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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a Nigerian actress, singer and former model. Having starred in over 300 Nollywood movies, she is one of the most celebrated actors in the Nigerian film industry.
In this article, we will take a look at the 2019 net worth of this veteran Nollywood star whose contributions to the growth of the Nigerian movie industry cannot be over-emphasized.
- Full Names: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (aka Omosexy)
- Date of Birth: February 7th, 1978
- Source of Wealth: Acting, Modelling and Music
- Net Worth (2019): $3 million
- Spouse: Captain Matthew Ekeinde
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Net Worth
Omotola Jalede Ekeinde is estimated to be presently worth about $3 million. That is about N1 billion in our Nigerian currency.
According to reports, it takes nothing less than N3million to have the popular actress take a lead role in a movie today. She is presently one of the top 5 richest actresses in Nollywood.
Omotola was born on the 7th of February, 1978, in Lagos State, Nigeria. Her parents hail from Ondo State.
According to reports, Omotola is the first child of her parents and the only girl among the children. Her other two siblings are both males.
As at the time she was born, her father Oluwashola Jalade, was working at the Lagos Country Club and also at YMCA while her mother, Oluwatoyin Jalade nee Amori Oguntade, was working at J.I Chanrai Nigeria.
Her family was a middle class family where everyone learnt the value of hardwork from childhood.
Growing up (from 1981-1987) Omotola attended Chrisland School, Opebi. She was later enrolled at Oxford Children School, Santos Layout in 1987 where she completed her primary education.
In 1988, she started her secondary education at Command Secondary School, Kaduna, and passed out in 1993.
She spent a short time at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) from where she moved to Yaba College of Technology in 1996.
In 2004, Omotola successfully graduated from the high institution, having completed her studies in Estate Management.
Omotala The Model
In the early 2000s, Omotola while for her results from the University, worked as a model to be able to keep up with her growing responsibilities.
With her amazing beauty and growing fame, it wasn’t difficult for her to get several big companies calling for her to be the face of their brands.
Some of those deals reportedly brought her millions of Naira.
Her Acting Career
Since she made her debut into the Nigerian film industry at the age of 17 in 1995, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has starred in over 300 movies, making her one of the most popular Nigerian actors of all time.
Her first movie role which was actually given to her after she accompanied a friend to an audition, officially announced the young star all over the country – thanks to Reginald Ebere, the director who identified her as a future star and decided to give her the lead role even when she was never expecting such.
From acting in Venom of Justice (her first movie), Omotala also acted a major role in Mortal Inheritance (1995).
She has since then become a household name in Nigeria, having featured in nearly 300 movies and won almost every award there is to win in the country.
Among some of her best movies includes: Mortal Inheritance(1995), Games Women Play(2005), Blood Sisters (2003), Ije: The journey (2010), A Private Storm (2010), Last Flight to Abuja (2012), Alter Ego (2017), The Island (2017) and several others.
Her Music Career
In 2005, Omotola Jalede Ekeinde made her debut into the Nigerian music industry with the release of her album “Gba”
The long awaited album featured the singles “The Things You Do To Me” and “Naija Lowa”.
Her next singles “Feel Alright” featuring Harry Song and “Through the Fire” featuring Uche, were supposed to be a part of her next album – Me, Myself and Eyes (produced by Paul Play and Del B).
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Unfortunately, the album failed to launch on the scheduled date.
In 2012, Omotola was reported to have made contacts with Grammy winning producer – Kendrick Dean, Drummer Boy, Verse Simonds and Bobby V, to help work on her next album.
According to her, she wanted to work with these award winning producers and songwriters in order to produce songs that would be loved even by American audiences.
Omotola’s Reality Show
In 2012, she became the first celebrity in Nigeria to star in her own reality show when she launched Omotola: The Real Me.
The reality show which was aired on Africa Magic Entertainment (DSTV) soon started gaining grounds within and outside the country – thanks to already established popularity in the African continent.
Her Personal Life And Family
In the year 1996, the star actress Omotola got married to a Nigerian Pilot, Captain Matthew Ekeinde. The following year (March 30, 1997), the union was blessed with a baby girl.
Together, the couple has a total of four children presently: Princess, M.J, Meraiah and Michael.
Her International Recognitions & Awards
Omotola has received several international recognitions and awards for her hardwork and commitment to the growth of the Nigerian movie industry and her campaigns for human rights.
In 2013, Omotala Jalade Ekeinde was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine for her hardwork in Nollywood. She was listed in the icons category alongside Michelle Obama, Beyonce and Kate Middleton.
In 2014, the Nigerian government conferred on Omotola a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) for her contributions to the growth of the Nigerian film industry.
On November 5th, 2013, the actress was honoured with the “Ebony Vanguard Award” at the Music Video and Screen Awards (MVISA) held in Birmingham.
In 2015, Yahoo! listed her among the “highest-grossing movie stars one has ever heard of“ she was listed alongside Bob Bergen, Shah Rukh Khan, Jack Angel, Frank Welker, Clint Howard, Mickie McGowan, Martin Klebba, Chris Ellis and Michael PapaJohn.
In 2012, Omotola’s accent (tongue) was ranked number 5th on the world’s twelve sexiest accents by CNN Travel.
On the 9th of November 2013, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde was conferred upon with a Chieftancy title by the Royal king of Ondo kingdom, H.R.M. Oba Victor Kiladejo, at her home-town in Ondo State.
The actress is the first African Celebrity to hit 1 million likes on her Facebook page. She presently has over 3.7 million followers on Facebook and over 1 million on Twitter.
Talk about major awards in the Nigerian Entertainment industry (Nollywood especially) and Omotola has won almost every single one of them in her over 2 decades of acting.
She is one of the most loved, respected and followed movie stars in the whole of Africa.
Wrapping It Up
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is one of Nigeria’s most celebrated movie stars. In Over 2 decades of acting in the Nigerian movie industry, the actress has amassed a lot of wealth for herself.
She has received lots of awards and recognition for her contributions to Nollywood and for her humanitarian activities. You can follow her on Twitter @Realomosexy or on Facebook by adding “MFR” to her name.
So if you are searching for “Omotola’s networth” or “Omotola Jolade’s networth” as the case may be on Google, the multi-award winning actress is worth a total of about $3million in 2019.
I hope you find this information useful.