Greed is our problem in Nollywood- Iyabo Ojo


Sensational actress and filmmaker, Iyabo Ojo has stated that greed is the bane of Nollywood. Ojo who is a revered entertainer said though there are more platforms to showcase movies, but the individuals who own these platforms are greedy.

Ojo made this known during an Instagram Live Chat with veteran actress, Moyin Olutayo.

In her words: “Where we are in the industry is better. It is better because of technology, because of social media. There are more platforms to create awareness for our movies. We are making money now, we should be making more money now. But the problem we have now is greed. Greed in terms of the people who control the platforms which we use in selling our movies. We were on DVD, now we are in cinemas and on online platforms . We are supposed to be making more money now than we were making because we are more enlightened and exposed. We have a lot of equipment coming in now”, she said.

Advising single mothers on how to carry themselves, she said: “Never allow your situation pull you down.That a man was wrong for you, you are not to be blamed for it.Your marriage failed, you gave it all your best, you are not to be blamed for it.Your baby papa refused to take responsibility for that child, you are not to be blamed for it.

Your responsibility is to install love into that child, you need to provide for that child. You need to give yourself that inner happiness. You cannot do all these without being focused. You need to have the mindset that you are strong and be determined to be a successful person”.

Ojo has scripted and featured in several Nigerian films. Her first role was in 1998’s Satanic, an English-language film. In 2002, she made her Yoruba-language debut with Baba Darijinwon In January 2015, her film Silence, which features Joseph Benjamin Alex Usifo, Fathia Balogun, and Doris Simeon, premiered at the Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja, in Lagos.