CELEBRITY GIST: Star Actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, one of the most celebrated actresses in the industry has come out to reveal how she managed to sail through during her difficult times, to encourage young girls.
The proud mother of 4 children took to her Instagram to share her experience on how tough it was for her when she lost her dad and when she was banned from the industry for 2 years.
Here’s what she wrote:
“My dad died, everything went down. It looked like even schooling had come to end. I was able to stand against all odds beside my widowed mom. I wanted to be successful so bad. I was sensitive to all opportunities. I escorted a friend to an acting audition. She didn’t get in,i did. I found my future. It was tough. Fast forward to the ban of top actors. Everyone was banned for 1 year. I was banned for 2 years.”
“I had always wanted to do music, my first love but there was no time. I had time against all odds. I did and released my first album GBA. Had a hit single – Naija Lowa. Was invited to the grammy! My song Barren land from my second album. Myself and eyes was adopted by Amnesty International and i was signed to Bungodo Universal. I earned Royalties in $$$ (Dollar). Despite the ups and down, no matter what life throws at you, you can pull through.”
The mother of 4 concluded:
“You must refuse to pity or to be a victim. Make your pain your motivation. You can win and keep winning from Ikoyi to Iyana Ipaja. Now, to the world, yet i won. I challenge world class manager @k3or and the indomitable @moabudu to tell their yet i won. Story to encourage young girls out there” – @realomosexy.
Thank God for seeing Omotola Ekeinde through her difficult moments.
Get more GIST like this
Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting nollywood news and celebrity gist in your email inbox.