Screen diva, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has evolved into one of the most respected thespians in the Nigerian movie industry. She has managed to stay new and fresh even after two decades in the business.
Two years after she made Time Magazine’s influential celebrities list, the delectable mother of four has been listed as one of the “Highest Grossing Movie Stars You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.” on Yahoo. She was named amongst the likes of Frank Welker, Bob Bergen, Jack Angel.
“We’ll wager not only have you not heard of Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – or ‘Omosexy’ as her fans call her – but we reckon you probably haven’t even heard of the industry she spearheads:Nollywood.
Yes, that’s Nigeria’s version Hollywood, in which Omosexy dominates – she has over 300 filmcredits to her name (although most go straight to video). In her homeland she’s like a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian, with her own reality TV series following her and her family.
Though it’s nigh on impossible to determine what her box-office total is, given that the Nigerian film industry is mostly one that distributes through market stalls and street corners, it is estimated to be worth upwards of £320 million a year – and Omosexy is a Nollywood cornerstone.”