Nollywood star, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, would be 40 on Wednesday, February 7. Already, she has lined up a series of activities to commemorate the day.
Slated to be a five-day extravaganza, the events will kick off on February 7 and stretch all the way to February 11. First on the line- up of activities would be a ‘Widows and Orphans Birthday Outreach,’ followed by ‘A Couples Retreat,’ ‘Symposium On Mental Slavery and The Emancipation of the Black Race,’ and finally, ‘A Grand Ball’ in a yet-to-be-announced venue.
Omotola, it would be recalled, foraged into acting at the age of 17 in 1995, with debut appearance in Venom of Justice, but her career experienced massive boom after her award-winning role in Mortal Inheritance, alongside Fred Amata, in the movie directed by Andy Amenechi.
Her role in Kingsley Ogoro’s The Prostitute further ballooned her career, and much later Ije, Blood Sisters, Last Wedding, etc.
The Ondo State-born versatile actress is married to Matthew, a pilot, and they have four children. Their wedding, over two decades ago, was a talk-of-the-town, having held aboard a cruising aircraft and with dozens of colleagues, friends and family members in attendance.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde Shares Her Struggles As A Girl Child
See what the actress posted below:
On today's girl child day I'll do an unusual post true to me. As a child I lost my father age 12. Sponsored by a great community of Ondo men, the #Ekimogun club, so i could continue my education. At age 15, started struggling to help my widowed mother. I started working in the Entertainment Industry. While going to school, and working, faced many challenges as a female child… talks of being loose, perhaps being a prostitute,lack of freedom to mingle like male counterparts, rumours and fear of slander, sexual harassments… but one of my early dreams was to be great at whatever I chose and be side by side the best in the World. I'm Not totally there yet, … but.. That 12 years old iyanaipaja little girl did take care of her widowed mum till she died, took care of her younger brothers… they are in marriage stages now, taking care of herself and her own family, taking care of a few people she is privileged to be able to. She has worked, spoken on, been awarded on World stages , and has been compared to the people she admired when growing up , from other parts of the World… She's still a work in progress but… Dont You dare Underestimate the possibilities of a girl Child. #Educationiskey #Educationbreedsconfidence #Ressilience #deligience #Girlchild #internationaldayofgirlchild #impossibleisNothing