Actress Iyabo Ojo says Yoruba actors are underrated and seen as ‘local and unworthy to associate with the so-called elite’.
The 44-year-old said this in an Instagram post on Sunday while recounting what she went through as a single mother.
According to the actress, the single mother status made people describe her as one who lacked morals, not fit to be a model, talkative and a clout chaser even when she tries to tell her story.
Iyabo also stated that acting in her Language made matters worse because people see Yoruba actors as local.
“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) o 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 but listen young ones …. Local is Original, stay true to your culture bcos that’s your identity,” Iyabo Ojo wrote in parts.