Omotola, the queen of Nollywood, celebrates her birthday today, February 7th 2022. To celebrate her birthday, we bring you the full story of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
Omotola turns 44 years of age!
The ‘Real Omos*xy’, as she’s known, is one of the queens of Nollywood and has practically been in the game forever.
For over two decades, she has thrilled Nigerians with her skills, beauty, talent, grace, class, eloquence and elegance.
Below are some details you probably didn’t know about the actress’ life.
Story of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade was born on 7th February 1978 in Lagos State, Nigeria but actually hails from Ondo State.
She spent part of her childhood in Lagos State before moving to Kaduna for her secondary education.
Jalade was the only girl and eldest of her parents’ three children.
Omotola suffered tragedy early in life, with her father dying when she was just 12 years old and her mother dying when she was 22 years old!
Omotola Jalade Age
The Nollywood queen turns 44years of age today, February 7th 2022.
She attended the Obafemi Awolowo University for her tertiary education before completing at the Yaba College of Technology.
The actress studied Estate management.
In 2019, Omotola received an honorary doctorate degree at Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State.
Omotola Jalade Wedding
Omotola married Captain Ekeinde at the young age of 18 in 1996.
They held their white wedding aboard a Dash 7 Aircraft whilst flying from Lagos to Benin in 2001.
They have remained married since and are a model marriage for other celebrities to follow.
Omotola Jalade Children
Captain and Mrs Ekeinde have four kids – M.J Ekeinde, Michael Ekeinde, Princess Ekeinde and Meraiah Ekeinde.
Omotola Net Worth
Omotola’s net worth is not clear but estimates have been given in the region of $3m.
Everything in Omos*xy’s life started early.
Her movie career started at the age of 17 and her music career started at the age of 27.
She’s also worked as a model and a reality tv star.
Her movies include…Venom of Justice, Mortal Inheritance, Lost Kindom, When Love Dies, Blood Sisters, Royal Family, Sand in My Shoes, Yankee Girl, Games Women Play, Ije: The Journey, Ties that Bind, Last Flight to Abuja etc.
Activism and philanthropy
The actress uses her stardom to make her voice heard on social issues affecting various African countries.
She is an ambassador for the UN (United Nations) and also an activist for Amnesty International.
Time Magazine named her one of the top 100 influential people in the world in 2013.
The Royal King of Ondo Kingdom conferred Omotola with a chieftaincy title in 2013
New African Magazine named her one of the top 100 influential Africans in 2013.
Omotola has won hundreds of awards over the span of her acting career.
Omotola Jalade pictures
Enjoy some photos of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde below…
Hope you enjoyed the story of Omotola.