Though her father passed on some years ago, actress Iyabo Ojo shares the intimacy she had with him before death.
“My father was my friend; we only had issues when I got married
because they didn’t want me to marry when I did. I started calling him
dad when I was 15-year-old or so. While I was little, I called him by
his nickname. The kind of family I come from we relate with each other
like brothers and sisters. It was when I got into the Yoruba movie
industry I started learning that you must address someone older than you
as aunty or uncle. But I believe I can still call you by name and
respect you. It doesn’t mean I didn’t respect my parents then by calling
According to her, there was nothing she couldn’t share with her late father and he was always ready to listen to her.
Iyabo Ojo and Children
She stated, “Whenever I saw my period, I would tell my dad and he
would reply: ‘you just saw your period? Go take care of it.’ I didn’t
grow up with fear, as I could always express myself. So, I passed that
over to my kids too.”