Saidi Balogun, the Nollywood actress Faithia Balogun’s former husband and father of her two kids, has called actress Iyabo Ojo as a very ‘loyal and helpful’ sister.
9jatoday gathered that Iyabo Ojo has been of enormous assistance to Saidi Balogun since they met in the movie industry.
He revealed this last weekend when Iyabo Ojo hosted him at her Lounge in Lekki Lagos. The party, which had some of the prominent Nollywood actors in attendance, took place despite the ongoing dispute between Faithia and Iyabo Ojo.
Last Wednesday, February 5, Iyabo Ojo had called out Faithia Balogun.
It was Faithia’s birthday and also same birth date with Saidi Balogun, and Iyabo, who was once a tight friend of Faithia had posted on Instagram that the 51-year-old actress and ex friend was a witch!
“There is nothing I have done that Iyabo would not be in attendance,” excited Saidi pronounced in Yoruba in a clip shared on Iyabo Ojo’s page.
“Some people had speculated that I would not show up in this get-together but here I am. I knew I would come. I had already gone for a private dinner held in my honour by a brand I represent and I said I must come to Iyabo Ojo’s Lounge.
“She is a good girl. She has a good heart and I am proud of her and her achievements. Iyabo Ojo has done countless of good things for me that I couldn’t even remember. I recall telling her that I wish to produce an English movie and she advised me to go ahead with it and said, ‘Brother, you do yours first,.’ That was when I did my film, “Eti Keta.”
For those that thought I wouldn’t be present in the particular party she organized for me tonight, shame on them. I am here and I pray Iyabo grows in leaps and bound,” Saidi said.
On the dispute between Faithia and Iyabo which went viral on social media last week, Saidi, whose failed union with Faithia produced two children, humorously prayed that peace should reign.
Though he didn’t mention Faithia’s name, Saidi said, “Iyabo, I am proud of you. You have a good soul. I pray you to settle the disagreement between you and the person you are quarreling with. God will settle it and put the devil to shame. When it’s settled, you will put all your enemies to shame.”
The bond between Faithia and Iyabo suffered a strain after their trip to Turkey where some fans of the actresses arranged a birthday party for Faithia.
Also accusing Faithia of wishing her death in 2018 when she took ill in Istanbul, Turkey, Iyabo Ojo who had a corrective cosmetic surgery that year in Turkey, cited Faithia as a betrayer and a fair-weather friend, who befriends young people in the movie industry for material gains.
Saidi Balogun, whose birthday also falls on same date which is February 5 just like his former wife had snubbed her and didn’t post any birthday message to her. Faithia also ignored her former husband.
The couple got married 20 years ago at an Ikorodu registry and divorced four years later.
The divorce was quite a messy one and Saidi, who told the court that he could not live under the same roof with his estranged wife due to unresolvable differences, also demanded among other requests that Faithia dropped his name, Balogun.
Though he had tried remarrying after Faithia left, but he is yet totake any woman down the aisle as the new Mrs. Balogun.
Faithia, on Sunday, flashed an engagement ring given her by a mystery partner that she is yet to reveal.