About Omotola Jalade Ekeinde ;
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a Nollywood actress. She is married to Capt. Matthew Ekeinde and has 4 children. Apart from being one of the most successful Nollywood actresses, she is also a singer and is involved in extensive charity work in her home country of Nigeria.
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.
Early life/ About Omotola Jalade Ekeinde ;
We will fail on our part if there is no story about Omotola’s early life in this article about Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.
Omotola was born in 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 is currently undertaking 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 and charity homes. Omotola Jalade Ekehinde is a beautiful award winning actress known for her craft all around Africa. 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. Omotola radiates the aura of a real star. She recently waxed 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”.
The famous G8 ;
In the year 2005 some actors were found to have been collecting huge fees from producers due to the fact of their A-list celebrity status. The Actor’s Guild of Nigeria thereby placed the actors on 1-YEAR ban due to the behaviour. Among the actors were Omotola Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Stella Damasus Aboderin, Nkem Owoh, Ramsey Noah, Pete Edochie, Richard Mofe Damijo. This caused some actors to venture into music. The ban placed on these actors was seen as “doom” in Nollywood, since these were the industry “shakers”.But currently, the actors are back in filming, and Omotola is also working on some movies.Omotola is working on her second album to be released the early part of 2009.
1.Best English Actress of the year (1996/97)
Rivers State Ministry for Culture & Tourism Awards
3.Best Actress of the year (2003)
City People Awards for Excellence
4.Best Actress of the year (2004)
Global Excellence Recognition awards
5.Best Actress of the year (2004)
Global Excellence Recognition awards
6.Grand Achiever (2004)
Civil Enlightenment Organisation of Nigeria (CEON)
7.Symbol of Creativity, Best Individual of the year (2004)
PICK A BRAIN, University of Benin, Nigeria
8.The Best of THE BEST ACTRESS of the year (2004)
9.Best Actress (2004)
Dynamic Global Concept
10.A Champion of Change (2005)
Best Actress 2003
Outstanding Actress 2003
2.AFR DUBLIN MOVIE AWARDS
Recognition of Performance and Immense Contribution
to the Nigeria Movie Industry (2004)
Outstanding Performance (2004/05)
4.A.P.I WASHINTON D.C (2004/05)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role (2005)
5.African Movie Awards Yenogua/MNET
6.The Nigerian Union U.S.A
Presented OMOTOLA with The Homeland Ambassador of the Nigerian American Community U.S.A
Presented OMOTOLA with the Distinguished Honouree at the Thirteenth African Achievement Awards.
7.African Times Hollywood. C.A. U.S.A
Academy of Television and Sciences North Hollywood California, U.S.A (2005) for her Outstanding Performance in Africa.