Iyabo Ojo, a Nollywood actress, opened up about her difficult experiences as a single mother on Sunday.
While recounting how most Nigerians criticized her, Iyabo took to Instagram to express her gratitude to God for her life and the hurdles she conquered, declaring that she would never stop thanking God for her life and the challenges she overcame.
Even when she attempts to share her tale, others characterize her as having no morals, not qualified to be a model, chatty, and a clout chaser, according to Iyabo Ojo.
Because of her failed marriage, she claims she was treated as a second-class citizen.
She penned: “Who am I that I am not mindful of your blessings,
I’m never going to stop appreciating you Lord, I’m never going to stop thanking you lord🙏 In This world most especially this country Nigeria, i was treated so unjustly bcos of my circumstance and the choices I made to better the life of my children.
“I became a 2nd class citizen immediately my marriage failed, a trillion times the hate, the bullies, the curses, the unapologetic horrible rejections, it was massive from my society, my people, my country, being a single mom was like living in a foreign land with no papers, thanks to the media, writing and creating a false narrative about me just worsened everything, the word prostitute became my 👑.
“Choosing an acting career was like finding yourself in a crime scene. You had no business being there. It became a confirmation that I was irresponsible, a whore & fame was the reason why I left my marriage 🤔.
“Acting in my language (Yoruba) or my world!!!!!! made matters worse, i was tagged local & unworthy to associate with the so-called elite, it was a big deal then, even when i spoke the little english i understood, people couldn’t hide their shock 🤣 even till this day, we’re underrated, yeyebrity is our nickname 🤣.
” I was not expected to have a voice, I was a single mother, I had no morals, unworthy to be called a role model .. 🙈
” & yes sharing my story on the internet labeled me talkative & cloutino 🤣
“But if I had stayed in it & the deed had been done, you all would’ve been quick to shift the blame on the dead ….. forgetting our society created this Fear, the Stigma, the Mockery, the labeling which is not for the faint at heart….
“We need to do better as a society…… who never fuck up hands ✋️ in the air
“…… Staying true to myself, building a strong wall around my heart and growing in my inner strength and my children has gotten me this far & today I’m a success story
“I will continue to tell my story to encourage a lot of mothers out there … You can & will win in the end🏆 💪”.
She took a stand for herself.