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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Nollywood Actress Iyabo Ojo Turns Iya Alamala And Says She Sold Her Gold To Start The Business

Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo, recently ventured into the food business in an Interview with Saturday beats Clarifies to her fans where and how she was able to get the start up capital.






Reacting to the speculations that she borrowed money to start up her N200 million Lekki Amala spot, the actress claimed that she had to sell some of her landed property and also her jewellery in order to achieve her dream.


“I did not collect a loan to open my business, I saved. I had been planning to open this place for a very long time, so I had been saving. When I wanted to get my new office building, I sold some of my property. I sold almost all my gold if not everything. During that time, I sold one batch and when I needed more money, I sold the rest. I told myself to forget about gold for now because I know that I can make the money back later. With the support of good people as well, I was able to get my office building. The first lady of Kwara State who came to inaugurate the building supported me. Some of my godparents also supported me because I told them that I wanted to sell amala,” she said.



Apparently, her new found love would eat much of her time if she wants the business to survive but during the course of chatting with Saturday Beats, the actress said that she has everything figured out.


She further said that selling amala can never make her quit acting. “I can never quit my career for anything. I am a very organised person. When you are organised, you plan ahead. My life is planned and that has helped me a lot.



Ojo who jokingly said that people now refer to her as ‘Iya alamala’ (amala seller) said that she is not ashamed to sell food some people perceive to be local.


“I am a local chic. I made a name for myself by acting in my local dialect which is the Yoruba language and in our culture, amala is the in-thing. I am proud to be selling amala because that is my culture. A Chinese man cannot be ashamed of owning a Chinese restaurant. What I did was that I brought something perceived to be local to the Island and I made it look posh. When something is local, it does not mean that it is dirty. People really long to eat amala and I am not ashamed to be selling it.


I opened the Abula Spot because I noticed that on the Island, they do not really have anywhere you could go to get the local dish unlike the way we do on the mainland.

43 comments:

Miss Ess said...

Congrats to her, God will flourish it abundantly.

Flawlessbae❤❤ said...

good idea๐Ÿ˜˜

Baby Oku said...

Sumone close to her now will think of oepning their own amala depot cos in Nigeria everyone is in competition. They love to copy.

Iya Oshoronga of Blogosphere AKA Mrs Always RIGHT said...

I so hate amala, it makes my tummy pain me anytime i eat it, i eat only eba or pounded yam. Kudos to you people that can eat amala without having stomach pains.

Love.Eating.Pussy said...

Nice initiative...someone like me prefers a good plate of Amala to fried rice and I am not even yoruba.
The set of meat that comes with the food is what endeared me to it in the first place.

With good planning she will make her capital in no time

I wish her the best of luck

LEP๐Ÿ˜›

Stella Igbokei said...

Good biz. I do eat amala and ewedu 2x a month

Jael said...

If I hear sell gold........

Anonymous said...

If is done perfectly, food business is not a bad business

MonkeyNoFineTheTafiaMama said...

You just said was on my mind. Naija we can copy business for Africa , I have experience this first hand.well those who run in always run out sha

Smith Anele said...

Nice business concept... More grease to your elbow.

Priceless Jewel said...

Kudos to me then because amamla doesn't affect me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚. Iya she e wa pa๐Ÿ˜‚? Well done Fespris, God bless your hustle, in Jesus name, amen!


... Jesus is my worth!

pronto said...

This is pure creativity.... Kudos Iya Amala ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Anonymous said...

N200million! Bullocks! Even if you have automated machines dispensing the amala! Calm down!!!!

Blackberry said...

Saved up n sold ur gold indeed! As if it's a secret.

Anonymous said...

Good for her, but I can never forget that story with that sulaimon, me I sha know that there is no smoke without fire. The man might have given her the start up capital sef, who knows ...

CrazyHornyWife said...

Wow!!!
Kudos Lady.

Anonymous said...

Liars, 200 million because of Amala spot????

Anonymous said...

Of course, naa Alhaji-Otunba-Apostle Sulemon give her money to take do business. How much do you think she earns from acting?

Anonymous said...

But doesn't toyin tiannah styling have an amala spot already

Hmmmm

Cakes by LuliGrace (London) said...

Exactly the same with me. Amala has been giving me tummy ache from time immemorial.
Haven't even gone near it in Gos knows hpw long.

Anonymous said...

She own the building or rent it?

amanda favour said...

LMAO ๐Ÿ˜
We all know where the money came from
I like her business sense though!!!

STARRY LARRY said...

I can eat Amala everything, especially, with efo roro




*Larry was here*

Love.Eating.Pussy said...

Did u ever read the part that she said she bought her new space.
How much do u think they sell a house on the island and it would be somewhere that has space for parking and a road side venue in a popular area.

Take your ignorance out of here joor...Odรจ ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜ค

LEP๐Ÿ˜›

Anonymous said...

Apostle Suleiman, Pastor ebimowei come and see your investment, ifahear sell gold. Let the juju competition start between her anf Toyin lawani. She did exact business toyin did. Studio, makeup styling, Lounge, amala spot. You had the guts to bring it down her territory. I wish good luck

Love.Eating.Pussy said...

What nonsense are you referring to now.

Do you know how much this yoruba actresses invest in Gold

Gold is like stocks and bonds to the average proper yoruba woman

Some women do not have up to 10 million naira in their accounts but have Gold worth over 100 million just for show offs when they attend their "owanbe party"

If you dnt know, you better ask well before you come online to show your ignorance to the world


LEP๐Ÿ˜›

Belle ร‚me said...

Sold your gold?? Story story...

Chika Vincent said...

Congrat ooo..

jelly said...

God bless and expand her business

Justyswt said...

Good business.

Anonymous said...

apostle in action

Mrs.R SDK blog Official BFF said...

Congratulations Iyabo!
A very nice initiative, food business is one of the best business one can venture into.

I pray you succeed in it.

Mrs.R SDK blog Official BFF said...

Congratulations Iyabo!
A very nice initiative, food business is one of the best business one can venture into.

I pray you succeed in it.

Anonymous said...

Apostle must hear dis! Iyabo u say wetin?na wch kind gold u de wear? No be GL and Romanian gold u de wear? Na who u think say u de deceive? U want to use dis ur latest investment to hood wink people into beliving it's tru ds ur bisness u now live ur luxury life?iffa hear! U can only fool or deceive gullible people not people like us wey know wetin de! U can fool people most times but u can't fool people all d time! Iyabo go enjoy ur sex given wealth frm apostle suleiman u hear? God Dat Sees wat u guys are doing wld definitly judge U! Madam Iya amala! Smh

Anonymous said...

Eating amala at your own risk oooo my peopke, toyin knows bcus they are friends, thats why I know something is fishy about selling something that goes into the stomach is huuummm to vomit ooo.cossy please jawa si oo.

Miss Candy said...

Naija people!!! U people don't have chill ooo

Anonymous said...

Nice one Iyabo aka Iya Amala.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Anonymous said...

I love hot Amala and Ewedu ati Abula ati orishirishi meat.๐Ÿ˜€

hawwa said...

Naija pple sha...

Nana Yusuf said...

Congrats to her. Everyone needs a retirement plan. Wish i was in lagos to savour this amala and also Tiannah's amala. Wish Iyabo Ojo the best in her business.

Anonymous said...

God bless you for this comment. Let dem come to d north and see how much pple buy Gold here.

Anonymous said...

Bullshit! Gold ko kooper ni? Shiior liar oshi. Stop insulting our intelligence o,its urbody ur biz. How many gold does she have?They will be lying n soon will frustrate their male counterparts to go n be ferrying drugs now. Kai, sorry o Cossy, u were just crying over lange lover what will happen now? Cest l'avie, o gbe eran e fologbo nla je o.

Olayinkaa posh said...

May God bless you jare love, tell them let them know.

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