Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Yahoo! honours Omotola as Nollywood’s cornerstone

   The Nollywood icon and beauty, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, is celebrating her 20 years in the entertainment industry. The veteran actress, who has featured in over 200 reputable movies, has been listed as one of the ‘‘highest-grossing movie stars, fans, probably, never heard of”, by Yahoo! Omotola also happens to be the only Nigerian and African on the list.

   Omotola is listed alongside Bollywood star, Shah Rukh Khan, Frank Welker, Bob Bergen, Jack Angel, Mickie McGowan, Michael Papajohn, Martin Klebba, Clint Howard and Chris Ellis. Omotola was likened to Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian, and also qualified as ‘Nollywood’s cornerstone’.’‘In her homeland she’s like a cross between Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashan, with her own reality TV series.

   Although, it’s near 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”, according to Yahoo! While sharing the news on her official Instagram page, the award winning actress wrote “Hopefully, someday this could be a thing of the past. #gratefulstill .

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