Star actress, serial business woman and singe mum of two, Iyabo Ojo lost her mother Mrs Victoria Olubunmi Fetuga last Saturday 21st November 2020.
Mama before her death shared a very close relationship with her daughter Iyabo and was even living with her. The star actress always celebrates her on social media and she often describes her as her a Prayer Warrior.
Prior to her death, Mrs Victoria Olubunmi Fetuga had an Interview with City People’s Biodun Alao, and she revealed how Iyabo Ojo was able to fulfill her greatest desire in life.
“Honestly, I can’t really express how exactly I feel about today. First and foremost, I am grateful to God Almighty for making me see this great day. Also it is indeed a great thing of joy to see one of my children become a landlady. I am happy and fulfilled and seeing many people come and celebrate with us is also a thing of joy for me.
I also want to use this opportunity to thank God for all He has been doing in the lives of all my children and my grandchildren as well. God has blessed me with a daughter that has always been there for me through thin and thick, I pray Almighty God will continue to bless, protect and guide her in everything and she will live to see her children’s children by the special grace of God. Amen.
I always have a special message for her every day of my life. I just want to use this opportunity to tell her to keep doing what she is doing because she is a good mother, a good daughter and a good woman. I don’t want her to change, I want her to remain the wonderful woman that she is.
The truth of the matter is that Iyabo doesn’t just care for her family alone but has touched a lot of lives positively. She cares for everybody and when I see her doing that, I am always happy because that is what the Lord wants, when God has blessed you, it is important to touch people’s lives positively too, so, I want her to remain like that.
Mummy, let’s take you back to when she told you she wanted to start acting, were you in support of her career?
Yes, of course, I was totally in support because when I was younger and I was in school, I remember my proprietress used to tell me, oh Victoria, you are going to become an actress, because of my engagement in the social activities in the school back then. Some will act, some will play music, but then I focused more in music than acting and my proprietress would always say acting is my thing. See today, I never believed my daughter would be so famous in acting.
Would it be right to say that you ended up fulfilling your desire through your daughter?
Exactly, because I ended up loving it so much but couldn’t do it then because I had to concentrate on something on else but God has blessed me with a daughter that eventually fulfilled that.
So, how fulfilled are you today ma?
Honestly, I am indeed grateful and fulfilled in life, my daughter is blessed, she acts, produces and also directs too. What else can I ask for, I am happy when my children are happy, she is doing what she loves and I am indeed happy for her and that is why I always support her to follow her dreams.
Besides all these, she is also a successful businesswoman, please what else will I be asking for?
Ma, as you know being famous comes with a lot of prices, some negative, have you ever felt bad with any negative story and conclude she should stop acting?
Not at all, my daughter is blessed with beauty and brain, and I am always very proud of the way she handles a lot of issues, so that has never been an issue. Moreover, it is expected to hear people say or write negative things about famous people, it can’t be all positive all the time, that is life for you, everything can’t be all rosy all the time, you need to experience negative things, sometimes, so you can appreciate God.
How do you feel when you see her on the screen most times?
I used to be choosy while watching movies. I will start selecting if it is Yoruba, or Igbo or English movies, I will say oh, it is this one I want, I don’t want to watch that one, but these days, I watch anyone, more especially when they feature my daughter. I will stay glued to the screen, it gives me so much joy to watch her on the screen.