Single mum of two and actress, Iyabo Ojo and her bosom friend Lara Olukotun, the lady behind the famous Larrit Shoe Village (LSV) are no longer friends.
Until not too long ago, she could easily be described as Iyabo Ojo’s best friend, they partied together and at some point, Lara’s shoe business had Iyabo Ojo as its brand face…suddenly, there was a lull in their social appearances—Lara and Iyabo were not seen together again.
The rift between Larrit and Iyabo Ojo became obvious when the latter had the official opening of her lounge and spa in Lekki, few months back. Lara was conspicuously absent at that event despite the heavy presence of her close allies.
Few days after the party, while Iyabo was sending out appreciation messages to those who made it to the grand party, as well as those who supported her, Lara’s name did not make the list. While she was doing hers, Lara was busy sending out messages promoting her business.
Some even went further to say that she has been putting up beef statements on her Instagram page which had suggested to most of their mutual friends that something is truly wrong.
Larrit also didn’t attend Iyabo Ojo’s event held at the Lekki Coliseum last year. She has also deleted Iyabo from her contacts list on IG. Most of Iyabo’s pictures of Larrit’s page have also been removed except where she promoted her brand (LSV).
Also when Pasuma had his 50th birthday celebration recently and Iyabo Ojo hosted him at her place in Lekki, Lara was not in attendance.
Also at the grand gig for Pasuma’s 50th which took place at 10 Degrees Event Centre, in Oregun Ikeja, the duo obviously avoided each other.
“Larrit is fighting Iyabo Ojo because she betrayed her. They were so close and slept in each other’s houses, ate from same plate and shared many secrets. But she hasn’t come out to say the exact thing Iyabo Ojo did to her but we all know it has to do with Pasuma,” sources close to the two ladies said.
Already, Larrit has dropped Iyabo Ojo, and chosen Monalisa Chinda to be her brand muse.
Lara runs a multi-million naira shoe shop in Lekki and she is doing so well for herself. She started up at Dona Mondana building at Salvation bus stop, in Opebi. She recently held an empowerment program for young aspiring business owners.