Saturday, 23 June 2012
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, veteran Nollywood actress is married to a pilot, Capt. Matthew Ekeinde and has four children. Her sojourn in Nollywood had not been without controversy. Many of her fans still ask such questions as her true age and how she has continued to look young, despite having four children. Even when she tells them, they find it difficult to accept her answers. She has also had trouble keeping men off her back even as highly placed men send suggestive text messages to her, some of which she often show her husband after which both would laugh it off.
Having conquered Nollywood, she, like other actresses before her, ventured into music but it remains to be seen if she could reproduce her acting prowess in the music industry.
From her first movie appearance in “Venom of Justice”(1995) to “Mortal Inheritance” (1995),”Games Women Play”, “Blood Sisters”, “All my life”, “Last Wedding”, My Story, The Woman in Me and a host of others, Omotola’s fame continued to rise but somewhere along the line in 2005, some actors and actresses who were seen as having grown wings with their outrageous artiste fees were banned for a year. It happened, but Nollywood was not the same without them and so the ban was later removed.
Omotola, popularly known as Omosexy, has since gone ahead to veer into other areas such as charity, both in Nigeria and at the international level among other philanthropic activities.