Omotola Jolade Biography | Age | Movies | Career | Education | Net Worth
Early Life & Education
Omotola Jolade was born on the 7th of February, 1978, in Lagos State, into the family of Mr. Oluwashola Jalade and Mrs. Oluwatoyin Jalade. She grew up with her parents and younger siblings, Toyo Jolade and Bolaji Jolade, in Lagos. She hails from Ondo State. Omotola Jalade attended Chrisland School, Opebi from 1981 to 1987. In 1987, she attended Oxford Children’s School and Command Secondary School, Kaduna from 1988 to1993. She went further to Yaba College of Technology to study Estate Management and she graduated in 2004.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Career
Omotola got into acting by accident. She started out as a model, and followed her friend to an audition. Her friend didn’t get the part but she encouraged Omotola to audition. The rest they say is history. She got a role in the sequel of the Nollywood classic ‘Nneka The Pretty Serpent’ but she turned it down because her mother did not approve of her role as a mermaid. Omotola was paid 43,000 as her fee for her very first movie and has starred in over 200 movies some of wgich include Venom of Justice, When Love Dies, Die Another Day, Alter Ego and Ije: The Journey.
Omotola considers her best role to be the one she played in ‘My Story’ with Van Vicker, as well as her breakout role in ‘Mortal Inheritance’. In 2005, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde joined the Nigeria music industry and released her debut album ‘Gba.’ In 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.
Omotola’s reality show “The Real Me” made her the first Nigerian celebrity to own a reality show. In 2005, she became a United Nations WFP (World Food Programme) Ambassador, going to missions in Sierra- Leone and Liberia. In a list compiled by Yahoo in 2015, Omotola was listed among the highest-grossing movie stars one has never heard of; the listing included Shah Rukh Khan, Frank Welker, Bob Bergen, Jack Angel and others. Contrary to popular opinion, the actress said bedroom scenes are not glamorous.
In 2012, CNN Travel noted Omotola’s famous tongue (accent) on their list of the world’s 12 sexiest accents. Omotola lent her voice in 2010 to the Rewrite The Future Campaign of Save The Children UK. Through her NGO, Omotola Youth Empowerment Programme, she is known to be fierce human rights campaigner and philanthropist.
In 1996, Captain Matthew Ekeinde married Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. On March 30, 1997, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde gave birth to her first daughter. Princess Ekeinde, Captain E, Meraiah Ekeinde, and Michael Ekeinde are their four children. In 1991, she lost her father, Shola Jalade.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Age
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is 44 years old.
Omotola Jalade is one of the richest and most influential African actresses. According to different sources online, she has an estimated net worth of $8 million.