Tribute to Omotola jalade ekeinde for 40th birthday

“As for rewards, I think I have been richly rewarded. Yes, Nigeria has rewarded me and I thank Nigeria. I am one of the luckiest people around’’.

As Nigeria celebrates movie icon, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde as she turns 40, the screen diva is celebrating in a five-day programme tagged #Omotola4point0.

The Nollywood star who turned 40 on February 7, talks about her career, combining motherhood with acting, the role of God in her life and how she is one of the luckiest people around, among other things.

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Omotola is also the cover star of Saturday issue of Guardian Woman.

While receiving the national honour of Member of the Federal Republic (MFR) she said, “It’s been brilliant and I thank God so far. He has given me a wonderful vision and he has kept me strong. My story as Omotola is God’s doing really. I didn’t have to make any long-term plan because I believe that he is in charge of what I do. Whatever he tells me to do I pray about it, I ask my husband and my family and I do it.

“So the Lord has been my strength. He has been helping me. I go to Him to keep my marriage and to keep my family together in spite of my long absence most of the time. And you know I go to God for even silly things like asking the Lord not to allow me to add weight or not to allow me to receive any false call. And it has helped me.

“As for rewards, I think I have been richly rewarded. Yes, Nigeria has rewarded me and I thank Nigeria. I am one of the luckiest people around’’.

Celebrating an Icon


Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde shared stunning photos of herself on Thursday morning, marking her 40th birthday and they are proof that this lady’s beauty and elegance is just so breath-taking.

She has proven to us that even as she gets older, she still has that radiant skin and beauty to match up with the upcoming youngsters.

To mark her birthday, Omotola planned a 5-day event which kicks off on on the 7th of the February with a ‘Give And Let Give To Widows And Orphans‘ event. This would be followed by Couples Retreat themed “Reciprocative, Respect, Mental Health And Avoiding Slavery In Marriage” on the February 8th, 2017.

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As part of the five-day event, there will be a Renaissance Trip To Trace The Beginning Of Slavery on February 9th, 2018 which will be followed by a Symposium on “Mental Slavery And The Emancipation Of The Black Race” on February 10th, 2018.

The climax of the 5-day event will be on Sunday, February 11th, 2018 with a ball themed “The Omosexy Ball.”

Marking a milestone


Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde has kicked off with the activities lined up to mark her birthday by organising a party for widows and orphans.


The event saw Omotola share gifts for the women and children who turned up for the event. She also posted photos from the event on her Instagram page

“Day 1 Done! Just Now on my way Home! Thanks      to everyone for the amazing Love showed me today! Now about to read all posts and messages Needless I say I won’t be sleeping overnight! Thanks y’all… you’re too kind. My God bless you . #Giveandletgive with #widows and #orphans at #omotola4point0 #7thfebruary,” she captioned one of the photos.


Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde is one of the most talented actors to have come out of Nollywood, from her debut in 1995, the beautiful actress has gone to become not just one of the best but most influential celebrities of our time.

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She has in her two decades of acting gotten nominated and also won a number of awards, most recently was the ‘Best Actress’ award by the Nollywood Travel Film Festival in Toronto, for her role in the movie, ‘Alter Ego.’

Source: Pulse. Ng