Biography of Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade, career, family, net worth
Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade was born on the 7th of February 1978 into the family of Mr Oluwashola Jalade and Mrs Oluwatoyin Jalade née Amori Oguntade in Ondo State. Born into the family of five, Omosexy as she is fondly called is the first child of her parents and she has two younger brothers; Tayo and Bolaji Jalade.
Omotola attended Chrisland School, Opebi in the year 1981–1987, Oxford Children School in the year 1987, Santos Layout, and Command Secondary Schoo, Kaduna in the year 1988–1993. She had a brief stint at Obafemi Awolowo University and completed her studies at Yaba College of Technology in the year 1996–2004, where she studied Estate Management.
Before venturing into acting, Omotola went into modelling to earn a living. She was however introduced to acting through a friend whom she accompanied to an audition. Her first acting role was in the 1995 movie Venom of Justice, directed by Reginald Ebere. Reginald has been cited as launching Omotola’s career. She was given the lead role in the movie, which set the stage for a flourishing career in the Nollywood film industry.
Omotola has appeared in over 300 films and she has been able to make a name for herself in the Nigerian film industry.
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 one of the most watched actresses in Africa.
The mother of 4 gave music a shot in 2005 with the release of her debut album titled “gba”. The album produced the singles “Naija Lowa” and “The Things You Do To Me.
Her unreleased second album – Me, Myself, and Eyes, brought in production from Paul Play and Del B. It was supported by the songs “Feel Alright”, featuring Harrysong, and “Through the Fire”, featuring Uche. The album’s launch party was scheduled to hold in Nigeria and tables were expected to sell for N1 million.
Omotola got married to Captain Matthew Ekeinde in the year 1996. The couple later held a white ceremony on board a Dash 7 aircraft while flying from Lagos to Benin in the year 2001 with close family and friends present. She gave birth to her first daughter on 30 March 1997. Together, they have four children, Princess, M.J Meraiah and Michael.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is one of Nigeria’s most sought after actresses with an estimated net worth of N400,000 million. Beyond her net worth, she is a brand ambassador to Scanfrost, Knorr, owned by Unilever, P&G alongside other brands.