“It came at the right time”, Iya Awero reacts to Sanwo-olu’s house gift


Veteran actress, Lanre Adesina a.k.a Iya Awero has opened up on why she cried when Governor Sanwo-olu of Lagos gifted her a new two-bedroom apartment in Ikorodu.

On how she felt about the gesture, Iya Awero said she was dazed.

Speaking in a chat with Punch, she said: “It came as a surprise to me. I was not expecting it at all. I am so happy about it. I could not even control myself and I did not know when tears started dropping from my eyes.

“I am very thankful to the Lagos State government. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said that it is not after we die that we should be celebrated, and that is very important. If one is appreciated in one’s lifetime, one would know one is doing well and one would even strive to do better. That way, the younger generations would also be encouraged to put in their best because they know they would be celebrated.

“We (entertainers) make people laugh away their sorrows and it does feel good when we are”.

Iya Awero also added that the gift came at the right time.

“I feel it came at the right time because I am still alive. 

Whenever God blesses one, one should receive it with open hands. There isn’t a lot of money in the industry. However, our work comes with a lot of respect and honour. We are usually celebrated wherever we go.”