Written by Yejide Gbenga-Ogundare
Sunday, 15 July 2012
THERE is no doubt about the fact that versatile Nollywood actress; Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is one of the most successful actresses in this clime.
Her ingenuity on the screen may have put her in the spotlight but her beauty, hard work, and charitable works have endeared her to many and sustained her in the limelight.
Her undying love for charity was again brought to the fore recently when the delectable actress visited an orphanage in the East African country, Tanzania. She was invited there to help raise money for orphanages.
The mother of four who was welcomed to the country amidst thundering cheers of Karibu Sana Omosexy (you’re very welcome Omosexy) and paparazzi right from the Julius Nyerere Airport was in Tanzania for the premiere of Tanzanian model and actress, Wema Sepetu’s movie, but she also seized the opportunity to show her charitable side as she visited children at the Mitindo House for HIV infected children.
The children were so excited to see the screen goddess they had adored on their screens as they reeled out to Omosexy the storylines of several of her movies they had watched. She was then presented with Hand- written cards by all the children and later had lunch with the children and their minders.
Commenting on the orphanage, Omotola who has since returned to Nigeria said she was impressed by the method of raising funds for the orphanage – Auctioning special numbers donated by fashion designers/houses from all around Africa.