Sultry actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has hit back at rumours that her ‘famous’ appearance at the 2011 Grammy awards was a publicity stunt.
In an exclusive chat with Nigerian Entertainment Today, Omotola says she was invited and hosted by the organisers of the awards, in recognition of her humanitarian activities. According to her, one of her songs, Barren Land was adopted by Amnesty International which they are currently using for their campaign.
‘Universal Studios actually sent that song to the Grammys in Atlanta and they liked the song and they did an investigation on me and the kind of work I have been doing in the past with the UN and all, then I was invited as an African singer who is doing a lot with charity. I was there in that capacity’ she said.
Speaking on why she is yet to release another album six years after the first, Omotola her desire for perfection is the reason why her new body of work is not yet released, two years after its completion.
‘I’m still shooting videos now but if it is not right, I won’t push it out. My first album was a success but this time, I just think that it’s a work of art, I want to make sure it’s relevant even in the next ten years. If I was about making money, I would have given it to a marketer…I’m not doing music because I want the money back’ she said.
According to her, the new album will be titled ‘Me, Myself and Eyes’, and will have a feel of rock and pop.
The new LP, we’re told, will be released before the end of the year on the Universal Studios imprint.
Omotola Jalade started acting in 1995 in the movie ‘Venom of Justice’ and has since acted in over 200 movies with numerous awards to her credit. Her latest movie appearance is in the highly anticipated ‘Last flight from Abuja‘ which premieres this August.