CELEBRITY OF THE WEEK: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
married to Captain Matthew Ekeinde and has 4 children. Omotola was
born into a family of five to Mr. & Mrs. Shola Jalade (both late) and
two brothers, Tayo and Bolaji Jalade. She attended Chrisland Nursery
School, Opebi, Lagos and Oxford Children School, Santos Layout. She
then proceeded to Kaduna for her secondary education at Command
Secondary School. She did an HND course in Estate Management at Yaba
College of Technology, Lagos. She got married at the Ikeja registry on
the 23rd, March 1996, and had a beautiful white wedding on board a
DASH 7 Aircraft flying from Lagos to Benin, on the 19th April, 2001.
Besides acting, she also sings and has a soon to be released debut
album. She features as a writer for the Saturday SUN (Omotola's Diary)
and occasionally gets involved in Social Services for women. Omotola
Jalade Ekehinde is a beautiful award winning actress known for her
craft all around Africa and abroad.
She acts in Nollywood, the Nigeria home video movie scene that has in
the past decade blossomed into a full fledged entertainment industry.
For this screen goddess, life is family, scenes in a movie, songs in
an album and the sure pleasure of getting feed back from her fans.
Omotola has, within the space of 10 years, been able to play major
roles in numerous movies. She has played a prostitute, a prisoner, the
lonely housewife, the bitchy manipulator and the girl next door.
Her first role in a movie came in the film "Venom of Justice"(1995).
Omotola Ekeinde burst into the Nollywood film industry with the movie
"Mortal Inheritance" (1995) where she played a sickle-cell patient who
fights for her life even when she knows she might not be able to live.
At the end of the day, she has a baby and eventually lives. This film
which received good reviews, won her awards for her role in the movie
and is still known as one of Nigeria's best movies ever made. Ever
since then she has not looked back and she has starred in blockbuster
movies like "Games Women Play", "Blood Sisters", "All my life", "Last
Wedding",My Story, The Woman in Meand a host of others.
In the year 2005, she launched her music career. She released a music
album titled 'Gba' in 2006, and she sees herself as moving up like one
rung from just being an actor to an entertainer. "Omosexy", as she is
called by her fans, would not respond to anything that she claims
"does not add value to my life".
Apart from being one of the most successful Nollywood actresses and a
singer, she is also involved in extensive charity work in her home
country, Nigeria. She is also known for her stunning beauty, good
stature (after having four children) and a good sense of fashion.
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