an interview, recounted how her colleagues, Iyabo Ojo and Sikiratu Sindodo helped her up the ladder and fought for her during her early career days.
According to her, she was being stereotyped because of her physical appearance which many considered ‘ugly’, and was only cast for Waka pass roles. This led to her breaking down on one of her movie sets and Iyabo and Sikiratu stood up for her.
Iyabo’s junior colleague, Kiitan Bukola had also expressed gratitude to her for her show of love and support, following the demolition of her Lekki property.
A mentally drained Kiitan shared a video of her looking devastated as she revealed that Nigeria had finally happened to her and Iyabo had reached out to her privately.
Kiitan revealed that Iyabo had offered her accommodation in her house, pending when she gets back on her feet.
To add to it, Lola Alao had called out Iyabo Ojo, noting how Mercy Aigbe, Toyin Abraham, and one Sharon had pleaded with her privately to not call out the actress, but she couldn’t hold it back. She revealed how Iyabo visited her in Canada and helped advertise one of her clothes, which has led to daily orders from people across the globe.
Appreciating her, Lola praised Iyabo for boosting her sales as she bragged about her, calling her a blessed child.
Just recently, Mercy Aigbe was left speechless after Iyabo surprised her with a huge alert to support her new movie, Ada Omo Daddy. Iyabo, who isn’t in the country, had gifted Mercy free tickets to give to her fans.
Mercy Aigbe who was short of words, urged her to return to the country to meet up with her fans, as she appreciated her for the sweet gesture and support.