Nollywood veteran, Grace Oyin Adejobi popularly known as Iya Osogbo has spent over 20 years in Nigeria movie industry.
Married to late theatre practitioner, Oyin Adejobi, they made exceptional plays before he died leaving her to continue the career alone.
This task has been quite difficult for Iya Osogbo, although she has been pushing through the challenges posed. Now 80, it is obviously hard to cope with the reality of jumping from one location to the other for the love of her profession. At this point, Mama has decided to take the back seat and allow the younger acts play their parts and even her part, because the truth is, that’s why the young ones are trained.
Revealing why she is quitting her acting career, Iya Osogbo said; “I’m no longer young, I do not have the strength to be jumping from one location to another, after my husband demise I acted in many movies but now I cannot act in cultural plays due to the several incantations been used.”
We’re sure this is a sad but necessary step for Iya Osogbo, and while her fans will miss her so much, we are hoping she enjoys her retirement.