Iyabo Ojo says Bimbo Akintola, the ace Nigerian actress, introduced her into the movie industry.


The movie star spoke about her Nollywood journey in an Instagram post.

Ojo said she was motivated to go into acting by Akintola’s exceptional performance in the movie ‘Out of Bounds’.

She said Akintola helped her in securing her first role by introducing her to Keppy Bassey, the veteran actor.


“When I was done with secondary school, I watched this movie called ‘Out of Bounds’. I fell in love with Bimbo Akintola’s acting, watching her on-screen that day I just said this is it,” Ojo wrote.

“The first thing I had to do was go look for Bimbo Akintola. I found her helpful as one of my friends and I told her I wanted to be an actress.

“She was very warm, accomodating, taught me a few tricks, and told me I had to register with AGN and I had to start going for auditions.


“I started moving around with her and I was going with her for auditions, then she introduced me to uncle Keppy Ekpenyong Bassey and his beautiful wife.

“They were so nice to me and one day he just gave me a note somewhere in Surulere. So I took the note and I went there and they said she still have to queue.

“ I was very excited at least for the first time I was going to have that opportunity to work in front of the camera and that was a big deal for me.”

Iyabo Ojo is among the cast of the recently premiered reality TV show titled ‘The Real Housewives Of Lagos’ alongside Caroline Hutchings, Chioma Ikokwu, Toyin Lawani, Laura Ikeji Kanu, and Mariam Adeyemi Timmer.


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