This famous Nigerian actress carries Omosexy nickname. She was born in 1978 and her acting career started in 1995. It has been amazingly fruitful. Over the last twenty years she starred in 300+ movies. Her life offers many interesting facts to discover. She has become Nigerian movie diva and sex symbols of Nollywood.
Many times Omotola Omosexy Jalade was called the most beautiful Nigerian and even African actress. She is also on the list of the richest African actresses put together by Yahoo. The gossip states her fortune exceeds 250 thousand US dollars (around 53 million naira). Her per script fees are among the highest in Nollywood. She can easily ask and get around ten million naira per movie. Plus, Omotola was the first one of all the Nollywood celebs, who debuted in USA in one of its primetime series.
Oprah Winfrey has called this actress African Marilyn Monroe. She has won over 35 awards for her roles in movies. Couple of the projects turned out to be highest grossing ones. In fact, they’ve got some of the highest BO sales in Nigeria among all the Nollywood movies. In 2010 the movie Ije, where she starred has beaten all the records and become the top grossing Nollywood project. It has gotten over 60 million naira being on just 50 screens.
She has made it into the list of the Most Influential people of our planet. By the way, she is the only African actress on that list. She is married and for 17 years she has stayed married with four kids in her family.
Besides starring she also is a singer. This branch of her career has started in 2005. Since that time she has released three albums and several singles. Despite such a great show biz career Omotola Jalade has time for charity. She took part in World Food Program as one of the UN ambassadors. She still is the UN ambassador and she took this position back in 2005. She makes her stand for human rights. In 2011 she was a part of Amnesty Campaign, actively working in Sierra-Leone and protesting against the maternal mortality.
Few years ago she has become a columnist with the Ok! Nigeria Magazine. She leads her diary there and shares her life and wisdom with the world. In 2012 her project called 20 Widows Makeovers received NEA (Nigerian Event Award) award. Besides getting official awards, Omotola Jalade has also gotten the love and likes of her fans. In 2013 her Facebook page received over 1 million likes. As you see, the star of this Nigerian actress keeps on rising.