Born February 7, 1978

Lagos State




Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, One of the queens of Nollywood is an actress, singer, philanthropist and former model. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, Omotola 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". Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde 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.
Gender: Female
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Captain Mathew , Ekeinde
State of Origin: Ondo State
Father's Name Oluwashola , Jalade
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name Mrs. Oluwatoyin
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 2
Number of Female Children 2

Princess, MJ, Meraiah and Micheal

Profession Actress , Singer , Philantrophist , Former Model
Working Experience

Founder, Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme Non Governmental Organisation(NGO), Actress

Previous Appointments:

– Former Model

Chrisland School Opebi 1981–1987, Kaduna; Oxford Children School 1987,Kaduna; Command Secondary School, Kaduna 1988–1993, University of Lagos, Lagos; Yaba College of Technology, Lagos

Ambassador, United Nations World Food Programme(WWP)

– Chief

– Member, Order of the Federal Republic, MFR
– Winner, “The Best Actress Overall”,The Movie Awards (THEMA),1997.
– Winner, “Best Actress in an English Speaking Movie”, The Movie Awards (THEMA), 1997
– Winner, “Grand Achiever Award”, Global Excellence Recognition Awards, 2004
– Ebony Vanguard Award, Music Video and Screen Awards (MVISA),2004
– Winner, “Best Individual & Symbol of Creativity”,Civil Enlightenment Organization of Nigeria
– Winner, “Best Actress”, NUSEC Awards,2004
– Winner, “Best Actress in a Supporting Role”,1st Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), 2005
– Winner, “Most friendly Actress”,Youths Benefactor’s Award,2006
– Winner, “Best Actress-Africa Collaboration”, Ghana Movie Awards,2011
– Winner, “Actress of the Year”,Eloy Awards,2011
– Winner, “Pan African Best Actress”,Screen Nation Awards,2012
– Winner, “Film Actress Icon”,Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts Awards (BEFFTA),2012
– Winner, “GIAMA(Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards) Humanitarian Award”,2012
– Winner, “Popular Online Choice”,Nigeria Entertainment Awards,2013
– Winner, “Female Entertainment Personality”,City People Social Media Awards,2016
– Winner, “Best Actress”,Nollywood Travel Film Festival,2017
– Winner,” Best Actress”,Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival,2017

Games Women Play,
Blood Sisters,
All My Life,
Last Wedding,
My Story,
The Woman in Me,
Alter Ego and a host of others.

Omotola was named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine for their annual TIME 100 list. She appeared in the icons category, 2013. CNN Travel noted Omotola’s famous tongue (accent) on their list of the world’s 12 sexiest accents. The Nigerian accent ranked 5th on the list,2012.

Omotola was listed among the highest-grossing movie stars one has never heard of; the listing included Shah Rukh Khan, Frank Welker, Bob Bergen, Jack Angel, Mickie McGowan, Michael Papajohn, Martin Klebba, Clint Howard and Chris Ellis. This listing was compiled and researched by Yahoo!, 2015

Omotola is a fierce human rights campaigner and her philanthropy efforts are centred on her NGO project, called the Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme (OYEP). The undertaking brings hundreds of youths together for the Empowerment Walk and Convention. She also lent her voice in 2010 to the Rewrite The Future Campaign of Save The Children UK.
Omotola became an Amnesty International campaigner in 2011 and has participated in campaigns in Sierra- Leone (Maternal Mortality) and her recent campaign of The Niger Delta in Nigeria, where she shot a video asking Shell and the government to Own Up, Clean Up, Pay Up and take responsibility of the Oil spills in the Niger- Delta.

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