My favorite African Personality

#WinterABC2020 #Day13

It would be DR. OMOTOLA JALADE EKEINDE

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is an actress, singer, and philanthropist from Lagos, Nigeria. Omotola started acting in 1995 and later married Captain Matthew Ekeinde in 1996. Together, they have four children, Princess, M.J Meraiah and Michael. She lost her father in 1991.
Aside from being a wife, mother, and on-screen performer, Omotola has always had a passion for writing; so much so, she was offered her own column in OK! Nigeria.

DR. OMOTOLA J. EKEINDE
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Over the years, Omotola has been a pioneer in the Nollywood film industry, successfully becoming the most watched actress in Africa.
Omotola the philanthropist, powers her NGO project, the Omotola Youth Empowerment Project (OYEP).In 2012, she also launched her own reality show, Omotola: The Real Me, on Africa Magic Entertainment.

OMOTOLA
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I have for long wanted to meet her as one of my Top African actresses mainly because I am attracted to her determination, excellence and level of influence. She has not stopped on only acting but goes ahead to fan into flame her other gifts.
She is so intentional about her family, health, what she does and friends. To me she is goals!

Given time with her, I would ask her to share with me her life story, her experience balancing the different life facets, challenges she has met along her way and her overall life purpose.
For my retirement plan of being an actress, I also wouldn’t mind having her as a mentor in that area.

Source: nawmagazine.com

She once said,
“I love the African spirit and this is why I do what I do because I see how much potential there is in Africa and its people. Africa is the new market, the new destination. If you don’t know it, now you do.”

Generally, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is an inspirational woman who manages to juggle a career with her Philanthropic work alongside a busy family life. The reason she made it to the list of African personalities I want to meet.
She is a true definition of maximising potential..

Source: nawmagazine.com

Be inspired!
She is African and she is conquering mountains. Yes, you too can!

I am the Lioness Arising!
#Growth
©Words from the Pot

23 Comments Add yours

  1. Nabbale Vicky says:

    Wabula I watched her, Ramsey and Genevieve movies in highschool 🤔

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    1. justynlove says:

      You must have enjoyed…

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  2. bridgetbrixie says:

    Oohhh my.. Her roles when she’s acting are always amazing… Her level of seriousness is on another level..

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    1. justynlove says:

      True
      She is just one of my best

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  3. I remember her as one of my faves in my Nigerian movie days. She has been moving mountains indeed, interesting personality for you.

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    1. justynlove says:

      Yeah
      I have always looked up to her

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  4. Bruce Oden says:

    She is a famous face of Nollywood. I wanted to say I find it difficult to read your blog because of the background photo. Just something you can look into( checking you out from a pc)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      Ok thanks. Let me work on that asap

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  5. justynlove says:

    Worked on it. Hope it is okay now.

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  6. Winnie Malinga says:

    Of becoming an actress on your retirement, I beg you reconsider. Isn’t it a lifetime of work and skill?

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    1. justynlove says:

      Uhmm
      Not really…I just have 12 years to go and slowly I am practicing

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  7. conniedia says:

    Hahaha I cannot forget her ,she made Nigerian movies alive.
    She is amazing

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    1. justynlove says:

      Yes she is. Thanks for reading

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  8. LisaRomans says:

    She made my childhood interesting. I’d definitely also want to meet her. 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      True… She is doing amazing things till now. You should check her out

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  9. Queen Karen says:

    I love Omotola 🤗. I remember one movie I watched from her Blood Sister’s. Sad movie but she always plays her roles well. I miss all the old actors but I’m also enjoying the new actors/actresses. Good ole days.

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    1. justynlove says:

      I also love the new ones. But they are still acting

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      1. Queen Karen says:

        Yes as for me, I enjoy African films 😊

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      2. justynlove says:

        Yes….💃💃I have a sister

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  10. Precious Zvimba says:

    She’s beautiful and graceful. I love her

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  11. Lizzie says:

    Wow….I’ve been loving this woman and all her movies from right here in Ghana but I didn’t know this much about her. She’s really phenomenal. Thanks for this beautiful write up on an extraordinary African woman making it💪🏽❤️🤩

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    1. justynlove says:

      You’re welcome dear. Thanks for reading too

      Liked by 1 person

    2. justynlove says:

      And yes, she is making it

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