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Omotola Jolade: Biography, Education, Career, Marriage, Net Worth, Achievements and Controversy



By Balogun Kamilu Lekan


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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a multi-award-winning Nigerian actress and singer. She was born in Lagos State on the 7th of February, 1978, to Oluwashola Jolade and Oluwatoyin Jolade.

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The veteran actor has starred in over 200 movies in the Nigerian film industry and has won numerous awards in recognition of her craft.

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She has also been featured in Time magazine‘s top 100 global influencers list. In addition, Omotola was honoured by the Nigerian government in 2014 when she was named a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).


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Omotola Jalade attended Chrisland School for her elementary education before heading to Oxford Children’s School and Command Secondary School, Kaduna, for her secondary education.

She then proceeded to Yaba College of Technology for a diploma in Estate Management.


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Omotola began as a model before drifting into acting. She made her acting debut in the movie, “Venom of Justice” in 1995

She began playing significant roles in movies that same year, particularly in Mortal Inheritance, where she portrayed a sickle-cell patient fighting for her life against all odds. She was awarded Best Actress Overall and Best Actress in an English-Speaking Film for this performance at the 1997 Movie Awards.

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Omotola Jelade has appeared in more than 200 films alongside well-known Nollywood performers like Genevieve Nnaji, Stella Damasus, Pete Edochie, and others. Recognising her acting talent, she has won numerous awards and received nominations. Her acting credits include roles in movies like Blood Sisters, Korsorogun 2, Rescue, and Lost Kingdom 2.

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In 2012, Africa Magic Entertainment, an M-Net affiliate broadcast on DStv, featured Omotola Jalade’s “The Real Me.”

Omotola Jalade entered the music business in 2005 when she released her debut album, Gba. She issued “Me, Myself and Eyes” a year later as her second album.

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Jalade received assistance from The Bridge Entertainment as she began to create her third album in 2012. She went to Atlanta, Georgia, in the US to work with producers and composers who could contribute to developing a sound that would appeal to American music listeners. 

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She collaborated on a song with singer Bobby V and took part in recording sessions with Kendrick Dean, Drumma Boy, and Verse Simmonds.


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Omotola is married to Capt. Matthew Ekeinde, and they are blessed with four children.

Omotola’s Children

  • Princess Ekeinde
  • Captain E
  • Meraiah Ekeinde
  • Michael Ekeinde

Net worth

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Omotola Jolade is worth $8 million. However, NewsWireNgr cannot independently verify this.


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Omotola Jalade is a well-known philanthropist. She has influenced many people’s lives across the world. She has a foundation named Omotola Youth Empowerment Project (OYEP). This project brings together hundreds of young people for the convention and empowerment walk. 

Omotola Jolade’s Awards & Nominations

  • Eloy Awards
  • Global Excellence Recognition Awards
  • City People Awards for Excellence
  • Ghana Movie Awards
  • Music Video and Screen Awards
  • City People Social Media Awards
  • Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards
  • Thema Awards 
  • Black Entertainment Film Fashion TV and Arts (BEFFTA) Icon Award 
  • Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) 
  • Africa Magic Viewers Choice awards.
  • Youth Benefactor’s Award
  • City People Movie Awards
  • Screen Nation Awards
  • African Movie Awards
  • She won one of TIME Magazine’s Most influential people in the World in The 2013 TIME 100 list. Her name was listed under the Icons list alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Kate Middleton, and others.
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Omotola Jolade’s Filmography

  • Alter Ego
  • Blood in the Lagoon
  • Last Flight to Abuja
  • Amina
  • Ties That Bind
  • Last Celebrity
  • Mind Game
  • Ijé: The Journey
  • A Private Storm
  • My Last Ambition
  • Kings Battle
  • Yankee Girls
  • Worst Enemy
  • Tomorrow Must Wait
  • Temple of Justice
  • Sister’s Love
  • One on One
  • Blindfold
  • Beyonce & Rihanna
  • Total War 1&2
  • Titanic Battle 1&2
  • The Revelation 1&2
  • The Prince of My Heart
  • Sister’s Heart
  • Sand in My Shoes
  • Power of Justice
  • Final War
  • Desperate Sister
  • Careless Soul
  • Taste of Sin 1&2
  • Sandra Jealousy
  • Queen of Hasso Rock
  • Games Women Play 
  • Brave Heart 1&2
  • Worst Marriage1&2
  • The Woman in Me 1&2
  • Sandra Snr. Last Wedding 2
  • Royal Family 1&2
  • Pretty Woman
  • Olivia Last Wedding
  • No One But You
  • My Blood 1&2
  • Moment of Joy
  • Masterstroke
  • In Totality
  • Fateful Love
  • Die Another Day 
  • All My Life
  • A Kiss from Rose
  • Working for Love 
  • Will Die for You
  • When Love Dies  
  • What I Want 
  • Under Fire 
  • True Love
  • Touching Love 
  • The Silent Book
  • The Outsider 
  • Soul Provider
  • Society Lady
  • Shackles and the Rugged Cross 
  • Rescue
  • Oyato
  • Nkiru Blood Sister
  • My Best Friend
  • Have a Dream 
  • Augusta Beyond Belief
  • Kosorogun 
  • Lost Kingdom   
  • Scores to Settle
  • Mortal Inheritance
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Omotola Jolade’s Discography


  • GBA
  • Me, Myself, and Eyes


  • Strong Girl (Remix)” as a featured artist
  • Barren Land”.

TV Shows

  • Hit the Floor- End Game
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 A blogger, Gistlover, allegedly linked Omotola and Adams Oshiomole to a romantic relationship.

Reacting to the allegation, Omotola shared a post via her Instagram page. She wrote, “I ordinarily don’t do this but after thinking about it thoroughly and seeking advice I have decided to! So.this Blog ran this story and people started coming to my page. I’ve always known there are people who are sick and will tell you stories that have Never happened but to publish that on a platform as big as Instagram? You must be held accountable,” she wrote.

“I have demanded they FINISH and PROVE THIS STORY … problem is, this blog is hiding under anonymity! ( faceless blogging ) There are more credible blogs out there … follow blogs with accountability.”

“Can everyone who loves me and what I have stood for all these years pls 1. Report this page 2.Report this page 3. Report this page And to those of you who are addicted to cheap gossip. If you’re not interested in damaging ppl unnecessarily then demand a proof of this Story! I’m giving this 24hrs! Thanks.”


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