Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jolade-Ekeinde recently shared on her social media page “it’s my pleasure to announce to u that in the yr 2015!!! I will be Marking 20 YEARS IN ENTERTAINMENT. THANK YOU LORD ! 20 YEARS IN ENTERTAINMENT ! 2 DECADES ! Can you believe it? Just like yesterday!!!”
Omotola is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model of an Ondo descent from Lagos, Nigeria. 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.
Today, beyond her show business accomplishments, she is also applauded for her remarkable humanitarian efforts. Over the years, Omotola has been a pioneer in the Nollywood film industry, successfully becoming the most watched actress in Africa. In 2013, she was honoured in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyonce and Kate Middleton.