Iya Gbonkan narrates how she almost lost her life after the popular movie, ‘Koto Orun’.
Margret Dele Olayinka “Mojoyinola” popularly called Iya Gbonkan is a talented actress with huge gifts of acting and creative abilities.
In Koto Orun Movie she acted Olori-Emere (Queen of witches) and in the same movie by late Alhaji Yekinni Ajileye., Koledowo, that lousy naughty, dubbed her ‘Iya Gbonkan’, and which was indeed most suitable name because of her sub-human structure and abnormal size, and ever since, people refer to her as that., IYA GBONKAN.
Mere looking at her could knock you off your feet, even as an adult. She was a real Medusa we feared to see on the screens while we were younger. Her scary appearance would always reappear in our heads while on beds at nights after watching her movie.
Iya Gbonkan while narrating her ordeal said after the movie she was beaten almost to death in her sleep and was confronted by witches to join their cult.
Iya Gbonkan had featured in many evergreen movies of the times, and she had partaken in the many TV series. Her natural physique aided and befitted all her roles as a weird sister. With her look, she needed no further costume to act a gnome or to appear like a female demon.
Iya Gbonkan came into the spotlight in the early 70s, her first set of acting career was recorded during the evergreen legendary Ifa Olokun’s TV series by Pa Yemi Elebu’bon.
IYA GBONKAN’s acting prowess can best be portrayed among her movie colleagues like Olori ABIOYE, OYIBOYI, OGUNJIMI AND Iya ABENI AGBON, these TV-cinema giants were capable of turning the broad daylight into a complete darkness.
All Alhaji AJILEYE’s movies are known for their richness in revealing the secrets of the realm of the occult. KOTO ORUN was one of such movies of horror that you will never want to miss again if you have the chance to watch it once more. KOTO AYE was released after the KOTO ORUN, all of them by the same AJILEYE, including ERAN IYA OSHOGBO wish was his last movie.
Giving a brief summary of Koto Orun;
KOLEDOWO had eight children in KOTO ORUN movie and all of them were killed and roasted as suya by these angels of the darkness under the leadership of our own IYA GBONKAN.
Margret Dele Olayinka “Mojoyinola” known as Iya Gbonkan is still in alive, good health, hale and hearty. Disregard any report or rumour of her death at the time of writing this article.