Omotola Jalade Ekeinde: Complete Biography
Multiple award screen diva Omotola Jalade Ekehinde popularly known as “Omosexy”is a Nigerian actress, singer, Philanthropist and former model. The Nollywood icon was born on 7th February 1978, she hails from Ondo state, she grew up in Lagos with both parents and two siblings (Tayo & Bolaji Jalade). Her mother, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Jalade worked at J.T Chanrai Nig. She lost her father Mr.Oluwashola Jalade at an early stage,he worked with Y.M.C.A and the Lagos country club.
Acquiring knowledge is the first step to being successful. The veteran actress educational background began at Chrisland School Opebi (1981-1987),Oxford Children School (1987),Command Secondary School Kaduna (1988-1993), briefly studied at Obafemi Awolowo University(O.A.U),completed her studies at Yaba College of Technology(1996-2004),where she studied Estate Management.
Omotola is one actress in the movie industry whose marriage/family means the world to her,she is happily married to a pilot, Captain. Mathew Ekeinde, they have lived together for twenty years,got married in the year 1996. Omotola’s marriage i must say, is one fancied by both people within and outside the film industry. See photo of Omotola and her husband after the cut..
Together they have 4 children:Princess Ekeinde (1997), M.J Ekeinde (1998), Meraiah Ekeinde (2000),Michael (2002). See photos of Omotola’s children after the cut..
Omotola journey into acting started in 1995, movie titled Venom of Justice, in the movie she played a sickle cell patient who fought for her life despite the odds of survival. She has featured in over 300movies Listed below are few of them:
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde: Movies
- Venom of justice (1995)
- Mortal Inheritance (1996)
- Scores to Settle (1998)
- Lost Kingdom (1990)
- Blood Sisters (1991)
- Royal Families (2003)
- Die Another Day (2004)
- Games Women Play (2005)
- Brave Heart(2005 )
- Sand in my Shoes (2007)
- Yankee Girls (2008)
- Ambition (2009)
- Ije:the journey (2010)
- Private Storms (2010)
- Ties that Bind (2011)
- Last Flight to Abujah (2012)
- Blood on the Lagoon ( 2014)
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde: Achievements
Highly popular Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has not only been successful in her career as an actress but has also been able to make an impact in different ways. Listed below are her achievements within and outside the country:-
-Omotola was the first Africa celebrity to receive over one million likes on her Facebook page,currently she has a total of 3million followers on Facebook.
-In 2013,she spoke at the 2013 edition of the WISE summit held in Doha,qater.
-Omotola was an ambassador for the United Nations World food programme and also an activist with Amnesty International.
-Jalade-Ekeinde has graced the front page of several magazines,she was also the first Nigerian with her own reality TV show.
– In 2013,Omotola was honoured in time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world along side Michelle Obama, Beyonce,Kate Middleton.
-In 2014 she was honored by the Nigerian government as a member of the order of the federal Republic,for her contributions to Nigeria cinema.
-Omotola received her first cinematic movie role in the film titled:Ije, shot on location in Jos,California,Los Angeles.
-She was listed as one of the highest grossing movie star ever heard of by Yahoo, Omotola was the only Nigerian on that list.
-In 2015 she celebrated her 20th anniversary in the entertainment industry.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde: Awards & Nominations
The Veteran actress,Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has featured in over 300 movies,she is also a philanthropist with a humble personality which has earned her numerous high profile awards.
|1997||Best English/Best actress.||City People Awards for excellence.|
|1997||Best Actress & Recognition||Global Excellence Awards|
|2004||Best individual & Symbol of creativity||Civil Elightenment Organization of Nigeria(CEON)|
|2004||Best Actress||NUSEC Awards.|
|2005||Best actress in a Supporting role||African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)|
|2006||Most friendly actress||Youths Benefactors Awards|
|2006||Pan African Best Actress||Screen Nation Awards|
|2012||Film Actress Icon||Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts Awards (BEFFTA)|
|2013||Ebony Vanguard Awards||Music Video & Screen Awards (MVISA|
|2014||Personality of the Year (nominated)||MTV Africa Music Awards|