Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Omosexy, as she is fondly called, is 25 years this month in the entertainment business, and she has been shouting this to whoever cares to listen on the social media.
She stepped into Nigeria’s movie industry popularly known as Nollywood in May 1995, and since then it has been a jolly good ride for her.
Omotola’s quarter of a century in the entertainment industry has been quite eventful. Beyond her show business accomplishments, she is also applauded for her remarkable humanitarian efforts.
Omotola is one of the pioneers of Nollywood, becoming one of the most watched actresses in Africa.
She was honoured in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Kate Middleton in 2013.
In the same year, she made a brief appearance in VH1’s scripted series, Hit the Floor.
On November 2, 2013, she spoke at that year’s edition of the WISE- Summit, held in Doha, Qatar.
In the year 2014, she was honoured by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR, for her contributions to Nigerian cinema.