The most talented and gorgeous actress, singer and a mother Omotola jalade Ekeinde is currently celebrating 20 years in the Nigerian movie industry (Nollywood) . She is breaking boundaries through her talent of which she is most times rewarded with several Awards and recognitions.
She was recently put on yahoo’s list of ‘ The highest-grossing movie stars you’ve probably never heard of’
Omo Sexy happens to be the only Nigerian, and African, on the list as well as being one of the two women on the list.. yahoo states below
“Hollywood stars like your Tom Cruises and your Samuel L Jacksons are ten-a-penny these days – you can’t leave the house without seeing their faces plastered on bus stops and the sides of buildings.”
Yahoo states further
“What of the actors who have achieved great success but receive no recognition for their work? Why, that bloke you were queing behind in Waitrose could have been one of these guys – the 10 highest-grossing movie stars you’ve never heard of…
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
Total box-office: Unknown
We’ll wager not only have you not heard of Omotola Jalade Ekeinde – or ‘Omosexy’ as her fans call her – but we reckon you probably haven’t even heard of the industry she spearheads: Nollywood.
Yes, that’s Nigeria’s version Hollywood, in which Omosexy dominates – she has over 300 film credits to her name (although most go straight to video). In her homeland she’s like a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian, with her own reality TV series following her and her family.
Though it’s nigh on impossible to determine what her box-office total is, given that the Nigerian film industry is mostly one that distributes through market stalls and street corners, it is estimated to be worth upwards of £320 million a year – and Omosexy is a Nollywood cornerstone”.