BIOGRAPHY OF ACTRESS OMOTOLA JALADE EKEINDE
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was born on February 7, 1978. She is of Ondo origin and was born in Lagos State. Tayo and Bolaji Jalade, her two younger brothers, grew up with her parents. Oluwashola Jalade worked at the YMCA and the Lagos Country Club, while Oluwatoyin Jalade née Amori Oguntade worked at J.T Chanrai Nigeria. Her educational institutions included Chrisland School, Opebi (1981–1987), Oxford Children School, Santos Layout (1987), and Command Secondary School, Kaduna (1988–1993).
From 1996 until 2004, she studied Estate Management at Yaba College of Technology. She attended Obafemi Awolowo University for a short time. Initially, she aspired to be a business manager. While she awaited her university results, she began modeling to supplement her income.
OMOTOLA JALADE EKEINDE CAREER
Her debut film, Venom of Justice, was directed by Reginald Ebere in 1995. She was cast as the film’s main lady, opening the path for a successful Nollywood career. Omotola’s first major part was in the critically praised film Mortal Inheritance (1995). She played a sickle-cell patient who fought for her life despite the odds. The sickness was treated and Omotola’s character gave birth to a child. The movie is widely regarded as one of Nigeria’s finest. She has since starred in a number of major motion pictures, including Games Women Play, Blood Sisters, All My Life, Last Wedding, My Story, The Woman in Me, and others.
Jalade was appointed as a United Nations World Food Programme Ambassador in 2005, and went on trips to Sierra Leone and Liberia. She also supports organizations like Charles Odii’s SME100 Africa that empower young people and women in society. She was a part of the Walk the World project and assisted President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with the Liberian Walk the World campaign.
She became an Amnesty International campaigner in 2011 and has since taken part in campaigns in Sierra Leone (Maternal Mortality) and Nigeria’s Niger Delta, where she made a video demanding Shell plc and the government to “own up, clean up, and pay up” for the Niger Delta oil disasters.
She accompanied Tanzanian actress Wema Sepetu to an HIV-positive children’s orphanage run by Tanzania Mitindo House in Tanzania.
Jalade’s husband, Captain Matthew Ekeinde, was born in Nigeria and married in 1996. The couple’s four children are Princess, Meraiah, Matthew Jnr., Michael. Omotola’s father passed away in 1991, and she is her only child. Princess, her first daughter, obtained her Masters degree from Middlesex University Dubai on March 23, 2022.
Omotola Jalade Awards won.
Omotola is a multi-talented actress in Nigeria who has worked in both the English and Yoruba film industries.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has received various distinctions and awards on a national and international level.
For her amazing performance in her first film, she won the 1997 THEMA Awards for Best Overall Actress and Best Actress in an English Speaking Movie, respectively. 2004 City People Awards for Excellence (Best Actress), 2004 Global Excellence Recognition Awards (Best Actress and Grand Achiever Awards), 2004 Civil Enlightenment Organization of Nigeria (CEON), 2005 Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) (Best Actress in a Supporting Role), 2006 Youth Benefactor’s Award (Most Friendly Actress), 2012 Eloy Awards (Actress of the Year), 2012 Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts Awards (BEFTA) (Film of the Year), 2012 Black Entertainment (Personality of the year nominee).
Omotola Jalade Net Worth.
Omotola Jalade has a $7.2 million net worth.
Omotola had starred in several films, including; Games Women Play, Blood Sisters, All My Life, Last Wedding, My Story, The Woman in Me, The Outsider, Rescue, Blood Sister, Royal Family, Brave Heart, And in My Shoe, Temple of Justice, My Last Ambition, Ije:The Journey, Ties that Bond, Mortal Inheritance, Scores to Settle, The Tribunal, The Island, Up Creek a Paddle, The Revelation and others.
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