Omotola @40: Amazing things you probably didn’t know about her
1. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was born on the 7th of February, 1978.
2. Born into a family of five, Omotola is the only girl.
3. She studied briefly at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ife, Osun State.
4. She is an alumnus of Yaba College of Technology. Yaba. Lagos State.
5. Omotola did not plan to be an actress. She got into acting by accident. She followed her.friend to an audition who didn’t get the part. The friend then encouraged Omotola to try out for the role.
6. Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde was paid N43,000 for her first role in the movie ‘Venom’ (1995).
7. Her movie career is now 22 years old.
8. The movie star was meant to act in the sequel of the classic movie ‘Nneka The Pretty 1Serpent’ but turned down the role because of her mother.
9. Omotola had acted in over 300 movies before making her cinematic debut – ‘Ije’, which co-starred Genevieve Nnaji.
10.She became the first Nollywood star to have her own reality show in 2012.
11.Omotola has recorded a song with US R&B singer Bobby Valentino.
12.The actress is a staunch Christian who observes morning devotion daily with her family.
13.She met her husband in church through his sister.
14. She is regarded as one of the highest grossing movie stars in the world.
15. Omotola is into the real estate business.
16. She is the 1st African celebrity to receive one million likes on Facebook.
17. Omotola speaks a little bit of Igbo.
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