Iwobi sarcastically said Okocha, who enjoyed an illustrious career, never left any shoes for him to fill.
Instead, the Everton star says the former Super Eagles captain carved a niche for himself and stressed he is doing the same.
“Yes, I admire my uncle greatly and was such a gifted star player in his playing days,” Iwobi told ThisDay.
“For me to pick his shoes because of my relationship with him means I have to leave the pitch and go back to the dressing room for such favour but that will mean I’m no longer active to do what I know best.
“I think the best answer to this recurrent question is that Okocha created a shoe for himself, no matter how big but I want to express myself and continue to develop my footballing career.
“It’s a good thing to aim to better my uncle’s achievements but he has set such a high standard that the best thing to do is to remain focused since age is still very much on my side,” he explained.