Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has gifted Lanre Hassan, a Nollywood actress known as Iya Awero, a three-bedroom apartment.
The governor gave the thespian the apartment while commissioning and renaming the LagosHomes, Igbogbo as Prince Abiodun Ogunleye Housing Estate, Igbogbo.
“I don’t know what to say. I am so short of words. I am so happy today. Thank you so much, my governor, may the Almighty Allah continue to bless you. Also, deputy, thank you so much. I am so grateful. If anyone shelters you whenever you wake up, all you do is pray for the person. God will keep blessing, helping and supporting you. This our land will be peaceful, God will fix Nigeria and take the country to greater heights. Once again I thank everyone for this gift,” she said.
Sanwo-Olu noted that actors and actresses should be celebrated while they are alive, saying some of them had worked hard to over 30 to 40 years.
The 70-year-old actress began her career in the movie industry with the Ojo Ladipo Theatre Group. She has featured in both the Yoruba and English speaking sectors of the film industry.