Iyabo Ojo On How She Started Her Amala Resturant


In addition to being an actor, Iyabo Ojo is also an entreprenuer with a number of businesses. She also just opened an Amala Joint in Lekki and in a chat with ’Nonye Ben-Nwankwo and Ademola Olonilua of Punch, she shared how she started this business.

She said,

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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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. When I moved to the Island, I decided that I was going to open my restaurant here.

I had been planning to open this business for a long while but I did not have the time to monitor it at the time. When I saw that I had the time to go into the business, I went for it. I had two shops on the mainland so I decided to close one down



  1. Queen Martha Ihenyen

    Queen Martha Ihenyen

    October 8, 2017 at 8:31 pm


  2. Abidemi Oluwatobiloba Adeleye

    Abidemi Oluwatobiloba Adeleye

    October 8, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    Kudos to u sis

  3. Ughara Onome

    Ughara Onome

    October 9, 2017 at 12:45 am

    That’s the spirit… Young generation listen, read and learn. Stop waiting for white collar jobs or depending on man to survive. Become an employer of labour, earn respect, reputation by having a hand work. Weldon sis.. God bless ur handwork amen

  4. Princess Glory Patricks

    Princess Glory Patricks

    October 9, 2017 at 8:27 am

    That’s determination.Weldon sis

  5. Animasaun Abisola

    Animasaun Abisola

    October 9, 2017 at 11:02 am

    well done

  6. Aremo Moyosore Happiness

    Aremo Moyosore Happiness

    October 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    That is good of you

  7. Rosemary Mapaderun

    Rosemary Mapaderun

    October 9, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    Pls where is the location,On my visit I can eat correct Amala

  8. Adekunle Atinuke Ogunlana

    Adekunle Atinuke Ogunlana

    October 9, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    That’s good of you, great

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