Popular Nigerian actress and one of the greatest African divas, Omotola Jalade released a bombshell recently claiming Nigerian movie producers cannot afford her – hence she has stayed on her lane until those who have enough money contract her.
This was revealed on her Instagram Page as her beloved fans queried her prolonged absence on the screen.
Omotola was one of the most prolific and popular African actresses dominating the Nollywood space for about twenty years – from around 1995 to 2005.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde MFR was born on Omotola Jalade, 7 February 1978. She is a Nigerian Actress, Singer, Philanthropist and former Model.
Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995; the leading actress has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies.
After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base, the press has revered the Screen Nation “Best Actress” as the “African Magic”. She is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page. She currently has a total of 3 million followers on Facebook.
Beyond her show business accomplishments, she is also applauded for her remarkable humanitarian efforts. Omotola is one of the pioneers of the vedeo Film era of Nigerian Cenema, becoming one of the most watched actresses in Africa. In the year 2013, she was honoured in Time
magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, beyonce
and Kate Middleton.
In the year (2013), Omotola made a brief appearance in
VH1’s scripted series, Hit The Floor. On 2 November 2013, she spoke at the 2013 edition of the WISE- Summit, held in Doha, Qatar.
In the year 2014, she was honoured by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order Of Federal Republic, MFR for her contributions to Nigerian cinema.