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Happy birthday to Omotola Jalade Ekeinde.

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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde (oh – m oh – t oh – l ah, born Omotola Jalade; 7 February 1978) is a Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model of an Ondodescent from Lagos, Nigeria. Since herNollywood film debut in 1995, the leading actress has appeared in 300 films, selling millions of video copies. After receiving numerous high-profile awards, launching a music career, and amassing an enviable fan base, the press has revered the Screen Nation ‘Best Actress’ as The “African Magic“. She is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page.

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Omotola married pilot, Captain Matthew Ekeinde, her husband of nineteen years, in 1996. The couple later held a white ceremony on board a Dash 7 aircraft while flying from Lagos to Benin in 2001, with close family and friends present. Omotola gave birth to her first daughter on 30 March 1997. Together, they have four children, Princess, M.J, Merairah and Michael. Omotola lost her father in 1991.

 

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