Omotola Jalade Ekeinde is a Nigerian actress who has earned top billing spot and is regarded as a very pretty and talented Nollywood Practitioner. There has been much ado about her reality show because she is the first Nigerian actress to launch one as it debuted on MNET’s Africa Magic Entertainment on the 7th of December 2012. Explaining the reason behind the show which is something of a novelty, Omotola stated that her interesting life could serve as a source of inspiration to her audience ‘i have been in the limelight for 17 years and I know it could be fiercer. But I chose to be an entertainer and I understand that the life will never be just mine. I already understand that a lot of people would always want to talk about it and be interested in it. But personally, I think I have a good and acceptable life that can inspire others.’ Omotola said.
The actress added: ‘ First and foremost, I chose to do this show because I have been rightly advised that it might be the next step in African entertainment for everyone of us. It is a new concept in this part of the world and would be a good avenue to sell our values and push the envelope for the artistes on the continent. The show will focus on my experiences as a person; with and without make-up. In and outside my house, my daily life is fun and hectic. My life is crazy. It is a reality show for all ages that is full of unusual twists and turns.’
Although the reality show has been birthed, Omotola shared her early scepticism at filming her private life due to her boring lifestyle when she is not on the red-carpet or doing something work-related. However, she was convinced by the Producer, Michael DJaba, Chief Creative Officer, iFactory Live, London, UK.
‘I’m actually worried that my life is becoming boring. It looked very interesting whenever I stepped out there on the red carpet, but the truth of the matter is that I don’t even go out. When I am done with my work, I go home. My life is very boring, but the producers say that is what they want. They want to showcase how exactly it has been that boring. They want people to see how boring my life is. So, it is a gamble. I am just taking a chance. But I can opt out of the show anytime I want. I think that is the beauty of it. I signed a contract that if it is getting unbearable for me and my family, I can opt out of it if I want to.’ Omotola revealed.