Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Biography / Profile

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (known as Omo Sexy) was born in Lagos, Nigeria on February 7th, 1978 to Ondo state born Oluwashola Jalade and Oluwatoyin Jalade (nee Amori Oguntade). She is an award winning actress, singer, UN WFP ambassador, Amnesty International activist, founder Oyep and philanthropist.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Age

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is 45 years old.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Early Life

Omotola grew up in a family of five. Her mother worked at J.T Chanrai Nig, and her father worked with the YMCA and the Lagos Country Club. Omotola's original ambition was to work in business management. While awaiting her results from university, she began modelling to earn a living. She attended  Chrisland School Opebi (1981–1987), Oxford Children School (1987), and Command Secondary School Kaduna (1988–1993). She had a brief stint at the University of Lagos before she finally graduated from Yaba College of Technology with a degree in Estate Management.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Career

Omotola got into acting by accident. She started out as a model, and followed her friend to an audition. Her friend didn't get the part but she encouraged Omotola to audition. The rest they say is history. She got a role in the sequel of the Nollywood classic 'Nneka The Pretty Serpent' but she turned it down because her mother did not approve of her role as a mermaid. Omotola was paid 43,000 as her fee for her very first movie and has starred in over 200 movies some of wgich include Venom of Justice, When Love Dies, Die Another Day, Alter Ego and Ije: The Journey.

Omotola considers her best role to be the one she played in 'My Story' with Van Vicker, as well as her breakout role in 'Mortal Inheritance'. In 2005, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde joined the Nigeria music industry and released her debut album 'Gba.'  In 2013, she was honoured in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Kate Middleton.

Omotola's reality show "The Real Me" made her the first Nigerian celebrity to own a reality show. In 2005, she became a United Nations WFP (World Food Programme) Ambassador, going to missions in Sierra- Leone and Liberia. In a list compiled by Yahoo in 2015, Omotola was listed among the highest-grossing movie stars one has never heard of; the listing included Shah Rukh Khan, Frank Welker, Bob Bergen, Jack Angel and others. Contrary to popular opinion, the actress said bedroom scenes are not glamorous. 

In 2012, CNN Travel noted Omotola's famous tongue (accent) on their list of the world's 12 sexiest accents. Omotola lent her voice in 2010 to the Rewrite The Future Campaign of Save The Children UK. Through her NGO, Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme, she is known to be fierce human rights campaigner and philanthropist.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Personal Life

Omotola met her husband, Captain Mattew Ekeinde in church through his sister and they got married in 1996. In 2001, they held a white ceremony on board a Dash 7 aircraft while flying from Lagos to Benin. They have four children together; Princess (1997), M.J (1998), Meraiah (2000) and Michael (2002). Her first daughter, Princess, aspires to be a chef in the future and her last son wants to be a filmmaker and an actor which makes her very happy. Her second daughter earned N2.4m from her Knorr endorsement.

Omotola is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page. She lost her father, Oluwashola Jalade in 1991 and she has two younger brothers, Tayo and Bolaji Jalade.

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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Awards

Omotola has over 40 domestic and international awards to her credit. She was the youngest actress to win "The Best Actress Overall" at the THEMA awards back in 1997. She has won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and Popular Online Choice (Female) on numerous occasions.

In 2014, she was honoured by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR for her contributions to Nigerian cinema. On November 9th, 2013, Oba Victor Kiladejo, the royal king of Ondo Kingdom conferred Omotola with a chieftaincy title in her hometown of Ondo State.

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