Iyabo Ojo Apologizes For Reality Show Behaviour, Denies Bullying Accusations

Timileyin Abdulsalam By Timileyin Abdulsalam - Entertainment Reporter
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Nollywood veteran Iyabo Ojo bows to pressure, extending a heartfelt apology for her conduct towards fellow reality stars Laura Ikeji, Faith Morey, and others.

In a comprehensive Instagram post, the mother of two expressed remorse for her actions on the “Real Housewives of Lagos” reality show, acknowledging potential disappointment among viewers.

Despite maintaining a steadfast commitment to justice and fairness, Iyabo apologised for any perceived bullying attributes that might have surfaced during the show. She clarified her primary goal of entertaining viewers, asserting that she had achieved it while recognising that some may have been offended.

Iyabo expressed no regrets about supporting the late singer Mohbad, emphasising the distinction between her actions on the show and her advocacy for justice. The actress extended gratitude to her partner, Paulo Okoye, for his unwavering support, concluding with a plea for understanding and cordiality amidst differences.

The full statement reads: “I Iyabo Ojo, I am the same person at my core that you have always known over the years. I stand for justice and fairness. One of my main goals of starring on a reality TV show was to entertain everyone and give you all a show worthy of your time.

“I made sure that drama was the centerpiece of the show. In the midst of that drama, I may have offended some people and displayed some behaviors that are certain attributes to bullies. For that, I am truly sorry to all that I have offended.

“I emphatically reject all forms of bullying. I have never bullied anyone in my day-to-day life nor condoned bullying in any form. For me to bully, is to continuously denigrate, hurt, and cause harm to others, and that is not me. Stepping on that dress on the show was a way to get talking points for the show for entertainment purposes, and we succeeded. No harm was meant.

“Justice for the fallen singer Mohbad is something very dear to me and dear to millions of people around the world. I have no regrets, being in this fight for him and his family. With this, I find myself dragged and people capitalizing and even belittling the gravity of the situation by equating it to a show. This is real life!

“People who know me are aware that I give my all and last dime to people behind the scenes. I take care, nurture, and uplift others as much as I can. To read my daughter’s post, @its.priscy online broke my heart to even imagine the burden it must be for her and her brother to be dragged online just because of me. That moved me as a mother. I want them to know that I will give the world to them.

“To my man Obim @pauloo2104, I love and respect how solid you are. Thank you for your unwavering support for me and for reminding me of my core values. You and I are


“Finally, just as we can learn to live together in peace when we agree, we can also learn to be cordial in our differences towards each other”.

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By Timileyin Abdulsalam Entertainment Reporter
Timileyin Abdulsalam, a journalist, and content writer based in Lagos, is versatile in crafting articles that cover a broad spectrum of topics, including entertainment, politics, social issues, technology, crime, and justice. His unique storytelling style is well-known among readers. Having graduated from the University of Ilorin, Timileyin also holds certifications in Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, and a Professional Certificate in Media and Communication.