“I SOLD SOME OF MY PROPERTY AND ALMOST ALL MY GOLD TO START MY NEW VENTURE” -IYABO OJO
Actress and business woman, Iyabo Ojo, recently opened an Amala joint, called ‘Abula Spot‘, and a lounge, called Fespris Lounge. In an interview with The Punch newspaper, she said;
“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,” she told Punch.
“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.”
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