It doesn’t come as a surprise that the Nollywood popular actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeide didn’t wish her colleague, Genevieve Nnaji well on her 41st birthday.
Well, the interesting thing is that both of them always deny that they are sworn enemies, but their battle reached an escalation with the bang of Genevieve as the hottest and most sought actress in Nigeria.
Furthermore, the truth is that between 2002 and 2004, Genevieve got most of the leading roles in the movie industry, leaving Omotola crawling behind.
Reacting to Genevieve’s stepping ladder, Omotola increased her appearance fees movies and became the first in that category to earn above N800,000.
And with hard work, Genevieve later caught up with Omotola and they both ran neck-to-neck earning between Nl million and N1.3 million.
Genevieve, again broke the tie when she got N3 million to do a semi-nude movie, a whopping Nl.5 million above what Omotola received to star in the popular flick, “The Prostitute. ”
Nonetheless, the war has recently got personal, with both actresses allegedly passing ridicule remarks about each other.
This hatred of theirs is getting way out of hand but wishing someone well on their birthday won’t do any harm.
In 2018, it was reported that Netflix the American company bought Nnaji’s film, Lionheart for $3.5 million but Netflix responded that it does not share its financial information.
Meanwhile, Lionheart was Genevieve’s ACE card over Omotola in terms of being involved in top-class movies – to act, direct, or produce. She directed the movie.
Lionheart’s script was a joint effort between Nnaji and writers Chinny Onwugbenu, Ishaya Bako, Emil Garuba, and C.J. Obasi. Some of the cast are Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, and Onyeka Onwenu.
For Omotola, obviously something’s cooking. It is worthy of note that their rivalry has oiled progress and quality in the Nigerian movie industry. You may also call it a ‘healthy-rivalry’ to an extent.
Apart from their movie-making controversy, opinions are also divided on their beauty. Some call Genevieve ‘African Queen’, others call Omotola ‘Africa Magic’ because of her height and curve.