“Why I Reverted to My Maiden Name” …Nollywood Actress, Iya Ibeji


Top actress cum film maker, Adeola Adelowotan, a k a Iya Ibeji, has denied breaking up with her hubby, Mr Adelowotan, adding that she only decided to b

Adeola Adelowotan

e adddressed by her maiden name, Alobalowo for official reason.



Speaking at an event in Ikeja, Lagos, the pretty movie star explained, ” Not that I am divorced or separated from the father of my children. We’re still together, and is aware of what’s happening. I just have to revert to my maiden name which is Alobalowo for official reason and reasons best known to both of us. Now, I wish to be addressed as Rachael Adesola Alobalowo. That’s exactly my previous name, and it’s official. So, those thinking of any other thing apart from what I have just explained to you now have missed outrightly.”




On the development concerning her career, the gorgeous thespian said, Yes, I give God the glory about everything conernconc my life and career. Since 2004 that I have been acting, I have not looked back. I have been rising from glory to glory.




“My last movie, Casino Girls, was a bang. It was sold beyond expectation on account of my marketer, Alhaji Rasak Abdullahi of Corporate Pictures’ fame’s remark. He just called me and said, ” Adeola, Casino Girls is selling like mad now at Arena. I was so happy for that remark. Not only that, the internet was also agog with Casino Girls. A lot of people saw it on YouTube channel and other internet platforms. I give God the glory for the huge success. Also, I must appreciate my teeming fans for their undying love and support since I started out. God bless them all.”




On her new movie project, the fair-skinned entertainer cum businesswoman said, “Yes, I am coming out soon with a new movie, entitled, Funbi. It’s going to be a blockbuster. It will parade a galaxy of stars, including myself, Prince Jide Kosoko, Odunlade Adekola, Lola Idije and many other famous actors and actresses.”




The versatile London returnee Theatre practitioner who has also veered into other businesses to support her acting career stated, ” I also want to use this medium to let my fans in Nigeria and beyond be aware of the new businesses I am also into now. I am not just an actress any more, I have acquired knowledge in other fields. I have had my clothing line called Pretty Diva Clothings. We design for both men and women, children as well at affordable charges. I am also into organics, that’s Pretty Diva Skin Care Organic Products which take care of all sorts of skin diseases. We treat different kind of faces and bodies, whether fair, black or ebony for different categories of people, including small children. Even, I take care of my children’s skins, and my colleagues’ in the movie industry as well. As Yoruba will say, “eni to ba maa da so fun ni……”(speaks in Yoruba). That’s anybody that wants to clothe you must first wear a beautiful dress for you to be convinced the person has what he or she wants to offer you. That refers to myself, I treat my skin myself and you can see how I glow everyday. So, I am not half baked in the business. I really trained for it. And our services at Pretty Diva Organic Skin Care are very affordable as well.




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However, the Oyo born film maker also chose to appreciate some of her colleagues that have been so supportive since she returned to Nigeria to take the bull of her acting career by the horn, “I’ll like to appreciate these wonderful colleagues of mine who have been so supportive in the cause of my career, including Alh Muka Ray( my Boss), Iyabo Ojo, Funke Akindele, Soji Eweade Innocent, Fathia Williams, Toyin Abraham, Toyosi Adesanya Ileyemi, Remi Oshodi a.k.a Surutu, Bimbo Success, Tayo Odueke, Ifedayo Rufai, Antar Laniyan, Alh Akeem Alimi, a.k.a Ajala Jalingo, Alh Rasak Olayiwola, a.k.a Ojopagogo, Murphy Afolabi and Abiodun Jimoh. They all stood by me with there undying love and support. May God bless them all”, she concluded.