BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Nollywood actress, Iyabo Ojo celebrated the fifth anniversary of her NGO, The Pinkies Foundation under which is the Pinkies Ladies Club. However, because of the name of the club, misconceptions have surfaced about the true nature of the activities of the club ranging from accusations of lesbianism to organized prostitution.
Speaking at the event, Iyabo Ojo said, “What happened at the beginning was that people misunderstood the group because of its name (Pink Ladies).So, a lot of people took it the other way round, thinking it was a lesbian group or for prostitution. Those that have come and gone will testify to what we’re doing. So, when you have a positive project, being an actress, people tend to term it in different forms.”
“But if you’re focused and you know you have a positive aim, it’s just a matter of time. So, The Pinkies Foundation has been able to show itself to the public what it is and what it has come to represent. With the foundation, we have touched a lot of lives, and we’re still going to do more, especially for those that are physically challenged,” she continued.
“Even, we have one of them on our scholarship scheme, we have been sponsoring the boy for the past two years. We’re still doing it, and we will never stop,” the actress said.