Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (born Omotola Jalade, 7 February, 1978) is a Nigerian Actress, Singer, Philanthropist and former Model. 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.
Beyond her show business accomplishments, she is also applauded for her remarkable humanitarian efforts. Omotola is one of the pioneers of the Video Film Era of Nigerian Cinema, becoming the most watched actress in Africa. In the year (2013), 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 the year (2013), Omotola made her US television debut in VH1‘s scripted series, it hit the Floor. On 2 November (2013), she spoke at the (2013) 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.
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