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Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde: 11 Very Important Things You Should Know About The Actress

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde: 11 Very Important Things You Should Know About The Actress

Nollywood veteran actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde needs little or no introduction in the entertainment scene in Nigeria.

Omotola who is a mother of four, since her career begun, has acted in hundreds of movies in Nollywood and is quite popular in other African countries as well. She has been in the game for a very long time an continues to stay relevant in the industry.

  1. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde had no plans of becoming an actress and only stumbled upon acting by accident. The Nollywood queen had followed one of her friends to an audition. The friend, however, did not get the part but urged Omotola to try out for the role.

  2. Omotola studied for a while at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) before she moved to Yaba College of Technology.

  3. Her first ever movie was Venom which was produced in the year 1995. She has over 22-years of working experience as an actor.

  4. In an interview, the actress revealed the amount she was paid for her first ever role. According to Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, she was paid N43,000 for her first role.

  5. The veteran actress was supposed to star in the sequel of the hit movie ‘Nneka The Pretty Serpent’  but had to turn down the role because of her mother.

  6. She co-starred in her first ever cinematic project  ‘Ije’ in 2010 with another queen Genevieve Nanji. Ekeinde had already starred in over 300 movies before her cinematic debut.Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde: 11 Very Important Things You Should Know About The Actress

  7. She snagged the title of being the first ever Nollywood star to have her own reality show. This was in 2012.

  8. She had a minor role in the US series ‘Hit the floor.’
  9. The actress who also does music once in a while has a song with US R&B singer Bobby Valentino. Speaking during an interview, the actress opened up on her 1st studio album, saying it was not 100% true representation of her. “My first album was not 100 per cent a true representation of me because I wanted to do rock. When it comes to music, I am more of a soft rock person. I wasn’t allowed to do that. Shout out to Obi Asika, he was my mentor for my first album. The late OJB was my producer.

    “They thought ‘you can’t come out and do rock’. We are talking about 2005 when people were just starting to like Nigerian music.”

  10. Asides movies and music, the mother of 4 is into the real estate business.

  11. Omotola became the 1st African celebrity to receive one million likes on Facebook.


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