Lola Alao, a veteran Nollywood actress has finally won the custody battle over her late colleague Aisha Abimbola’s kids. Lola Alao won the custody battle over Aisha Abimbola’s two kids and has also been authorized to be their custodian in Canada. Sharing the news on Instagram, she wrote; Yes o ore mi I thank God. Victory at last. Continue to Rest In Peace Aisha Abimbola
Lola Alao had before now, been enmeshed in a custody battle with the family of Aisha Abimbola’s estranged husband, Victor Ibrahim. Shortly the actress died of cancer on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, the Canadian authority had invited family members via a letter directly addressed to the father of the kids who’s in Nigeria. The letter requested Victor’s consent in granting the children’s custody to Lola Alao, who has been acting as their guardian. However, he refused to give consent even though he hasn’t been fraternizing with the kids. This led to tension between the late actress’ family and now Canada-based Lola Alao over who takes custody of the kids.
However subsequent investigations made after the actress’ death, revealed that she never wanted her husband to take custody of the kids. Thus actress Lola Alao was considered as the next-of-kin to late Aisha when she was dying, as she was also the only one taking responsibility of the ailing actress.
Here are some things you probably did not know about the late Aishat Abimbola.
She was born on the 19th of December, 1970 In Epe, Lagos State. Her movie ‘Omoge Campus’ brought her to the limelight in 2001 and she later acted in ‘Eje Adegbenro’.She was also in the Family sitcom ‘Kamson and Neighbours’ which aired for about 10 years. Produced by Rockview productions and directed by Tunji Bamishigbin. She was born into a Muslim family but changed her religion to Christianity. One of her biggest achievements is becoming a graduate despite life challenges. She is a graduate of hotel management and catering from Lagos State Polytechnic. If she was not an actress, she would have been an MC, a chef or a pastor, she was previously married and was a single mother of a boy and a girl. She is a triplet, which is where she got her Eta Okonickname.