Little know that a star was born when the family of Jalade welcomed Omotola to the world in the early hours of February 7, 1978.
Omotola Jalade who was the first born in a family that had two more lovely sons, have
reached a milestone in the industry that will take upcoming ones decades to
The Ondo state born actress whose original ambition was to work in business
management, began her journey into the entertainment world by venturing into
modelling just to earn a living.
Her modelling job might have not brought her the fame she would have hoped for but
her relentless effort and never die altitude saw her make her debut in Nollywood on 1995.
Ever since she made her debut, Omotola Jalade have not relent in her dreams of
becoming the best actress and filmmaker Nigeria would ever see.
Having appeared in over 300 award winning movies, Omotola Jalade have been
able to bag numerous awards as well as capturing the hearts of the world with her
great accent which CNN Travel noted on their list of the world’s twelve (12) sexiest accents.
Omotola Jalade defied all odds by showing that marriage has no role to play in the downfall of an actress as claimed by many.
The talented screen diva married Captain Matthew Ekeinde in 1996, a marriage that
have been free of scandals and blessed with four adorable kids.
Her success and impact in the industry have not been overlooked as she was
awarded the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic , MFR by the Nigeria Government as well as being honored in
Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside
Michelle Obama , Beyoncé and Kate Middleton.
Omotola who is also the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on
her Facebook page has no doubt create a legacy in the entertainment world and should be celebrated by the whole world.
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