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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Biography: Husband, Age, Net Worth, Children, Movies, Cars

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Biography: Husband, Age, Net Worth, Children, Movies, Cars

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

OMOTOLA JALADE EKEINDE Biography

Omotola Jalade (born February 7, 1978), also known as OmoSexy or Omotola Jalade Ekeinde MFR, is a well-known Nigerian actress, musician, philanthropist, and former model.

She has appeared in over 300 films since her Nollywood debut in 1995, selling millions of video copies.

The press has dubbed her the real Africa Magic after she has received multiple high-profile prizes, launched a singing career, and amassed an incredible fan base.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is the first African celebrity to have a Facebook profile with over a million likes. On Facebook, she currently has more than 3 million fans.

OMOTOLA JALADE EKEINDE BIOGRAPHY
Omotola Jalade
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde: History, Bio, Photo
WIKI FACTS & ABOUT DATA
Full Name: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Stage Name: “Omo Sexy”; Omotola Jolade Ekeinde; Omotola Jalade; Omotola Ekeinde
Born: 7 February 1978 (age 44 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Ondo State
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.68 m
Parents: Shola Jalade, Oluwatoyin Jalade
Siblings: Bolaji Jalade, Tayo Jalade
Husband • Spouse: Capt. Matthew Ekeinde (m. 1996)
Boyfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: Princess Ekeinde, Captain E, Meraiah Ekeinde, Micheal Ekeinde
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$7.2 million

Early Life

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was born in Lagos State and is of Ondo origin. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria, on the 7th of February 1978.

Her parents and two younger brothers, Tayo and Bolaji Jalade, made up her family of five.

Oluwatoyin Jalade, née Amori Oguntade, worked at J.T Chanrai Nigeria, and Oluwashola Jalade worked at the YMCA and the Lagos Country Club.

The original goal of Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was to work in business management. She began modeling to supplement her income while waiting for her university results.

She went to Chrisland School in Opebi from 1981 to 1987, Oxford Children School in Santos Layout from 1987 to 1988, and Command Secondary School in Kaduna from 1988 to 1993.

She attended Obafemi Awolowo University for a semester before completing her education at Yaba College of Technology, where she studied Estate Management from 1996 to 2004.

Acting Career

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was introduced to acting by accompanying a friend to an audition. Her first acting role was in the 1995 movie Venom of Justice, directed by Reginald Ebere.

Reginald Ebere has been cited as launching her career. She was given the lead role in the movie, which set the stage for a flourishing career in the Nollywood film industry.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde got her first significant role in the critically acclaimed film Mortal Inheritance (1995). In the movie, she played a sickle-cell patient who fought for her life despite the odds of survival. Her character overcame the disease, and she had a baby.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the increasingly known actress starred in several sequel films, including Lost Kingdom IIKosorogun II, and Blood Sister II, leading to a grand achiever award on behalf of the Global Excellence Recognition Awards in the year (2004).

By the mid-year (2000), Omotola Jalade Ekeinde had catapulted into “A” list status. She was awarded Best Actress in a supporting role during the African Movie Academy Awards (2005).

After shooting roughly three hundred (300) video movies, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde received her first cinematic movie role in the year (2010) film “Ije“. This film was shot at locations in Jos and the United States.

Ije” was the highest-grossing Nollywood film at the time – A feat later broken by Phone Swap (2012). In 2012, she starred in the Nollywood blockbuster thriller, Last Flight to Abuja, which beat Hollywood blockbusters like SpidermanThink like a ManIce Age, The Avengers, and Madagascar to become the 2nd highest-grossing movie in West African cinemas in 2012.

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has gone on to win over forty (40) domestic and international awards. She is considered Africa’s most prominent box office actress.

In June 2018, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, alongside Femi Odugbemi, received invitations to join the Oscars in the year (2018) voting members.

Reality TV Show

In 2012, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde launched her reality show, Omotola: The Real Me, on Africa Magic Entertainment, an M-Net subsidiary broadcast on DStv.

This made Omotola Jalade Ekeinde the first Nigerian celebrity to star in her reality show.

Awards & Nominations

  • The gorgeous actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was named Best Actress in an English Speaking Film at the 1996/97 Thema Awards for her portrayal of Kemi‘s character in Mortal Inheritance.
  •  She was also named Best Actress Overall for the same award show the same year for her excellent acting in Mortal Inheritance.
  • She was awarded Best Actress in a Supporting Role during the African Movie Awards in 2005.
  • In 2012, the talented actress was honored with a Black Entertainment Film Fashion TV and Arts (BEFFTA) Icon Award on October 27, 2012, for her outstanding contributions to the film industry worldwide.
  • Omotola Jalade Ekeinde acknowledged the recognition as an extraordinary moment for her, stating that the award is the best award she has received globally.
  • She was named one of TIME Magazine’s Most influential people in the World in The 2013 TIME 100 list. Her name was listed under the Icons list alongside Michelle ObamaBeyoncéKate Middleton, and others.
  • In 2018, she won Best Actress in a Drama/TV Series at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice awards.
  • In 2014, the actress was honored with a Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) award by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
  • Best Actress from the City People Awards for Excellence 2004.
  • Best Actress & Grand Achiever at Global Excellence Recognition Awards in 2004.
  • Most Friendly Actress by Youth Benefactor’s Awards, in 2006.
  • Best Actress-Africa Collaboration at Ghana Movie Awards 2011
  •  Actress of the Year at Eloy Awards 2012
  •  Pan African Best Actress at Screen Nation Awards 2012
  • GIAMA Humanitarian Award at Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards 2012.
  • Ebony Vanguard Award at Music Video and Screen Awards 2013
  •  Female Entertainment Personality at City People Social Media Awards 2016
  • Best Actress at Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival 2017
  • Best Actress at Nollywood Travel Film Festival 2017
  • Most Influential 100 People of African Descent at the United Nations by MIPAD 2018
  •  Movie Icon of the Year at City People Movie Awards 2018

Acura QX SUV

The Nollywood actress purchased an Acura QX SUV with a personalized license plate number bearing her name in capital letters. According to reports, the car cost her ten million Naira at the time of purchase. Unknown as to when she purchased it, this is one of the vintage vehicles that she drives only seldom.

Rolls Royce Phantom

Omotola Jalade bought a gold-colored Rolls Royce Phantom in 2018 to mark her 40th birthday in style. The car was valued at about N171 million. On the occasion of her birthday, the media went crazy over this custom purchase. The vehicle has a personalized license plate that reads Omotola @40.

Limousine

The talented actress is frequently spotted riding around town in a limousine and attending media and social gatherings. It’s unclear, though, if she owns the car or rents it. It is difficult to determine the cost of this opulent limousine because it considerably relies on the customisation chosen by the owner.

Albums

  • GBA (2005)
  • Me, Myself, and Eyes

Singles

  • 2014 “Barren Land”.
  • 2015″Strong Girl (Remix)” ss a featured artist

TV Shows

  • Hit the Floor- End Game (2018

Net Worth

Named one of the highest earning and influential African actresses, the beautiful actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has an estimated net worth of US$7.2 million.

Social Media

The award-winning performer Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is active on social media. She has over 6 million followers on Facebook, over 1.4 million followers on Twitter, and over 5 million on Instagram.

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