Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo opens up about her private life and what she wants her ideal man to be like.
In an exclusive chat with Punch, the actress disclosed she is willing to remarry on the grounds that the person isn’t poor. According to Iyabo, she did not want to get married because of the stress involved but now, she has had a change of heart.
“If marriage comes along, yes I will consider it. Then, I used to say that I didn’t want to get married again because of the stress involved. Now, I have had a rethink. But I can’t marry a poor man. Some people will say I shouldn’t say that, but I am a blunt person. For someone like me, there is no love without money. I am a celebrity and I am expected to maintain a certain lifestyle, which is expensive”
The actress further explains why she can’t get married to a man who can’t meet up to her standards because she has lots to cater for.
“I have of responsibilities. As a breadwinner and celebrity, how do you expect me to marry a poor man? Where do you expect us to start from? I am not ready to add any man’s problems to mine. I don’t need the man to be very rich, but he must be able to feed himself and me. You don’t even have to cater for my other responsibilities.
Iyabo Ojo also admits that she wants to be with someone who is more successful than she is and wouldn’t be scared or intimidated by her success.
“The kind of man I want in my life has to be more successful than me. When I bought my personal assistant a car, people said I didn’t want her to marry. I told them that I don’t expect her to marry someone who does not have a car as well. You say what you want out of life; we shouldn’t deceive ourselves. It is a choice to die in poverty and I have chosen not to die in poverty. I cannot flow with someone who wants to die in poverty.”