Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model.
Date of Birth: 7 February 1978
Marital Status: Married
State of Origin: Ondo State
Movies Acted: Kosorogun, Scores to Settle, The Outsider, temple of justice True love, Yankee Girls, Careless Soul etc.
Awards Won: The Movie Awards (THEMA), City People awards for Excellence, Global Excellence Recognition Awards, Civil Enlightenment Organization of Nigeria (CEON) etc
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
Omotola, who is of Ondo descent, was born in Lagos State. She grew up in a family of five, her parents and two younger brothers, Tayo and Bolaji Jalade. Her mother, Oluwatoyin Jalade née Amori Oguntade, worked at J.T Chanrai Nig, and her father, Oluwashola Jalade, worked with the YMCA and the Lagos Country Club. Omotola’s original ambition was to work in business management. While awaiting her results from university, she began modelling to earn a living