Why I had surgery – Actress, Iyabo Ojo explains

Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo who recently revealed that she had underwent surgery says her reason was just to take some fat out of the body and not to entice men.

Speaking in a recent interview, she said:

 “I have always been this way. However, I underwent surgery. I took off some fat in my tummy. When one has children, one has some extra skin and I hated it. But, I did it for my self-confidence. Whenever I am walking around, naked, in my house, I want to feel sexy. Even if I did not do surgery, I have always had a great shape. I watch what I eat, drink a lot of water and do adequate exercise. When one is in the limelight, one needs to take good care of oneself because a lot of people look up to one.”

The actress who alongside fuji musician, Pasuma, was recently made a brand ambassador by real estate company, Pragmatic Homes, said, “As a new landlady, it is my desire and dream to see people of all ages get their properties. At Pragmatic Homes, they have proper documentation for all their properties. And one does not need to have all the money at once before getting the properties. They can pay in instalments.

“I have been in the industry for 22 years and I plan to have a programme where I would talk about my private life, because I don’t really do that. Due to that, many people don’t understand what I do. The house was not something I just woke up one morning to buy. I had been saving for it. I save ahead for many things, including my children’s school fees. When my children were in primary school, I was saving for their secondary education. I had my first shop when I was 21 years old. I later closed it down because I could not manage it alone. As one progresses in life, one would make mistakes and even fall, but the beauty is being able to rise again without blaming anybody. Whether I am broke or not, you would not know, because I am always happy.

“Many young ladies in the movie industry these days do other businesses aside from acting. Meanwhile, it was people like us that started it. We made them understand that they could not survive in an industry where the pay is small. They had to have other businesses. Most times, I take loans for my business. Over the years, I have built a credible image and they know I would pay back. I work so hard to make sure I don’t default on the loans. If one is focused, one would go places. A lot of successful people take loans as well. Things have been relatively easy for me because over the years, I have mastered the art of making money and saving.”

The filmmaker and entrepreneur also stated that she was ‘blessed’ by the COVID-19 lockdown saying, “The lockdown blessed me because TikTok came along and it made me to start creating a lot of mind-blowing videos that got the attention of a lot of people and corporate bodies. During the lockdown, I did a lot of adverts and promotional videos. A lot of young artistes came to me to promote their music. I made millions.”

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