Omotola Jalade Ekeinde born Omotola Jalade, 7 February 1978) is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist, and former model. Since her Nollywood film debut in 1995, Omotola has appeared in over 300 films, selling millions of video copies. After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base, the press has dubbed her as the real Africa Magic. Omotola is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page. She currently has a total of 3 million followers on Facebook.
Beyond her show business accomplishments, Omotola Jalade is also applauded for her remarkable humanitarian efforts. Omotola Jalade is one of the pioneers of the video film era of Nigerian cinema, becoming one of the most-watched actresses in Africa. In the year 2013, she was honoured in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world alongside Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, and Kate Middleton.
In the year 2013, Omotola Jalade made a brief appearance on VH1’s scripted series, Hit the Floor. On 2 November 2013, she spoke at the 2013 edition of the WISE- Summit, held in Doha, Qatar.
In the year 2014, Omotola Jalade was honored by the Nigerian government as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR for her contributions to Nigerian cinema.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde’s net worth is estimated to be $7.2 million, according to the list of richest Nigerian celebrities.