Iyabo Ojo, the Nollywood actress, has elicited dispute on social media after she was listed among the cast of a new reality TV show titled ‘The Real Housewives Of Lagos’.
The controversy started after Dare Art Alade, the singer, announced that the reality show is to premiere via Showmax on April 8.
“It’s been sleepless nights and intense emotions working on this baby! Presenting the gorgeous, delectable, beautiful, hardworking, independent, ladies of the debut season of The Real House Wives of Lagos!” he wrote on his Twitter page.
Accompanying his tweet is a photo collage of the entertainers enlisted among the cast for the show.
It includes prominent names like Iyabo Ojo, Carolyna Hutchings, Chioma Ikokwu, Toyin Lawani, Laura Ikeji Kanu, and Mariam Adeyemi Timmer.
The reality show promises to take fans on an exciting journey on the fab lives of the six most luxurious Lagos-based women — three of whom are married.
It’s been sleepless nights and intense emotions working on this baby! Presenting the Gorgeous, Delectable, Beautiful, Hardworking, Independent, Ladies of the debut season of The Real House Wives of Lagos!!Advertisement
— Darey (@dareynow) March 14, 2022
Ojo got married to a movie marketer in 1999, at the age of 21.
She gave birth to Felix, her son, and Priscilla, her daughter, in 1999 and 2001 respectively.
Her marriage to their father, however, crashed in 2001.
Reacting to Darey’s announcement, some Twitter users wondered if Ojo had the marriage experience it takes to be on the reality TV show.
“Iyabo Ojo being featured on that reality show is ironic to me. How can someone who is a single feature on a tv show about housewives in Lagos? What exactly will the show even hope to achieve with such a cast?” one asked.
“Well, I guess the director wasn’t thinking straight. Must be crack.”
In another tweet, a show viewer hedged: “Why do y’all think Iyabo Ojo is not fit for the role? Like, you think your choice of character is the best because Iyabo Ojo is not married?”
It is important to point out that Ojo is not the only unmarried actress cast for the show.
Hutchings, a mother of three, was married to Musa Danjuma, the billionaire businessman in 2004. The pair, however, split in 2014.
Ikokwu, on the other hand, has never been married.
However, below are what some Nigerians on Twitter had to say about Ojo’s participation in the forthcoming reality show:
Iyabo Ojo being featured on that reality show is ironical to me. How can someone who is single feature on a tv show about housewives in Lagos?
What exactly will the show even hope to achieve with such a cast? Well, I guess the director wasn't thinking straight. Must be crack.
— Sir David Onyemaizu🦍 (@SirDavidBent) March 14, 2022
Iyabo ojo doesn't fit a good housewife…
It would have been better if adesuwa etomi,Kate hensaw,funke akindele,toyin lawani,acted in it🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/wuZ3nOoHqA
— Dramaidol🔱💋❤️✨💅 (@prudenceovlagos) March 14, 2022
No cap! Iyabo Ojo is bringing GBAS GBOS to The Real Housewives Of Lagos 😂
— ⁸⁹ClouTacha🇳🇬𓃵ˢᵀ (@TitanByBlood) March 14, 2022
— Big Stout 🦍 (@TheConradJay) March 14, 2022
Iyabo Ojo and the others in that The Real Housewives of Lagos..
Name it appropriately joo, The Real Chaos in Lagos.
— Raymond (@IamTheIroko) March 14, 2022
Real housewives of Lagos.
Why do y’all think Iyabo Ojo is not fit for the role? Like you think your choice of character is the best because Iyabo Ojo is not married.
— Agbo Chisom Godsgift (@chisom_godsgift) March 14, 2022
Toke makinwa needs to be here. Not all housewives need to be married. https://t.co/5mim2zfeQ8
— ete.baby🧝🏾♀️ (@itse_i) March 15, 2022
So iyabo ojo must be married to play the role of a housewife in a movie? Smh… Nigerians ehhh 💔😂😂😂. That's why we are where we are, just appreciate the cast and move on na
— Joys Sparkle (@JoysSparkle) March 14, 2022
Is iyabo ojo a housewife. Cos the last I remembered, she had to divorced her husband to be a lagod whore. https://t.co/ofaXOaOkGt
— Realest Dude (@fjwsd) March 14, 2022
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