On February 1978, actress,singer and philanthropist Omotola Jalade was born into the family of Mr Oluwashola and Oluwatoyin Jalade.
The first Child of three children and the only daughter of Ondo descent, was born and breed in lagos. Her father who used to be a manager for Lagos County Club Ikeja died in 1991, when she was in secondary school.
Omotola attended Chrisland Primary School Opebi, Command Secondary School Kaduna, and did one year in Oxford School Santos Layout. She later got admission into Yaba College of Technology to study Estate Management.
Omosexy as she is popularly known by her fans, decided to try her hands into Modelling while waiting for admission into the University. It was during this period acting found her. She auditioned for the movie “Venom” directed by Reginald Ebere in 1995 and got the role as the lead act.
Being a multi talented woman, Omotola launched her music career in 2005 with the release of the debut album titled “GBA”. She featured artists like Harrysong and Paul Play.
The talented actress have been applauded for her remarkable humanitarian efforts. She powers her project, The Omotola Youth Empowerment Project (OYEP). Her activism continues with Save The Children UK, Enough is Enough and Amnesty International. She is also a UN Ambassador for World Food Programme (WFP)since 2005.
The multi award winning actress stands tall in the Nigerian movie scene and Africa in general. In 1997, she won the Best actress in The Movie Awards (THEMA). 2004 saw the actress winning the City people awards for excellence best actress category. Omotola went further to win MTV Africa Music Awards Personality of the year in 2014, prior to which, she made Times Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Wife to Capt. Matthew Ekeinde in 1996 at the age of 18, Omotola is the mother of four Children, Princess Ekeinde, M.J Ekeinde, Meraiah Ekeinde and Michael Ekeinde.
The brand ambassador to Knorr and Scanfrost and is widely recognized as one woman who has contributed tremendously to the growth of Nollywood.
Happy Birthday to a woman who deserves to be called a veteran in Nollywood for her tremendous impact towards the growth of the industry.
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