Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde MFR is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist, and former model. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995. In 2013, she was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Here’s more to know about her; Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Education, Siblings, Parents, Net worth, etc.
Who is Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde?
Omotola is a Nollywood actress, singer, model, entrepreneur, television personality, and philanthropist. She was born on 7 February 1978 in Lagos Nigeria. Jalade launched a music career in 2005 with the release of her debut album titled “gba”. The album produced the singles “Naija Lowa” and “The Things You Do To Me.”
Full name: Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Stage name/Nicknames: Omotola Jalade, Omo Sexy
Date of birth: 7 February 1978
Place of birth: Lagos
State of origin: Ondo State
Husband: Capt. Matthew Ekeinde (m. 1996)
Children: Princess Ekeinde, Meraiah Ekeinde, Captain E, Micheal Ekeinde
Education: Obafemi Awolowo University, Yaba College of Technology, Chrisland Schools
Occupation: actress, singer, model, entrepreneur, television personality, and philanthropist
Marital status: Married
Parents: Mr & Mrs. Jalade
Awards: Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, On 5 November 2013, she received the Ebony Vanguard Award at the Music Video and Screen Awards (MVISA) held in Birmingham, England.
In 2012, Jalade also launched a reality television show, Omotola: The Real Me, on Africa Magic Entertainment, an M-Net subsidiary broadcast on DStv. She was the first Nigerian celebrity to star in her own reality show.
Jalade became a United Nations World Food Programme Ambassador in 2005, going to missions in Sierra- Leone, and Liberia. She also supports organisations such as Charles Odii’s SME100 Africa to empower youth and young women in society. She has been active in the Walk the World project and participated in Liberia’s Walk the World campaign with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
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