Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is an award winning Nigerian actress, singer, former model, entrepreneur and Philantropist born on February 7, 1978.
She’s beautiful and quite intelligent but there’s more to the actress talent, so lets take a look at her biography below.
EARLY LIFE & BACKGROUND
Omotola was born and bred in Lagos state where he currently resides.
She is of Ondo descent and grew up in a family of five including two younger brothers, Tayo and Bolaji Jalade.
Omotola attended Chrisland School Opebi (1981-1987), Oxford children school (1987), Santos layout and Command sceondary school, Kaduna (1988-1993) for her primary and secondary education.
She also attended Obafemi Awolowo University before completing her studies at Yaba College of Technolgy (YABATECH) where she studied Estae management.
Omotola started her career professionally in 1995 where she got her first acting role in a movie “Venom of Justice” as directed by Reginald Ebere but came to limelight after starring in the blockbuster movie “Mortal Inheritance” which was regarded as one of the best nollywood movies .
She has also starred in many blockbuster movies such as Games women play, All my life, Last wedding, Blood sister and so on.
The beautiful actress who has appeared in more than 300 nollywood movies, got her first cinematic role in 2010 film “Ije” co-starring Genevieve Nnaji. The film which was shot on severall locations including Jos, California and Los Angeles, was said to be the highest grossing nollywood film at that time.
Apart from being an actress, Omotola also launched a music career in 2005 with the release of her debut album GBA, which gave rise to singles like “Naija Lowa” and “Things You do to me”.
Omotola and her husband Wedding pictures
Omosexy as fondly called got married to a pilot, Captain Mattew Ekeinde in 1996. They had their white wedding on board a Dash 7 aircraft flying from Lagos to Benin with friends and family in attendance.
The couple is blessed with four children; Princess, M.J, Meraiah and Michael with their first daughter born in March 1997.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
Omotola has received more than 40 domestic and international awards which includes:
Best actress at the City People awards for excellence 2004
Best actress Africa collaboration at 2011 Ghana Movie awards
Best actress in a supporting role at 2005 1st Africa Movie Academy awards (AMAA).
Most friendly actress at 2006 Youth Benefactor Award.
Omotola Jalade is regarded as one of the most influential actress in Africa with an estimated net worth of $3 million USD.
Other things you probably don’t know about her.
1. The movie “Last flight to Abuja” which Omotola starred in was said to be the highest grossing nollywood movie at that time and also beats Hollywood blockbuster such as Spiderman, Ice Age, Think Like a man, The Avengers, to become the highest grossing movie in West Africa cinemas in 2012.
2. Omotola is said to be the Africa’s biggest box officee avctress.
3. She has worked with the likes of Kendrick Dean Drumma Boy, Verse Simmonds and also recorded songs with Bobby Valentino.
4. She was paid N43,000 for her first movie.
5. She is the firt Nollywood star to have her own reality show in 2012.
6. Apart from acting and singing, she’s also an entrepreneur who is into real estate business.
7. Omotola Jalade is the only girl ina family of five.
8.Sh also speaks a little bit of igbo.
9. Omotola’s husband is from Edo state.
10. She revealed her favourite music artist as Sound Sultan and her favourite sport is Wrestling.
11. Her second daughter earned N2.4 million from her Knorr endorsement in 2015.
12. She’s the first African celebrity to get 1 million facebook fans.
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