By Olamide Jasanya
Undoubtedly, one of Nollywood’s favorite actresses, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde shares in this interview her experience growing up as well as how she has managed to balance her marriage, career, and kids.
Let’s talk about your latest flick, Last Flight to Abuja. Tell us about the significance of your character in it.
My character was Suzie. It’s one of those type of stories where you have different mini stories running side by side, and then they all have a common ground, and that common ground is a plane where we all met. My own story is, I’m a young lady working in Abuja, in a relationship with a guy who stays in Lagos, and we’re having issues because he thinks I’m too career minded, so I decide to pay him a surprise visit and I get into the plane to Lagos to do that. So, there are different stories of different people all on this flight to Lagos. I think what I want to celebrate in this movie is that in life, spend every day like it’s your last; you just never know when, though our hope and future is bright and promises for us to be great, but you have to love people, say the things you need to say, and live right the best way you possibly can.
Prior to your getting the script, have you had a similar experience, with your husband being a pilot and you being a regular flier?
Luckily no, I hope never to have such an experience, but I remember my husband had something close to that, there was a little crash, and he flew that day, and I think he dropped the plane that eventually crashed, which our friend Captain Adebayo took away and then unfortunately crashed, so