Nollywood Gist: Maintaining a healthy and successful marriage in the entertainment industry is not an easy feat for many Nollywood Actors/Actresses. However, star actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is one of few in the industry whose marriage has continued to thrive.
“For a marriage to work, your other half must be of same faith” – Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Fondly called ‘Omosexy‘ by her fans and Pilot husband – Matthew Ekeinde, Omotola was one of the panelists at the Innovation Warehouse, a mentorship programme for aspiring filmmakers and actors at the just concluded Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Lagos.
When asked about her successful marriage, the gorgeous mother of 4 grown children revealed for for a marriage to work, your partner must be of the same faith. Isn’t she telling the truth?
“It’s better to be an enemy to a work partner than to your family,” said Omotola.
Speaking further, she stated that for a marriage to work in the entertainment industry, partners must be of the same faith. “They must believe in you. .
If you’re a Christian and you marry someone who is not born again then you are on your own. Your partner needs to be stronger than you. They are the ones getting the aftermath of your own action.
Choose a partner who understands entertainment. Don’t choose your fan. Personally, I don’t believe in love at first sight. Pick someone who sees your heart, your soul, someone who sees the real you and not afraid to tell you about your flaws.
Discipline is key. Everyone wants freedom but too much freedom is bad. Be disciplined. It’s better to be an enemy to a work partner than to your family. Learn to say No!
We are like nurses and doctors in the industry because we can be called upon at anytime”. She also advised against giving in to advances to get movie roles. “Sometimes you will get a role for giving yourself out but you won’t be able to retain it. .
If you become famous it will later hunt you. But don’t run away from your sexuality, don’t shy away from who you are, enjoy who you are, come on there but come out with substance.”
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